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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Happy Ending for Enders Game

Happy Ending for ‘Ender’s Game’

Nathan Fisher November 7, 2013
A lot of controversy has surrounded the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel, "Ender's Game." Not because of the usual film-to-movie debate, but because of Card's controversial views on gay marriage. Still worth a viewing though?

Four More for Obama, Historic Ballot Measures Passed

Emily Lin-Jones November 8, 2012
Cheers (and groans) resounded across campus Tuesday night as general election results poured in from across the nation, confirming Barack Obama's reelection as president of the United States.

Rep. Maureen Walsh addresses marriage equality in lecture

Rachel Alexander March 29, 2012
Walsh spoke to the Whitman community on the evening of Wednesday, March 28.Her lecture addressed the state of politics in Olympia, as well as her personal support for same-sex marriage. As a member of the Republican caucus, Walsh was one of the few in her party to vote for marriage equality in Washington State, a move which drew criticism from some of her constituents. Walsh said that in 2009, voters in her district voted 71 percent in favor of repealing domestic partnership benefits for same-sex couples.

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson February 23, 2012

Whitties react to the Washington legislature passing same sex marriage

Josh Goodman February 9, 2012
The Washington State House of Representatives voted 55 to 43 on Wednesday, February 7 to allow same sex marriages. This, following the senate voting in favor of same sex marriage last week and Gov. Gregoire's pledge to sign the bill, makes Washington poised to be the seventh U.S. state, in addition to Washington, D.C., to allow same sex marriages. Washington could begin offering same sex marriages 90 days after the governor signs the bill into law. Whitman College students react to the news.
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