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Ethics Bowl Team Competes Nationally

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

March 9, 2017

The Whitman Ethics Bowl team returned from Nationals in Dallas last week with the “Spirit of Ethics Bowl” award. It was the second consecutive year that the burgeoning group has won the award, which goes to the team that, through civility and thoughtfulness, best exemplifies the spirit of the Eth...

What it means to be American

What it means to be American

Peggy Li, Columnist

April 28, 2016

Illustration by Claire Revere.  When Donald Trump first became a serious candidate for the presidency, many collectively exclaimed, “I’ll move to Canada,” with the smug, implicit assumption that Canada would even accept us. And when Americans visit a foreign country, for the most part they do...

Embracing the Unexpected

Peggy Li, Columnist

April 14, 2016

We like to think, as people, that we have a great degree of control over our lives.

Fuccbois Have Rights Too

Peggy Li, Columnist

April 7, 2016

The way I see it, a major problem presents itself when people begin to say, “fuccbois all act a certain way.” Because how is that any different than the high school mentality of judging nerds for needing glases?


Peggy Li, Columnist

February 18, 2016

Because if you’re single and feeling torn up inside because of an overwhelming loneliness, you should reflect on yourself.

For the Love of Learning

January 28, 2016

At some point along the road – I suspect in high school – I started going through the motions instead of actually feeling anything.

People Who Are Better Than You

Peggy Li, Columnist

December 10, 2015

If I’m as fast as Usain Bolt or as brilliant as Albert Einstein, that’s not going to make me more content with life, and if I’m not happy and content, then none of those things were helpful at all in the end, were they?

Procrastination: Everything in Moderation

Peggy Li, Columnist

November 12, 2015

There’s a sense of honor and dignity that goes hand in hand with doing the right thing.

Not Everyone is Beautiful

Peggy Li, Columnist

October 7, 2015

Implicit in saying that “everyone is beautiful” is the notion that everyone needs to be beautiful.

Challenging Whitman’s Culture of Happiness

September 17, 2015

It’s understandable if you don’t want other people to see your weakness, but you should be comfortable venting about anything you want.

Hook-up survey reveals troubling incongruities

Peggy Li

March 5, 2015

Since arriving at Whitman, I've heard the word "hook-up" more times than I care to count –– mostly within the context of attractive people doing things together –– but I honestly couldn't tell you what it actually means. Coming from a fairly conservative high school, it was pretty shocking the fi...

Major should not be chosen based on others’ wishes

Peggy Li

February 5, 2015

Fifteen minutes into the conversation, my father asked me, "So what do you want to major in?" It was something I'd consistently avoided thinking about, toying with the idea of being a history or politics major, but ultimately not being able to reach a decision. Before the words "I'm not sure" could even...

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