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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

The real problem with cancel culture

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor April 6, 2023

Cancel culture is not a popular actor losing employment opportunities due to misconduct; rather, it is Colorado Springs Pulse Nightclub and Matthew Shepard. This is the logic of cancellation – out of...

Basement bathrooms and being ignored: Trans life at Whitman

Isabel Mathy, Opinion Columnist September 15, 2022

Whitman’s published FAQ about being LGBTQ+ silently ignores trans students, who are only tangentially referenced, always clumped with the L, the G, the B, the Q and the +. This is how I feel about being...

Reframing workplace discrimination through the SCOTUS cases

Dana Walden, Opinion Editor October 19, 2019

On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard arguments for three cases that will determine the legality of workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. These arguments center around...

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert October 5, 2016

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition...

Illustration by Eduardo Vazquez

Students Receive Nord Award for LGBTQ Research

Maegan Nelson May 2, 2013
Senior Diana Boesch and junior Maikor Pereira Azuaje are both finishing up their Nord Award projects. These students explored critical issues facing the queer community in academic and creative ways.

LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11, 2012
LGBTQ groups and allies are important in providing safe spaces for these groups, but do not do enough to challenge the oppressive subtext of mainstream progressive culture.
Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett October 11, 2012

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that...

In the closet: Some students mask LGBTQ identities at Whitman

Josh Goodman May 3, 2012
LGBTQ students who are not out describe their experiences at Whitman. Junior Marcos Garza* is in many ways a typical Whitman student: he’s studious, a member of a fraternity and active in campus clubs. Yet there’s a part of him that only a small number of his friends know about: “I guess, to tell you, I'm gay,” he says hesitantly.
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