Whitman Wire

Greek Life Attracts Fewer New Members

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Tywen Kelly, Publisher

September 27, 2017

Sororities and fraternities this year both experienced a low turnout for recruitment and rush, resulting in smaller pledges classes all around. The fraternities received a total of 53 pledges, notably below their goal of 60. Sororities, which balance and distribute bids, lowered their pledge class size...

IFC President Impeached, Campus Falls Into Moral Abyss

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor

September 29, 2016

Seventy years ago, FDR signed executive order 9066, forcing Japanese-Americans to move into wartime internment camps. Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton accepted inter-marital fellatio inside the oval office. And just a few months ago, presidential hopeful Donald Trump called a U.S. federal judge unfit to...

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Christy Carley, News Editor

September 15, 2016

It was the summer of ‘69 when all incoming students of Whitman College last received a letter encouraging them to refrain from participating in fall Greek organization recruitment. This past  Friday, many first years returned to their dorm rooms to find that a similar letter had been slipped unde...

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

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Molly Smith

March 3, 2011

This article was also co-authored by Derek Thurber with contribution from Rachel Alexander and Josh Goodman. Several weeks ago, The Pioneer was approached by senior Dan Hart with some of the allegations described below. As a result of his coming forward, we began an investigation into his claims as we...

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