Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture

Bill Landefeld
February 13, 2014
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Sports, Sports Highlight

*Letter from the editor: The author of this article has been friends with Conner Mertens and his family since he was 13 years old. Mertens and the author played soccer alongside and against each other since they first met each other. At Southridge High School in Kennewick, Wash., they played soccer toge... Read more »

Changing Attitude Toward Drugs

Bill Landefeld
January 30, 2014
Filed under Opinion

This weekend, the Seahawks and the Broncos are getting together a Super Bowl, pun intended. By this, I mean both Washington and Colorado are the first two states to legalize marijuana, an example of how the nation's attitude toward pot is changing. Not only have their football teams produced favorable... Read more »

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld
December 5, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world. While their revelations that were released over the summer told the world about the expansiveness... Read more »

Gym Culture on Campus

Bill Landefeld
November 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion

When you look at a banana, what do you think? Do you think, "Man, that banana looks really tasty. I think I am going to eat it"? Or do you think, "Man, that 100-calorie banana with 27 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of which are sugars, loaded with potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, will be a great... Read more »

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Bill Landefeld
November 14, 2013
Filed under Columnists, Opinion, Opinion Highlight

Have you ever had a question that you didn't feel comfortable asking anybody? Well, I know that myself and many other Whitman students have. Luckily at Whitman, there is such a place that you can do this, and it is on a website called Whitman Encounters. However, this outlet to freely speak your mind might not be around for much longe... Read more »

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues

Bill Landefeld
October 31, 2013
Filed under Opinion

Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former drug addiction and how lovely your interviewer's beard looks? Or would you simply answer the questi... Read more »