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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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What if our ‘rites of passage’ are wrong for some?

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter May 16, 2021

There are several “rites of passage” in a young adult’s life: you get a permit when you’re 15, then a license a year later. You go to prom, graduate high school, go to college. You drink “for...

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...

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....

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...

Illustration: Jung Song

Festivals do not define who we are

Peter Chen November 10, 2011
Undoubtedly, lots of people celebrate festivals. Festivals not only present culture, but also cause economic boosts in modern society. Before I came to Whitman, I was told to book the airline tickets right after I got my visa because they would get expensive during Christmas; a few days before Valentine's Day, some of my male friends always start to buy roses and try to keep them fresh because roses cost ten times more on that day. However, what if they do not buy a bunch of roses for their girlfriends on that day? Does it mean they do not love them enough?
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