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On hazing

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Editor

December 7, 2017

One crisp Seattle autumn morning my freshman year of high school, I awoke early so that two cool upperclassmen, who had claimed me, could throw me in Lake Washington before school. After school, I was shuttled with a freshman crew to the house of another cool upperclassmen, in whose backyard we did things...

Traditional Kettles are Better than Electric

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

January 26, 2017

We find ourselves at the start of a deep and gloomy winter, one in which a barely perceptible cold front is passing through our most marginalized communities and many of us are in need of some warmth. So we open our tea drawers, the divine aromas of places untouched by our problems—Nok Cha, Dian Hong,...

Thanksgiving Football last Stronghold of Tradition

Dylan Snyder

December 4, 2014

Every Thanksgiving is marked around America by food, family and football. Every year the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host an affair, and a rotating third game was added a few years ago. This year was especially poignant for us here at Whitman as the Seattle Seahawks took on the San Francisco 49ers...

Festivals do not define who we are

Illustration: Jung Song

Peter Chen

November 10, 2011

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. It was so fun to see people dressing up last week, bunny tails or beetles in the dining hall. I even got some emails offering Grandma's secret cookie recipe in exchange for costume equipment. Undoubtedly, lots of people celebrate festivals. Festivals not o...

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