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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

BREAKING: Students and faculty protest outside Board of Trustees’ dinner, demand divestment

Nazaaha Penick, News Editor May 3, 2024

In response to the Board of Trustees’ recent visit to Whitman’s campus, Whitman Students Justice for Palestine (WSJP) and Whitman’s Student Action Coalition (SAC) organized a protest to demonstrate...

BREAKING: Students occupy Memorial, urge divestment, policy changes

BREAKING: Students occupy Memorial, urge divestment, policy changes

Kasey Moulton, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m., approximately 150 students gathered outside Penrose Library in support of Palestine following the recent escalation of conflict between Israel and Hamas. Whitman’s...

Photo contributed by Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine

Beyond the Bubble: A Look at the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Clashes

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter October 19, 2023

On Saturday, Oct. 7, Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, prompting a formal Israeli declaration of war against the group. Thousands of Palestinians and...

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Israel’s Democracy Problem

Alissa Berman, Owen Jakel, and Dante Filippetto September 28, 2023

In a move that has been dubbed by the New York Times as questioning the sanctity of Israeli democracy, the Israeli Supreme Court has begun to debate over Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu's attempt...

Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine seeks to promote understanding

Ben Kearney, News Reporter November 3, 2022

Whitman Students for Justice in Palestine (WSJP) has a strong presence on Whitman's campus as one of several global awareness groups. WSJP is composed of a diverse group of students who work to educate...

Whitties hold community potluck to celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Charlotte Elliott, Campus Life Editor October 20, 2022

Brought together by tasty food, great music and community fun, Whitman staff and students celebrated Indigenous Peoples' Day in style with a potluck at the Glover Alston Center (GAC). The celebration...

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 November 1, 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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