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Exclusion and the Decline of Greek Life

Alondra Contreras, Opinion Columnist

May 3, 2018

What has been happening with Greek life this year? That is a great question and I know there has been many remarks about the way Greek life at Whitman has been handling certain situations. Last year, there was a huge problem with folks reporting being drugged at Greek functions. Whether or not the s...

Better Understanding Gun Control

Josh Karpatkin, Columnist

March 8, 2018

Three weeks ago, the news broke out that another heartbreaking mass shooting had taken place at a high school in Florida. As the staggering death toll began to make itself known around the country, the cries for tightened gun control reached a new level of fervor. Activists identified a number of spec...

Isaacs Renovation Under Way

Isaacs Renovation Under Way

Andrew Schwartz, News Editor

March 30, 2017

Whitman students  returned from break to find an Isaacs Avenue in gravelly disarray. Phase I of the road’s renovation, which began in early March, stretches from the intersection of Rose and Park Streets up north to Clinton Street. The renovation aims to improve the safety, efficiency and aestheti...

Whitman reacts to security threats

December 3, 2015

An unidentified man in an unidentified car harassed students in the Science Building parking lot and on streets bordering campus the night of Friday, November 14th at around 2 in the morning.

Artist Profile: Lynn Woolson

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

If you’ve ever seen an art piece at Whitman and wondered how it ever got assembled, chances are Lynn Woolson is behind it. Woolson is the force behind a lot of a lot of what keeps the art department running as the Safety and Technical Assistant, and after four years of hard work, Woolson is progre...

Director of Security builds connections with students

Director of Security builds connections with students

Serena Runyan

September 18, 2014

Though his son may be the one wearing the costume, Matt Stroe is the real superhero. Matt Stroe has been Whitman's Director of Security for one year now, and his son is the four-year-old that wears superhero costumes to every home basketball game. Stroe focuses on one main idea when h...

Shanesha Taylor’s Case Displays Need for Change in Justice System

Alisha Agard

April 17, 2014

Shanesha Taylor, a 35-year-old single mother in Arizona, was recently arrested and charged on two counts of child abuse. She wasn't arrested for hitting her children or abandoning her children for days but was arrested for leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old children in her car for 45 minutes while s...

Investigation of Waitsburg Road Shooting Concludes, No Charges Filed

Emily Lin-Jones

February 14, 2013

An investigation into last week's shooting incident on Lower Waitsburg Road has turned up evidence that the shots fired were not intended to hit or warn the students who heard them while running. "We found no legal violations from these guys that were out there [shooting]," said Barry Blackman, chief...

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