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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

In skepticism of the DEI industry

Fielding Schaefer, Senior May 4, 2023

Writer’s note: in the spirit of public engagement, I welcome any criticism of the ideas in this piece. Ridicule on the sole basis that I am indeed a privileged white male may only strengthen the op-ed’s...

A year has passed since Putin declared war on Ukraine. Has anything changed?

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter March 9, 2023

It has been over a year since what President Volodymr Zelenskyy referred to as Ukraine’s “longest day": Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.  Since then, the largest conflict in Europe...

Genocide or conflict? Israel vs. Ukraine

Isabel Mathy, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

Israel violates nearly every single one of the 149 articles of the Geneva Convention in its actions against Palestine and falls into most definitions of genocide. Still, the United States has doubled down...

Beyond the Bubble: Russia continues wartime escalation in Ukraine

Sara Marshall, News Editor September 29, 2022

It has been more than seven months since Russia began their invasion of Ukraine. In that time, 5,916 Ukrainian civilians have been killed and 8,616 injured.  According to the latest estimate from the...

Whitman community offers support for Ukraine

Ansley Peard, News Reporter April 14, 2022

The war in Ukraine may be thousands of miles away, but the distance does not preclude the Whitman and Walla Walla communities from feeling its effects. First-year Basil Shevtsov has personal ties to Ukraine....

The imbalance of media coverage in times of war

Alanna Sherman, Columnist April 14, 2022

Content Warning: War, poverty, racial and gender-based violence  Since the start of the year, Ukraine has consistently experienced violent invasions and attacks, severely harming the country and killing...

Eastern European students seek solidarity amidst Putin’s invasion of Ukraine

Lily Yost, News Reporter March 10, 2022

The largest European invasion since World War II is unfolding along the Ukrainian border, seeping further and further into a country tipping between Russian expansionism and national sovereignty. Putin’s...

Will there be a war in Ukraine? Probably not.

Parsa Keshavarz Alamdari, Columnist February 10, 2022

Tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine have reached their highest level since Russia invaded the Crimean peninsula in 2014. Some sources say Russia has stationed 100,000 troops along its border...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

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...

Don’t believe Trump’s Biden-Ukraine smear

Sean Gannon, Columnist October 19, 2019

When it comes to weaponizing misinformation for political gain, Donald Trump is a talented man. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Trump capitalized on her sloppiness with her private email server, hammering in...

News in Brief

Dylan Tull April 3, 2014
President Obama and Russian Prime Minister Putin came to an agreement over the tense Ukraine conflict this morning. Obama decided he was cool with Putin taking Crimea if the U.S. could have the other half of it.
illustration by Luke Hampton

Cold War Continues with Russian Action

Andy Monserud March 6, 2014
Three years ago, the world saw its greatest outburst of revolutionary fervor this century. In what we now call the Arab Spring, a revolt in Tunisia inspired protests across the Muslim world, which led to the overthrowing the governments of three countries, gaining rights for the citizens of many others and launching one, Syria, into a bloody civil war that continues to this day.
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