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Game of pickup basketball ends poorly when the only sports equipment on campus is frisbees

Sammy Fitts, Monster Girl Enthusiast September 16, 2021

Tragedy struck when a group of Jewett residents traveled to Menlo Park to play basketball after finding a ball on Ankeny. They rushed back to their rooms and grabbed everything they needed: water bottles,...

Performative activism: Where is the line?

Angel Baikakedi, Columnist September 16, 2021

In 2016, The Wire posted an article titled "College to Choose New Mascot," highlighting the college’s vision to change the Missionary mascot and the process it took to get there, which was quite relevant....

Editorial: In support of the Black Lives Matter movement

Content Warning: This editorial includes discussion of racially-motivated violence and police brutality. The same applies to many of the links. In the past week, cities have erupted in protest in response...

Illustration by Haley King

If They Don’t Win It’s OK

John Lyon, Staff Reporter March 1, 2018

In 2016 when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, I noticed a trend on Whitman’s campus that blew me away; students were being somewhat interested in national sporting events. To be clear, I have no...

Jostling at Whitman

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor October 1, 2017

What is the ‘jostle,’ you may ask? I will hence define the ‘jostle’ as: competition and exclusivity within a realm of little to no importance, by which members of the in-group struggle for dominance...

Photo by Taj Howe

“Celilo: Progress Versus Protest” Opens in Maxey Museum

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter September 28, 2017

The new exhibit in the Maxey Museum, “Celilo: Progress Versus Protest,” shines light on marginalized voices of American history. Curated by the staff at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton,...

Illustration by Claire Revere

Our Liberal Echo Chamber

India Flinchum, Columnist September 28, 2017

While Whitman can often feel like an echo-chamber of liberal thought, the surrounding city of Walla Walla poses a stark contrast to the ultra-liberal ideology that permeates our campus. In fact, roughly...

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

Whitman’s Diversity Problem

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 17, 2017

In an elite and overwhelmingly white liberal arts college such as Whitman, there is always talk about how there should be more diversity, especially in terms of race and ethnicity. The college holds a...

Re-examining the Liberal Arts

Peggy Li, Opinion Editor September 3, 2017

As I enter my fourth year of Whitman College, having traversed the hallowed halls of Olin, having traipsed across Ankeny in both snow boots and flip flops and having cried in a professor’s office, I...

Illustration by Claire Revere

Drinks for your Major

Sam Jacobson and Grace Little, Columnists May 12, 2017

Chemistry: Moonshine ‘cause you all can make it yourselves. Biology:  Bloody Mary because it's like your organisms. It’s got blood and vegetables.   Astronomy: Galaxy Cocktail. I’ve heard...

Dear Future POC Student

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter May 12, 2017

Dear future students of color, Welcome to your new home. As the brochures say, there are countless reasons to attend Whitman. Renowned arts and academics, a surprisingly charming location ... the list...

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to the Board of Trustees, Provost Alzada Tipton, and President Kathy Murray

We write to express our deep disappointment regarding the recent decision to discontinue tenure-track positions in the humanities and social sciences. We are 2016 graduates and alums of Whitman’s History...

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