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On intimacy and being in love with your friends

May 8, 2020

When I was visiting a close friend of mine during break, on my second day in North Dakota — the second-coldest state in the U.S. — my friend and I went to the supermarket together to buy groceries...

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Without face-to-face interaction, students cope with long-distance relationships

Abby Malzewski, News Reporter April 28, 2020

Students from the Whitman community have adapted to maintaining social relationships while apart. The COVID-19 outbreak caused an abrupt end to face-to-face interaction during Whitman’s spring semester,...

In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space

In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist October 15, 2015

Illustration by Luke Hampton. Like it or not, technology, social media, and constant connectedness are defining aspects of our generation’s identity. We utilize technology in nearly all aspects of...

Conscientious trust yields healthy relationships

Crystal and Chevy, Columnist October 7, 2015

This week Chevy and I are going to switch it up a bit and back off the sexin’ to discuss an issue that has recently sparked intense reflection in our lives: trust. As my Yogi tea bag informed me the...

Defanging Jealousy Suggests Alternative Answers

Spencer Wharton April 18, 2013

It's the classic setup. A and B are dating. Due to some misunderstanding, A becomes incredibly jealous of the relationship B has with C––which is actually nothing more than a platonic friendship. This...

Burden of Trust Improves Campus Experience

Paul H-P November 15, 2012

I am prone to doubt myself, to doubt whether my words and actions are meaningful or effective. I would not bother to confide this were it only a personal problem, but I encounter it everywhere, at Whitman...

Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Spencer Wharton October 11, 2012

My boyfriend and I are LDR [long distance relationship]. We are in an open relationship, but chose to not tell each other anything until the semester is over. Is it okay for me to have cybersex with...

We Can Work It Out: Talking About Sex

Spencer Wharton October 11, 2012

I want to talk to my boyfriend about sex, but I think he is a lot less comfortable talking about it than I am. We've been dating for a while (and are sexually active), but I don't know how to have the...

Dating discussion focuses on cyber flirting, technology

Shelly Le April 26, 2012

Last Monday, April 23, Sharon Kaufman-Osborn, a counselor at Whitman, hosted a discussion focused on questions surrounding dating, relationships and self-confidence. Students met at the Glover Alston...

Like A Little, WhitmanEncounters can’t take place of real, sincere interaction

February 23, 2012

This column was written by Rollo. "At Whitman, we need no help finding attractive people. Yet a theme of desperation pervades our culture, and the encounters that take place between us often lack the...

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Sex: Be careful what you wish for

February 9, 2012

This column was written by Rollo. It is inevitable that when I'm in a group of close friends, the topic of relationships will come up: specifically, how bad Whitman is at them, and how we,...

Replacing communication with sex prepares us for divorce

January 26, 2012

This column was written by Tristan Gavin. I am sure you have heard the statistics on the frighteningly low proportion of successful marriages before, so I won't bore you with numbers. What I will bore...

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