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Active Bystanders

Harry Kelso, Columnist

November 9, 2017

To what extent are viewers or bystanders of injustice responsible for what they have failed to intervene in? In situations where they cannot or do not know how to help, this is an especially difficult question to answer. In the end, we are all human. We will find ourselves in situations where we simply...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr, Columnist

December 8, 2016

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the majority of which are people of color. There are many victims of America’s unjust system of mass...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 29, 2016

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views expressed conflict with the norms and values many hold dear. Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback of NFL’s...

Criminal Injustice

Alya Bohr, Columnist

April 14, 2016

When we tacitly accept these beliefs as truths, when we label those convicted of crime as categorically “evil” and then avert our eyes, we are doing a great disservice to the progress of our nation.

Making a Difference Means More Than Activism

Joey Gottlieb

November 15, 2012

"It is not a Buddhist approach to say that if everyone practiced Buddhism, the world would be a better place. Wars and oppression begin from this kind of thinking."  -Sulak Sivaraska "Activism: The policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change." - Oxford American...

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Commencement speakers urge graduates to fight injustice

Karah Kemmerly

May 21, 2012

An audience of friends and family members watched as Whitman seniors made the transition from students to alumni at the 126th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 20, 2012. Faculty members and members of the class of 1962, who celebrated their fiftieth reunion during commencement weekend, made their procession...

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