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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Mikayla Kelly

Hazing Horror: New Frat Pledges Made To Watch OP Climbing Wall Video On Repeat

Arham Khan, Intro To Climbing graduate April 11, 2024

In yet another scandalous revelation surrounding Greek Life, an anonymous source has disclosed that a fraternity's hazing practices have taken a sinister turn. The new pledges, eager to prove their...

Illustration by Paloma Link

The Greek Life Hunger Games

Will Lanstra, Katnice ever-dean? February 29, 2024

The cannon goes off! The Greek orgs rush towards the middle where the weapons are stashed. Phi picks up a tennis racket. TKE grabs a golf club. Sig grabs a BB gun. Beta grabs a knife and a skateboard....

Illustration by Tali Hastings

I Lived In A Frat Basement: AmA

Arham Khan, former child February 8, 2024

Tell me honestly: who hasn’t laid in bed on a Wednesday night in their nice warm comfy dorm bed and thought “Man, I’d hate to die without having lived in a frat basement." Well, if you’ve ever...

Illustration by Payton Davies

Breaking Stereotypes and Building Inclusivity: Gender Affirmation and Greek Life

Amelia Leach, Feature Writer September 28, 2023

Fraternities and sororities are often seen as reinforcing damaging gender stereotypes and toxic masculinity and toxic femininity. However, Greek life can also provide safe and affirming spaces for...

An Archived Fear of Frats

Meghan Kearney, non-PNM September 21, 2023

Editor's Note: This article was initially published under the title "Your Unofficial Historically Informed Guide to Rushing." Revisions have been made since initial publication by the author.    To...

On the decline: investigating greek life at Whitman

On the decline: investigating greek life at Whitman

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor April 27, 2023

Editor's note: We as editorial leadership erroneously removed an aspect of the piece, which we have now corrected. After Whitman College’s external review of Greek life returned an extensive list...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

BIO-112 class poisoned after using frat house water as lab sample

Lee Thomas, based on a true story October 20, 2022

Over Whitman's four-day weekend, the biology department unearthed a curious discovery while investigating abnormal phenomena in the water systems of East Isaacs Avenue. The department claims there were...

Greek Life: Independence and community

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter October 20, 2022

For many students, exactly what goes on in the big houses along East Issacs Avenue and downstairs in Prentiss Hall is a mystery. Greek life has been a part of Whitman's campus for years, but with a minority...

Greek students react to external review

Sara Marshall, News Reporter April 14, 2022

In the time since the release of the Greek life external review, some students in Greek life have voiced their dissatisfaction with the thoroughness of the report, viewing it as an incomplete assessment...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Is Greek life on the decline?

Lily Yost, News Reporter April 1, 2022

In the past decade, Greek life membership has dramatically declined at Whitman. According to an analysis by senior Noelle Scheer in an op-ed for The Wire of the collected data on Greek life, membership...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Student Life Committee organizes external review of Greek life

Lily Yost, News Reporter February 17, 2022

The Student Life Committee conducted an external review of Greek Life at Whitman from Feb. 10-11, following through on pre-pandemic plans to bring reviewers to Whitman in the spring of 2020. The...

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitmans History

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitman’s History

Noelle Scheer, Senior February 10, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains a detailed discussion of rape and sexual assault. RESOURCES:  RAINN, 800-656-4673  Malia Lewis, Whitman’s Sexual Assault Victims Advocate (not a mandatory...

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