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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Beyond the Bubble: Normalized violence against Salvadorian women and the military controlled government in Myanmar

Lily Yost, News Reporter November 11, 2021

Content warning: This article contains discussion of intense violence and sexual assault. The state of women in El Salvador On Nov. 3, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) reported...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

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...

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...

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.
Photo by Anna Dawson

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...

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...

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

May 7, 2015
There has been a consistent theme of tossing around women’s wins as a sign that there’s no discrimination and that sexism is solved.

Browning Out: Summer job hunt

Callie Brown April 16, 2015
“Yes,” she responded with the kind of half grin that you give to your weird cousin at family gatherings. Then, of course, I booked it out of there, after contemplating taking a picture with the cat and deciding against it.
Photo of Doctor Susan Pickett by Halley McCormick.

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...

Illustration by Rust

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

Hillary Smith November 20, 2014
These inclinations towards harassment and death threats do not reflect male gamers as a whole. I think we should be focusing more on the gaming industry’s role in perpetuating harmful portrayals of women than on the people playing the games.
Photo contributed by Erin Bell.

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....

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

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...

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