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CROSS-FIRE: CANCEL CULTURE


Ahmed Elsayed & Kainat Ansari
Opinion Writers

Cross-Fire is a new bi-weekly Opinion column where writers go head-to-head on the issues that matter. This week, writers Ahmed Elsayed and Kainat Ansari tackle the increasingly relevant topic of cancel culture. Perhaps you will side with Ansari, who claims that Whitman's cancel culture is harmful and anti-progress. Maybe instead Essayed will convince you that cancel culture protects marginalized groups from harm. The choice is yours!

Read the full debate here.

Illustration by M Hu

SENIORS, DID YOU KNOW YOU NEED TO APPLY TO GRADUATE?
AND FIVE OTHER THINGS TO GET DONE BEFORE MAY


Lee Thomas
Has anyone seen my sanity anywhere recently?

Submitting for honors by October, grad materials by November, scheduling senior check-ins … what more could we possibly need to do to get out of this joint? Well, don't hold your breath, because Lee has the inside deets on the unclear requirements for freedom. Here's a Whitman bucket list for all you graduating seniors - assuming you didn't forget to apply...

Read the full list here.

LOVE IT OR LOSE IT: LONG DISTANCE IN COLLEGE


Anna Shimkus
Feature Writer


According to a study conducted by the American Counseling Association, approximately 75 percent of college students have been in a long-distance relationship. The success of long-distance relationships in general, however, is reported by the New York Post at below 60 percent. As the school year continues, students become more focused on their campus life and less on the lives they left behind. One question looms overhead - how many of these relationships will last?

Read the full feature article here.

Photo by Eleanor Amer

CONTINUITY OR COLONIALISM?
FURTHER REFLECTION ON THE LEGACY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II


Lily Yost
News Editor

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked conversation around the world about Great Britain’s role as a world power. The majority of the media and politicians have been celebrating her reign, while others have recognized the history of colonialism connected to her rule. Whitman faculty reflects on the life of the ever-poised monarch and the controversial trail left in her wake.

Read the full story here.

DISCUSSING WILDFIRE MANAGEMENT AS UNHEALTHY AIR QUALITY FORCES STUDENTS INSIDE


Sebastian Squire
News Reporter

"Only YOU can prevent forest fires," but should you? Air quality in Walla Walla the past few Septembers has been barely breathable due to the raging forest fires sweeping the west coast. This increase in fire is a direct result of years fire suppression, along with the effects of climate change. Whitman faculty and students weigh in on the good that fire can do for the environment. Maybe it's time to "burn, baby, burn."

Read the full story here.

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis

WHAT WHITMAN LOOKS LIKE AT NIGHT


Bhavesh Gulrajani
Campus Life Reporter

Frat parties, late-night improv shows and last-minute cram sessions have all captured the attention of Whitman students when the sun goes down in Walla Walla, but is there more to night time than that? Security officer Bronchet Brinkley and resident assistant Chihiro Sasayama share their nocturnal experiences living and working around Whitman's campus.

Read the full story here.

Illustration Amelia Ebling

HEAR'S WHAT YOU MISSED...
THIS WEEK ON THE WHITMAN WIRE PODCAST


Audrey Marthin
Podcast Reporter

The first few weeks at college are a transition period for most students -- new routines, new spaces, new people -- but for some Whitman students, that adjustment also includes a new country. This week, podcast reporter Audrey Marthin speaks to international students from all class years about adaptation, cultural differences and finding food that tastes like home.


Tune in here.

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