Whitman Wire

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

Photo by Caroline Arya

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 4, 2017

"We're Black, We're Queer, We're Here" brings the intersectionality of race and sexuality to KWCW radio.

KWCW Show of the Week: “Radio Wrongthink”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

Diversity of thought is the focus of "Radio Wrongthink," sophomore Emma Philbrook's contribution to KWCW talk radio. Controversial topics and challenging ideas are plentiful in this unconventional show, during which Philbrook presents the opposite point of view to whatever the popular opinion is on...

Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Look at the bag of bread! It's real!

Marra Clay, Publisher

February 22, 2017

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack yet: a literal bag of bread. Slices of bread. Some toasted. Some with garlic. Reviews to come. 4:53...

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya.

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Politics, Rhetoric unite to help students engage in election season

Georgie Lyon, News Editor

October 5, 2016

Live screenings of presidential debates have allowed more opportunities for Whitman students to contemplate how political rhetoric is an important component of American democracy. This year, the Politics and Rhetoric Departments teamed up to provide live screenings of the three presidential debates ...

KWCW Show of the Week: Mossy Tentacles

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor

September 29, 2016

The fall mornings seem to be getting a bit chillier every day, but you can warm up and prepare for your week with the radio show “Mossy Tentacles.” Hosted by senior Art History and Visual Culture Studies major Emma Philipps and senior Religion major Spencer Thomas, the show airs from 9:00 to 11:00...

Pio Past: The origin of The Pioneer

Pio Past

March 3, 2016

The first article from the first issue of The Pioneer, published in November 1896, explains the origin of the paper's name.

Absence of houses for women’s fraternities has historic roots

Georgia Lyon

February 25, 2016

The sexism of the past reaches into the present through the housing options available to Greek Life at Whitman College.

Whitman’s Ethics Bowl team wins Ladenson Award

Lachlan Johnson

February 25, 2016

Seven students traveled to Washington, D.C. last weekend to compete in the Ethics Bowl National Championship, a competition where students from across the nation face off to see who can have the most thoughtful conversation about modern ethical dilemmas.

Students call for removal of Snake River dams

Photo contributed by Bob Carson.

Lachlan Johnson

February 26, 2015

A new environmental group on campus, Rethink Dams, is advocating for the removal of the four dams on the lower Snake River. Sophomore Fiona Bennitt formed Rethink Dams after she was inspired by the documentary "DamNation." The new group will work to raise awareness both on campus and in the wider...

Fast Facts: ASWC Tenure Resolution

Lachlan Johnson

February 26, 2015

Students' only voice in tenure decisions is through course evaluations. ASWC wants the Personnel Committee, which makes tenure decisions, to also consider evaluative letters by students. If the faculty accept the proposals made in an ASWC resolution passed Sunday: Professors will provide a list ...

ASWC plans for Health Center Advisory Board

Jeremy Alexander

February 26, 2015

ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution to create an advisory committee for the Welty Health Center. The resolution, written by junior ASWC Senators Olivia Hagel and Nick Hochfeld, is expected to come before the Senate on March 8. The Welty Health Center is open 24 hours a day and provides...

Whitman news since 1896
Issue 5