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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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

Are Whitties Open to Discussing the Military?

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...

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...

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 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 kind of like a selfish act; it was like, I can’t write letters to him so I’m going to write letters to troops overseas,” said Baker, who started the project her sophomore year. As part of the Letters of Gratitude campaign, Thetas have been tabling in Reid and encouraging passersby to contribute a message to U.S. troops overseas. Thetas pictured are Cailtyn Yoshina (center), Emily Grossman (with blue scarf), and Andrea Horwege (far right). Photos by Allie Felt. With help from members of Kappa Alpha Theta, Baker is tabling in Reid every day through Nov. 16, inviting Whitties to pen a letter or two to a soldier stationed abroad.

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...

Numbers in the News

Karah Kemmerly November 3, 2011
Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.
Credit: Marie von Hafften

Gender studies roundtable explores sexuality in military

Sam Chapman November 3, 2011
On Tuesday, Nov. 1, students gathered in Olin to participate in a discussion with three experts about masculinity in the military, the subject of this year's gender studies round table discussion.

Military is a crucial area for social and environmental progress

Alex Brott February 24, 2011
Although liberals lament the size of the defense budget and assertive U.S. foreign policy, the military has important potential to promote social and environmental change that should not be overlooked.
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