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Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Climate Change's Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist

February 11, 2016

At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.

‘Bears’ Showcases Landscape

Nathan Fisher

April 24, 2014

Unbeknownst to me, as I am a movie-watching cave dweller, this is Earth Week. Hopefully you've kept the car parked and biked to the store and around campus. To celebrate Mother Earth, Disneynature released "Bears," the newest installment of their animal documentary series. To be frank, the pickings were...

Revisiting the Outdoors

A rainbow by the big waterfall

Aleida Fernandez

April 1, 2014

Before I studied abroad I never realized how much I like - and take for granted - the outdoors. I would never describe myself as an "outdoorsman," but parks, yards, hikes and just general "being outside" were an intrical part of my growing up. In college, I camp and backpack and you can find me on our ...

Hypnotic Hydrology

Hypnotic Hydrology

Marra Clay

March 12, 2014

Sometimes, I think that the Whitman community takes our access to water for granted. We live in a desert. Walla Walla is not meant to have green grass and luscious rivers flowing through it, but our campus serves as an oasis full of greenery and sparkling brooks. I meandered by the Admissions building...

Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound

Lindsey Holdren

April 7, 2013

Doubtful Sound is in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park and was used as a backdrop in The Lord of the Rings (so of course we had to check it out). Fiordland is one of the rainiest places on Earth; the Cullen's really should have relocated here and left Western Washington well enough alone. My famil...

A Tribute to the Outdoors

Mallory Martin

January 24, 2013

The Whitman Outdoor Program's community-sponsored Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour garnered a huge turnout Tuesday night, with ticket lines wrapping around the building. A tradition started 19 years ago, the Tour's stop on campus has slowly but steadily amassed a large following among Whitties...

Naturalistic Fallacy a Danger in Sex Talk

Spencer Wharton

October 31, 2012

In almost every area of modern life, we eagerly embrace a lifestyle that is far from "natural." Whether you're reading this column in print or online, you're engaging in an "unnatural" activity––neither newspapers nor websites grow on trees. Our ability to engage in the unnatural is what allows us...

Synthetic Biology will bring both exciting changes and compelling responsibilites for human race

Alfredo Villaseñor

September 15, 2011

How would you design nature? : It's a question almost too grand for any one of us to answer adequately. But know that designing nature is something we humans have been working up to ever since we began to throw down our spears to take up the sedentary life of the sickle, hoe and cattle prod. Through...

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