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Immigration during the pandemic

Claire Maurer, Columnist

April 29, 2020

Since the coronavirus has spread worldwide, border closures and strict lockdowns have led to a steep decline in migrants coming to the United States from Central America. Our immigration system is backed up and masses of people are still detained within Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facil...

Senior Slide becoming dangerously slippery

Annelise Ellingboe

February 20, 2020

The Senior Slide, an on-campus means of transportation reserved only for seniors, has become dangerously slippery and will be closed this week.  The Slide is meant to make spring semester easier for stressed-out seniors, cutting down transportation time so they have a few more minutes in the day to...

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

BAM Raises Money in Support of Northwest Detention Center Resistance

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

January 29, 2018

In late December 2017, the Washington-based community activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando was served a “Notice to Appear,” which marks the beginning of deportation proceedings by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Mora-Villalpando is a 47-year-old Mexican native who has lived in the US ...

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor

November 21, 2016

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of a national day of action in which students across the country called on their schools to offer protection for undocumented students in the wake of the election of Donald Trump. Organized by th...

Election 2016: “Daddy, did the mean man make you cry again?”

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

Trevor Lewis, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

After a brutal day on the campaign trail, an utterly demoralized Mike Pence checked into his hotel room at the Des Moines La Quinta Inn. Sources can confirm that while in the midst of consuming four pints of Häagen-Dazs, the disgraced governor of Indiana realized he couldn’t remember his children’s...

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