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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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RAs Reapply in Record Numbers

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter November 29, 2018

Earlier this month the Residential Life department finalized the new Resident Assistant (RA) assignments for next semester. 12 current RAs reapplied for the 36 RA positions available, a record number of...

Winter Olympics on Campus

Winter Olympics on Campus

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter March 1, 2018

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang, South Korea, has been a year of firsts but also a year of surprises. This year marks the most equal gender representation in a Winter Olympic games thus far in history,...

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

Garrett Atkinson November 13, 2014

Illustration by Luke Hampton. It is difficult to tell a college football team that managed to win all its games that it doesn't even have the chance to play for a national championship. Yet, that...

Social dance, social justice must go hand in hand

Social dance, social justice must go hand in hand

Anuradha Lingappa September 25, 2014
Lindy Hop shouldn’t be viewed separately from where it came from, because if people do not understand the role race has had in shaping the dance form, they will be unable to understand it on a level beyond physical movement.
Urban Outfitters offers bloodstained apology

Urban Outfitters offers bloodstained apology

Zan McPherson September 25, 2014
Fashion is an outrageous industry in itself. In order to be successful, brands and companies must take risks and push the limits of what is “fashionable.” Unfortunately, sometimes these gambles go too far, or at least are taken more critically than the company presumed they would be.
Failure, Difficulty Presented in Video Games

Failure, Difficulty Presented in Video Games

Toby Alden May 8, 2014
What does it mean for a creative work to be difficult? When we talk about a book or a movie being “difficult,” we usually mean it requires close scrutiny and multiple viewings in order to be fully understood and enjoyed. When we call a video game difficult, however, we usually mean it requires a greater degree of failure and repetition to complete it than an ordinary title.
NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

Dylan Snyder April 24, 2014
One of the main storylines heading into the playoffs is how the top teams in the Eastern Conference have limped into the playoffs, with no one seeming to want home court advantage. It has been all but guaranteed that the Miami Heat or the Indiana Pacers will be representing the Eastern Conference in this year's Finals, but that could very easily change if both teams don’t enter playoff mode quickly enough.
ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

Andy Monserud April 24, 2014
The Associated Students of Whitman College finalized its 2014-2015 budget with unusual ease on Sunday after just under 20 minutes on the floor with no senators voting against it.
Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Ben Caldwell April 10, 2014
The search for Whitman's next president will be nationwide and exhaustive, and it will require hard work, expertise and months of dedicated service from those chosen to serve on the presidential search committee.
illustration by Luke Hampton

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud March 6, 2014
Three years ago, the world saw its greatest outburst of revolutionary fervor this century. In what we now call the Arab Spring, a revolt in Tunisia inspired protests across the Muslim world, which led to the overthrowing the governments of three countries, gaining rights for the citizens of many others and launching one, Syria, into a bloody civil war that continues to this day.
Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle

Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle

Natalie Berg February 27, 2014

Clues: Across 1. This mirror shows your longings 4. He was a good elf 7. Trelawney's "subject" 8. Harry's mother 9. Fudge's replacement 11. Hogsmeade sweet shoppe 13. This professor...

Foreign Films Offer Language-Learning Opportunity

Foreign Films Offer Language-Learning Opportunity

Vincent Warne February 20, 2014
Take a look at columnist Vincent Warne's suggestions for foreign films available in Penrose Library.
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