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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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McMorris Rodgers Not Running For Reelection

Daniela Quiros Araya, News Reporter February 22, 2024

  Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) has decided not to seek reelection in this year's election. McMorris Rodgers’ decision is poised to leave a significant void in the Republican...

Illustration by Uma Bratt

Lack of Enthusiasm Around Upcoming Primaries

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter February 15, 2024

The Washington state presidential primary on March 12 approaches rapidly, yet many students lack enthusiasm about the election.  In past years, Whitman students have been amongst the top voting...

2023 Rabinowtiz Award winners are announced

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter April 20, 2023

Since 2011, the Ben Rabinowitz Award has been given in honor of Whitman College President Tom Chronin to support projects that seek to promote compassion in medicine, politics or on-campus projects. The...

Professor Matteo Bortolini talks on politics and religion in the U.S. and Italy

Paul Florence, News Reporter November 17, 2022

Visiting Professor of Sociology Matteo Bortolini from the University of Padua, Italy gave a talk in Olin Auditorium titled “Civil and Uncivil Religion: Politics, Religion and the Public Square in the...

What’s on the ballot during the 2022 midterm elections?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter November 3, 2022

With Democrats currently holding on to a razor-thin majority in the House of Representatives and Senate, the outcome of the 2022 midterms may be decided in a handful of toss-up elections. Several of these...

Liz Truss becomes shortest-serving prime minister in England’s history

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter November 3, 2022

The short-term appointment of the United Kingdom’s ex-prime minister Liz Truss has created controversy in Britain's political atmosphere. Mary Elizabeth Truss announced her resignation on Oct. 20 after...

Whitties in the Wild: A new course in “Land, Water, Justice” brings students outside of the classroom

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

This past spring, Whitman College’s environmental studies department piloted a three-week long field study course in conjunction with anthropology and politics. The course traveled from the Wallowa Valley...

What political participation looks like during the midterm elections

Paul Florence, News Reporter September 15, 2022

In 2021, the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education released a national report including data on student participation in voting from Whitman College. According to the report, 78 percent of voters...

The trolley problem and dehumanization

Bella Hunter, Columnist March 10, 2022

We care about politics because we care about people, but if that’s truly the case, then we must change the way we talk about politics. When we talk about ideology and a “humanizing” approach, we...

Students in Stan Thayne’s Secularization of Whitman College course grapple with the College’s history

Naia Willemsen, News Reporter December 2, 2021

Despite the fact that Whitman’s namesake, Marcus Whitman, was a religious missionary, today Whitman has no institutional religious affiliation. This is a topic students in politics professor Stan Thayne’s...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

Infographics desensitize us from the issues at hand

Hailey Livingston, Columnist September 16, 2021

It is time to stop with the Instagram infographics. Everyone has seen them; the super-cute designs, maybe a frosted cake, with a gut-wrenching line about people dying, mass incarceration, abortion—any...

So you’re going to have to poop in college and other first year dilemmas

Carmel Stephan, Shit or get off the pot please. September 16, 2021

This summer, as you sat your bare ass down on the porcelain throne, it may have occurred to you that this level of comfort would soon cease to exist. You wouldn’t be pooping in your private residence...

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