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

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

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

February 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, Uncategorized

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 time at Whitman differently. The factors that play into these differences are numerous, but among...

The International Student Experience

Emma Chung

May 15, 2018


Filed under Circuit

“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 she/her/hers, and I’m from the Bay area.” “Hi my name is Emma Chung - she/her/hers - I was...

Tokenization in Greek Life

Jordon Crawford, Columnist

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

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 side, there were the female counterparts in sororities who reminded me of the evil trio from the movie...

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In an elite and overwhelmingly white liberal arts college such as Whitman, there is always talk about how there should be more diversity, especially in terms of race and ethnicity. The college holds a Race & Equity workshop every year and claims both to have focused on diversifying the student body...

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


Filed under A&E

Excitement and an air of festivity filled the Reid Coffeehouse as performers took the stage to offer tastes of their cultures. This was the sixth annual InterNation Celebration, held on Saturday, Feb. 25. It showcased both international and domestic students, who performed with a wide variety of songs, ...

Trump’s policies hurt international students

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

January 26, 2017


Filed under OPINION

After the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States, many international students have started to worry about their future in this country and whether they are welcome here any longer. To many students like myself, Trump’s election was a huge surprise because we came to the U.S....

Beyond Borders Club Hosts 5th Annual InterNation Celebration

Beyond Borders Club Hosts 5th Annual InterNation Celebration

Lane Barton

February 25, 2016


Filed under NEWS

The 5th Annual InterNation Celebration was held in Reid Ballroom on Feb. 20th.

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Lorah Steichen

December 12, 2013


Filed under NEWS

While most students are able to take advantage of school breaks as an opportunity to head home and unwind, a select number of Whitman College students remain on campus even while residence halls close. During winter and spring vacations, students who are not able to make other accommodations are housed in residence halls. In addition to intern...

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman

Lachlan Johnson

November 8, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Coming to college means leaving one's family and friends, but for some students it means leaving one's culture, language and country behind as well. International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for...

An American in Paris: Searching for a National Identity

Karah Kemmerly

November 2, 2012


Filed under OPINION

Hallo! Or if you prefer, bonjour! I recently got back from a short, but lovely trip to Paris. My friends and I saw plenty of typical Parisian sights, like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We ate soufflés and baguettes and rode the Métro and wandered around in book stores. And we reveled...

InterNation Celebration changes venue to reach wider audience

amyhasson

April 5, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Belly dancing, Spanish love songs, Irish stepdance and a fashion show. These were just some of the many entertaining acts featured in the InterNation Celebration that took place on the evening of Friday, March 30.  The InterNation Celebration, which was hosted by the Beyond Borders Club, was the first of its kind. In the past, the Beyond Borders Club hosted an interna...

Whitman College through an international lens

Whitman College through an international lens

Karah Kemmerly

December 13, 2011


Filed under A&E

MECCA's living room is warm and lined with strands of Christmas lights, a cozy oasis from the early signs of winter weather brewing outside: primarily because sophomore Nandini Rathi has set the house thermostat at 77 degrees. "It's more like home for me," she said. I met up with Rathi, who is origina...

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