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”˜You only live once’ motto sounds silly, rings true with graduation approaching

nathanord

April 12, 2012

If you haven't heard a "YOLO" or two lately you've been living under a rock or in the bowels of the quiet room. Like some sort of disease, the YOLO-ing seems to spread on contact; you hear one YOLO and soon it sounds like a flock of seagulls: "YOLO-bro, YOLO-ya know, screw it––YOLO . . ." And while...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

April 12, 2012

105,285,196 Number of combined YouTube and Vimeo views on the Kony 2012 video as of Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The video was posted on Monday, March 5, 2012. 4.5 Average number of months it has taken popular YouTube videos to surpass 50 million views in the past. 5,975,618 Number of Kony...

Let’s Get Some Chariot Racing All Up In Here

Let’s Get Some Chariot Racing All Up In Here

Dana Thompson

April 12, 2012

After spending most of my natural life as a music nerd, I'm excited to learn more about and support the sports played here at Whitman. I'm coming to understand that I have more in common with jocks than ancestors in central Africa. My only qualm with the athletic program here is that it seems to be...

‘American Reunion’––Levy not dry, good old boys regrettably so

Nathan Fisher

April 12, 2012

The pickings were slim, and I mean slim, at the movie theater this weekend. "American Reunion" got the nod because of my raunchy memories of the "American Pie" franchise. When "American Pie" first hit the big screen, it shocked many with teenage masturbation jokes and a plot centered around a group of...

Whitman Offers New Scholarships

Tabor Martinsen

April 12, 2012

Some might be happy (or disgusted) to hear that Whitman has implemented a myriad of scholarships so that each student will have a decent shot at an "award." Here some of the more reasonable of the available scholarships: 1) The Golf Caddie Scholarship: Ever felt that you excelled in lugging a bag...

Fly fishing avids seek club revival

Fly fishing avids seek club revival

Kyle Howe

April 12, 2012

Whitman is a college that is well known for its outdoorsy atmosphere, ranging from an excellent Outdoors Program to various clubs that have strong connections to the outdoors. It would seem a fly fishing club would fit well within the Whitman environment, yet over the years, it has struggled to stay afloat. The club has been st...

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

kellydouglas

April 12, 2012

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College Place proposes bond to build new high school

Emily Lin-Jones

April 12, 2012

On April 17, College Place voters will have the opportunity to approve or reject a $38 million bond proposal to update the College Place School District, renovating the district's elementary and middle schools and adding a new high school. Most high-school-age College Place students currently attend...

Donating to Senior Fund offers ideal way to give back to Whitman

April 12, 2012

This column was contributed by senior Alyssa Breetwor Philanthropy is the conscious effort made to financially support a cause about which one is truly passionate. It is a way of saying thank you and of giving back, and is, importantly, extremely personal. There are plenty of deserving causes, and as i...

Culture of complaint encourages us to seek meaningful changes on campus

Culture of complaint encourages us to seek meaningful changes on campus

Sam Chapman

April 12, 2012

We at Whitman have it very, very good. Our studies are fascinating, our friends are many and varied, our faculty is ridiculously capable, and our campus is so beautiful that, were it a woman and not an abstractly defined area of land, I would make sweet love to it. We live the way life is meant to be...

Harper Joy throws wild ‘Birthday Party’

Mallory Martin

April 12, 2012

Running through Sunday, April 15, Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" brings a mix of humor, menace, mayhem and student originality to Harper Joy Theater. Written in 1958, and considered a classic piece of Absurdist theatre, "The Birthday Party" tells the story of an odd group of individuals who fall into violent and chaotic behavior during a surprise birthd...

Under pressure: Social pressures to overcommit affect students’ emotional well-being

Under pressure: Social pressures to overcommit affect students’ emotional well-being

Julia Stone

April 12, 2012

I came to Whitman two years ago as the model Whitman student. I had many interests and quickly sought to join clubs; I committed myself to student organizations, academics, friendships, community service, sports and music. I lived "hard," and rarely had a spare minute where I could be considered to be...

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