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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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Whitman Wire

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...

Is lack of action an indication of desensitization?

Alanna Sherman, Columnist March 3, 2022

Social media has successfully increased our hunger to constantly feed our brains with new information. With just a few clicks, we can devour heaps of information within seconds. We may be learning new...

Illustration by Hannah Paul.

“Grappling With Othello” lecture revisits race, violence and the narrative in theatre

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

The curtain rises and the orchestral score swells in an empty Zoom room, giving an appropriately dramatic backdrop to the two guest speakers, Aldo Billingslea and Eric Ting.  On April 2, Billingslea...

Photo contributed by Ben Murphy.

“Arts, Objects, Archives” explores intersections between art and race

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter October 1, 2020

From sculptures to sheet music, each presenter in the Art, Objects, Archives webinar on Sept. 21 showcased the abundant materials available at Whitman for instructors to teach this year’s academic theme...

Better Understanding Gun Control

Josh Karpatkin, Columnist March 8, 2018

Three weeks ago, the news broke out that another heartbreaking mass shooting had taken place at a high school in Florida. As the staggering death toll began to make itself known around the country, the...

Central American Immigration Crisis

Jose Guerrero Coronado, Columnist February 11, 2016
The question at hand is not how many refugees the United States, Mexico or Canada can take – it’s why are these people leaving their homelands?
Illustration by Kelsey Lund

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Gladys Gitau February 27, 2013
In light of recent mass shootings, it seems as if America is really adamant on preventing the slaughter of innocent lives. However, hundreds of black shooting deaths continue to go unreported in the mainstream media, suggesting that those black lives are worth less in America.
Warm Bodies Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

Nathan Fisher February 7, 2013

The undead seem to be hip nowadays, with shows like "The Walking Dead" and "True Blood" drawing huge crowds, and movies like "Zombieland," "Resident Evil" and "Shaun of the Dead" making a few bucks....

Seven Psychopaths, a Shih Tzu and slit throats

‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats

Nathan Fisher October 25, 2012
Though "Seven Psychopaths" features an adorable dog, it also contains unexpected over-the-top violence. Should you see it? Nathan Fisher has the answer.

The Judge splatters justice in “Dredd”

Nathan Fisher September 27, 2012
Nathan Fisher explores the blood-splattered, wisecracking world of futuristic thriller "Dredd."

Love tries to outshine pools of blood in “Lawless”

Nathan Fisher September 6, 2012
This week's movie review: Lawless

Freedom of speech extends to video games

Blair Hanley Frank November 18, 2010

Saying that video games are controversial is a rather serious understatement. State governments all over our country have tried to ban the sale of "violent" games to minors for quite some time. For the...

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