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TKE Grapples With Basement Writing

TKE Grapples With Basement Writing

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief

May 3, 2018

This past weekend, The Wire received an anonymous email reporting racist and misogynistic writing in the basement of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), along with a photo. The writing reads “Not Afraid to ‘Hard R’” and “Tinder Slut.” The report came at the tail end of a tumultuous Greekend this year, wi...

Greekend not harnessing full potential of Greek system

Christopher Hankin

April 30, 2015

As a member of the Greek system, I often find myself becoming defensive when people call on us to do more about issues such as sexual misconduct or a lack of diversity at Whitman. Sometimes it feels as though there is an unfair burden placed on men's and women's fraternities that is not placed on other organi...

Greek influence not being used for meaningful action

Katy Wills

February 26, 2015

My dearest Frat Stars and Soror Sisters of Whitman College, Greek groups have immense power on this campus. Besides having an extensive social presence on the weekends, a Greek group has the power to make normal certain behaviors and attitudes they value. If a member steps out of line, their men's...

Greekend Change Yields Mixed Reviews

Greekend Change Yields Mixed Reviews

Mitchell Smith

May 8, 2014

Participants of this year's Greekend events likely noticed one major difference from the festivities of years past––the sport played by the men's and women's fraternities changed from the traditional flag football to volleyball. Both the Panhellenic Council and the Interfraternity Council made the ...

New Look at Greekend Football Produces Mixed Feelings

New Look at Greekend Football Produces Mixed Feelings

Peter Clark

April 25, 2013

Kappas helping up DGs? Alpha Phis slapping fives with Thetas? As strange as it sounds, this year of Greekend football proved to be a unifying event in helping bring members of different women's fraternities closer together. Instead of women's fraternities playing against one another, the teams w...

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