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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Helios Santoro

Tinder: Sparking the Unexpected

Amelia Leach, Feature Writer October 19, 2023

Tinder entered the dating app scene in 2012 as a haven for young people seeking "short term fun" or casual hookups. However, over the course of a decade, people’s views on the app have expanded,...

Baby, don’t hurt me

Bella Hunter, Opinion Columnist November 10, 2022

A common question about love today is not “how should I love?” but rather “how should I be loved?” Up until recently, the former was explored in all manners of literary and religious texts. Among...

Illustration by Eleanor Amer.

Love It or Lose It: Long-Distance in College

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer September 22, 2022

Prepare to bump "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" by Soulja Boy, ‘cause we’re talking about long-distance relationships. According to a study conducted by the American Counseling Association, approximately...

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
Jealousy can put stress on relationships, but breaking it down into its component parts can make it easier to manage.

Burden of Trust Improves Campus Experience

Paul H-P November 15, 2012
On a campus where we too often misplace our faith in meaninglessness - at the expense of our community, education and well-being - we must seek to reclaim the burden of trust amongst our peers.
Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Spencer Wharton October 11, 2012
Long distance relationships open a great deal of space for betrayals of trust, so it is important to be highly communicative in these types of relationships.

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.
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