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Beyond the Bubble: Russia continues wartime escalation in Ukraine

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 29, 2022

It has been more than seven months since Russia began their invasion of Ukraine. In that time, 5,916 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 8,616 injured.  According to the latest estimate from the...

The imbalance of media coverage in times of war

Alanna Sherman , Columnist April 14, 2022

Content Warning: War, poverty, racial and gender-based violence  Since the start of the year, Ukraine has consistently experienced violent invasions and attacks, severely harming the country and killing...

Eastern European students seek solidarity amidst Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Lily Yost, News Reporter March 10, 2022

The largest European invasion since World War II is unfolding along the Ukrainian border, seeping further and further into a country tipping between Russian expansionism and national sovereignty. Putin’s...

Will there be a war in Ukraine? Probably not.

Parsa Keshavarz Alamdari, Columnist February 10, 2022

Tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine have reached their highest level since Russia invaded the Crimean peninsula in 2014. Some sources say Russia has stationed 100,000 troops along its border...

Henry Friedman Shares Survivor Story for Yom Hoshoah

Daniel Kim May 1, 2014

Whitman students, faculty and local residents arrived at Cordiner Hall to hear the story of Henry Friedman on Sunday, April 27. Friedman is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, and he told the story of...

News in Brief

Dylan Tull April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2: President Obama and Russian Prime Minister Putin came to an agreement over the tense Ukraine conflict this morning. Obama decided he was cool with Putin taking Crimea if the United...

illustration by Luke Hampton

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud March 6, 2014

The last few weeks have treated Russia very poorly. Following one of the most tense Olympics in recent memory, two of Russia's allies, Ukraine and Venezuela, erupted in violent protest in opposition...

Russian Problems Remain Despite Revolutionized Games in Sochi

Pamela London February 27, 2014

With an emphatic ceremony celebrating the past and the future, the XXII Olympic Winter Games came to a close. The flame was put out––by giant stuffed animals crying fake tears, no less––and now...

IOC Made Disappointing Choice for 2014 Olympics

Andy Monserud January 30, 2014

Every two years, the Olympics stir controversy wherever they land.  For all the diplomatic unity the games espouse, they inevitably serve as a platform for political maneuvering.  Athletes can use this...

Illustration by Emily Jones

Willis Proves it’s Not a Good Day to ‘Die Hard’

Nathan Fisher February 21, 2013

Disclaimer: I am a HUGE "Die Hard" fan, and in my book, Bruce Willis is THE MAN.  Needless to say, for months I've been anticipating Valentine's Day, not for the sugar high or the "love is in the...

Skier qualifies for Winter Olympics

Peter Clark February 14, 2013

While the Virgin Islands may not be known for producing Olympic skiers, one Whitman student is an exception to the trend. Junior Jazz Campbell, a member of the club ski team at Whitman, recently qualified to...

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