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Wow: Everyone’s Pissed and Exhausted

Wow: Everyone’s Pissed and Exhausted

Ashlyn Quintus, Small Grandmother

October 13, 2018


Filed under Humor

A recent study by those who rightly give a shit about humanity finds that everyone who is anyone is not only pissed, but exhausted. With an administration that is constantly challenging intrinsic rights of its citizens by appointing representatives who treat others like shit, are pieces of shit, or just...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.” Two years after his death, his political theater has returned to the Harper Joy Theatre under...

Paul Ryan’s search for love

Clara Wheeler, Pirate Administrative Professional

April 2, 2017


Filed under Humor

Paul Ryan (B-KN) has always looked like he is trying to hold back tears of disappointment, but in recent weeks, his expression betrays the great heartbreak hiding behind a thin façade. “I really thought this would be the one,” he said about his one true love, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). “But I ...

Seasoned Campus Liberals Gear up for New Year of Political Apathy

Megumi Rierson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016


Filed under Humor

The advent of the new school year brings with it the return of Whitman’s famously liberal, politically-engaged student body. The campus becomes a treasure trove of meaningful political discussion sparked by Nalgene stickers, Dank Meme Stashes and skimmed New York Times articles. At any point you coul...

Super PACs invade Greek life

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under Humor

The most recent Greek election cycle brought with it the addition of student-operated super political action committees (super PACs). You may have heard the term “super PAC” thrown around by the 2016 presidential candidates and that kid who read one New York Times op-ed and now won’t stop brin...

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld

December 5, 2013


Filed under OPINION

Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world. While their revelations that were released over the summer told the world about the expansiveness...

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