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Say no to Pillsbury dough

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.
October 29, 2020

It’s that time of year again: sweater weather, curling up around the fire with hot cocoa and eating “freshly” baked goods brought to you by Pillsbury — made in the illegally occupied West Bank...

Normalizing violence through the Abraham Accords

Illustration by Lily Buller.
October 1, 2020

“The sand was loaded up with blood. And now you’re going to see that a lot of that sand is going to be loaded up with peace,” said Donald Trump. On Sept. 15, 2020, Trump signed a “peace deal”...

Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Political Cartoon by Anika Vučićević
October 31, 2019

As a campus, we focus a lot on certain social justice issues pertaining to race and gender discrimination, but conversations about the Israeli occupation of Palestine barely happen. Although we talk about...

Letter to the Editor: Hillel-Shalom clarifies misunderstanding around Convocation speech controversy

November 13, 2014

Dear Whitman Community, We are writing because we believe there has been a misunderstanding with regard to the faculty address at convocation this year. Our concern about Professor Elyse Semerdjian's...

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

Marcial Diaz '13. Photo by Skye Vander Laan.
May 13, 2013

This column was contributed by Marcial Díaz Mejía '13. My first year, I had a pro-Palestine picture on my wall. Someone in my section saw it and asked me why I had it up. I explained my position....

Recent violence prompts question of which lives matter

November 29, 2012

This column was contributed by Lesly, '13 Who may be killed without repercussion, without significant outcry from the international community? What sort of lives––or nonlives, rather––are disposable?...

Secretary Clinton damages Middle East peace prospects

Credit: Douglas
November 8, 2009

If you've read a newspaper in the past 30 years, you've probably heard about trouble in the Middle East. In fact, you may have read about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict enough that you've entirely...

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