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The greenhouse open house, which occurred on Feb. 7, was curated by biology students and professors with the intent to display the educational importance of the greenhouse. Photos by Amara Garibyan

Greenhouse opens house

Abby Malzewski, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 7, the greenhouse located off the Hall of Science building opened its doors to the public, giving visitors the opportunity to take tours of the plant-filled space.  Two students working...

Major should not be chosen based on others’ wishes

Peggy Li February 5, 2015

Fifteen minutes into the conversation, my father asked me, "So what do you want to major in?" It was something I'd consistently avoided thinking about, toying with the idea of being a history or politics...

Psychology Major Undergoes Changes

Daniel Kim April 24, 2014

The psychology department at Whitman College will be implementing new changes to the requirements for a major in psychology. The changes, which will take place in the upcoming academic year, were a response...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink...

Illustration: Erika Zinser

Students weigh costs of double majoring

Molly Johanson February 16, 2012

For many students, a liberal arts degree means majoring in one subject and taking a breadth of additional classes. However, 85 students are currently declared double majors. Because they need 76 of...

Rhetoric and Media studies split allows expansion of interdisciplinary courses, greater student specialization

Shelly Le February 2, 2012

Josh Goodman contributed reporting. On Wednesday, Jan. 25, Whitman faculty voted to split the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department into two new departments. The change is effective immediately....

Illustration: Kelly Douglas

Bachelor’s degree provides foundation for future

Susanna Bowers November 3, 2011

We shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars and spend four years going to class, but does it really get us anything? Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter were all founded by college dropouts who...

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