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Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign

Josephine Adamski

March 13, 2014

On Wednesday, Feb. 26, President Bridges announced to the campus that his time has come to step down. Coming to the end of his 10th year in office, the decision marks not only the president's transition, but the college's as well.  The announcement was made a year in advance to give the Board of Tr...

‘Pokémon’: Bugs To Riches

‘Pokémon’: Bugs To Riches

James Kennedy

September 26, 2013

In less than a month, half of Whitman College will be hunched over their 3DS's with either "Pokémon X" or "Y," swearing under their breath as they waste another Ultra Ball trying to nab an elusive catch, while the other half be wondering why the hell people are treating Charizard like it's a new P...

Siblings, Descendants Strive for Individuality

Siblings, Descendants Strive for  Individuality

Serena Runyan

February 14, 2013

A name often comes with a meaning devoid of relevance to its owner. These titles––more specifically last names––are passed to family members and carry with them any meaning that other relatives have given them. Whitman has its own collection of significant, recognizable names. Ethan Bergeson, a current ...

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Adam Brayton

February 14, 2013

When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before. This situation may seem strange, but not with the kind of legacy representation found at Whitman. The Office of Admission defines...

Conrad Murray’s conviction another distraction from Michael Jackson’s music

philipcheng

November 17, 2011

On Nov. 7, Conrad Murray, who was Michael Jackson's doctor before Jackson's death, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter against Jackson. Coupled with the verdict was a recent documentary on Murray and his relationship with Jackson called "Michael Jackson and the Doctor: The Fatal Friendship." Though...

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