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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Deinfluencing: Coping with the Cult of Consumption

Deinfluencing: Coping with the Cult of Consumption

Anna Wellborn, Science & Environment Writer April 11, 2024

In the landscape of today's social media, the cult of consumerism reigns supreme. In the mix of Paul Mescal edits, photo dumps, tattoo flash sheets and horrible news of another dying species, something...

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Students More Concerned about TikTok Addiction than Data Harvesting

Oliver Kaufman, News Reporter April 4, 2024

As the U.S. government moves to address concerns around Chinese intelligence gathering via TikTok, a popular social media application, the focus of many Whitman students lies on the addictive nature...

Illustration by Payton Davies.

Is a civil war likely? It’s already started

Bex Heimbrock, Opinion Editor April 13, 2023

In Nashville, Tennessee, two Black Democratic legislators were ousted from their seats in the State Legislature by Republican leadership. In Massachusetts, Governor Maura Healey vowed to keep the abortion...

Illustration by M Hu

Meet the TikTok trend that gets off on your pain

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist February 16, 2023

Advocacy or retraumatization? That’s the question I find myself asking whenever TikTok recommends me a video tagged “#corecore.” Corecore is a recent trend that takes a third person perspective...

The rise of cannibalism culture

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist February 9, 2023

“Whenever feasible,” says Hannibal Lecter, “one should always try to eat the rude.” He is sitting in an expensively decorated office, cross-legged in a three piece suit. This is the depiction of...


Isabel Mathy, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

It's August 2020, and I’m mindlessly scrolling through TikTok for what must be an hour straight and "Money Trees" by Kendrick Lamar keeps popping up on my feed. The videos are mostly of white women dancing...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

Marcus Whitman statue creates TikTok account, is immediately banned

Lee Thomas, author of critically acclaimed novel series Goosebumps October 21, 2021

With rapper Saweetie's voice saying "Let's go" in the background, the Marcus Whitman statue records his frozen, expressionless face with text reading: "Me omw to Oregon Country spreading the White Man's...

Little Lad who likes Berries and Cream announced as special guest for campus dance workshop

Carmel Stephan, Could go for some berries and cream October 7, 2021

September’s biggest Tik Tok sensation, The Little Lad who likes berries and cream will be coming to Whitman for a workshop in body form and character building. Jack Fervor, the little lad themself, is...

No, TikTok is not your doctor

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Columnist April 22, 2021

In the year since lockdowns began, you may have noticed increased dialogue around ADHD; an ostensibly unprecedented volume of people are discussing the disability, wondering if they may have it and even...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

Whitman students and TikTok: The pop culture report

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter October 29, 2020

In a socially distant world, many people are turning to social media for connection and community-building. In recent months, young people have been turning to the video sharing and editing app TikTok....

Gen Z: We’re doing more than you think

Ava Liponis, Columnist September 24, 2020

Gen Z is the largest and most racially diverse generation in the United States; we distrust power and dislike authority; we are masters of technology and pioneers of social media. With that said, Gen Z...

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