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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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...

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...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

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...

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...

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...

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