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Considering the Western Canon in Encounters

Jordon Crawford, Columnist February 1, 2018

As a first-year student, one is obligated to take “General Studies 145-146: The First-Year Experience,” otherwise known as Encounters. The two-semester-long course is intended as an “introduction...

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert October 5, 2016

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition...

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus

Libby Arnosti April 3, 2013

For the first 18 years of his life, wrestler Hudson Taylor didn't think he knew anybody who was gay. Since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2010, however, he has spent much of his time standing...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman May 3, 2012

Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student:  he's studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there's a part of him that only a small number of his friends...

Rep. Maureen Walsh addresses marriage equality in lecture

Rachel Alexander March 29, 2012

"I'm not very good with my speech or delivery. I just got a little lucky." These are the modest words of State Representative Maureen Walsh (R), whose speech in defense of gay marriage on the floor...

Whitties react to the Washington legislature passing same sex marriage

Josh Goodman February 9, 2012

The Washington State House of Representatives voted 55 to 43 on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to allow same sex marriages. This, following the senate voting in favor of same sex marriage last week and Governor Christine...

Dan Savage during his interview with Whitman Pioneers News Co-Editor, Rachel Alexander.  Photo Credit: Marie von Hafften

It Gets Better Project raises awareness, draws critiques

Rachel Alexander April 28, 2011

Queer kids growing up in the United States right now are living through "the best of times and the worst of times" according to visiting speaker Dan Savage. Although same-sex couples are gaining rights...

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