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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Unknown chemical agent used in Tacoma ICE facility

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter February 16, 2023

Following reports of a hunger strike that started on Feb. 1, guards used unknown chemical agents against detainees at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility that is privately run by the...

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...

Senior Slide becoming dangerously slippery

AE 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...

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...

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...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

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

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...

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