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Students produce independent projects at Harper Joy Theatre

Hannah Bartman

April 30, 2015


Filed under A&E

Student-initiated and independently produced theater performances are few and far between outside of the main theater season, but in the upcoming month there will be three plays performed and produced solely by students. Senior Eli Zavatsky created a solo performance, "The Bat-Poet and the She-Wolf,"...

‘Gone Girl’ invites criticism, raises questions concerning feminist artists’ responsibilities

‘Gone Girl’ invites criticism, raises questions concerning feminist artists’ responsibilities

Veronika Kiss

October 30, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. As awards season approaches, "Gone Girl," a film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name, looks to be a favorite for Oscar nominations. Despite the buzz surrounding "Gone Girl," however, some critics have expressed concerns that its female lead, Amy Dunne, pe...

Redefining feminism fosters campus conversation about broader inequalities

Redefining feminism fosters campus conversation about broader inequalities

Hillary Smith

October 9, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. Recently I watched an interview that MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry conducted with Roxane Gay, author of a book entitled "Bad Feminist." It struck me as an interesting concept, since I personally don't believe in the idea of a "good feminist." Some of the "bad feminist" acti...

Dragfest returns with renewed vigor

Dragfest returns with renewed vigor

Christy Carley

October 3, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Whitman's annual Dragfest has returned this year in the form of a three-part series organized by GLBTQ.This year Dragfest consists of three events; the first of which, Vanity Fair, took place Saturday, Sept. 27. Mainly planned by Sophomore Jessica Beccari, co-president of GLBTQ, the event aimed to teach...

Ask Whitties for their hometown stories

Ask Whitties for their hometown stories

Sam Jacobson

September 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. I want your memories. From the raw, to the beautiful, to those so blurred and indistinct that they might as well have been imagined. According to the Whitman College website's "fast facts," Whitman is composed of 1,541 students coming from 42 states, two U.S territories and 25 ...

Seahawks face winding road to repeat

Seahawks face winding road to repeat

Dylan Snyder

September 18, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. Amid all of the terrible off-the-field news currently occupying the sports cycle, it is easy to forget that there are actually games being played on Sundays. This season especially, there are plenty of story lines involving the actual playing of football to stay occupied ...

Despite Progress, Public Harassment Persists

Despite Progress, Public Harassment Persists

Hillary Smith

September 11, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Illustration by Tyle Schuh. This summer I stayed in a house in a city without my parents for the first time. I also learned how terrifying it can be to be female. Don't get me wrong. I had a great overall experience living in Seattle, and I actually became quite savvy about getting around on my own....

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized

Lorah Steichen

October 31, 2013


Filed under NEWS

While many Whitman students spent the third weekend of October consumed in midterm studies, members of Campus Climate Challenge were off campus engaging in a weekend of activism. Eight students traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn. to attend Power Shift, a biannual national environmental youth activism confer...

Vegan Sexologist Brings Activism to the Bedroom

Vegan Sexologist Brings Activism to the Bedroom

Evelyn Levine

October 23, 2013


Filed under Humor

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Whitman hosted Shanae Williams, renowned sexologist and vegan. Williams is known for her revolutionary coverage of vegan options for foreplay and sexual intercourse. She has visited Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House, and has spoken at Harvard, Columbia, Yale and many other...

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