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Sex Dreams Offer Insight Into Our Repressed Sexual Desires

Maggie Mae Lemaris

February 21, 2013

I will be the first to admit that I don't understand the neural theories and science behind memory. I suppose I could spend years studying neurological chemistry, but that's not going to happen. So I cannot understand why certain information is extracted and then played out in our sleep. But I have come...

ASWC Forms New Committee to Discuss Long-Term Goals

ASWC Forms New Committee to Discuss Long-Term Goals

Daniel Kim

February 21, 2013

Although the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) feels confident that it is addressing many of students' short-term goals for the College, they have begun plans to create a student committee to discuss some long-term goals for Whitman and ASWC. In order for a student to be considered to become a part of the committee, he or ...

Passage of Legislative Agenda Requires Parlimentary Reform

Daniel Merritt

February 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, President Obama laid out his vision for the next year in the State of the Union: His agenda included comprehensive immigration reform, gun control and expansion of American manufacturing. Optimistically, we may see a number of these issues addressed in the next four years.What we can't...

Good Schools Should Be a Rule, Not an Exception

Good Schools Should Be a Rule, Not an Exception

Sayda Morales

February 21, 2013

In the previous election, Washington's Proposition 1240, the initiative introducing 40 public charter schools to Washington State over the next five years, was ratified by only a .38 percent margin. This concerns me. Having attended a charter school, I personally understand the significant benefits that charter schoo...

Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum

Lachlan Johnson

February 21, 2013

Campus Climate Challenge's (CCC) campaign to encourage Whitman to divest from fossil fuels has gained traction on campus, but has met with new challenges as students and administrators disagree over the best way to use the investment to lower the burning of fossil fuels. Students and administrators...

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

Tristan Gavin

February 21, 2013

Senior Matthew Morriss has done things in the past six months most Whitman students only dream of. Not only is he spending time climbing and skiing in some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the region, but he isn't paying to do it, either. By receiving grants from multiple outdoors organizations,...

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

February 21, 2013

Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the "Christian General" because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although unlucky in the war, Howard recovered from his setbacks while posted as a corps and army commander ...

Eminem Puzzle

Eminem Puzzle

Julie Peterson

February 21, 2013

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Men’s tennis team continues winning tradition

Kyle Howe

October 11, 2012

Last spring, the Whitman men's tennis team kept the dynasty rolling. The team swept through the Northwest Conference regular season undefeated en route to winning its fifth consecutive NWC title and ultimately rose to number eight in the nation. The team has not lost an NWC match since April 2006,...

Local activists encourage students, community members to register to vote in upcoming election

Local activists encourage students, community members to register to vote in upcoming election

Maegan Nelson

October 4, 2012

With election day fast approaching, candidates are scrambling to acquire votes and get potential voters registered. Unfortunately, the majority of college students in the United States is not registered to vote. According to the U.S. Census, 47 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voted in the 2004 presidential...

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

Nathan Fisher

October 4, 2012

Returning to two-dimensional viewing this week, I just couldn't resist seeing another bloody, violent movie set in the future. "Looper," a sci-fi action thriller, takes the time travel premise in "Terminator" and "Back to the Future" and spins a mind-bending thriller that hits a home run. "Looper" opens in the year 2044 with Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a looper,...

Coldplay’s negative stigma: the mainstream complex

Emma Dahl

October 4, 2012

The other night, I discovered that a friend of mine had been harboring a secret love of Coldplay. She acted embarrassed about admitting her fondness for them, as if it were something to be ashamed of. Why was she keeping it a secret? There must be a reason she didn't tell me that she shared my love of...

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