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NBA Should Have Dealt With Sterling Long Ago

NBA Should Have Dealt With Sterling Long Ago

Dylan Snyder

May 8, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

Commissioner Adam Silver has given Donald Sterling, the maligned owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a lifetime ban after his racist comments were made public. This is a rare punishment in the sporting world and only invoked in drastic circumstances. The majority of the viewing public, however, did ...

Whitman Hires New Environmental Historian Professor

Whitman Hires New Environmental Historian Professor

Josephine Adamski

May 1, 2014


Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

The history department has hired Jakobina Arch to fill a new tenure-track position as assistant professor of environmental history. Arch will be hired under the sabbatical replacement program to increase the size of permanent faculty instead of continuing to fill visiting professor spots. The search ...

Mix-‘n-Match Jokes

Mix-‘n-Match Jokes

Melina Hughes

May 1, 2014


Filed under Humor

Set-ups: Knock Knock A Whittie walks into the green... So, I was on the bus with my mom... What do you call an undercover duck? What do you call a man with no arms and no legs reading Marx? What did the blind man say to the bartender? Wanna know a secret? So a first-year goes to Enco...

ASWC Referendum Process Offers Potential, Needs Refinement

ASWC Referendum Process Offers Potential, Needs Refinement

Dylan Tull

April 24, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Deep within Associated Students of Whitman College legislation, there is a bylaw that describes the process of "unique direct democracy power," or a process by which students can pass official legislation without ASWC's direct involvement. The referendum process offers the possibility of legislation crea...

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Anuradha Lingappa

April 17, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Wizard rock is a genre of music generated by the fan culture surrounding the Harry Potter books. Since J.K. Rowling and the books themselves are so universally popular, many fans look closer to home to find new ways to channel their love for the series. Wizard rock songs are all about things that happen in ...

“Marky” Mark Whitman Tells All

“Marky” Mark Whitman Tells All

Melina Hughes

April 10, 2014


Filed under Humor

Now ya'll already know my name. I mean, I am pretty damn famous ‘round these parts, but ya'll don't know the half of it. I mean, seriously, I am one badass dude, and I am here to give you the full scoop. In case you've forgotten, I am Marky Mark Whitman. I was born in 1802 up in NYC, or near enoug...

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Lachlan Johnson

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

In 1857, Frederick Douglas was quoted as saying, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." There are many serious issues facing the world, and those in power have shown little initiative in addressing them. It is increasingly clear that issues such as global warming, inequality and racism will requi...

Cartoon: Gluten

Cartoon: Gluten

Luke Hampton

April 1, 2014


Filed under Campus Cartoon, Circuit

  Cartoon by MaryAnne Bowen....

Reducing Black Actors to Limited Roles Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

Reducing Black Actors to Limited Roles Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

Alisha Agard

March 13, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

I want to first start off by saying I am so happy to hear about the success films "12 Years a Slave" and "Django Unchained" have received lately. It is nice to see actors and actresses of color receiving recognition for their talents, and I am extremely proud. That being said, I personally will not be watching either film an...

#liberated: Tweets From a Well-Intentioned Feminist

#liberated: Tweets From a Well-Intentioned Feminist

Natalie Berg

March 6, 2014


Filed under Humor

verbosefeminist: To combat men's efforts to silence the female voice, I hereby promise to make my tweets as lengthy as possible. I also promise to invoke elements of feminist theory because I feel I must take ownership of my educa… verbosefeminist: …tion. I studied gender studies at a ...

Three Tips for the Fashionable Feminist

Three Tips for the Fashionable Feminist

Tara McCulloch

March 6, 2014


Filed under Humor

Ladies (and those of you who don't identify with the normative role of "ladies" but are still interested in spring trends), it's that time of year again! We know y'all are ready for the latest spring fashion trends that are endlessly chic and also happen to smash the patriarchy. Can I get an "amen" (or a different word if you don't nece...

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