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Op-Ed: What Whitties should know about Standing Rock

Kyla Rapp

November 17, 2016

Last week, five Whitman students loaded our pepper spray goggles, canned beans and sleeping bags into a car and drove 17 hours to Cannonball, North Dakota to join water protectors there in halting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here are some things I learned: 1. This issue is first...

Helping Indigenous People

Helping Indigenous People

Jose Guerrero Coronado

December 31, 1969

Upon the commencement of European colonization in the Americas, Native American populations immediately began to wane. With the reduction of their numbers, came a loss of their traditions, lifestyles, and languages. Today, although the situation varies within each country, Native Americans are often...

Raw Geographies students make political art

Clara Bartlett

October 25, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 18, students walked to class with their gaze not cast down upon the usual sight of Ankeny Field's greenery, but instead upwards at the sky, where a weather balloon hung, figuratively and literally watching over the befuddled observers below. This apparatus, the Whitman Sky Project, was ...

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