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Beyond the Bubble: Growing up in the West Bank, Franko Omair risks his life to visit the ocean

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 18, 2021

This week, The Wire spoke with Mohammad “Franko” Omair, a first-year student from the Palestinian West Bank, who discussed what it’s like to grow up under military siege.  Palestine has a complex...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.

Say no to Pillsbury dough

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist October 29, 2020

It’s that time of year again: sweater weather, curling up around the fire with hot cocoa and eating “freshly” baked goods brought to you by Pillsbury — made in the illegally occupied West Bank...

Political Cartoon by Anika Vučićević

Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 31, 2019

As a campus, we focus a lot on certain social justice issues pertaining to race and gender discrimination, but conversations about the Israeli occupation of Palestine barely happen. Although we talk about...

Bringing the Palestinian-Israeli Conversation to Whitman

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter September 23, 2018

After living through the devastation of the Lebanon War more than a decade ago, Bashar Haidar, a junior at Whitman College, decided it was time to show his support of the Palestinian state and its inhabitants...

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