Whitman Wire

Signalling Through Stickers

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Sitting in a classroom, I can almost guarantee that at least one person there will have some brightly emblazoned logo on their water bottle, computer or backpack, maybe with the words ‘Patagonia,’ ‘Bernie Sanders’ or ‘Green Dot.’  Some people you know will even have hundreds of stickers pile...

Don’t Stay True to Yourself

Harry Kelso, Columnist

October 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Maybe you shouldn’t be true to who you are. When someone says you’re wonderful the way you are or to never change, it sounds uplifting. It’s a confirmation that someone finds us valuable, that we’re purposeful. Purpose is what drives us to forge ahead in life. And it seems like we all have a...

The Pursuit of Authenticity

The Pursuit of Authenticity

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

October 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION

We humans crave the anxieties of the Savanna. To engage in a standoff with a hungry lion over an antelope carcass is a dream many of us secretly harbor. The rush of leading a life on the edge, where only the essentials matter, is shared almost universally by those who play boardgames, watch TV shows...

The Upsides of Being Sick

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

February 4, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

The air smells medicinal and stale. To your left lies a pile of crumpled tissues. To your right, a half-empty bottle of Dayquil and a mug of cold tea you wish someone could reheat. At your feet festers a plate of food that has long since lost its enticement. And between it all, on a throne of blankets,...

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