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Letter to the editor: A veteran’s sacrifice and the Whitman College memorial plaque

Eric S. Johnson, MD, Class of 1972 Colonel, USAF (retired) November 7, 2019

A small plaque honoring Whitman alumni killed in action during World War II hangs on a wall on the first floor of the Memorial Building.  On that plaque are the names of 29 young patriots whose lives...

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Back to School, Back to Movies: Fall Movie Preview

Nathan Fisher September 11, 2014

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. For the past three years at Whitman (I feel old), I have used my weekly trip to the movie theater to keep me sane. This semester, with my film thesis, oral exams and math...

Illustration by Erika Zinser

Lazy writing leads to forgettable ‘Words’

Nathan Fisher September 13, 2012

After a long week with, go figure, lots of homework, I welcomed the escape to my "job" at the movies. Like last week, none of the options grabbed me, so I succumbed to seeing "The Words," a story-within-a-story,...

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