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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

Veronika Kiss

November 13, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

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 a particularly heart-wrenching one. Sophia lands in Litchfield Penitentiary for stealing credit cards in orde...

Scientists must recognize intersection of social issues, quantitative study

Scientists must recognize intersection of social issues, quantitative study

Anuradha Lingappa

October 9, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

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 studying biology, not social science or the humanities. I would be more than happy to spend all my waking hou...

The adventures of Hawk and Ham

The adventures of Hawk and Ham

Kyle Seasly

October 3, 2014


Filed under Humor

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 the Brits colonized half the world. I would want to get away, too. But it was also dark, probably because of the...

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher

September 11, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

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 written exams looming, the movie industry better offer some high-octane escapisms to keep me fr...

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’

Kyle Seasly

September 11, 2014


Filed under Humor

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 scourges the like of which was never seen, / Famine within plague, / people put out by steel, / Crying ...

Graduation Jumble

Graduation Jumble

Natalie Berg

May 8, 2014


Filed under Humor

Unscramble these fun graduation-related words!   thisnpienr evacid eslhmeos eprtsan ohsue collaoh raitbas rntekiwnog     Answers: internship, advice, homeless, parents' house, alcohol, barista, networking...

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students

Emily Lin-Jones

May 1, 2014


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

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 downs of financial aid from semester to semester can pose a significant challenge, even with supp...

Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall

Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall

Annie McFadden

May 1, 2014


Filed under Humor

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 the perfect dining hall meal, these five tips can help you save time and get the most bang for your swipe. ...

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

Andy Monserud

April 24, 2014


Filed under OPINION

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 events appear to bring this kind of chaos everywhere they land. Brazil recently deployed more than 2,000 troops into a sl...

Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle

Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle

Natalie Berg

April 17, 2014


Filed under Humor

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. The Moor's wife 11. In love with Hamlet (probably) 14. Viola's brother 16. The fictional king 17. Hermia's chil...

Whitman Riddles

Whitman Riddles

Natalie Berg

April 10, 2014


Filed under Humor

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. Heck, I'm probably in your profile picture. People usually have a strong reaction when you mention me. For plenty of first-years, I'm a bonding e...

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

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

Emma Dahl

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, Circuit, Reviews

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. Here in Walla Walla, the western sky is particularly obscured by the glaring orange spotlights from the state penitentiary. When t...

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