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Whitman Undergraduate Conference prepares for 20th edition

Chris Hankin, News Editor

April 4, 2018

On Tues., April 10, Whitman will hold the annual Undergraduate Conference (WUC), showcasing student research and scholarship from all three divisions. The 2018 edition is especially significant, as it marks the 20th anniversary of the first WUC. In that time, over 3000 students have participated. Tom...

Don’t Stay True to Yourself

Harry Kelso, Columnist

October 22, 2017

Maybe you shouldn’t be true to who you are. When someone says you’re wonderful the way you are or to never change, it sounds uplifting. It’s a confirmation that someone finds us valuable, that we’re purposeful. Purpose is what drives us to forge ahead in life. And it seems like we all have a...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly

February 5, 2015

If one is to leave Whitman College to be a salmon fisher, why write an extensive thesis utilizing current theory to analyze sociological phenomena? It is not unheard of for Whitman students to go from being grilled by a panel of experts in the field of geology in April to foaming milk for the perfect...

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Staff, Faculty Share Favorite Films

Nathan Fisher

April 17, 2014

Whitman College professors have lives outside of the Whitman campus and classroom, right? Well, I decided it would be interesting to assume they did, and I took the bold step of seeking out a handful of Whitman intellectuals to see what movies they enjoyed and why. Even though I was a bit disappointed...

Senior math major estimates he’ll graduate in 7 dog years

Kyle Seasly

September 27, 2012

Senior math major Dhavan Cue's thesis has had a serious impact on the greater math community and "also the world." "We see the world through such a narrow lens, man," he said over a couple too many "Hurricane Bernies" at the Green. Cue's journey to his thesis started around a year ago when he took...

The Whitman Inequality Quiz

Tabor Martinsen

December 1, 2011

1) 3   > 5. True or False. 2) 4 B's > 1 A. True or False. 3) 8 hrs of sleep   > 8 hrs of Harry Potter books on tape. True of False. 4) 3-hr Chem Lab > 30 min. of "Days of Our Lives." True of False. 5) 1 real friend   > 100 Facebook friends that you don't know. True...

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