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The OP kid archetype

The OP kid archetype

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Feature Reporter September 23, 2021

Nothing could have prepared me for how pervasive Whitman’s outdoors culture is. My first day on campus, I maneuvered through Ankeny’s web of slacklines to meet my Chaco-clad peers, utterly out of my...

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To increase accessibility, OP will host initiation in wilderness of Ankeny Field

Fielding Schaefer, Arc’teryx Rep Dude March 12, 2020

Whitman has long discouraged the hazing practices of fraternities and sororities. But only recently, as the school and student body confronts the walls that restrict attaining the Whitman ideal of “outdoorsiness,”...

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