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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Tensions rise at home when parents start re-watching “Call the Midwife” on PBS

Maddie Ott, Finger Lickin' Good April 11, 2020

“First you want me to join the family read-aloud circle, and now you want me to watch 'Call the Midwife' with you and dad!? I’m outta here!!” screamed 21-year-old Melly Snooks to her confused parents...

“Gotham” disappointing for Batman lovers and casual fans alike

Andy Monserud October 22, 2014
The show attempts to keep things interesting by constantly dropping members of Batman’s Rogues’ Gallery into improbable places.
From Emmys to Emily: A new tv series at Pacific Lutheran

From Emmy’s to ‘Emily’: A new tv series at Pacific Lutheran

September 28, 2014

This story was originally published in Pacific Lutheran University's The Mooring Mast on Sept. 26, 2014. Written by Matthew Salzano, A&E Editor of The Mooring Mast. Photo courtesy of Camille Adams. The...

©2013 AMNH, Photo by Roderick Mickens

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez September 11, 2014
According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. With it becoming ever more popular in news outlets and popular culture, Tyson is confident that we will see a rise in future scientists.
Thrones Entertains Vast Audience

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher May 8, 2014
I was able to resist being seduced by “Game of Thrones” until post-midterms several weeks ago when I finally succumbed. This was the best worst decision that I’ve made in a long time.
Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Nathan Fisher April 10, 2014
Captain America has always been my least favorite “hero” because he seems a bit of a dud. But the ole Captain has matured; maybe his testosterone has increased along with his muscles—whatever, he’s worthy of a solo adventure and contrary to what history might suggest, a sequel can be better than the original.

Entire Class of 2017 Declares Film and Media Studies Major

Melina Hughes April 3, 2014
The entire first-year class of 2017 has collectively declared themselves as film and media studies majors. Upperclassmen and faculty respond with gratuitous eye-rolling.
Find Pride In Your Guilty Pleasures

Find Pride In Your Guilty Pleasures

Nathan Fisher October 23, 2013
Everyone has one yet no one likes to admit it. Guilty pleasures are great but why do we feel an intense amount of shame when admitting them?
Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Andy Monserud September 26, 2013
As an incoming first-year, I’ve been presented with plenty of distractions in these first few weeks, but most of them seem to be on the decline. The initial scramble for new social circles and interests has calmed down, and the first-year class as a whole seems to have had our fill of vomiting outside Jewett bathrooms for a while. But now I have to deal with a new threat to my well-being: a Netflix subscription. Why go to fraternity parties when I could catch up on “Breaking Bad?" Streaming is a blessing and a curse to the bored college student, and as the entertainment industry catches up with technology, the future of online streaming is hazy.

Fall TV lineup review

Mallory Martin September 6, 2012
A guide to fall TV
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.
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