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

May 7, 2015
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion, Opinion Highlight

It's devastating to realize I am no longer a debater, but it's more devastating to understand why. I never wanted to write an op-ed or talk publicly about my experiences in debate, but the unfortunate truth is we are obligated to defend our right to fair treatment. I don't know how to put into words what ... Read more »

Growing up is sad, but better than alternative

Anuradha Lingappa
May 7, 2015
Filed under Columnists, Opinion

Approximately 24 hours before flying back to Walla Walla for my final semester at Whitman, I watched the sun rise from a hospital's labor and delivery room. I'd decided to work a night shift as a doula (non-technical birth attendant) so close to my departure because being present for births usually motivates... Read more »

Guest column: Loss of Quran limits Encounters discussions

May 7, 2015
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

As a true example of antiquity in conversation with modernity, the upperclassmen I knew as a first-year still called Encounters "Core." Over the past four years at Whitman, the Encounters program has changed dramatically. Now the name itself seems to reflect a distinct guiding ethic or ideal that the... Read more »

Latin America must stop blaming U.S., start working together

Jose Coronado
May 7, 2015
Filed under Columnists, Opinion

Latin America has a love-hate relationship with the United States. The people in Latin America argue that the United States has both directly caused their poverty and backed up some of the most violent and unlawful regimes in the history of the region. Although some of these accusations are true, the... Read more »

Voices of the Community // Issue 13

Voices of the Community // Issue 13

Anna Dawson
May 7, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Voices of the Community

"What do you think of the removal of religious texts from the Encounters program?" Photographer Anna Dawson polls the community.

Learned helplessness keeps women out of tech

Katy Wills
April 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Opinion Highlight

I work for Technology Services at Whitman and it's one of the best jobs I've ever had. My co-workers are a patient, kind and thoroughly entertaining team of A/V nerds. During the daytime shifts I complete basic office maintenance tasks like organizing wires and chargers or cleaning projectors. It's ... Read more »

Greekend not harnessing full potential of Greek system

Christopher Hankin
April 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

As a member of the Greek system, I often find myself becoming defensive when people call on us to do more about issues such as sexual misconduct or a lack of diversity at Whitman. Sometimes it feels as though there is an unfair burden placed on men's and women's fraternities that is not placed on other organi... Read more »

Sex dates, sandwiches aid communication

Crystal & Chevy
April 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion

At the beginning of the year we began our column by attempting to follow in the footsteps of rappers Salt n' Pepa –– we wanted to "Talk about sex, baby." As the temperature has risen, we've covered everything from sex with food to how you might go about being in a relationship over the summer. However,... Read more »

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

Hayley Turner
April 30, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Voices of the Community

What do you think of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) door hangers? Photographer Hayley Turner takes a poll.   ... Read more »

Guest column: Debate suspension stifles critical thinking about discrimination

April 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Opinion Highlight

As a debater who is genderqueer, I found the suspension of the Debate Team devastating. Debate offered me a safe space where I could explore my identity. Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the suspension is that the administration never bothered to learn about debate; they never came to a tournament,... Read more »

Castro rule jeopardizes new U.S.-Cuban diplomatic, trade relations

Jose Coronado
April 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion

In December 2014, Cuba and the United States established diplomatic relations after having none for more than 50 years. This new relationship started when the president of Cuba, Raul Castro, released an American prisoner accused of being a spy in exchange for the American government releasing three Cuban... Read more »

Voices of the Community // Issue 11

Voices of the Community // Issue 11

Hayley Turner
April 23, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Voices of the Community

What is the first thing you'd like to see President Murray do? Photographer Hayley Turner takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]