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Advocates Continue to Struggle Against Racism

Advocates Continue to Struggle Against Racism

Ben Caldwell

February 13, 2014

The controversy surrounding race and racism at Whitman College is not limited to the incidents online last semester, the rally that disrupted the Board of Trustees meeting last semester or the upcoming Power & Privilege Symposium. According to students belonging to racial minorities, the problem of racism is not a new o...

Spouses in Bands Make Musical Chemistry

Spouses in Bands Make Musical Chemistry

Emma Dahl

February 13, 2014

Bands tend to be conglomerates of friends and peers. Maybe bandmates knew each other in college or maybe they shared mutual interests before they started making music together. But sometimes, bands are created by married couples who work together to make great music, and the harmony in their relationship ...

Students Want More Open Conversations on Race

Anna Zheng

February 13, 2014

Last semester, two Whitman students' Facebook conservation about cultural appropriation spiraled into a debate about race on Whitman Encounters, an anonymous forum, which eventually prompted rallies and discussions across campus. Despite the fact that most of the student body was aware of these incidents,...

Whitman Students to bring ‘Romance on Main Street’

Hannah Bartman

February 13, 2014

Three elements of a romantic evening––wine (for those older than 21), comedy and smooth jazz––will converge at Main Street Studios in the show "Romance on Main Street," which takes place at 7 p.m. on Valentine's Day. In association with Canoe Ridge Winery, this show will feature the Whitman C...

Power and Privilege Symposium Step in Right Direction

February 13, 2014

This guest column was contributed by Associate Professor of Sociology Helen Kim In mid-December, I, along with over 100 faculty members, attended a special faculty meeting to vote on a motion to cancel classes on Thursday, Feb. 20 in order to convene the Power and Privilege Symposium. Pen to paper...

Mounier Motivated by Methodical Mental Approach

Mounier Motivated by Methodical Mental Approach

Marah Alindogan

February 13, 2014

Every night like clockwork, junior Matt Mounier, a guard on the men's basketball team, plans out his schedule for the next day down to the hour and records it in a notebook. The reason for this rigid schedule? According to Mounier, he constantly strives for success. "People who write things do...

Administration To Promote Race-Related Education

Lane Barton

February 13, 2014

Ever since the Rally Against Racism last fall provoked a campus-wide conversation about race, the Whitman administration has been keen to promote future discussions on the issue. Although the upcoming Power and Privilege Symposium provides an opportunity for students, staff and faculty to come together...

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on Whitman as ‘Unpretentious’ Liberal Arts College

February 13, 2014

I've often heard it said that people at Whitman don't talk about race.  It is quite true that an impoverished lexicon for discussions of race and racism exists at our institution, but this is not unique to Whitman––it is a generalized problem typifying political discourse in the United States, in w...

Student Fee Increase Forecasts More Money for Clubs

Lachlan Johnson

February 13, 2014

On Sunday, Feb. 9, the Associated Students of Whitman College raised the student fee to $360 for the next academic year, an increase of $10 from last year. Senators hope the increase will allow more funding for the Whitman Events Board, clubs, campus media organizations and other aspects of student life...

Sheehan Gallery Prepares to Open Mokuhanga Exhibit

James Kennedy

February 13, 2014

Creating art can take a lot of time and effort, but putting together a collection of art can take even longer. "Abstract American Mokuhanga," which opens in the Donald Sheehan Gallery next Wednesday, Feb. 19, has been years in the making. "This exhibition has probably been in the making for about...

Valentine’s Day Word Search

Natalie Berg

February 13, 2014

Wonder what your Valentine's Day has in store? Try this fun Super Magic Valentine's Day Fortune-Telling Word Search! Finally, a chance to find true love words!* B U Y M E D I N N E R A T E F K T M R I E X R S E V O T L E I S O C A L L M E M A Y B E T U D I ...

Men’s Lacrosse Counts On Home Field Advantage

Men’s Lacrosse Counts On Home Field Advantage

Cole Anderson

February 13, 2014

To an athlete, it doesn't get much better than playing at home. It means no travel, no hotels, no rowdy opposing fans. It means playing in a familiar place, not losing valuable sleep from travel and, best of all, having close friends cheering for you and jeering at whoever is unfortunate enough to have...

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