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Unbeatable: Whitman Teams Seize Three Conference Titles

Contributed by Gaby Thomas.

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 16, 2017

It was a breathtaking weekend for Whitman Athletics: men’s and women’s swimming broke records to each win the Northwest Conference Championship, men’s basketball clinched its first NWC title since 1987 as it continued to 23-0 overall, women’s tennis opened their spring season with a sweep of Will...

It’s On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

It's On Us: Athletes Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence

Cherokee Washington, Sports Reporter

December 1, 2016

In September of 2014, President Barack Obama launched the “It’s On Us” initiative as a nationwide attempt to end sexual assault violence on college campuses. In short, the campaign aims at making a national change in the way individuals can approach and hopefully eliminate these incidents of sexual...

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Olivia Gilbert

September 22, 2016

We have all seen this photo on social media: a varying number of white people are surrounded by a varying number of smiling brown or black children. The backdrop is vaguely exotic–perhaps the white people are even sporting ‘native’ clothing. The whole thing is tied together with a nebulous quote...

Lu’au and Makahiki Games Bring Education, Fun to Campus

Photo by Mika Nobles

April 7, 2016

“E ho'omakaukau?” I ask. “Ae,” the wrestlers respond, already in position with one foot held behind their back and their right hands clasped. “A oia!” The signal is given and the haka moa begins. It’s April 1 and instead of celebrating April Fool’s Day, a group of Hawaiian students have...

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