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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by M Hu.

Eve’s apple, Pandora’s box and the internet

Kaitlin Cho, Opinion Columnist March 9, 2023

One night in Seattle, my friend gets hit on in a line at Dick’s Drive-In. My friend and her suitor exchange Instagrams. The moment we load back into her car, we go on our phones. After finding his full...

Anti-violence and the Black Lives Matter movement

Ava Liponis, Columnist October 22, 2020

The 1960s Black Power activist formerly known as H. Rap Brown once said that violence is “as American as cherry pie.” Black Lives Matter protests in June and July were sites of alarming acts of violence....

Illustration by Nathaly Perez


Maddie Ott, America's Next Top Waddle September 23, 2018

WHITMAN CAMPUS—Navigating the maze of small talk remains a laughable topic year after year at First-Year Orientation. However, if you enter Whitman campus surrounded by an abundance of familiar faces,...

NHL Expansion for the Emerald City?

Conor Scanlon, Sports Writer October 10, 2017

As the Vegas Golden Knights dropped the puck for the first time in the sparkling new T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday, hopeful National Hockey League fans in Seattle saw their dream of expansion actualized in...

Photo by Missy Gerlach

Style Spotlight: Catherine Fisher

Allison Hall, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
There is a commonly held notion that style is an expression of one’s personality—however, sophomore Catherine Fisher's style is an expression of exactly the opposite.
Tacocats performing in Reid Campus Center. Photo by Alan Mendoza.

Tacocat brings big sound to Reid

Emma Cooper November 9, 2015
Wednesday night at 8:00pm, Reid Coffee House hosted the Seattle band Tacocat for an evening of musical paradise.
Photo contributed by Kelly O / The Stranger.

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Allie Donahue May 7, 2015
Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16.

For Chastity Belt, it’s ‘Time to Go Home’

Sarah Cornett April 23, 2015

"It was just an illusion," sings Julie Shapiro on "Drone," the opening track of Chastity Belt's latest album Time to Go Home. Some things may be an illusion for Seattle band Chastity Belt, but their...

Professor Scott Elliott. Photo by Hayley Turner.

State book awards include faculty work

James Kennedy October 9, 2014
"Temple Grove" is set in the Olympic peninsula area of Washington and tackles everything from environmentalism to mistaken identities to the philosophy of the Makah native tribe that inhabits the area.

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 she went to a job interview. An important thing to note before judging her decision to leave her children in the car is that Taylor and her children are homeless, and she had no other option. Going on the job interview granted her hope that she may finally be able to provide for her children, yet what started as a hopeful situation shattered that hope when she was arrested.

SEC Partners with Koru

Sam Grainger-Shuba March 6, 2014
Whitman’s Student Engagement Center announced their partnership with Seattle-based company, Koru on Feb. 20, adding to the array of post-Whitman resources the SEC offers to Whitman students and young alumni.

Seattle, Bay Area Battle for Sports Supremacy

Quin Nelson December 5, 2013
Seattle and San Francisco are the two finest sports towns in the nation, but who has it better, the Emerald City or the Bay? Reporter Dylan Snyder and editor Quin Nelson weigh in:
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