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Whitman Student Still Facing Backlash for Opening and Finishing an Entire Bag of Chips in the Quiet Room

Ashlyn Quintus, Good with Salads

February 8, 2018

After dinner on a seemingly regular Wednesday evening in Penrose Library, the normal hustle and bustle is accompanied with maximum side-chat and minimum work being completed in all realms of the campus’s favorite book castle, except for in the Penrose Quiet Room. How these studious specimens cong...

Sneezing in the Quiet Room: 5 Tips to Recover the Respect of Your Peers

Winston Weigand

March 30, 2017

If you’ve ever found yourself in the quiet room of Whitman College’s Penrose Library, then you certainly understand the severity of generating a sound louder than five decibels. For clarity, five decibels is quieter than the flustered breathing of a first-year girl who is perusing the Facebook page...

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