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On HBO’s “Girls”

India Flinchum

December 7, 2017

The HBO series "GIRLS" has been dealt its fair share of critical acclaim, while also being reduced by critics to an unoriginal archetype of an 80’s sex comedy. The series follows a fairly stereotypical plotline. A group of best friends battle the ills of adult life in New York City, all the while co...

Don’t Stay True to Yourself

Harry Kelso, Columnist

October 22, 2017

Maybe you shouldn’t be true to who you are. When someone says you’re wonderful the way you are or to never change, it sounds uplifting. It’s a confirmation that someone finds us valuable, that we’re purposeful. Purpose is what drives us to forge ahead in life. And it seems like we all have a...

Zen Buddhism Offers Path Towards Self-actualization

Adam Heymann, Columnist

April 7, 2016

o enter a situation without baggage–the arbitrary social standards, past regrets, desired outcomes, and contrived ideas, scripts and seemingly preordained roles that we have adopted to get us where we want to be–is to clear a path towards self-actualization.

Tinder and the Job Hunt

Katy Wills, Columnist

February 25, 2016

A simple cost-benefit analysis of the risk involved in applying for a job in light of the vast tinder experience lends itself to the helpful conclusion: the more jobs you apply for, the higher your likelihood of acceptance becomes.

A Case for Being Lost

Alya Bohr, Columnist

December 10, 2015

Instead of trying to force a plan over the undulating and unpredictable sea that is our lives, why don’t we dedicate ourselves to each little moment and let our lives unfold however they may?

Ruminations on A Vast World

Alya Bohr

September 24, 2015

Life is kind of a mess. Actually, let me rephrase that more aptly: Life is a big, huge, crazy, mangled, tangled conundrum. And I’m just one more bundle of neurons and cells trying to navigate this wild and precious privilege we call living, so I can’t exactly claim any authority on the subject. Nevertheless,...

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks

Lorah Steichen

December 12, 2013

While most students are able to take advantage of school breaks as an opportunity to head home and unwind, a select number of Whitman College students remain on campus even while residence halls close. During winter and spring vacations, students who are not able to make other accommodations are housed in residence halls. In addition to intern...

Recent violence prompts question of which lives matter

November 29, 2012

This column was contributed by Lesly, '13 Who may be killed without repercussion, without significant outcry from the international community? What sort of lives––or nonlives, rather––are disposable? Despite the establishment of a universal code of human rights after the horrors of World War II and th...

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