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First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The first annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival teemed with excitement and solidarity this past Friday, April 7. Despite the unpredictable weather that forced the event indoors to Reid Coffeehouse, the festival went on without a hitch, featuring two live bands, several local artists and p...

United States Eagerly Awaits Slaughter of Planned Parenthood

Clara Wheeler, Cardboard Boxer

January 28, 2017


Filed under Humor

With the defunding of Planned Parenthood coming closer and closer like the shark in Jaws, a lot of women across the country wait eagerly for the time that these services will cease to be affordable and available. Bottles of champagne will be opened, fireworks will go off and cherries will be popped un...

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault

Karah Kemmerly

March 6, 2013


Filed under NEWS

While browsing whitmanencounters.com one day, senior Kate Kight saw a post that really scared her. This post, written by a student whose friend had been sexually assaulted by an RA, contained responses from several students offering resources and support for the survivor, which Kight found heartening....

Footnote: Choosing Lube

Footnote: Choosing Lube

Spencer Wharton

January 30, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Writers' Blogs

When I interviewed Cynthia Fine, Community Health Educator at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, a few months ago about painful sex, we had a great, in-depth conversation about not only pain during intercourse, but sexually transmitted infections; the importance of creating a positive, supportive atmosphere if you're having sex; good com...

Awareness first step to relieving sexual pain

Spencer Wharton

November 29, 2012


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

According to a 2001 study in American Family Physician, as many as 60 percent of women claim to have experienced episodes of pain with intercourse, but many who have persistent, severe symptoms never seek medical attention. On top of physical pain, painful sex can have emotional consequences as well––a...

Whitman women take action against violence with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Mallory Martin

February 23, 2012


Filed under A&E

Starting this Friday, Feb. 24, Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment and the Voices of Planned Parenthood will bring V-Day, an event of global activism, to campus. V-Day is a campaign and organization that fights for an end to violence against women and girls that was started in 1988 by Eve...

Sex toy party hopes to open discussion of female sexuality

Sex toy party hopes to open discussion of female sexuality

Rachel Alexander

November 9, 2009


Filed under NEWS

What do diving dolphins, waterproof power bullets and icicles have in common? They are all vibrators that will be featured at the Voices for Planned Parenthood (VOX)-sponsored sex toy party this Saturday. "I'm really excited about it," said junior Caitlin Moore,   co-president of VOX with jun...

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