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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
Whitman news since 1896

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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

‘Jane the Virgin’ steps in right direction

Aleida Fernandez February 19, 2015
Growing up, I realized that Latina women were also typecast in almost oppressively one-dimensional stereotypes on television. Look at Eva Longoria who portrayed a conniving Latina homemaker who used her looks to advance her agenda in "Desperate Housewives." Or look at Sofia Vergara who plays the overly emotional, overly loud and overly crazy Gloria on "Modern Family." Turn on Lifetime’s "Devious Maids" for 10 minutes to see the silent-but-sexualized maid trope. Even Santana on "Glee," Fox’s hour-long PSA against harmful stereotypes, falls victim to these cliches.
Illustration: Julie Peterson

TV rundown: best and worst of fall season

Mallory Martin December 13, 2011
With rich sets, gorgeous costumes, endearing characters and an engaging storyline, "Once Upon a Time" was my surprise favorite this season.

Whitties sound off on role of TV in daily life

Clara Bartlett October 27, 2011
Students sound off on the role of television in their lives here at Whitman, expressing a diverse range of opinions and viewing habits.

Poor news coverage a result of poor consumption

Allison Bolgiano November 4, 2010
Americans' perception of the accuracy of news hit a 20 year low in 2009. While the media seems like the problem, our choices as consumers of news perpetuate the very things that lower our trust in news media.
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