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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

Illustration by Luke Hampton. Frankie Manning, the man credited with founding the Lindy Hop, would have turned 100 this year. Lindy Hop originated in Harlem during the 1920s and 1930s, though its popularity...

Urban Outfitters offers bloodstained apology

Urban Outfitters offers bloodstained apology

Zan McPherson September 25, 2014

Illustration by Luke Hampton. It's strange when a company like Urban Outfitters, whose image is so "American," manages to insult thousands of people across the country. On Sept. 14, the company...

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...

NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

Dylan Snyder April 24, 2014

After a grueling 82-game schedule, the NBA is finally prepared for the playoffs. Now, making the playoffs in the NBA isn't particularly difficult, as more than half the teams make it any given season....

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. The budget, which...

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Ben Caldwell April 10, 2014

The moment that President Bridges announced his imminent resignation in February, wheels were set in motion to find his successor. The search will be nationwide and exhaustive, and it will require...

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Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud March 6, 2014

The last few weeks have treated Russia very poorly. Following one of the most tense Olympics in recent memory, two of Russia's allies, Ukraine and Venezuela, erupted in violent protest in opposition...

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

Learning a new language can sometimes be a drag. Endless hours of studying verb tenses, memorizing vocabulary and reading boring textbooks can take the fun out of language learning. The best solution...

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