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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Who Does the Educating Here?

Aya Mahmoudi, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2024

For over half of this school year, Whitman College has committed a series of questionable political actions that have disenchanted our community and lifted the veil on our administration’s incompetence. If...

Photo by Cooper Andersen

Dialogue and Dignity Series Kicks Off on Campus

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter February 8, 2024

Jan. 25 marked the first installment of the Dialogue and Dignity speaker series. This series includes speakers, workshops and conversations that are an initiative to promote discussions around recent...

Photo contributed by Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine

Beyond the Bubble: A Look at the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Clashes

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter October 19, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, prompting a formal Israeli declaration of war against the group. Thousands of Palestinians and...

White silence on campus

White silence on campus

Kainat Ansari, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

Non-European conflicts and human rights violations in parts of the world where non-White people reside are hardly ever acknowledged on campus. Take, for example, the horrific killings of Palestinians,...

Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine seeks to promote understanding

Ben Kearney, News Reporter November 3, 2022

Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine (WSJP) has a strong presence on Whitman's campus as one of several global awareness groups. WSJP is composed of a diverse group of students who work to educate...

Beyond the Bubble: Growing up in the West Bank, Franko Omair risks his life to visit the ocean

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 18, 2021

This week, The Wire spoke with Mohammad “Franko” Omair, a first-year student from the Palestinian West Bank, who discussed what it’s like to grow up under military siege.  Palestine has a complex...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

We need to keep talking about Palestine

Alanna Sherman, Columnist October 21, 2021

Following the rise of footage depicting the oppressive tactics Israeli settlers use on Palestinians, the phrase "Free Palestine"  started to dominate my social media timeline.  In the spring of 2021,...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.

Say no to Pillsbury dough

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist 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...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Normalizing violence through the Abraham Accords

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist 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”...

Political Cartoon by Anika Vučićević

Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Rina Cakrani, Columnist November 1, 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

The Editors 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...

Marcial Diaz 13. Photo by Skye Vander Laan.

Whitman Key Space for Challenging Viewpoints

May 13, 2013
Whitman is a safe environment to experiment with who you are, what you think, and just be different, yet students often don't take full advantage of this.
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