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On Bystander Intervention

On Bystander Intervention

Harry Kelso, Columnist

November 9, 2017

In the end, we are all human. We will find ourselves in situations where we simply do not know what to do. However, we do bear a responsibility to help others. It is in our best interest to create a positive social environment. Thus, it is an act of learning and adaptation to fill the crucial role of an ...

Another Opinion on Bystander Intervention

India Flinchum, Columnist

November 9, 2017

Social justice advocates have argued for decades over the extent to which bystanders are responsible for intervening in acts of injustice. Indeed, an individual’s definition of “injustice” may vary according to his or her culture and values, but there is undoubtedly a universal feeling of unease t...

The Bush Wins Coveted Glaucoma Prevention Award

Trevor Lewis, Humor Writer

November 3, 2016

History was made this Thursday at approximately 3:11 p.m. when residents of The Bush (by far Whitman’s most health-conscious off-campus house) were presented with the National Institute of Health’s prestigious Glaucoma Prevention Award. The massive golden trophy in the shape of a disembodied human eye was...

Meaningful healthcare must be holistic

Julia Stone

April 26, 2012

That "our healthcare system is broken" is a ubiquitous reality acknowledged across the political spectrum. Healthcare reform has been a hot political issue, especially with the right-wing resistance to Obamacare. What began as an earnest attempt to fix a system that leaves millions of Americans without...

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