Whitman gets Married to Fossil Fuels

Whitman gets Married to Fossil Fuels

Emily Volpert
April 30, 2014
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News

Campus activist group Divest Whitman staged a mock wedding between the college and fossil fuel companies Wednesday afternoon, protesting the recent trustee decision to reject the possibility of divestment from fossil fuels.     [portfolio_slideshow]

Childhood Friend of the President

Erik
April 29, 2014
Filed under Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa, Off-Campus Blogs

Hearing first-hand stories about how famous adults acted as children and teenagers is always fun. I recently got such an account about a former Brazilian president. Let me explain. On the way from João Pesso to Olinda, Mike and I hopped an alternativo, or unregistered cab. The owner of our host... Read more »

Gumboot at Whitman

Denali Elliot
April 29, 2014
Filed under Media, Videos

Videographer Denali Elliott takes a look at Gumboot at Whitman, check out the accompanying article in the A&E section.

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Aleida Fernandez
April 29, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Off-Campus Blogs, Sprechen Sie Englisch?

When you travel alone there is a definite fear that you'll be lonely. With just your thoughts as company in a strange, new city it's hard to imagine having a good time without someone to share it with. Isn't that what travel is all about? Experiencing and sharing in new cultures with other people? Whe... Read more »

North by Northeast

Erik
April 28, 2014
Filed under Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa

A few weeks ago, I set out to travel to four cities in the Northeast of Brazil. João Pessoa and Olinda were the third and fourth stops. João Pessoa was a bit quiet after Recife, but we were there on a Monday and a Tuesday - as far as I know, not the most exciting days of the week anywhere. D... Read more »

The New Students are Here!

Marra Clay
April 27, 2014
Filed under Under Close Examination

This seems to be what the ducklings on campus are referred to as. New students. Newbies, incoming first years. As the end of the year is approaching and I am suddenly realizing my immense workload until summer vacation, I am moving further and further away from my fresh first-year perspective. I d... Read more »

Sweet Lei Mokihana

John Reed
April 27, 2014
Filed under Tuggboat Art Life

Hey. My song today is a Hawaiian hit from approximately 1973 called "Sweet Lei Mokihana" performed by Hui Ohana (which means, "Family Group"). Enjoy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJH7ImmP-A I don't really know anything about this song. I know that it was composed by George Manoa Huddy, and this particular versi... Read more »

Senate Round Up April 20

Abby Seethoff
April 27, 2014
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At the April 20 senate meeting, ASWC approved several nominations, passed some legislation, approved the 2014-2015 budget, and recognized GlobeMed as a Service Learning Organization (SLO). An SLO participates in "thoughtfully organized service" and "fosters visible civic responsibility and engagement"... Read more »

Thick Skin

Thick Skin

Rachel Palfini
April 26, 2014
Filed under Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans, Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Mandarin is the first oral language I have studied. In high school, I took four years of Latin, but we rarely read aloud, as Latin is a dead language and impossibly difficult to converse in (Latin grammar is very complicated). One of the reasons I enjoyed studying Mandarin so much my first year at Whitman... Read more »

barnesandnoblesdates.com

Melina Hughes
April 24, 2014
Filed under Humor

Name: Harper Collins Physical age: 22 Metaphorical age: 187 Gender: Non-fiction Female Looking for: Fictional Male, preferably tall, dark and handsome with an air of mystery. Deal-breakers: Predictable plot lines and cliché endings. Deal-makers: Thick spines, tiny type, plot twists, publis... Read more »

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Ben Caldwell
April 24, 2014
Filed under Feature, Feature Highlight

The Story Time Project gives Whitman students a chance to pass on their love for books by reading to children who might not otherwise have much literature in their lives. Story Time is one of five ongoing weekly service programs managed by the Student Engagement Center. It was started by Adjunct Instructor of S... Read more »

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

International Games Cost More Than Just Money

Andy Monserud
April 24, 2014
Filed under Opinion

I wrote a column earlier this year discussing the chronic mismanagement of the Olympics and the havoc they wreak on the cities who host them. Perhaps my lens was too narrow––enormous global sporting events appear to bring this kind of chaos everywhere they land. Brazil recently deployed more than 2,000 troops into a sl... Read more »