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Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences

Emma Dahl

May 1, 2014

In this humble reporter's music-going business, I've often stumbled upon friends and acquaintances with a preference for either male or female vocalists. Where does that preference come from? Do male and female vocals really make that much of a difference in the mood and essence of a song? The obv...

Mease not Mooses: World Problems

Mease not Mooses: World Problems

Luke Hampton

May 1, 2014

Cartoon by Asa Mease....

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues

Alisha Agard

May 1, 2014

Graduation is coming just around the corner, and the senior friends I've watched write theses and study for oral exams will be walking across the stage and bidding farewell to the place they've studied for the last four years. All of the late nights, early mornings, stress and hard work will be w...

Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall

Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall

Annie McFadden

May 1, 2014

With a food selection as diverse and unpretentious as that offered by Bon Appétit, the options for meals are seemingly endless. However, if you're looking to cut down on the energy required to craft the perfect dining hall meal, these five tips can help you save time and get the most bang for your swipe. ...

Mix-‘n-Match Jokes

Mix-‘n-Match Jokes

Melina Hughes

May 1, 2014

Set-ups: Knock Knock A Whittie walks into the green... So, I was on the bus with my mom... What do you call an undercover duck? What do you call a man with no arms and no legs reading Marx? What did the blind man say to the bartender? Wanna know a secret? So a first-year goes to Enco...

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

Andy Monserud

April 24, 2014

I wrote a column earlier this year discussing the chronic mismanagement of the Olympics and the havoc they wreak on the cities who host them. Perhaps my lens was too narrow––enormous global sporting events appear to bring this kind of chaos everywhere they land. Brazil recently deployed more than 2,000 troops into a sl...

Board of Trustees Seeks Stronger Relationship with Campus

Board of Trustees Seeks Stronger Relationship with Campus

Helen Angell

April 24, 2014

With the search for President Bridges's successor in full swing, Whitman College students, staff and faculty have been turning their eyes toward the college's future development. But for the Board of Trustees, the group that will ultimately hire the new college president, looking toward Whitman's long-term future...

Renaissance Faire Skits to Entertain with Royal Style

Renaissance Faire Skits to Entertain with Royal Style

Emma Dahl

April 24, 2014

Whitman College's 44th Annual Renaissance Faire will take place this Saturday, April 26 and will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall. A highlight of the events the faire offers are the comedy sketches. Since 2000 the skits have satirized politics, poking fun at pop culture and entertaining...

Mease not Mooses: Bashō on campus

Mease not Mooses: Bashō on campus

Luke Hampton

April 24, 2014

  Cartoon by Asa Mease....

NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

Dylan Snyder

April 24, 2014

After a grueling 82-game schedule, the NBA is finally prepared for the playoffs. Now, making the playoffs in the NBA isn't particularly difficult, as more than half the teams make it any given season. Several teams had truly terrible seasons in order to secure top draft picks this year, but there are ...

ASWC Referendum Process Offers Potential, Needs Refinement

ASWC Referendum Process Offers Potential, Needs Refinement

Dylan Tull

April 24, 2014

Deep within Associated Students of Whitman College legislation, there is a bylaw that describes the process of "unique direct democracy power," or a process by which students can pass official legislation without ASWC's direct involvement. The referendum process offers the possibility of legislation crea...

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

Andy Monserud

April 24, 2014

The Associated Students of Whitman College finalized its 2014-2015 budget with unusual ease on Sunday after just under 20 minutes on the floor with no senators voting against it. The budget, which allocates funds to all ASWC-supported clubs and events, had the advantage of an increased student fee...

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