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Whitman alters COVID protocol

Conor Bartol, Used car lot inflatable wavy noodle understudy December 2, 2021

Following students’ return to campus after break, Whitman has announced several changes in COVID protocol. Following “recent federal guidelines and recommendations,” these rules are going into effect...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

Addressing transphobia at Whitman

Alanna Sherman , Columnist December 2, 2021

Transphobia, defined as violence or negativity aimed at transgender or gender nonconforming people, is prevalent around the world. The existence of transphobia is disputed, and violence against trans...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

On feeling out of place in the classroom

Nana Kumagai, Columnist November 18, 2021

I still remember the first day when I arrived here at Whitman. As soon as I made it to campus, I walked into Cleveland to get something to eat after a long, stressful flight. I entered and looked around,...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

Yik Yak: One of Whitman’s harshest critics

Hailey Livingston, Columnist November 4, 2021

A few weeks ago, Wire Reporter Grace Jackson wrote “The Yak is back on campus”, an article introducing us to the most infamous app on campus—Yik Yak. Yik Yak is an anonymous Twitter/Ask.fm hybrid....

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

Tips and tricks for family weekend

Conor Bartol, The Big Cheese ‘Round These Parts October 21, 2021

Family Weekend is here, and for many of you that means only one thing: your parents and guardians have come to check up on you, a source of great dismay. But fret not! Here are some tips to keep things...

Student writes kinky fanfic for creative writing class (and I swear it wasn’t me)

Sammy Fitts, Alice x Bella Shipper October 21, 2021

One student took the spooky season a bit too far when their creative writing short story included a classic monster: the vampire. Unfortunately for the professor and all the other students workshopping...

Illustration by Ally Kim.

Imposter syndrome at Whitman

Hailey Livingston , Columnist October 7, 2021

Whitties, I think we’re all trying a little too hard. I don’t mean that we all need to stop thinking of our futures and aiming to succeed, but that we tend to try to prove our smarts to our peers...

Students share concepts for improving Cleveland Commons

Students share concepts for improving Cleveland Commons

Lee Thomas, Lee Thomas's clone October 7, 2021

Cleveland Commons is back in full swing, with reusable dishes, indoor seating and the beautiful salad bar all available again. And yet, one cannot go a day without hearing someone complain in some...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

V-Nord Improv’s return countered by heckler group

Conor Bartol, A Serious Goose September 30, 2021

Campus was delighted recently by the return of the improv group Varsity Nordic (better known as V-Nord) to in-person shows. However, every light casts a shadow, and as they returned, so too did their sinister...

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...

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