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Casting biased in favor of cisgender actors limits transgender actors’ opportunities

Casting biased in favor of cisgender actors limits transgender actors' opportunities
November 13, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Many of the prisoners in Netflix's prison dramedy "Orange is the New Black" have tragic back stories, but transgender inmate Sophia Burset, played by Laverne Cox, has...

Scientists must recognize intersection of social issues, quantitative study

Scientists must recognize intersection of social issues, quantitative study
October 9, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. When I think about my future, I always picture myself doing something related to medicine or scientific research, not politics or policy. This makes sense because I am...

The adventures of Hawk and Ham

The adventures of Hawk and Ham
October 3, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Darkness washed down upon the London streets like rain –– it was also raining, too, if that was unclear. I mean it was London, it rains all the time there. No wonder...

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview
September 11, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. For the past three years at Whitman (I feel old), I have used my weekly trip to the movie theater to keep me sane. This semester, with my film thesis, oral exams and math...

Close Reading of Nostradamus Reveals Freshman Will ‘Probably Be Shitty at Partying for about Another 2 Months’

Close Reading of Nostradamus Reveals Freshman Will 'Probably Be Shitty at Partying for about Another 2 Months'
September 11, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. I was casually going through Nostradamus' 1555 work "Prophecies," when I stumbled upon this interesting tidbit: "Near the gates and within two cities, / There will be...

Graduation Jumble

Graduation Jumble
May 8, 2014

Unscramble these fun graduation-related words!   thisnpienr evacid eslhmeos eprtsan ohsue collaoh raitbas rntekiwnog     Answers: internship, advice,...

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students
May 1, 2014

Shelly Le contributed additional reporting. For students from lower-income backgrounds, financial aid is often a critical part of their decision to attend Whitman––but navigating the ups and...

Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall

Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall
May 1, 2014

With a food selection as diverse and unpretentious as that offered by Bon Appétit, the options for meals are seemingly endless. However, if you're looking to cut down on the energy required to craft...

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

International Games Cost More Than Just Money
April 24, 2014

I wrote a column earlier this year discussing the chronic mismanagement of the Olympics and the havoc they wreak on the cities who host them. Perhaps my lens was too narrow––enormous global sporting...

Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle

Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle
April 17, 2014

Clues: Across 2. Turns into an ass 5. Prospero's slave 6. Oldest daughter of 16-Across 8. This Athenian gives away his money and regrets it. Nothing else happens in this play. 10....

Whitman Riddles

Whitman Riddles
April 10, 2014

I'm the perfect cure for your hangover. Though I'm a little hectic, brave the crowds. I'm worth the wait. I'm that friend you never talk to, but I've been a symbolic part of your Whitman experience....

‘The End of Night’ Review: Author Paul Bogard Seeks Natural Darkness, Inspiration

'The End of Night' Review: Author Paul Bogard Seeks Natural Darkness, Inspiration
April 1, 2014

As an astrophysics major who, during the evening hours, can reliably be found observing the cosmos from the roof of the science building, I am no stranger to the unwelcome invasion of light pollution....

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