Whitman Wire

Signalling Through Stickers

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Sitting in a classroom, I can almost guarantee that at least one person there will have some brightly emblazoned logo on their water bottle, computer or backpack, maybe with the words ‘Patagonia,’ ‘Bernie Sanders’ or ‘Green Dot.’  Some people you know will even have hundreds of stickers pile...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Events, NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

Muslim Identity Challenges America

Zuhra Amini, Columnist

February 16, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Many are familiar with “Hope,” the image of Barack Obama created by Shepard Fairey for Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. In preparation for Donald Trump’s inauguration, Fairey partnered with The Amplifier Foundation to resist hate-mongering speech. As part of their non-partisan “We the People...

Fresh perspectives yield personal growth

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist

September 17, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Stories matter. This is hardly a controversial statement. Here at Whitman College, media organizations like The Pioneer and quarterlife, among others, are founded upon the idea that stories and journalism have something important to contribute to campus culture. Every year, the Summer Shakes progra...

Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage

Aleida Fernandez

March 12, 2014


Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, Sprechen Sie Englisch?

Growing up I have always been identified - and truthfully, often have identified myself - as Cuban. I am one half Cuban from my dad's side, and from that half I inherited my outward appearance: olive skin, almond-shaped eyes, thick eyebrows, "Latina curves," loads of leg hair. I am also one half W...

Blackness exists on a Spectrum

Gladys Gitau

April 11, 2013


Filed under OPINION

I fit in well on this campus. Like most Whitties, I consider myself intelligent, hardworking, socially conscious and fun to be around. More so, among my friends back home, I was that nerdy, outdoorsy, thrifty, liberal girl who was most likely to survive in an environment like Whitman. But there are...

The Whitest African: Discomfort with diversity limits our understanding of complex identities

Joey Gottlieb

September 6, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

I am gay. I am somewhat homophobic. I am white and was born in this nation's capital. My memories begin in Nairobi, Kenya, where I was raised. I am here to write about the unsettling question of diversity and how it relates to Whitman College. I am here to discuss and to learn. Our college struggles...

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