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Small talk kind of sucks sometimes and here’s why

Isabella Hunter, Columnist May 5, 2022

Perhaps one of the most irksome facets of everyday life as a white upper middle class student attending a liberal arts college is small talk. It has its place and it serves its function, but I honestly...

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A guide to being normal and having friends at Whitman

Isabella Hunter , Columnist April 28, 2022

In case you couldn’t read the room, this is satire.  I’m assuming you’re reading this because, let’s face it, you need the help. You’ve found yourself with nothing better to do on a Friday...

What if our ‘rites of passage’ are wrong for some?

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter May 16, 2021

There are several “rites of passage” in a young adult’s life: you get a permit when you’re 15, then a license a year later. You go to prom, graduate high school, go to college. You drink “for...

Kevin Gates on Slang and Dialect

Ari Appel January 26, 2015

How can language be used to oppress? Indeed, a very big question with many different answers, all of which a single blog post can't cover. But to start, it could be said that society and its institutions...

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