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Toxic Masculinity in the Gym

Toxic Masculinity in the Gym

Alondra Contreras, Columnist

February 15, 2018

Going to the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center has been full of interesting moments, and one that I can’t seem to shake off has been the toxic masculinity surrounding BFFC. As a woman, I often feel uncomfortable for entering the imaginary line past the cardio equipment and closer to the squat racks. Throughout my...

On HBO’s “Girls”

India Flinchum

December 7, 2017

The HBO series "GIRLS" has been dealt its fair share of critical acclaim, while also being reduced by critics to an unoriginal archetype of an 80’s sex comedy. The series follows a fairly stereotypical plotline. A group of best friends battle the ills of adult life in New York City, all the while co...

Women in CS: Alumna Cathryn Posey talks tech

Eleanor Matson, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016

Alumna Cathryn Posey ‘05 returned to campus this past week to give the Andjelkovic Lecture on her journey working in the technological industry as a black woman. During her talk, she focused on her thoughts about current inclusion and diversity efforts within the tech industry as well as her journe...

DaMa Opens “Woman in Art”

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

Juniors Lauren Benedict and Maia Watkins took part in an event to combat an all-too overlooked facet of feminism: the underrepresentation of women in the art world.

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

Ellen Ivens-Duran

April 28, 2016

If you wander into Memorial 331 on a Sunday night, you’re likely to find a room full of student representatives deep in discussion over the minutia of college policy and current issues. If you take a good long look around that room, you will see a room that is fairly representative of Whitman’s c...

Sororities Settle With Quasi-Autonomy For Foreseeable Future

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

March 3, 2016

As we all know, Whitman has a longstanding tradition of reminding women that they are the inferior sex. Earlier in Whitman history, this tradition took the form of forcing women to live on campus all four years and registering male guests in Memorial Hall. Chastity belts were also provided in the health...

Guest column: Women’s victories do not erase systemic debate sexism

May 7, 2015

It's devastating to realize I am no longer a debater, but it's more devastating to understand why. I never wanted to write an op-ed or talk publicly about my experiences in debate, but the unfortunate truth is we are obligated to defend our right to fair treatment. I don't know how to put into words what ...

Browning Out: Summer job hunt

Callie Brown

April 16, 2015

Spring is rapidly approaching, and we all know what that means: Summer is just around the corner. And again, we all know what that means: You had better find yourself a job, you lazy asshole. Personally, I had the nice experience of applying for a whole multitude of jobs when I was home over spring break....

Music professor inspired by female Walla Walla composers

Music professor inspired by female Walla Walla composers

Daniel Kim

March 12, 2015

Susan Pickett, the Catherine Gould Chism Chair of Music at Whitman College, discussed her recently released book on Wed., Mar. 11. The book, "Marion and Emilie Frances Bauer: From the Wild West to American Musical Modernism,"  provides the first comprehensive account of the lives and professional accomplishments...

Video game publishers more to blame for objectification of women than game buyers

Video game publishers more to blame for objectification of women than game buyers

Hillary Smith

November 20, 2014

A recent segment on Melissa Harris-Perry's MSNBC show highlighted an issue that I never before considered: the violent and dehumanizing portrayals of women in many video games and the culture of misogyny that pervades some parts of the online gaming sphere. Harris-Perry shows scenes from popular vi...

Lawless twins take Regionals by storm

Lawless twins take Regionals by storm

Mitchell Smith

October 9, 2014

The Whitman women's tennis team opened its fall season with a brilliant showing at the USTA/ITA Regional tournament hosted here at Whitman from September 26-29. The team swept both singles and doubles. Senior twins Courtney and Morgan Lawless won doubles in a very convincing fashion (6-1, 6-1), and Courtney...

Women’s soccer shoots for tops in NW Conference

Women’s soccer shoots for tops in NW Conference

Cole Anderson

October 9, 2014

In any sport, a coaching change typically means a transitionary period in which the team and coach search for a new rhythm and work to become a unit. A rough start was precisely what the Whitman women's soccer team and new Head Women's Soccer Coach Laura Williamson wanted to avoid. Off to a 4-1-2 start...

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