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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

FDA rethinks blood donation restrictions

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter February 9, 2023

Historically, regulations around blood donation prevented bisexual and gay men from donating blood.  In 2015, some rules changed to allow gay or bisexual men to donate blood if they had not had sexual...

Photo contributed by Ben Murphy.

“Arts, Objects, Archives” explores intersections between art and race

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter October 1, 2020

From sculptures to sheet music, each presenter in the Art, Objects, Archives webinar on Sept. 21 showcased the abundant materials available at Whitman for instructors to teach this year’s academic theme...

Illustration by Harry Kelso

The Hoax of Supplements

Harry Kelso, Columnist December 7, 2017

It’s that time of year again: cold and flu season. As soon as you get the sniffles or a sore throat your first reaction may be to reach for that Emergen-C or Airborne. Here’s the thing: those are only...

Tobacco 21: Washington considers raising the minimum smoking age

Tobacco 21: Washington considers raising the minimum smoking age

Marra Clay, Publisher February 9, 2017

Go to any Whitman party and you will see students enjoying a cigarette on the front steps. Walk into the library and you will pass through a cloud of smoke coming from the benches outside. There is no...

Whitman Health Center to Hire New Staff

Clara Wheeler, staff writer September 29, 2016

The Whitman Health Center is looking to hire several new staffers to deal with the seasonal influx of stuffy noses, sore throats and “a whole bunch of other gross drippy stuff we don’t want to touch,”...

Missing the Sun: Change of Season Affects Student Health and Well-being

Claire Ommen, Features Writer December 3, 2015
As the semester nears its end, the general health of the Whitman campus is nearing its low-point for the year. Factors such as stress, season, weather and sleep patterns, are all reaching their peak affect upon students.

Online interactive healthcare removes emotional intelligence

Zan McPherson April 16, 2015

You're sick and you don't know what ails you. What do you do? Do you go to the doctor or search your symptoms on Google? Just as a wild guess, I'd estimate that you would rather spend thirty minutes or...

Right to health is Whitman issue

Anuradha Lingappa April 9, 2015
We study diseases, but we don’t struggle with them, at least not long term. People get sick, but they always get better.
Dropping out means new opportunities

Dropping out means new opportunities

Joey Gottlieb December 6, 2012
In explaining why he chose to withdraw from Whitman, Joey encourages all students to examine their own education and understand what aspects of it are nourishing or stressful.
Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Danielle Broida October 4, 2012
America is sicker than ever, and it is imperative that we see nutrition as the key to health, thereby embracing farmers as healers.

SHAC, Red Cross offer CPR clinic

amyhasson April 4, 2012
For the past three years, the student health advisory council has teamed up with the Red Cross to offer a CPR certification clinic for Whitman students. While the purpose of the clinic has remained the same—to prepare students to use CPR during a medical emergency—the content of the course has changed over the years to reflect new CPR guidelines.

Numbers in the news

Karah Kemmerly February 16, 2012
Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.
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