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Dream continues for Whitman’s own Ben Eisenhardt

Dream continues for Whitman’s own Ben Eisenhardt

Dylan Snyder

November 20, 2014

Last time the Whitman community saw all-American basketball player Ben Eishenhardt was last May as he walked across the commencement stage after graduating from Whitman. His basketball journey, however, did not stop there. After years of injuries and setbacks, he will be playing for Elitzur Yavne,...

Letter to the Editor: Hillel-Shalom clarifies misunderstanding around Convocation speech controversy

The Editors

November 13, 2014

Dear Whitman Community, We are writing because we believe there has been a misunderstanding with regard to the faculty address at convocation this year. Our concern about Professor Elyse Semerdjian's speech was not due solely to its content. We recognize that conversation regarding Israel/Palestine...

The beginning of passover break

Serena Runyan

April 6, 2014

This is another post written on a bus. This time we're heading home from a school trip titled "yam le yam" or "sea to sea". The idea is to hike from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee, but in reality we did a couple day hikes inbetween driving from place to place. Regardless, it was a great few...

Holy

Serena Runyan

March 20, 2014

Jerusalem is a holy city. A bridge between the material and the spiritual. Many would say between the earth and the heavens. But what is holy?: "Connected to a god or a religion/ religious and morally good" –– Merriam-Webster. As I walk home through the botanical gardens on a warm Thursday after...

Backtracking: Ten Days with Birthright

Serena Runyan

February 6, 2014

As I mentioned earlier,  my Birthright trip was a medium through which I stopped feeling like a tourist here and started to be able to envision myself being a living part of Israel. As things become more and more familiar, and as I finally finish putting up pieces of home around my room, I backtrac...

Finally Settled

Serena Runyan

January 30, 2014

I'm sitting in my apartment in Jerusalem, Israel, where I am studying abroad this semester at Hebrew University with the DOME program: Dynamics of the Middle East. I came here primarily for the academic content of my program: politics, religion, peace and conflict, etc.- to fix the knowledge gap I have...

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season

Isabel Mills

October 3, 2013

Twenty-five years ago, conductor Yaacov (Yaki) Bergman didn't know where Walla Walla was. Nonetheless, his great desire to be a director led him all the way from his small hometown kibbutz in Israel to the Walla Walla Symphony. Bergman began playing the violin when he was very young. He went on to...

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

May 13, 2013

This column was contributed by Marcial Díaz Mejía '13. My first year, I had a pro-Palestine picture on my wall. Someone in my section saw it and asked me why I had it up. I explained my position. Later, that same person told that I should probably remove it from my wall, as another section-mate could get offended. I refused, explaining that this was one of the re...

Recent violence prompts question of which lives matter

November 29, 2012

This column was contributed by Lesly, '13 Who may be killed without repercussion, without significant outcry from the international community? What sort of lives––or nonlives, rather––are disposable? Despite the establishment of a universal code of human rights after the horrors of World War II and th...

Secretary Clinton damages Middle East peace prospects

Secretary Clinton damages Middle East peace prospects

jamessledd

November 8, 2009

If you've read a newspaper in the past 30 years, you've probably heard about trouble in the Middle East. In fact, you may have read about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict enough that you've entirely dismissed it. But it's still going on, and the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority are s...

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