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Man who trades in iPhone for flip phone likens himself to contemporary Thoreau

Man who trades in iPhone for flip phone likens himself to contemporary Thoreau

Ann Karneus, Aroused

November 7, 2019

Although technology in the digital age provides us with instantaneous connections and a wealth of information, the sheer volume of these resources can lead to a life full of distractions.  Sophomore Josh Frederickson is combatting this dilemma by deciding to give up his silver iPhone X for a sleek Mo...

Social Media

Social Media

Claire Reichle, Feature Editor

November 16, 2018

The Whitman community is formed in many ways - a common Encounters experience, living together in the dorms and even simple things like a walking across Ankeny every day.   Students are forging new ways to create community on campus through social media — specifically Instagram and Faceb...

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

Martina Pansze, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2018

Just before the student body of Walla Walla University departed for Spring Break two weeks ago, a racist photograph with the school’s logo circulated through social media. The photo is a publicly posted snapchat screenshot of six individuals, five of them wearing what appear to be black facial masks. The photo has a WWU logo filter and the caption #prettyHurts, as well as the w...

Crossing the Street

Crossing the Street

Nikolaus Kennelly, Opinion Writer

October 29, 2017

Binge walkers, unlike most other compulsive types, have the rare quality of being able to think about the object of their compulsion without experiencing anything like self-doubt. That is, in a society where urges and vices usually go hand-in-hand, walking stands nearly alone as an activity that is both...

Putting Down Your Smartphone

India Flinchum, Columnist

September 10, 2017

Social media can be a temporary distraction, but its long-term effects are shocking; they’re what ultimately turned me away from excessive social media use towards infrequent and unreliable social media engagement. I deleted my Instagram account this summer and have, quite honestly, only regretted it ...

Insidious Advertising Corrupts our Lives

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2017

In childhood, it started with the commercials on all of our favorite TV channels, but as we’ve gotten older, advertisements have morphed and adapted with us and to us. Lately, no matter where you’re trying to go, you’re being sold something. Instagram has started its sponsored posts, with man...

11/8: The Day the World Trumpfed

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

November 17, 2016

Most of us spent the days following the catastrophe in a daze. You could see it in the eyes: professors, students and administrators gazing vacantly into space, as if they had all just witnessed a plane crash. Whole class periods were spent discussing how to go on—how to recognize the common humanity...

Loneliness

Peggy Li, Columnist

February 18, 2016

Because if you’re single and feeling torn up inside because of an overwhelming loneliness, you should reflect on yourself.

In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space

In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

October 15, 2015

Illustration by Luke Hampton. Like it or not, technology, social media, and constant connectedness are defining aspects of our generation’s identity. We utilize technology in nearly all aspects of life— and relationships are no exception. Smartphones, texting, free long-distance calling, and applications li...

With Travel Photos, Less is More

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist

October 1, 2015

Wrapping ourselves up in capturing our travels and trying to prove what a good time we are having robs us of the opportunity to have authentic experience in a new environment.

Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media

Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media

Josephine Adamski

April 17, 2014

  Starting this year, Whitman College is increasing its presence in the fast-paced social media world. Whitman is integrating social media into its advertising strategies in order to help Whitman reach a larger audience of prospective students, current students and alumni.  Whitman has demon...

Whitman Office of Communications Hires New Staff

Whitman Office of Communications Hires New Staff

Shelly Le

January 30, 2014

The Whitman Office of Communications has seen a number of changes in the past year. With a new hire and staffing changes in the communications office, the college is hoping to change its marketing and public relations strategy. Chief Communications Officer Michelle Ma and Director of Digital ...

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