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We Must Change Social Activism on Campus

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

April 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Whitman has a respectable tradition of social justice and activism. As Whitties, we aspire to create the most comfortable and accepting environment for our fellow students. It is that ability to change that makes our community so cohesive and empathetic. This willingness to put our opinions up for c...

KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

KWCW Show of the Week: The Minority Report

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

April 21, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

For senior politics majors Gladys Gitau and Shireen Nori, the fact that they would be graduating a mere semester after beginning "The Minority Report" was not an issue in deciding to start the show. "We had been talking about doing a radio show for the past three years, and it never worked out," Nori...

Supporting Critical Engagement

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

February 18, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Conversations on the subject of power and privilege need to happen year-round, and real action needs to follow up as a result.

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Redefining feminism fosters campus conversation about broader inequalities

Redefining feminism fosters campus conversation about broader inequalities

Hillary Smith

October 9, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. Recently I watched an interview that MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry conducted with Roxane Gay, author of a book entitled "Bad Feminist." It struck me as an interesting concept, since I personally don't believe in the idea of a "good feminist." Some of the "bad feminist" acti...

Local performers get stage time at cantina

Hannah Bartman

September 27, 2012


Filed under FEATURE

Strolling down Main Street and looking in the quaint boutiques of Walla Walla, one would be surprised to find out that there are battles raging just a mile from the Whitman College campus. However, these are not battles of blood and gore, but battles of wit, speed and accuracy. They are rap battles that...

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