Whitman Wire

Digital media’s impact on independence

Gavin Victor, Columnist

November 21, 2019

The dependence we have on devices is one we often care about, one we scarcely analyze and one we almost never make a wholehearted effort to change. The nature of this dependence is both compelling and terrifying; we should work to understand it, find the faults and make a concerted effort to change it...

Absence of Asians in Media

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

April 19, 2018

Asian Americans are one of the minorities with the least representation in American media. This minority group continues to struggle for equal opportunity and representation in key media roles while constantly trying to denounce any character played by a white person that should be played by an Asian ac...

Approach Media Consciously

Approach Media Consciously

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 5, 2017

The media is an institution that continually has more and more impact on our lives, specifically in the way we think about the world and in the decisions we make. Media influences us on all levels, from which types of food to buy, to which candidate we should vote for in the presidential elections. Although...

Mainstream Media: No Second Helpings Please

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

November 10, 2016

Like most of my colleagues, I am the result of an experiment. I am what happens when you take 25 million kids and raise them on a 24-hour all-you-can-eat information buffet. A buffet in which a few main courses are served ad nauseam and the dessert section emits wafts of irresistible odors. I’ve tried...

Treat your journalists right

Andrew Schwartz

October 20, 2016

Two headlines off the impetuous digital press dateline September 8, 2016: “The Entire Seattle Seahawks Team Will Protest the National Anthem at Opening Game” and “Entire Seahawks Team Planning to Honor Flag During National Anthem on 9/11?” The mutual and only source for these widely shared...

Guardian’s Climate Campaign Fails to Challenge NeoLiberal Status Quo

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

May 5, 2016

It is painful to see a major news outlet ignore questions that need to be asked and criticisms that need to see the light of day—it is painful because it happens over and over again in the media.

Fresh perspectives yield personal growth

Benjamin Shoemake, Columnist

September 17, 2015

Stories matter. This is hardly a controversial statement. Here at Whitman College, media organizations like The Pioneer and quarterlife, among others, are founded upon the idea that stories and journalism have something important to contribute to campus culture. Every year, the Summer Shakes progra...

Morning Teleportation Performs on Reid Side Lawn

Morning Teleportation Performs on  Reid Side Lawn

Marra Clay

September 6, 2014

Morning Teleportation, a psychedelic rock group from Bowling Green, Kentucky, performed on the Reid side lawn on Sept. 5, 2014. The group has been working with Glacial Pace Recordings, who also produce music with Modest Mouse, Love as Laughter and Mimicking Birds. Morning Teleportation's group features...

Is That a Person Or Is That Photoshop?

Hillary Smith

February 12, 2014

You've probably seen that Photoshop time lapse video, in which a female model is essentially transformed into a Barbie doll. (If you haven't seen it, you can watch it on Youtube here). Global Democracy made this video in 2011, but it has recently picked up steam again on the Internet. People are likely...

Taught to Love Event Honors Memory of Nelson Mandela

Taught to Love Event Honors Memory of Nelson Mandela

Emily Volpert

December 16, 2013

This past Wednesday, December 11, in the Reid basement, a tribute was held for the life of Nelson Mandela. Musical and Spoken Word Performances were given and all were invited to participate. [portfolio_slideshow]

Campus examines use of social media

Daniel Kim

October 4, 2012

As technology becomes more central in the daily lives of Americans, colleges all around the nation have begun breaking into social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Most of my generation's interactions are online, and we draw heavily on communication online, so Whitman improving and continuing...

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson

September 27, 2012

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