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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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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
If casting directors refuse to consider transgender actors for cisgender roles, it seems particularly cruel to give transgender roles to cisgender actors, given that a substantial transgender role in a movie or TV show might surface once or twice a year, if that.
Scientists must recognize intersection of social issues, quantitative study

Scientists must recognize intersection of social issues, quantitative study

Anuradha Lingappa October 9, 2014
Scientists tend to understand things quantitatively. We need numbers and experimentally derived evidence in order to believe something exists. When it comes to racism and sexism, there are numbers and statistics that prove these problems are real. However, if scientists don’t seek out this discussion, they might never have to confront the fact that racism and sexism aren’t over.
The adventures of Hawk and Ham

The adventures of Hawk and Ham

Kyle Seasly 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

Nathan Fisher September 11, 2014
Whether you are stressing out over papers or exams, worrying about life after college, or maybe you just need to get away from campus, here is my crash course list of the big fall movies that have potential to be a worthy substitute to alcohol and parties.
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
The Whitman founders Marcus and Narcissa themselves were avid readers of Nostradamus. In fact, Marcus’ quote, “My plans require time and distance,” was a shortened version of the original quote cut to make Whitman more appealing to bougie west-coast city dwellers, a conspiracy in its own right.
Graduation Jumble

Graduation Jumble

Natalie Berg 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

Emily Lin-Jones May 1, 2014
Navigating the ups and downs of financial aid from semester to semester can pose a significant challenge for FGWC students, even with support from the Office of Financial Aid itself.
Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall

Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall

Annie McFadden 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 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
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.
Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle

Shakespeare Crossword Puzzle

Natalie Berg 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

Natalie Berg April 10, 2014
Witty Whitty Widdles.
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
Astrophysics major and A&E writer Emma Dahl reviews Paul Bogard's latest book, 'The End of Night.'
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