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Racist brothers do not define Greek system

Racist brothers do not define Greek system

Christopher Hankin

March 12, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Catalina Burch. An astounding percentage of Whitman's student body is involved in groups on campus. This is a testament to the inclusive environment fostered at our school. Whitman students are also frequently involved in multiple clubs. I, for example, am a member of a fraternity, a...

Mease not Mooses: Alarm clock

Mease not Mooses: Alarm clock

Luke Hampton

December 7, 2014


Filed under Humor

Comic by Asa Mease....

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Nathan Fisher

November 20, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After a long pre-holiday week, nothing seemed better than heading to the movie theater for some mindless entertainment. "Dumb and Dumber To" was certain to kill off a few brain cells but seemed like a worthy choice.  Sure, I was only one year old when the first ...

Modern meditators receive tangible benefits

Modern meditators receive tangible benefits

Adam Heymann

November 13, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Eric Rannestad. Life is easier when you don't put things off –– the things that scare you, that pain you, that take away from your Netflix addiction. This column is dedicated to all the people who know, deep down, that meditating (or ending their addictions and tackling their fear...

Casting biased in favor of cisgender actors limits transgender actors’ opportunities

Casting biased in favor of cisgender actors limits transgender actors’ opportunities

Veronika Kiss

November 13, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Many of the prisoners in Netflix's prison dramedy "Orange is the New Black" have tragic back stories, but transgender inmate Sophia Burset, played by Laverne Cox, has a particularly heart-wrenching one. Sophia lands in Litchfield Penitentiary for stealing credit cards in orde...

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

Garrett Atkinson

November 13, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

Illustration by Luke Hampton. It is difficult to tell a college football team that managed to win all its games that it doesn't even have the chance to play for a national championship. Yet, that happened often under the BCS system, the old way the college football postseason was organized. In ...

‘Interstellar’

‘Interstellar’

Nathan Fisher

November 13, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. I am a huge fan of movies that explore the final frontier: space. My voyages to unknown worlds in "Star Trek" and going to infinity and beyond in "2001: A Space Odyssey" (or maybe that was "Toy Story") left me chomping at the bit for Christopher Nolan's newest film, "Interstellar."" Nola...

Birkenstock Recall leaves Whitman students shoeless

Birkenstock Recall leaves Whitman students shoeless

Peter Ramaley

November 13, 2014


Filed under Humor

Illustration by Emma Rust. Birkenstock Orthopädie GmbH & Co. KG, the German company that manufactures Birkenstocks, announced Friday that they are recalling all Birkenstocks bought since February 2007. The company is worried about a mad cow disease contamination in the leather. Mad Cow D...

Mease not Mooses: Dog people

Mease not Mooses: Dog people

Luke Hampton

November 13, 2014


Filed under Humor

Cartoon by Asa Mease....

Ebola no excuse to fear West Africa

Ebola no excuse to fear West Africa

Anuradha Lingappa

November 6, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

Illustration by Eric Rannestad. In the beginning of medical training, one of the essential principles learned is "do no harm." Most people who have been writing about ebola in the United States aren't medical professionals, so they might not feel a responsibility to uphold this rule. Coverage of the f...

‘Gone Girl’ invites criticism, raises questions concerning feminist artists’ responsibilities

‘Gone Girl’ invites criticism, raises questions concerning feminist artists’ responsibilities

Veronika Kiss

October 30, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. As awards season approaches, "Gone Girl," a film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name, looks to be a favorite for Oscar nominations. Despite the buzz surrounding "Gone Girl," however, some critics have expressed concerns that its female lead, Amy Dunne, pe...

Mease not Mooses

Mease not Mooses

Luke Hampton

October 30, 2014


Filed under Humor

Comic by Asa Mease....

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