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RAs Reapply in Record Numbers

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 returnees. Unlike most schools, Whitman’s RAs are hired on a calendar year. Director of Res...

Winter Olympics on Campus

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

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, with 43 percent of overall athletes being female. The games started off in a historic manner,...

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

College football playoff system tested by rocky year

Garrett Atkinson

November 13, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

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 happened often under the BCS system, the old way the college football postseason was organized. In ...

Social dance, social justice must go hand in hand

Social dance, social justice must go hand in hand

Anuradha Lingappa

September 25, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

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 dwindled when World War II broke out. In the 1980s and 1990s, Lindy Hop had a revival that ste...

Urban Outfitters offers bloodstained apology

Urban Outfitters offers bloodstained apology

Zan McPherson

September 25, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

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 released a white and red-colored "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt" for $129 with the description "get it or r...

Failure, Difficulty Presented in Video Games

Failure, Difficulty Presented in Video Games

Toby Alden

May 8, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

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...

NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

NBA Playoffs Look to Get Wild Out West

Dylan Snyder

April 24, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

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. Several teams had truly terrible seasons in order to secure top draft picks this year, but there are ...

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

ASWC Budget Passes with Ease

Andy Monserud

April 24, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

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 allocates funds to all ASWC-supported clubs and events, had the advantage of an increased student fee...

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President

Ben Caldwell

April 10, 2014


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

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 hard work, expertise and months of dedicated service from those chosen to serve on the presidential search committe...

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud

March 6, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

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 of Russia-friendly regimes. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych left Ukraine to seek refuge in Russia a...

Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle

Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle

Natalie Berg

February 27, 2014


Filed under Humor

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 is a ghost 16. Harry's first crush 17. Someone who catches dark wizards 18. Female Triwizard competitor 19. Mad-Eye's f...

Foreign Films Offer Language-Learning Opportunity

Foreign Films Offer Language-Learning Opportunity

Vincent Warne

February 20, 2014


Filed under A&E

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 to this problem? Visit a country that speaks the language you're learning and take in the local culture. Bu...

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