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Just a Face Mask?

Just a Face Mask?

Jordon Crawford, Columnist

April 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Admittedly, I had reservations that the new Marvel movie, “Black Panther,” would be met with much discontent. However, what I saw on my Facebook page this weekend completely blew me out of the water. Before coming to the United States, the idea of white people adopting blackface in mockery of black...

The Purpose of Power and Privilege

Alondra Contreras, Columnist

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

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 and Privilege Symposium is supposed to provide space for having tough conversations (whatever that...

P&P Battens Down the Hatches as the White Feminists Approach, Rubbing their Hands Voraciously

Anthony Reale, Line Pusher

February 22, 2018


Filed under Humor

Power and Privilege faces yet again the onslaught of white feminists as the Symposium’s date approaches.  This problem, a yearly challenge for the planners of P&P, returns yet again in the form of Starbucks-wielding, social media-posting, pussy hat-wearing people.  The strength of white feminis...

Another Perspective on Cultural appropriation

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In light of the PSA’s plastered around campus around Halloween time reminding us that ‘My culture is not a costume’ for an often-times oblivious perpetrator, it seems important that we re-think cultural appropriation, and especially why we find it so objectionable. At the core of it, it seems to ...

Calling out Whitman College

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

On campus, it is generally accepted as a given that ‘privilege’ and ‘entitlement’ are definitively bad. Especially after an event like the Power and Privilege Symposium, words that, in and of themselves, only mean that we are able to affect change or that we have certain rights now possess a ...

Students unsure how to spell ‘privilege’

Rebecca Gluck, Met Husband on Tinder

April 2, 2017


Filed under Humor

Last week’s annual intercollegiate spelling bee was historic in several ways. For one, all eight Ivy League schools were disqualified for alleged collusion, although they insisted it was a harmless business strategy. The second surprise was the broken record for most misspellings of a single word. ...

Moonlight recaptures Oscars

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

March 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Despite some confusion at the Oscars on the winner of the Best Picture, "Moonlight" won the category in addition to numerous other wins. However, the impact of "Moonlight’s" victory on Oscars night goes beyond the award. For years, the Academy has been criticized for their lack of diversity in chosen...

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Allie Donahue

May 7, 2015


Filed under Community, NEWS, News Highlight, Outdoors, Politics

Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16. Whitman activists will join other environmentalists from the sHELL NO coalition to demonstrate...

Self-reflection, Teaching the Movement help fight back against privilege paralysis

Katy Wills

February 12, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

While some new parents may be told that their child is at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes or obesity, their white babies don't come with a document warning the parents of the potential for privilege paralysis. I began to understand this condition last year. In April 2014, I attended a workshop...

‘Dear White People’ examines the life experiences of black students

James Kennedy

February 12, 2015


Filed under A&E

"Dear White People," an award-winning entry at the Sundance Film Festival, will be shown at Whitman as part of the Power and Privilege Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 19. The showing is open to all Whitman students as well as Walla Walla community members, and it will start at 8 p.m. in Cordiner Hall...

Is Justin Bieber Immune to the Pains of Deportation?

Is Justin Bieber Immune to the Pains of Deportation?

Alisha Agard

February 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION

In 2013, 369,000 immigrants were deported from the United States, and half of those deportations resulted from criminal convictions ranging from minor misdemeanors to felony-level crimes. Eighty-four percent of those individuals were not allowed any legal representation to contest the charges br...

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