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Employees Speak, but Nobody Listens

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

May 4, 2017

For some the phrase “labor rights” might call to mind that grainy photo from the Lawrence Strike, the one with a mob of flag bearing laborers facing down a row of well armed soldiers. For others it might evoke the bloodstained face from the famed “Odessa Steps” scene in Eisenstein’s “Battleshi...

Op-Ed: Caffeine and Labor at Whitman College

Philip Stefani, Whitman College Senior

April 6, 2017

I write in response to Alex Pitts' opinion piece of March 30 uniquely titled "Caffeinated and Loving It." I will first sketch my agreements with some elements of Mr. Pitts' article as he makes scrupulous points re: the Whitman Virtue Cartel and the affective capacities of "ecstatic foods." Next, I will...

On Standing Up and Saying “I Can’t Take it Anymore”

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

October 9, 2016

It is a strange contradiction of higher education that colleges serve as both nesting grounds for the capital R Radical Left—Democracy Now-watching, Dissent-reading, Marxist-Hegelian-Zizekian psycho-blatherers (that's meant to be half self-deprecatory)—and as microcosms of massive social inequality....

Shorter Work Week Would Mitigate Employment Woes

Daniel Merritt

February 14, 2013

As a soon-to-be-graduated senior, my next big concern is where I'm going to work. Although it's been over four years since the recession of 2008, job prospects are still fairly grim. Typically, the formula for dealing with unemployment has been to encourage economic growth and promote education an...

Food Day Cause For Celebration


Emily Lin-Jones

October 26, 2012

Washington is the largest producer of apples in the nation, so it's not out of the ordinary for Whitman students to snack on fruit grown and picked nearby - but how often do we think about the work it takes to get an apple from tree to table? At the annual Food Day celebration in the basement of Reid...

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