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New Hero Strikes Fear into the Heart of Productivity

Clara Wheeler, Binge Verb-er

March 29, 2018

With only two months left in the school year, the streets of Whitman College have become overrun with a nefarious foe: Productivity. Clubs are organizing events, professors are assigning essays and people are getting stuff done. Never fear, those who have yet to be struck by this enemy of entertainment,...

Drawing parallels between self-care and retirement

Zuhra Amini, Columnist

March 30, 2017

If you haven’t heard by now, social security is expected to fizzle out partially, if not entirely, by the year 2034. My solution: self-care. But what could I possibly mean by bringing in a practice popularized through social and mass media into the world of finance? The outlined possibilities tha...

We’re Greater Than Our Productivity

Zoe Ingerson '13. Photo by Skye Vander Laan.

May 13, 2013

This column was contributed by senior Zoe Ingerson '13. Like every single one of the millions of college grads that have come before me, I find myself thinking more and more the quintessential question of "Where did the time go?" When did this whole senior graduation thing happen, and how is it that we're standing here, 31 days from graduation? (Although, personal...

Typewriters Next Generation of Computing

Frank.  Photo by Marie von Hafften.

Blair Hanley Frank

March 28, 2013

I've thrown out my laptop. While I adored my MacBook Pro while it lasted, it's time for me to move on. Sure, it has some amazing processing power, and I love the user experience, but let's face it: Computers are too mainstream. Today, instead of my usual computing device, I'm now using a manual typewriter from the 1960s. My instrument of choice is a Royal Safari, which, i...

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