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Are Whitties Open to Discussing the Military?

Whitman Junior Trung Vu served in the Marines prior to attending Whitman.

Lena Friedman, Feature Writer

April 11, 2019

What’s it like to have ties to the military in a relatively small, liberal arts college environment? A few students at Whitman share in this very experience, and can attest to how it affects their interactions on campus. Junior Julia Wilke is in a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend Gabe...

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Issue 3: Voices of the Community

Jade Blake-Whitney

September 24, 2013

Should the United States use air strikes against the Syrian Government?  Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they think about the US government using air strikes against the Syrian government....

Military Marriages Work Through Distance and Deployment

Serena Runyan

February 26, 2013

Many students make sacrifices to be in long-distance relationships when they come to school. But the distance becomes very difficult to maintain when the relationship turns into marriage, and their spouse is scheduled for deployment in military service. Senior Lea Baker is recently married to he...

Senior Leads Annual Drive for Letters of Gratitude

Emily Lin-Jones

November 15, 2012

Senior Lea Baker wrote a letter to her boyfriend going through U.S. Army basic training every day of her freshman year. When he couldn't receive mail, she wrote to other soldiers deployed overseas––and enlisted fellow Whitman students to help. "The first year I did Letters of Gratitude it was...

Meet the new trainers in town

Kaili Masamoto

September 12, 2012

We are currently experiencing a fitness revolution; with better health education, people are exercising now more than ever. According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association that publishes yearly health club trends, "[gym] membership has increased more than 10% over the past...

Numbers in the News

Karah Kemmerly

November 3, 2011

13,000 Approximate number of service members discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. $200 million Cost of training replacements for these discharged members. 65,000 Estimated number of military personnel who aren't heterosexual. 50,000 Number of male veterans screened positive for "military sexual trauma" at ...

Gender studies roundtable explores sexuality in military

Credit: Marie von Hafften

Sam Chapman

November 3, 2011

    On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students gathered in Olin to participate in a conversation with three experts about masculinity in the military, the subject of this year's gender studies round-table discussion. These experts were Zoë Wool, an Institute for Health doctoral fellow studyi...

Military is a crucial area for social and environmental progress

Alex Brott

February 24, 2011

I don't think I'm going strongly against the Whitman grain when I say that I view the actions of the United States military and the enormity of our defense spending with skepticism. While I appreciate the importance of a well-maintained army for a country like the United States, I take issue with the...

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