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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

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...

Interstellar

‘Interstellar’

Nathan Fisher November 13, 2014

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...

Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees

Lane Barton October 16, 2014

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...

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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

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...

Downton Abbey: Worth watching a fifth season of drama?

Downton Abbey: Worth watching a fifth season of drama?

Nathan Fisher October 9, 2014

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,...

The Maze Runner runs with young adult trend

‘The Maze Runner’ runs with young adult trend

Nathan Fisher September 25, 2014

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...

Kimye names children Best Western, Western Red Cedar

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

Joseph Wood September 25, 2014

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...

Felony laws create permanent underclass

Felony laws create permanent underclass

Sam Chapman September 18, 2014

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...

Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Glass Animals Releases Fresh Psychedelic Indie Rock Album Zaba

Emma Dahl September 18, 2014

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...

Boyhood sucessfully shows 12 years time

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

Nathan Fisher September 18, 2014

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...

Neil deGrasse Tyson embraces creationism at Cordiner talk

Neil deGrasse Tyson embraces creationism at Cordiner talk

Kyle Seasly September 18, 2014

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...

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