Whitman Wire

Students contend with the impact of coronavirus in daily life

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor

April 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of Whitman students. The majority of buildings on campus have shut down and Washington state residents have been ordered to stay home. As a result, students have been grappling with the physical and mental effects of the coronavirus in everyday ...

Why I’ve decided to press charges against the IMLeagues website

Ann Karneus

February 13, 2020

When I entered Whitman my freshman year, I heard about the exciting opportunity for club and intramural sports. It seemed like a sleek solution for those who wanted to play sports in a casual yet semi-competitive setting with their friends, so I immediately navigated to the website. However, when I ty...

Apple users face growing threats to computer security

Blair Hanley Frank

April 26, 2012

On April 4, Russian security research firm Dr. Web released a report stating that 600,000 computers running Apple's Mac OS X operating system were infected with a piece of malware known in security circles as Flashback. That announcement marked the most significant successful virus attack on the Mac...

‘Contagion’ makes Ebola look like common cold

Nathan Fisher

September 22, 2011

What would happen in the world if no one, not even those living in a protective bubble, were immune to a disease? "Contagion" examines a lethal virus transmitted by touch.  If you come in contact with a sick person or any object that they've touched, you're infected.  If you weren't a germaphobe before,...

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