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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

Wednesday, April 2: 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 United...

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. While...

Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull October 10, 2013

The tense, drawn-out government shutdown has entered into its 10th day, the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms ever closer and tensions have only increased between President Obama and the...

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. No one wants to see the horrific stories of young children dying on their morning...

Passage of Legislative Agenda Requires Parlimentary Reform

Daniel Merritt February 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, President Obama laid out his vision for the next year in the State of the Union: His agenda included comprehensive immigration reform, gun control and expansion of American manufacturing. Optimistically,...

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

For my last review of the semester I wanted to go out with a bang, so I mistakenly picked Brad Pitt's new movie, "Killing Them Softly." Unfortunately, my "Ocean's Eleven" star couldn't save the film,...

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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