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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Time makes Dumb and Dumber To the dumbest sequel

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Nathan Fisher November 20, 2014
Time was a big factor hindering the movie. By waiting so many years to make a sequel, filmmakers lose the original audiences.
Interstellar

‘Interstellar’

Nathan Fisher November 13, 2014
I am a huge fan of movies that explore the final frontier: space. My voyages to unknown worlds in “Star Trek” and going to infinity and beyond in “2001: A Space Odyssey” (or maybe that was “Toy Story") left me chomping at the bit for Christopher Nolan’s newest film, “Interstellar.”"
Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Lane Barton October 16, 2014
Student representatives on governing boards play an important role on campus, providing students’ perspectives and advocating for student values to Board members who make the final decisions about how the college in run. However, without a direct voice when the full board meets to make decisions, student representatives are at times left unsure of when their ideas are having an impact on the trustees.
Illustration by Cooper-Ellis

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Audrey Kelly October 16, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important...

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Andy Monserud October 9, 2014
With midterm elections approaching in November, Whitman students hosted a voter registration drive on Friday, Sept. 26. Juniors Gladys Gitau and Michael Augustine organized the drive through the Washington Bus, an advocacy group which promotes youth political involvement.
Downton Abbey: Worth watching a fifth season of drama?

Downton Abbey: Worth watching a fifth season of drama?

Nathan Fisher October 9, 2014
I got hooked on the relationships brewing at the Abbey, and the drama, Drama, DRAMA!! I became a loyal fan and stayed current with “Downton Abbey”
The Maze Runner runs with young adult trend

‘The Maze Runner’ runs with young adult trend

Nathan Fisher September 25, 2014
“The Maze Runner” fell directly in the middle of the Young Adult adaptation scale, not terrible, but not amazing.
Kimye names children Best Western, Western Red Cedar

Kimye names children ‘Best Western,’ ‘Western Red Cedar”‘

Joseph Wood September 25, 2014
“The hotel name Best Western is a tribute to Hilton’s hotel background. This way the twins will be forever linked to Paris,” said Kanye. He also added that Best Western “has an excellent continental breakfast and a lovely lobby so it seemed only natural to name one after the hotel establishment.”
Felony laws create permanent underclass

Felony laws create permanent underclass

Sam Chapman September 18, 2014
In an era where politicians still treat the economy as though it’s one blow from caving in, why would you prevent a capable person from entering the workforce? Isn’t the idea that felony changes the nature of a human, dare I say it, a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Emma Dahl September 18, 2014
The album is a psychedelic indie rock manifesto that channels a sultry, creative and effortlessly cool vibe. Each track is crafted from the ground up, often starting off with simplistic percussion lines or deep bass beats and building into something unforeseen.
Boyhood sucessfully shows 12 years time

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

Nathan Fisher September 18, 2014
"Boyhood," written and directed by Richard Linklater, chronicles the life of a boy named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his family from Mason’s childhood until he enters college. Interestingly, Linklater isn’t shooting a documentary, but rather brings back the same cast year after year for 12 years to chronicle the next segment of his film.
Neil deGrasse Tyson embraces creationism at Cordiner talk

Neil deGrasse Tyson embraces creationism at Cordiner talk

Kyle Seasly September 18, 2014
Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson surprised many at his talk at Cordiner Hall on Thursday, Sept. 11, when he whole-heartedly embraced creationism as a legitimate origin story and dismissed all of his previous scientific pursuits.
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