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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Uma Bratt

Growing up with Taylor: Unapologetic Femininity and Authentic Selves

Ansley Peard, Feature Writer March 7, 2024

Taylor Swift is done being the nice girl. In her 2020 documentary, "Miss Americana", Swift revisits the early stages of her career.  “Throughout my whole career,” Swift said, “label executives...

Illustration by Helios Santoro

The NFL’s Objectification of Taylor Swift

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Columnist October 26, 2023

Amidst endless dating rumors, Taylor Swift has been in attendance for three of the Kansas City Chiefs’ last four games to watch tight end Travis Kelce. The NFL has grabbed onto this new relationship...

GUTS-y Fans Leave a SOUR Taste

Garrett Schreiber, Opinion Writer October 5, 2023

Olivia Rodrigo’s new album “GUTS,” released Sept. 8, 2023, has been received incredibly well by fans and critics alike, with Pitchfork giving the album an 8.0/10 and Metacritic’s score standing...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

My favorite singer is problematic, and I don’t care

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist October 20, 2022

It seems impossible to keep up with celebrity drama. Take, for example, Rex Orange County’s recent sexual assault accusations, Taylor Swift’s enormous carbon footprint or Kayne West’s anti-semitic...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

Students prepare for an emotional, music-filled November

Ben Kearney, Spotify will judge me and I’m okay with that. October 28, 2021

Students heading into the month of November are going in cautiously with boxes of tissues at the ready. With Taylor Swift and Adele putting out new music within a week of each other, Whitman students...

Problems Arise with Kanye Wests Ego

Problems Arise with Kanye West’s Ego

Quin Nelson October 23, 2013
My seventh-grade self will always defend Kanye West. His Late Registration was the first album on my first iPod and I have stuck with the guy ever since. While he still creates brilliant music, West’s role in the public conscience has gone from gifted artist to ridiculous diva. And the shame is that we don’t recognize the relationship between the two.
Swiftly Redefining Notion of Sex Symbol

Swiftly Redefining Notion of Sex Symbol

Tristan Gavin October 3, 2013
Taylor Swift has taken the sex out of a public love life by turning her relationships into albums, but there is a problematic icon that is much more problematic than her “girl next door” image suggests. While it is refreshing to have a young woman in pop culture that isn’t famous because of how she flaunts her body, being famous for not flaunting her body opens a whole other can of feminist worms.
Illustration by Emily Jones

Worst breakup ”¦ like ever

Tristan Gavin September 20, 2012
Last week bore witness to the end of a young relationship. Ryan Chow from 4-West recently cut off ties with his Andersonian girlfriend, Natalie Saneski, because they reportedly “weren’t ready for a long-distance relationship.” The couple, who met at the ‘80s dance, dated close to two weeks before their physical separation led to an emotional one.
Photo update (3/1/12 9:30 p.m.)

Production night liveblog

Cara Lowry March 2, 2012
A typical Wednesday night for "Pio" Managing Editor, senior Cara Lowry.
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