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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Exploring Justice through Freedom Songs

Shira Nudler, Campus Life Reporter December 7, 2023

On Nov. 30th, students had a momentary distraction from the business of preparation for finals when the 7th annual Freedom Songs was held in Maxey Auditorium. The event was a testament to the power...

Beer goggles, munchies and Title IX violations

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

Every year, we have the same dude, Jason Kilmer, come in and give a talk to freshmen during orientation week about “Beer Goggles to Blackouts, 'The Munchies' to Memory Issues." It’s supposed to be...

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Calling out Whitman College

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor April 13, 2017

On campus, it is generally accepted as a given that ‘privilege’ and ‘entitlement’ are definitively bad. Especially after an event like the Power and Privilege Symposium, words that, in and...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr, Columnist December 8, 2016

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the...

Shanesha Taylor’s Case Displays Need for Change in Justice System

Alisha Agard April 17, 2014
Shanesha Taylor, a 35-year-old single mother in Arizona, was recently arrested and charged on two counts of child abuse. She wasn’t arrested for hitting her children or abandoning her children for days but was arrested for leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old children in her car for 45 minutes while she went to a job interview. An important thing to note before judging her decision to leave her children in the car is that Taylor and her children are homeless, and she had no other option. Going on the job interview granted her hope that she may finally be able to provide for her children, yet what started as a hopeful situation shattered that hope when she was arrested.
Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?

Rosemary Hanson October 10, 2013
A Whodunnit. Was it you?

The Judge splatters justice in “Dredd”

Nathan Fisher September 27, 2012
Nathan Fisher explores the blood-splattered, wisecracking world of futuristic thriller "Dredd."
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