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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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A year has passed since Putin declared war on Ukraine. Has anything changed?

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter March 9, 2023

It has been over a year since what President Volodymr Zelenskyy referred to as Ukraine’s “longest day": Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.  Since then, the largest conflict in Europe...

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 his daily struggles avoiding concentration camps and police officers.

News in Brief

Dylan Tull April 3, 2014
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 U.S. could have the other half of it.
illustration by Luke Hampton

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud March 6, 2014
Three years ago, the world saw its greatest outburst of revolutionary fervor this century. In what we now call the Arab Spring, a revolt in Tunisia inspired protests across the Muslim world, which led to the overthrowing the governments of three countries, gaining rights for the citizens of many others and launching one, Syria, into a bloody civil war that continues to this day.

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 the eyes of the world turn to the next great sporting venture. The Olympic cycle will next stop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the Summer Games in 2016, a short turnaround for Brazilians as they host the FIFA World Cup this coming summer. In numerous ways, the 2014 Olympics were a success and revolutionized the Winter Games, both from a sporting and political standpoint. In countless other ways, however, questions remain not only about Sochi and its future but also about the Olympic system as a whole.

IOC Made Disappointing Choice for 2014 Olympics

Andy Monserud January 30, 2014
Columnist Andy Monserud outlines why he believes Russia is a poor choice for an Olympics host nation.
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 air" feeling, but for the premier of “A Good Day to Die Hard,” the fifth installment of one of my favorite franchises.

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 represent the Virgin Islands in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
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