Women’s Soccer Settles for Scoreless Tie Against PLU

Quin Nelson
September 30, 2012
Filed under Scores, Sports, Varsity Sports

The Whitman women's soccer team played well but ended up with a 0-0 tie against Pacific Lutheran University on Sunday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. As was the case Saturday, the Missionaries established control early on. Center midfielders Hallie Swan and Jaclyn Rudd were solid as usual, and outside... Read more »

Men’s Soccer Falls to PLU 2-1 in Aggressive Game

Aleida Fernandez
September 30, 2012
Filed under Sports

Whitman's men's soccer team fell to the Pacific Lutheran University Knights in an aggressive game Sunday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. From the beginning of the game the number two ranked Knights gave the number five ranked Missionaries quite a show as PLU played a highly offensive first half. In... Read more »

A Single Drop

Nick Davies
September 30, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Off-Campus Blogs

Saturdays are quickly turning into my least favorite days of the month. Since my weekend begins Friday, my Saturday has transformed into a stay-at-home day where I must do all the homework I procrastinated doing all weekend. Along with homework, other thoughts meander in and out of my consciousness throughout... Read more »

Jaipur Family

Helen Angell
September 30, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Off-Campus Blogs, Opinion

For the last four weeks I've been living with an Indian family in Jaipur. The intention of homestays is for us to be immersed in the culture and language. While living with an Indian family has given me the chance to practice my Hindi a little (tora tora), the part I love most about my homestay is how w... Read more »

Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Puget Sound 2-0

Quin Nelson
September 30, 2012
Filed under Scores, Sports, Varsity Sports

Despite dominating possession for most of the game, the Whitman women's soccer team fell to the University of Puget Sound 2-0 at the Whitman Soccer Complex on Saturday. Whitman took immediate control of possession in the first half, looking nothing like a team that has not beaten the UPS women since... Read more »

For the love of India

Shelly Le
September 30, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Even though I've attended Whitman for a little over two years now, I still seriously question the practicality of a liberal arts education within today's world. I often have moments of terror as to where my politics/sociology degree will take me after I'm beyond the walls of "Whitman's bubble". Despite... Read more »

Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and Petra! Oh My!

Nick Davies
September 29, 2012
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

What a weekend! As I try to catch my breath and reorient myself for a week of classes, I will try to take some time to reflect upon this hectic, but oh so fantastic, weekend. This past weekend CIEE organized a three-day trip to southern Jordan to experience its main attractions. I'll try to keep each... Read more »

So THIS is what it feels like…

Nick Davies
September 29, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

It began with a stomachache. Then it got much worse. As I woke up to the 4:30am call to prayer Monday morning, I felt a jabbing pain in my abdomen. My body was fevering and I couldn't keep any water down. "So this is what travelers sickness feels like," I thought as I laid in bed, pretending like it... Read more »

Worm composting project overcomes summer setbacks

Worm composting project overcomes summer setbacks

Daniel Kim
September 27, 2012
Filed under News

In the spring of 2012, right before summer break, the Industrial Compost Group faced an unexpected hurdle: Of the 45,000 worms purchased from local worm breeder Barbara Newby for vermicomposting, only 5,000 remained alive. The setback forced the group to reformulate their plan in order to replenish the worm population and ensure its conti... Read more »

Professor combines archeology, history to analyze modern society

Professor combines archeology, history to analyze modern society

Sarah Cornett
September 27, 2012
Filed under News

Among a number of new professors on campus this year is Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne, a Sri Lankan archeologist and historian serving as the J. Arnold Professor, a visiting professorship at Whitman. Seneviratne is no stranger to Whitman, having delivered the Jackson lecture on campus in 2006... Read more »

Book review: ‘North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell

Dana Thompson
September 27, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

This I believe: When Charles Dickens is your editor, you pretty much cannot go wrong. Such a lucky bug was Elizabeth Gaskell, who reportedly wanted to name her fourth novel "Margaret Hale," after the main character. Dickens advised her that the book would be better summed up by the basic conflict... Read more »

‘Love This Giant’ full of eccentric life, purpose

Emma Dahl
September 27, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Love This Giant is an eclectic, exciting, flamboyant album that eludes any kind of categorization. While it could be lost in the sea of other great albums that came out this September, Love This Giant stands out because of the unexpected but brilliant partnership that produced its vibrant sound: the collab... Read more »