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Normalizing violence through the Abraham Accords

Illustration by Lily Buller.

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” called the Abraham Accords with Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel. He positioned himself alongside his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a historic dealer of peace to the Middle Eas...

Why Whitman students should care about Palestine

Political Cartoon by Anika Vučićević

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

November 1, 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 settler colonialism and occupation in other historical contexts, we rarely connect these issues ...

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 and to calm down, but tensions were brought even higher when Greece knocked over Germany’s glass...

Whitman’s Model United Nations Club Wins Big

River Sterne

November 14, 2013

Despite low numbers, the Whitman College Model United Nations Club is winning big awards. The club, consisting of 12 active members, travels around the Pacific Northwest, and occasionally to the East Coast and Canada, to attend UN simulations with other colleges. The Model UN team, led by sophomore...

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....

Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Thorndike organized this project.

Sam Chapman

May 13, 2013

At Whitman, ideals are one thing you can always count on finding somewhere. There is no shortage of people who believe strongly in something––in the end of rape culture, the abolition of modern slavery, the inadvisability of GM crops––and assert that the only way to get it is to fight for it. This...

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