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“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

Over spring break I had the opportunity to attend a conference for students passionate about becoming positive agents of change in the fight for global health equity. I spent the weekend talking to other...

Dropping out means new opportunities

Dropping out means new opportunities

Joey Gottlieb December 6, 2012

I like saying "I withdrew" because it sounds nicer than "I dropped out." It sounds like I am still in command of my education and prospects and that I have not forsaken the opportunity of a college...

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Farmers must take greater role in preventative medicine

Danielle Broida October 4, 2012

America is ill. Consumption is the most insidious disease plaguing our nation. What we consume nutritionally and pharmaceutically are rarely ever discussed in a single conversation. Food and medicine...

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...

Numbers in the news

Karah Kemmerly February 16, 2012

50 million Number of uninsured people in the United States in 2011 20 Percentage of those uninsured in the United States who are undocumented immigrants 32 Percentage of undocumented adults...

Student responses to eating disorders survey

Rachel Alexander January 26, 2012

The  Pioneer  surveyed students about stress, coping behaviors, food and body image as part of the research process for  our article on eating disorders. One hundred ninety-two students responded (almost...

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