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11/8: The Day the World Trumpfed

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

November 17, 2016

Most of us spent the days following the catastrophe in a daze. You could see it in the eyes: professors, students and administrators gazing vacantly into space, as if they had all just witnessed a plane crash. Whole class periods were spent discussing how to go on—how to recognize the common humanity...

Reactions to North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT Law Detract from Bigger Issue

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

April 21, 2016

What interests me most, though, aren't the particularities of the bill or the conversations surrounding it, but the complete and total lack of perspective surrounding trans rights in general, which these recent events have served to make apparent.

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist

February 11, 2016

At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.

Helping Indigenous People

Helping Indigenous People

Jose Guerrero Coronado

November 4, 2015

Upon the commencement of European colonization in the Americas, Native American populations immediately began to wane. With the reduction of their numbers, came a loss of their traditions, lifestyles, and languages. Today, although the situation varies within each country, Native Americans are often...

Poverty is Now a Woman Thing

Hillary Smith

April 22, 2014

The other day, I was perusing the Women section of Huffington Post when I came across an article (surprise, surprise) about Maria Shriver's recent report on American women's financial situation. The report is entitled The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. Most alarmingly, t...

Students Volunteer to Spread Knowledge About Earned Income Tax Credit

Daniel Kim

March 5, 2013

Whitman students have teamed up with the Walla Walla Asset Building Coalition to educate local families of Walla Walla about the possible tax returns that  low-income individuals, particularly working individuals with children, are eligible to receive. Large amounts of money under the Federal E...

Nowhere to go: Homeless youth in Walla Walla have few resources available

Patricia Vanderbilt

February 9, 2012

"Sometimes I go by it, and I'll remember it and I'm like, I don't ever want to go back there." When Kirsten Ratliff passes by the Christian Aid Center on Birch Street, she recalls the months during her adolescence when the building was her only home. At age 11, Ratliff and her family lost their hou...

ASWC has beef with meat dress, rejects appeal

ASWC has beef with meat dress, rejects appeal

caitlinhardee

December 8, 2011

On Sunday, Dec. 4, ASWC Senate heard an appeal from junior Clare Spatola-Knoll, whose request to the Finance Committee for $450 to recreate Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress with prosciutto and wire had been initially denied. The refusal prompted Spatola-Knoll to rework the proposal and appeal for $100....

Society needs to care

Heather Nichols-Haining

April 29, 2010

If you raise the standards of living for select communities, you will raise the standard of living for everyone. As an ardent supporter of increasing public spending to pull more people out of poverty, I believe this rhetoric as much as anyone. While I was being trained to talk about my research con...

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