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OP-ED: Why the left lost, a post-mortem

Andy Burnstein, Senior

April 14, 2020

When Bernie Sanders lost Super Tuesday and subsequent primaries by an embarrassing margin to Joe Biden, and again when he dropped out this past Wednesday, many of his supporters were not just angry, but confused. How could the party pick someone so uninspiring to be the nominee, let alone, a man with ...

Clubs and community members rally for presidential primary

Students canvass and promote political engagement for the Democratic presidential primary. Photos contributed by Elle Pollock and Andy Burnstein

Grace Jackson, News Reporter

March 12, 2020

Whitman clubs and community members have taken up the charge to organize and create excitement around the 2020 primary presidential election. Washington state voted in the primary election on March 10. According to senior Andy Burnstein, the difference in organizing activities between the run-up to the 2...

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Mat Chapin, Columnist

November 7, 2019

In the past couple of weeks, Mark Zuckerberg has come under increasing scrutiny for Facebook’s policy concerning false and un-fact checked political advertising. In what seems to be a response to right-wing criticism of bias, Facebook has announced that it will allow the Trump campaign to pay for u...

Don’t believe Trump’s Biden-Ukraine smear

Sean Gannon, Columnist

October 19, 2019

When it comes to weaponizing misinformation for political gain, Donald Trump is a talented man. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Trump capitalized on her sloppiness with her private email server, hammering in the “but Hillary’s emails...” exaggerations and lies until a majority of Americans thought s...

Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault

Shelly Le

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the second in a three-part series about Whitman's debate team. Part one examines the debate team's culture, including accusations mad...

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