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A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 31, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The issue of cultural appropriation has been and still is very debatable and some would say ‘controversial’, because apparently we still don’t have a clear idea of what appropriating a culture truly is like. However, this issue becomes more prominent and even more debatable during Halloween time...

New Class Offerings for White Male Fragility

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under Backpage

It’s been a tough run for the White Guys recently. In the past few months, they’ve braved the inaccurate media representations of Whites at Trump Rallies, indiscriminate and vague blame being placed on them in every politics class and the most recent leadership shake-up in one of their most cheris...

Retaliation Against Systematic Oppression of White Males

Clara Wheeler, staff writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under Humor

Whitman is known for its active student body, but one group especially feels that it has not received the recognition it deserves. The Whitman White Male Club will be hosting an all day protest next Tuesday. “We feel like recognition of the struggles that white men go through is underrepresented here at ...

Women’s Basketball Falls in National Championship

Cole Anderson

March 25, 2014


Filed under Game of the Week, SPORTS, Sports Highlight, Varsity Sports, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

The Whitman women's basketball team fell to the FDU-Florham Devils in the DIII national title game on Saturday, March 22 with a final score of 80-72, ending a record-breaking season for the Missionaries. Heading into the 2013-2014 season, Whitman's team motto was "paving the road to Steven's Point,...

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Pamela London

March 19, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Web Only, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

The game is done, the nets are cut down and for the first time in program history the Whitman women's basketball team has danced all the way to the Final Four. In front of a raucous crowd that filled the Sherwood Center to the brim Saturday night, Whitman (30-1) defeated Thomas More College (31-1) 76-60 to earn a b...

Whitman Women’s Basketball Holds Off Whitworth to Remain Undefeated

Quin Nelson

January 22, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Whitman College women's basketball team survived a hotly contested game against the Whitworth Pirates, winning 60-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Sherwood Center. The Pirates surged to an 11-2 lead at the start of the game, encouraged by the enthusiasm of a large traveling crowd and their full-court...

Anderegg Brings Multiple Dimensions to Women’s Basketball

Anderegg Brings Multiple Dimensions to Women’s Basketball

Cole Anderson

December 5, 2013


Filed under SPORTS, Sports Profiles, Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

Coming off a successful 2012-2013 season, the Whitman College women's basketball team is looking toward another top finish in the NWC and a playoff run. Of the team's several talented returners, senior Sarah Anderegg looks to be the most dangerous weapon for the Missionaries this season. Following...

Whitman SAAC Works to Improve Athletic Program

Cole Anderson

November 21, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

The Student Athletic Advisory Committee, or SAAC, has been hard at work this fall organizing events, hyping up varsity athletic teams and bolstering the athletic community for Whitman and the Northwest Conference as a whole. The duties of SAAC on campus are vast and span most aspects of Whitman athletics....

Indie Women Make No Appearance This Year

Adam Brayton

April 25, 2013


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

Though last year they dazzled the crowd singing Lady Gaga and the year before belted a Sara Bareilles medley in their bright blue gowns, this year the Independent Women will be absent from the 87th annual Choral Contest. Though the Independent Women's choral group has even won out against the Greek...

Blackness exists on a Spectrum

Gladys Gitau

April 11, 2013


Filed under OPINION

I fit in well on this campus. Like most Whitties, I consider myself intelligent, hardworking, socially conscious and fun to be around. More so, among my friends back home, I was that nerdy, outdoorsy, thrifty, liberal girl who was most likely to survive in an environment like Whitman. But there are...

Season Preview: Women’s Basketball

Peter Clark

December 6, 2012


Filed under SPORTS

If early season results are any indication of what the rest of the season has in store, then the Whitman women's basketball team should have high expectations. After winning six of their first seven games to start the year, the Missionaries have plenty to be optimistic about. The new team will look to have a more balanced scoring attack now ...

Whitman basketball teams combine to take three of four from Tacoma schools

Pamela London

February 9, 2012


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

After a weekend of electric crowds, furious rallies and stifling defense, the Whitman men's and women's basketball teams find themselves in a position where everyone wants to be: in line for a spot in the four-team Northwest Conference tournament. Boisterous crowds filled Sherwood Center Friday and Saturda...

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