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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

PRISM and PPGA teach students the sex ed you didnt get in high school

PRISM and PPGA teach students “the sex ed you didn’t get in high school”

Grace Jackson, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Last Thursday, PRISM and Planned Parenthood Generation Action (PPGA) hosted an event to educate students on the “sex ed” they missed in high school. The talk took place in Olin Auditorium and...

Planned Parenthood Generation Action Educates Students on Sex

Elizabeth Friedman, Staff Writer December 1, 2016

This fall, a club new to Whitman–called Planned Parenthood Generation Action–has been focusing on the sexual health and education of Whitman students. While the club mostly attracts young women, one...

Illustration by Luke Hampton

Schools Shape Sexual Culture

Spencer Wharton May 2, 2013
Chicago Public Schools' recent decision to begin comprehensive sex-ed in Kindergarten is a critical step in ensuring that students will have the skills to build healthy relationships founded on mutual respect and consent.

Neither party stellar on sex ed

Spencer Wharton October 25, 2012
Both the Republican and Democratic parties' platforms address sex education, but even the Democrats' stance falls short. Voting for Obama's “evidence-based and age-appropriate sex education” is a step in the right direction, but we ought to demand so much more.

Who I Am (and Why That Matters)

Spencer Wharton October 10, 2012

Any advice columnist is going to draw on their own life experiences when writing advice. Sure, not solely, or even primarily––even the columnists with the most interesting lives couldn't experience...

Defining ‘normal’ needlessly moralizes sex

Spencer Wharton September 27, 2012
What is normal when it comes to sex? We need to be careful when answering this question to not conflate two very different definitions of normal, both of which are problematic.
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