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Review: “13 Reasons Why”

May 4, 2017

WARNING: This review discusses the end of “13 Reasons Why” and includes discussion of rape and suicide. Since its debut on March 31, the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” has shocked...

What’s up with Whitman’s crime?

Since September 2013, several hundred crimes have been recorded in Whitman's Campus Crime Log. Of those, almost 40% occurred in and around residence halls.
Campus Crime Log indicates large portion of crime occurs in and around on-campus housing
March 30, 2017

Spring Break is often a time when the campus sees an increase in crime. Normally, there are several incidents of theft and some students will choose to report the crime to Whitman’s Security Office....

Live Blog: Spring Issue 5

Look at the bag of bread! It's real!
February 22, 2017

Publisher Marra Clay taking over tonight's Live Blog! Hold on to your horses, it's going to be a doozy. 4:22 - Opinion Editor Peggy Li has brought the most amazing (read: questionable) production snack...

Wire Watch : Week of January 26

January 26, 2017

Whistling Songs: The opening reception for Whitman artist Richard Martinez's mixed media artwork. The exhibit will run through Feb. 23. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m., Studio Articolore, 226 E. Main Street. Jornaleros...

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the
January 26, 2017
General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

Updates: Student Withdraws after Being Identified as Person of Interest

November 29, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent an update to the Whitman College community regarding the recent dissociative druggings on campus.  According to Cleveland, the College worked...

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art

Cathartic: Students Respond to Election with Art
Students respond to election aftermath with creativity
November 17, 2016

Many students across campus have been dealing with the election results for last week, and some have turned to art to address their feelings. Students are using film, sculpture, writing and drawing to...

An Undetectable Drug

November 10, 2016
Testing for any dissociative drugs, such as ketamine (“Special K”), gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and rohypnol (“roofies”), is particularly challenging because the drugs have a very short half-life, meaning they quickly leave the body. If an individual thinks they may have been drugged, then they would need to be tested within a few hours of ingesting the drug or it will not show up in the test results.

When does the college send Timely Warnings?

November 10, 2016
On the morning of Monday, Nov. 7, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland sent a “Timely Warning” email to the Whitman community alerting students, faculty, staff and parents of suspected druggings. Cleveland’s email noted that there were a “number of students who demonstrated symptoms that suggested they may have been drugged at parties” on the north side of Boyer Avenue on Saturday, Nov. 5. He also wrote that the incidents may be related to an anonymous report from the previous week.

Which mascot will you choose?

Illustrations by Claire Revere.
October 20, 2016

The Whitman Blue Ravens? The Whitman Appaloosas? The Whitman Blues? The Whitman Sockeyes? It’s up to you  to choose. The college community has the chance to vote on the new college mascot now that...

Whitties At Work

Whitties At Work
Make A Difference Day introduces students to community partners in a national day of service
October 20, 2016

This week Whitman students volunteered during Make A Difference Day, an annual event that Whitman has participated in for over fifteen years. Make A Difference Day is a national organization that holds...

Lead Exposure

Photo by Marra Clay
Whitman College solves lead-contaminated water issues
September 8, 2016

Not many would think that at Whitman College, an institution where students have access to myriad resources and a breathtaking campus, students, faculty and staff may have been exposed to dangerous levels...

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