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Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On February 22, 2018, the annual Power and Privilege Symposium invited students to examine systems of power in society and brought attention to the manifestation of racism and other forms of oppression on Whitman’s campus. The Symposium covered a variety of topics that ranged from mental health at...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Events, NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under A&E

"We're Black, We're Queer, We're Here" brings the intersectionality of race and sexuality to KWCW radio.

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

In an elite and overwhelmingly white liberal arts college such as Whitman, there is always talk about how there should be more diversity, especially in terms of race and ethnicity. The college holds a Race & Equity workshop every year and claims both to have focused on diversifying the student body...

The Dangers of White Feminism

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

April 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I consider myself a feminist but I often find that the feminist movement is heading in a problematic direction nowadays. Modern feminism is often not intersectional; it leaves out many of the women’s voices that need to be heard but are not due to the domination and privilege that white feminism has...

FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under A&E

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” As the amendment that ended sl...

Student shamed for not mentioning intersectionality in politics class

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Humor

Late Thursday afternoon, sophomore Michael Johnson was reportedly publicly shamed when he failed to recognize the significance of intersectional identity in the context of his intro level race and ethnic studies course. “To be honest I thought I was killing it,” noted Johnson. “I was in my...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 29, 2016


Filed under OPINION

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views expressed conflict with the norms and values many hold dear. Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback of NFL’s...

Clinton Leads Sanders in Effort to End Racism

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

March 10, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

When Hillary Clinton called for greater accountability during her speech in Harlem, it was a groundbreaking moment.

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist

February 11, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.

Homogeneity Plagues Oscars

Zan McPherson

February 26, 2015


Filed under A&E

"Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest –– sorry, brightest," jokes host Neil Patrick Harris in his opening line of the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Harris, a comedian who tends to skirt dangerously along the line between humorous and offensive, speaks the truth when he perceives the whitenes...

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