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Mease not Mooses: Admissions Zoo

Mease not Mooses: Admissions Zoo

Luke Hampton

April 17, 2014

Cartoon by Asa Mease....

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Anuradha Lingappa

April 17, 2014

Wizard rock is a genre of music generated by the fan culture surrounding the Harry Potter books. Since J.K. Rowling and the books themselves are so universally popular, many fans look closer to home to find new ways to channel their love for the series. Wizard rock songs are all about things that happen in ...

Ducks Hunters ‘Quack’ Under Pressure

Ducks Hunters ‘Quack’ Under Pressure

Melina Hughes

April 17, 2014

The Student Activities Office Annual Duck Hunt began this week, and competition this year is hotter than ever. Students are desperate to locate rubber ducks in order for the chance to win prizes they probably don't want, in addition to eternal glory. The increasingly competitive hunt coupled with the sudden presence...

Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle

Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle

Natalie Berg

April 17, 2014

Clues: Across 2. Turns into an ass 5. Prospero's slave 6. Oldest daughter of 16-Across 8. This Athenian gives away his money and regrets it. Nothing else happens in this play. 10. The Moor's wife 11. In love with Hamlet (probably) 14. Viola's brother 16. The fictional king 17. Hermia's chil...

Sin-counters Revolution Begins

Sin-counters Revolution Begins

Tara McCulloch

April 17, 2014

The ever so clever 2014 first-year class has come up with a new way to get through Encounters: drinking. The mastermind behind the trend, Sandy Caine, described how it came into fruition. "I was super inspired by 'Hind Swaraj' and could totally identify with Gandhi's active non-violence stuff. So I f...

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement

Andy Monserud

April 17, 2014

Last week, the Office of Communications announced that U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has been selected as this year's commencement speaker.  Jewell, the former CEO of R.E.I., will address commencement attendees on May 25. Jewell, a former Seattle resident, left her position at R.E....

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Presidential Search Committee Gears Up

Sam Grainger-Shuba

April 10, 2014

By the start of the 2015-2016 school year, Whitman will inaugurate its 14th president. The college is about to begin the search for President George Bridges's successor with the newly formed search committee. The presidential search committee pursues potential candidates for the presidency and then provides a recommendation to the Board...

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Nathan Fisher

April 10, 2014

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love (good) superhero movies. Surprisingly, Marvel's recent installment, "Captain America:  The Winter Soldier" does not disappoint. After the Marvel superhero clan banded together in "The Avengers" and reminded us how awesome Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Captain America are, Marvel has not backed...

Mease not Mooses: Procrastimonster

Mease not Mooses: Procrastimonster

Luke Hampton

April 10, 2014

Cartoon by Asa Mease....

Some Responsibility for Shoddy Journalism Falls on Readers

Some Responsibility for Shoddy Journalism Falls on Readers

Andy Monserud

April 10, 2014

For reasons irrelevant to this column, I found myself watching Fox News last week during one of its regular Obamacare-bashing segments. The anchors had twisted the results of an Associated Press poll on the Affordable Care Act beyond recognition, insinuating that because a large quantity of people claimed to pay...

Whitman Riddles

Whitman Riddles

Natalie Berg

April 10, 2014

I'm the perfect cure for your hangover. Though I'm a little hectic, brave the crowds. I'm worth the wait. I'm that friend you never talk to, but I've been a symbolic part of your Whitman experience. Heck, I'm probably in your profile picture. People usually have a strong reaction when you mention me. For plenty of first-years, I'm a bonding e...

“Marky” Mark Whitman Tells All

“Marky” Mark Whitman Tells All

Melina Hughes

April 10, 2014

Now ya'll already know my name. I mean, I am pretty damn famous ‘round these parts, but ya'll don't know the half of it. I mean, seriously, I am one badass dude, and I am here to give you the full scoop. In case you've forgotten, I am Marky Mark Whitman. I was born in 1802 up in NYC, or near enoug...

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