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Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Nathan Fisher

November 20, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After a long pre-holiday week, nothing seemed better than heading to the movie theater for some mindless entertainment. "Dumb and Dumber To" was certain to kill off a few brain cells but seemed like a worthy choice.  Sure, I was only one year old when the first ...

‘Interstellar’

‘Interstellar’

Nathan Fisher

November 13, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. 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."" Nola...

Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Lane Barton

October 16, 2014


Filed under ASWC, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. From Nov. 5 to Nov. 7, Whitman's Board of Trustees will convene for their fall meeting. While the Board holds ultimate power over the college, students do not have voice or vote on the board. But after years of requests from ASWC for greater representation, in 2013 the Board of ...

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Audrey Kelly

October 16, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

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 to Whitman students, not decadent meals and days off of school, especially when their holidays don't line...

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

Andy Monserud

October 9, 2014


Filed under NEWS

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. With midterm elections approaching in November, Whitman students hosted a voter registration drive on Friday, September 26th.  Juniors Gladys Gitau and Michael Augustine organized the drive through the Washington Bus, an advocacy group which promotes youth political in...

Downton Abbey: Worth watching a fifth season of drama?

Downton Abbey: Worth watching a fifth season of drama?

Nathan Fisher

October 9, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. This past week marked the UK return of every college student's favorite TV show, "Downton Abbey." You know, the classic British Masterpiece series shown on PBS, and one of the most watched drama series in the world? Okay, most 18 to 20ish year olds are not diehar...

‘The Maze Runner’ runs with young adult trend

‘The Maze Runner’ runs with young adult trend

Nathan Fisher

September 25, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. Unless you live under a rock, "Harry Potter," "The Hunger Games" and "Twilight" are familiar and, go ahead, admit it, you probably enjoyed the books too –– at least my little sister tells me I need to read "Twilight." Not surprisingly, Hollywood studios ha...

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

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

Peter Ramaley

September 25, 2014


Filed under Humor

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. Last Wednesday, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian announced that they are having twins. The announcement comes after months of the Hollywood couple trying to have another child. Kim added to her announcement that she "is excited beyond belief" and is "excited for Nort...

Felony laws create permanent underclass

Felony laws create permanent underclass

Sam Chapman

September 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. The American attitude toward threats to order and stability is founded on a simple precept: Crime is not something you do, it's something you are. Notice that I say "attitude" and not "justice system." The bones of the system are fundamentally sound, minus the allo...

Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Emma Dahl

September 18, 2014


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. If you're a fan of alt-J's eclectic musical style, you should be sure to check out Glass Animals' summer release, Zaba. The album is a psychedelic indie rock manifesto that channels a sultry, creative and effortlessly cool vibe. Each track is crafted from the ground...

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

Nathan Fisher

September 18, 2014


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. Remember the last movie you saw where you just sat there and thought, "Wow"?  Sure, some movies are remarkable on a technical scale, some have an impressive storyline and others showcase great acting. Rarely can I find a movie able to impress on all of these leve...

Neil deGrasse Tyson embraces creationism at Cordiner talk

Neil deGrasse Tyson embraces creationism at Cordiner talk

Kyle Seasly

September 18, 2014


Filed under Humor

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. Astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson surprised many at his talk at Cordiner Hall on Thursday, Sept. 11, when he wholeheartedly embraced creationism as a legitimate origin story and dismissed all of his previous scientific pursuits. "Let's face it, guys," said Tyson. "Th...

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