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Faith, Future, and the Eclipse

Faith, Future, and the Eclipse

Peggy Li, Columnist

September 17, 2017

Rewind to the eclipse frenzy before school started, with people looking up confusedly with some snazzy patterned glasses, or looking through a slit in a large cardboard box. It was a time when people were excited about the sun. And what was going on was actually a pretty incredible feat of human ingenuity....

Calling out Whitman College

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2017

On campus, it is generally accepted as a given that ‘privilege’ and ‘entitlement’ are definitively bad. Especially after an event like the Power and Privilege Symposium, words that, in and of themselves, only mean that we are able to affect change or that we have certain rights now possess a ...

A Prison Sentence Impacts Many

Alya Bohr, Columnist

December 8, 2016

It’s not news to say that our criminal justice system is broken. The United States constitutes 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of that population are imprisoned individuals, the majority of which are people of color. There are many victims of America’s unjust system of mass...

The curious case of Colin Kaepernick

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 29, 2016

The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly and the right to petition. Recent events suggest that there might be some ‘exclusion’ to these rights when the views expressed conflict with the norms and values many hold dear. Colin Kaepernick, backup quarterback of NFL’s...

Fuccbois Have Rights Too

Peggy Li, Columnist

April 7, 2016

The way I see it, a major problem presents itself when people begin to say, “fuccbois all act a certain way.” Because how is that any different than the high school mentality of judging nerds for needing glases?

Clinton Leads Sanders in Effort to End Racism

Ben Shoemake, Columnist

March 10, 2016

When Hillary Clinton called for greater accountability during her speech in Harlem, it was a groundbreaking moment.

In Search of the Transcendent Icebreaker

Tino Mori, Columnist

October 28, 2015

Illustration by Catalina Burch. Starting conversations is an uncomfortable business. Enunciating words requires a concerted effort, while excessive eye contact with the wrong fellow is liable to result in unwanted fisticuffs. Worst of all, conversations always open with the scripted agony of small talk. “How are yo...

I’m basic, and you probably are too.

I’m basic, and you probably are too.

Peggy Li, Columnist

October 22, 2015

Illustration by Luke Hampton. The seasons are changing! Fall has fallen and girls all over America are sticking their lower extremities into black Lululemon leggings, knee socks, and leather boots. To top off the outfit, they pull on a long sleeve shirt, a puffy vest, and a scarf (if you attend Whit...

Not Everyone is Beautiful

Peggy Li, Columnist

October 7, 2015

Implicit in saying that “everyone is beautiful” is the notion that everyone needs to be beautiful.

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 s...

Virgins Are Immoral

Virgins Are Immoral

Kyle Seasly

March 28, 2013

I'm sick of hearing it around campus, "He's cool ... I mean, she/he is a virgin." These people are so uninformed. Obviously these kinds of ingrates do not realize that virgins are not people, people. If you have paid any attention to the Whitman Pioneer Website, any article mentioning boobs, sex or poop has always hit the...

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