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OP-ED: Bringing consent into the classroom: The future of sexual violence prevention at Whitman

Hannah Rudman , Senior May 5, 2022

All interviews in this piece are from anonymous Whitman students. Content Warning: This piece discusses sexual assault. Sexual violence and its prevention are a frequent topic of discussion among...

OP-ED: The failure of Whitman’s COVID-19 policies

Bex Heimbrock, First-year April 28, 2022

Whitman, a college that prides itself on diversity and inclusion, has left immunocompromised people behind in its zealous search for a post-COVID-19 school year. We have all suffered as a result.  For...

OP-ED: Whitman doesn’t need a queer affinity group that includes white people

Sammy Fitts, Junior April 21, 2022

During the first half of the spring 2022 semester, I was the secretary of Whitman’s now-defunct LGBTQIA+ affinity group, PRISM. I was sending out the emails for this organization, attempting to “fix”...

Illustration by Madeleine Stolp.

OP-ED: I’m just trying to piss: The gendering of nongendered experiences

Lee Thomas, Junior April 7, 2022

I like the bathrooms in Cleveland Commons. While I don't go there often anymore, except for working and taking napkins for my house, I always enjoy being able to walk into whichever side is closest...

Op-Ed: Whitman’s unpaid debt

Jeff Mutethia , Junior March 3, 2022

On Jan. 30, the Whitman community received an email from the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) titled “Land Acknowledgment.” In their email, ASWC reiterated the truth that Whitman occupies...

Letter to the Editor: Response to “A quick critique of our liberal bubble”

Bex Heimbrock, First Year February 17, 2022

When clicking on the article "A Quick Critique of our Liberal Bubble," I mistakenly assumed that I would be diving into a delicious critique of neoliberalism running rampant on campus. It’s about time,...

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitmans History

Op-Ed: Greek Life & Rape: a Look Into Student Voices Throughout Whitman’s History

Noelle Scheer, Senior February 10, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: This article contains a detailed discussion of rape and sexual assault. RESOURCES:  RAINN, 800-656-4673  Malia Lewis, Whitman’s Sexual Assault Victims Advocate (not a mandatory...

OP-ED: Come on, Wikipedia

Nathaniel Larson, Senior April 4, 2019

I use Wikipedia nearly every day. Each time I read an article on the site, I am amazed at how consistently an organization of volunteers can provide accurate, holistic, and balanced views on nearly every...

OP-ED: Whitman’s Money Perpetuates Violence

Divest Whitman November 9, 2018

Power, privilege and race. These are everyday buzzwords at a school like Whitman where everybody is eager to prove their progressive politics. But what does this mean in terms of environmentalism on...

OP-ED: Why was it so difficult to get funding for a students of color conference from ASWC?

Ye Rim Cho, Senior October 12, 2018

I went to two ASWC meetings last week – one with the finance committee and one with the senate. A few students of color and I volunteered since we had to justify our request of $3,000 for transportation...

Op-Ed: ‘Culture of Silence:’ What the WWU Administration Will Not Address

Jake Sloop, WWU Sophomore April 12, 2018

These past few weeks at Walla Walla University have been rocky, to say the least. Therefore, in this week’s Swap Issue, I hope to address some of the questions many Whitties have asked me about the blackface...

Op-ed: What is Your Purpose for Being Here at Whitman?

Matthew Marianacci April 12, 2018

What is your purpose for being here at Whitman? I ask because I am starting to question my reason for being here and I need some people to talk to. Like many privileged students here, I come from a wealthy...

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