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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Sustaining Engagement after the Power and Privilege Symposium

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter March 7, 2024

The annual Power and Privilege (P&P) Symposium was held on Thursday, Feb. 22. As usual, classes were canceled to encourage members of the Whitman community to attend the presentations. This year, there...

Why mispronouncing names is a bigger deal than you think it is

Maura Kelly, Opinion Columnist April 6, 2023

This article is dedicated to everyone who has never found their name on a keychain souvenir.  I love my name; it’s mine, which makes it special. Unfortunately, it’s one of those names that people...

Whitman’s antisemitism problem

Cormac Uriah Li, Senior March 2, 2023

“Just Say No!” Cheering and applause filled the room of Longview Elementary in Oakland as Nancy Reagan launched the campaign against drugs. Her charming smile and the crowd’s excitement made Americans...

Untold stories of Power and Privilege

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter March 2, 2023

Every year, students get the opportunity to be educators at the Power & Privilege Symposium (P&P). They get to tell their stories: what they’ve learned, what they’ve experienced and what these...

Photo by Aidan Tribolet.

The Sounds of the People awaken hip-hop on campus

Sam Patterson, Campus Life Reporter March 2, 2023

If you walk up Main Street on a Saturday night, you can often hear live music pouring out of various wineries and bars. If, however, you realize that all of the music sounds similar and everyone performing...

From the Archives: Symposium unites campus and attracts national attention (2006)

Chelsea Gilbert, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

This article originally appeared in the November 16, 2006 issue of the Whitman Pioneer. Editor's note: 17 years later, Power & Privilege will be celebrated on February 23, 2023 at Whitman College....

Teju Cole speaks on anti-racist work and liberation in Power & Privilege Keynote

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter February 25, 2021

Teju Cole, a Professor of Creative Writing at Harvard University and acclaimed author and photographer, kicked off Whitman’s 2021 Power & Privilege Symposium with a Keynote speech on Feb. 17.  He...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Should Power & Privilege be mandatory?

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor February 20, 2020

This year’s Power & Privilege (P&P) Symposium theme is “build bridges and not walls.” As you attend sessions and consider this structural metaphor, I would like you to think of the symposium’s...

Sophomores Maya Mohan and Hannah Paul sing at the karaoke event

Power and Privilege karaoke: Singing to create connections

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter December 5, 2019

There were smiles on students’ faces as first-year Nomonde Nyathi took to the Reid basement stage for the second time that evening — this time, for a karaoke rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold."  “It...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Bluewood excited to announce new technique for keeping students at P&P

Anthony Reale, Unofficial Bullhorn February 24, 2019

The Power & Privilege Symposium has partnered with Bluewood Ski Resort for the last 20 years now, after the discovery that some people use the day off to “shred the gnar.” P&P and the Ski Resort...

The Purpose of Power and Privilege

Alondra Contreras, Columnist March 1, 2018

Throughout my four years at Whitman I have asked this question more than once during the P&P Symposium season. As a woman of color, I often find myself doing more work than my white peers. The Power...

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

North Bennett February 15, 2016
The Pioneer previews four workshops from the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium via a Q&A with workshop organizers.
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