Whitman Wire

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Mat Chapin, Columnist

November 7, 2019

In the past couple of weeks, Mark Zuckerberg has come under increasing scrutiny for Facebook’s policy concerning false and un-fact checked political advertising. In what seems to be a response to right-wing criticism of bias, Facebook has announced that it will allow the Trump campaign to pay for u...

Kanye’s Trump-ian Love Affair

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” hat, fans (especially his black fans) have been outraged, and with a good reason. After a long ...

Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media

Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media

Josephine Adamski

April 17, 2014

  Starting this year, Whitman College is increasing its presence in the fast-paced social media world. Whitman is integrating social media into its advertising strategies in order to help Whitman reach a larger audience of prospective students, current students and alumni.  Whitman has demon...

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure

Nathan Fisher

April 11, 2013

For almost two years I've had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio––Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see an email from my editor asking me to look into a ...

Campus examines use of social media

Daniel Kim

October 4, 2012

As technology becomes more central in the daily lives of Americans, colleges all around the nation have begun breaking into social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. "Most of my generation's interactions are online, and we draw heavily on communication online, so Whitman improving and continuing...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

April 12, 2012

105,285,196 Number of combined YouTube and Vimeo views on the Kony 2012 video as of Wednesday, April 11, 2012. The video was posted on Monday, March 5, 2012. 4.5 Average number of months it has taken popular YouTube videos to surpass 50 million views in the past. 5,975,618 Number of Kony...

How Twitter stole my soul

Karah Kemmerly

March 31, 2012

It almost pains me to say it, but I'm online. Not just Facebook online. Everyone has a Facebook. My grandfather has a Facebook. He even updates it. No, this is worse than Facebook. I recently got myself a tweet page. My introduction to the Twitter website was a somewhat embarrassing one. I was sitting...

Social media’s future is our future, too

Blair Hanley Frank

March 13, 2012

Social media's impact on the way we communicate is easily one of the most significant technological developments of the past decade. Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and their cohorts have created a world where the revolution is both televised and tweeted. But what does the future hold? The way I see it, there are really two...

The Demise of the English Language

Sam Chapman

March 13, 2012

Let me preface by acknowledging that I idealize the past; it's fallacious to assume that bygone days saw the meanest peasants talking like Shakespearean dukes. That said, I believe social media is hastening the demise of artful language. Language is the glue that holds society together––body language...

Plugging in at the 2012 ACP conference

Sara Rasmussen

March 5, 2012

This weekend, 13 Pio staff members learned about journalism at an Associated College Press conference in Seattle. The ACP hosts this conference twice annually, but it was my first-ever chance to attend. As Web Editor, I found the trip to be a particularly exciting experience because the emphasis t...

Twitter, Facebook break illusion of understanding

Alfredo Villaseñor

December 1, 2011

With the intent of broadening my knowledge of social networking sites, I recently decided to get my very own Twitter account. I've been following writers, comedians, hacker groups, news organizations and the queen of England, trying to get some insight into the thoughts and workings of today's internet-goers....

Twitter is My Newspaper

Blair Hanley Frank

October 20, 2010

Twitter has been derided by plenty of people on the Internet as a means for incredibly vain people to talk about what it is that they happen to be doing every second of their sad and totally uninteresting lives. As someone who uses Twitter, I find that to be a gross misunderstanding of the situatio...

Whitman news since 1896
Twitter