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Calling out Whitman College

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

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 of themselves, only mean that we are able to affect change or that we have certain rights now possess a ...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr, Columnist

December 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION

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 majority of which are people of color. There are many victims of America’s unjust system of mass...

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

Alisha Agard

April 17, 2014


Filed under OPINION

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 s...

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?

Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?

Rosemary Hanson

October 10, 2013


Filed under Humor

I remember it like it was yesterday. There are nights when the whole world seems to press in on you –– the clouds linger close to the streets, and the air is cold and dense, concealing the covert and the unspeakable. Even the streetlamps seem like pale stars, feebly holding back the darkness and casting shadows on ...

The Judge splatters justice in “Dredd”

Nathan Fisher

September 27, 2012


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Although sticking with three-dimensional viewing again this week, I decided to shake up the movie genres and traded last week's bubbles of "Finding Nemo" joyfully popping off the screen for the major blood and guts splattering on at least the first three rows of the theater watching "Dredd." "Dredd" was almost 100 minutes of blood, viole...

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