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“14 hours” report details Chinese students’ grueling experience during pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

Staying up until 4 a.m. to attend synchronous labs, one-way flights going for $10,000, VPN-induced lags during Zoom classes, having a completely nocturnal schedule or only getting two hours of sleep a...

Strong international student enrollment supported by Whitman’s financial aid commitment

Tejashree Jadhav, Staff Reporter April 9, 2021

Whitman’s promise of diversity in student nationalities has led to a rise in international student enrollment over the past decade, buttressed by the college's policy to meet international students'...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

Home is wherever you make it

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist March 18, 2021

We are all familiar with the saying “Home is where the heart is,” but I believe that home is wherever you make it. Around this time last year, before I came to Whitman, I was making plans to go home...

Low numbers of international athletes after US-centric recruitment process

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter March 4, 2021

Prospective international athletes face unique and challenging obstacles during the recruitment process which has led to smaller numbers of student athletes being accepted to Whitman athletics. Sophomore...

Photo contributed by Fadia Chehadeh.

“I want my degree, and I want to go home”: International students struggle with in-person semester decision

Grace Fassio, Staff Reporter November 25, 2020

President Kathy Murray’s Oct. 30 announcement that the college would reopen with a hybrid model for the spring semester has left students in a position in which they must decide for themselves whether...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Whitman’s international athletes face unique pandemic challenges

Tucker Grinnan, Sports Reporter November 12, 2020

Many international students were faced with a tough decision last semester: stay or make the complicated trip home. International student-athletes were not unique in this regard, but they have faced some...

Students contend with the impact of coronavirus in daily life

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor April 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of Whitman students. The majority of buildings on campus have shut down and Washington state residents have been ordered to stay home. As a result,...

Sophomore Kai Strawn of the men’s varsity tennis team is this week’s athlete of the week. Photo by Chelsea Goldsmith

Athlete of the week: Kai Strawn

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

Coming hot off of a win this past weekend, sophomore Kai Strawn is our athlete of the week.  Strawn is part of the men’s tennis team, playing both singles and doubles. On March 8, Strawn and his...

Sophomore Fadia Chehadeh enjoys the connections and relationships she gains working on campus. Photos by Beej Haas

Navigating visas and more: Whitman international students search for next steps

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor February 27, 2020

With Whitman’s graduation gradually drawing nearer, seniors are faced with the often intimidating task of planning their next steps. For many international students this stress is coupled with the complexity...

Adam Rooney, Jhunam Sidhu, and Nadyieli Gonzalez Ortiz (left to right) the founders and leaders of the new Inter(national) Whitties Club.

Inter(national) Whitties: a Space to Share and Simply Hang Out

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor February 23, 2019

While each Whitman student may have the common experiences of the hardships of freshman year, eating in the dining hall and expanding their world view through new classes, each student experiences their...

The International Student Experience

Emma Chung May 15, 2018

“Let’s go around and say our name, pronoun, and where we’re from,” said the resident assistant. “My name is Michelle, I use she/her/hers, and I’m from Seattle” “I’m Rachel, I use...

Tokenization in Greek Life

Jordon Crawford, Columnist March 1, 2018

As an international student, my idea of Greek Life was very tainted. On one hand, you had the rich, stuck-up jocks who took pleasure in being called “Frat Boys” and in hazing pledges. On the other...

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