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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

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...

Beyond the Bubble: A2019 U.S. airstrike raises questions of war crimes and the UN agrees on terms for the future of AI

Lily Yost, News Reporter December 9, 2021

80 casualties revealed in undisclosed 2019 U.S. airstrike in Syria  On March 18, 2019, as the final days of battle against the Islamic State unraveled, U.S. military drones circled over a dirt field...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.

Say no to Pillsbury dough

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist October 29, 2020

It’s that time of year again: sweater weather, curling up around the fire with hot cocoa and eating “freshly” baked goods brought to you by Pillsbury — made in the illegally occupied West Bank...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Normalizing violence through the Abraham Accords

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist October 1, 2020

“The sand was loaded up with blood. And now you’re going to see that a lot of that sand is going to be loaded up with peace,” said Donald Trump. On Sept. 15, 2020, Trump signed a “peace deal”...

Political Cartoon by Anika Vučićević

Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 31, 2019

As a campus, we focus a lot on certain social justice issues pertaining to race and gender discrimination, but conversations about the Israeli occupation of Palestine barely happen. Although we talk about...

US blocks UN’s no Nukes Vote by Bringing Nuke Along

Clara Wheeler, Assistant Chair April 13, 2017

The United Nations’ meeting in March about banning nuclear weapons grew heated as the United States refused to get rid of its nuclear weapons. Switzerland kept urging the United States to be reasonable...

Whitman’s Model United Nations Club Wins Big

River Sterne November 14, 2013
Despite it's small size, Whitman's Model United Nations club has won national recognition recently. Three members attended the National Model United Nations conference and won two substantial awards: Delegate’s Choice Award and Outstanding Delegation.

U.S. Needs New Policy in Syria

Andy Monserud September 19, 2013
It seems, miraculously, that the Syria situation has calmed down — from the American perspective, at least. Bashar al-Assad, the East Mediterranean nation’s dictator, recently agreed to a plan, proposed by Russia, to hand over his nation’s chemical weapon stockpiles to the United Nations for destruction. Late last week, the Obama administration agreed to the plan. This comes in the wake of fierce debates over possible U.S. intervention in Syria, proposed by the Obama administration as a response to the revelation that Assad’s regime has extensively used chemical weapons on rebels in its two-year civil war.
Thorndike organized this project.

Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Sam Chapman May 13, 2013
Environmental issues are a prominent concern amongst Whitman activists, yet many claim that their youthful idealism dies out once faced with the 'real world.' Here, the Circuit catches up with four environmentally-minded alumnae to see how post-grad life has affected their environmental vision.
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