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Biden is better than Trump

Mat Chapin, Columnist April 5, 2020

Is Joe Biden a better candidate than Donald Trump? Yes. That should be obvious, but not everyone agrees with me. According to a new poll conducted by ABC News and the Washington Post, 15% of Bernie supporters...

Our president is still a rapist

Mat Chapin, Columnist February 20, 2020

In the haze of the impeachment trials and never-ending onslaught of criminal accusations, I think it can sometimes slip our minds that our president is a rapist. Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement,...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Trump’s charity scandal

Mat Chapin, Columnist November 21, 2019

Keeping up with the news is exhausting. It feels like every day there is some huge revelation or scandal coming out of the White House that we are supposed to pay attention to, and within 24 hours the...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Not all votes are equal

Sean Gannon, Columnist November 14, 2019

National polls can give you the wrong impression. Reading them, a casual observer may deduce that Democrats are primed to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Our three front-runners — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren...

Illustration by Lanh Tran

Trump’s abandonment of the Kurds

Nidhi Jaltare, Columnist November 7, 2019

The only way America survived the war against the Islamic State was with the help of Syrian-Kurds, who lost their lives alongside American soldiers trying to protect the world from ISIS. And now, they’ve...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

The real victims of homelessness

Mat Chapin, Columnist October 9, 2019

People don't like seeing homelessness.  It makes them uncomfortable. It makes them feel unsafe. It lowers the value of their waterfront properties.  Does this make the middle class the true victims of...

Why Trump Will Win Again

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 26, 2019

With the Democratic primaries underway, the country and the rest of the world are reminded of the upcoming 2020 election and the possibility of another four years of the Trump administration. Many do not...

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Kanye’s Trump-ian Love Affair

Rina Cakrani, Columnist May 3, 2018

In the past I have been a fan of Kanye West, but the latest news about him has left me quite speechless. After his tweets in support of Trump and a picture of him wearing the “Make America Great Again”...

Washington State Attorney Bob Ferguson visited Whitman last Friday to speak about his experience filing a lawsuit against the Trump Administration in response to the executive order to ban travel to the United States from seven majority Muslin nations.

Washington State Attorney General Ferguson Recounts Suit Against Trump Administration

Rylee Neville , Staff Reporter April 19, 2018

On Friday, April 13, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson visited Whitman to give a speech open to the public. Students, faculty, staff and Walla Walla community members gathered in Olin Auditorium...

American Tourism in Mexico

American Tourism in Mexico

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor March 29, 2018

In contrast with our President, who built his campaign on building a wall, and making disparaging remarks about mexicans being ‘drug dealers, criminals, and rapists,’ thousands of American tourists,...

Professor MenjÍvar spoke with The Wire in addition to giving a publicly attend- ed talk titled “Law, Media, and the Criminalization of Immigrants: Constructions and Consequences” on February 28.

Professor Menjívar Visits Whitman

Ben Kunz, News Reporter March 1, 2018

Cecilia Menjívar is the co-director of the Center for Migration Research and professor in the sociology department at the University of Kansas. She studies immigration, migration and how immigration laws...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter January 25, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March On Walla Walla to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. The welcoming rally began in...

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