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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Community Calls on Whitman to Become “Sanctuary Campus”

Christy Carley, News Editor November 21, 2016

Whitman students, staff and faculty gathered at the steps of Penrose Library last Wednesday in support of a petition to designate Whitman College as a “sanctuary campus.” The gathering was part of...

News in Brief

Dylan Tull April 3, 2014
President Obama and Russian Prime Minister Putin came to an agreement over the tense Ukraine conflict this morning. Obama decided he was cool with Putin taking Crimea if the U.S. could have the other half of it.

Obama Protests Putin’s Anti-Gay Legislation, Adds American Football to Olympic Games

Tara McCulloch February 6, 2014

In light of the recent controversy surrounding Russian President Vladimir Putin's homophobic policies, President Obama decided to add the Super Bowl to the 2014 Olympic line up without consulting the International...

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld December 5, 2013
Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world.
Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull October 10, 2013
Entering into the tenth day of the government shutdown, the impact is felt throughout the Whitman community. Seniors' thesis research has come to a halt, the Outdoor Program has encountered numerous problems with closed federal land, and a variety of financial issues affect students.
Illustration by Kelsey Lund

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Gladys Gitau February 27, 2013
In light of recent mass shootings, it seems as if America is really adamant on preventing the slaughter of innocent lives. However, hundreds of black shooting deaths continue to go unreported in the mainstream media, suggesting that those black lives are worth less in America.

Passage of Legislative Agenda Requires Parlimentary Reform

Daniel Merritt February 21, 2013
The key to passing Obama's progressive agenda, or really any agenda in the future, is the passage of significant parliamentary reform. If we want to keep any party from simply being the "party of no," we need to take away the structural tools that make blanket obstructionism possible.
Political Cartoon by Tyler Schuh

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson February 7, 2013

Address Leaves Obama Beholden to Environmentalists

Sam Chapman January 31, 2013

I skipped the broadcast of President Obama's second inaugural address in favor of reading it afterwards, so that I could better analyze its content without being distracted by the speechcraft. As an environmentalist,...

Killing Them Softly Kills Audience Interest

‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest

Nathan Fisher December 6, 2012
Nathan Fisher finds that even an all-star cast can't save "Killing Them Softly," an uneven, slow-paced crime drama starring Brad Pitt.
Political Cartoon by Asa Mease

Political Cartoon

Alex Hagen November 29, 2012

Political Cartoon by Erika Zinser

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson November 15, 2012

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