PHOTOS COURTESY OF ELY MCCLELLAND
Ely McClelland and her daughter Madi pose by the Rock. Madi loves coming to campus with her mom, seeing her mom’s friends, and enjoying the scenery.
The play, a comedic approach to Chekhov’s The Seagull, opened on Thursday, Nov. 29, ran until Sunday, Dec. 2 in the Ruth B. Shannon Center, and was directed by Katie Liddicoat, With the stage sectioned off for a smaller and more intimate setting, the audience was able to connect with — and even talk to — the actors throughout the play.
Apple decided to take action and crack down on Tumblr’s unresolved child pornography problems by removing the Tumblr app from the iTunes App Store on Nov. 16, 2018.
Whether you know him as that old guy that appears in a cameo during every Marvel film, the person who created the stories of your favorite superhero, or the man who has become a role model for your life and an inspiration for your artwork, it is not an exaggeration to say that anyone who is fairly versed in pop culture knows the name Stan “The Man” Lee.
Even with the end of the semester approaching for Whittier College, the season will not be ending for winter sports. Over the break, women’s basketball will not have to worry about the cold temperatures that Southern California has to offer, as they will fly to Hawaii on Dec. 16 and will return to Whittier College on Dec. 23.
“Hey Jesse, what do you think about Trump?” Always looking to stir the pot, my grandpa stared down my future brother-in-law, looking to make this Thanksgiving a bit more lively. The dining room table was a perfect physical manifestation of the political spectrum. Down on the left-hand side sat my step sister, her fiancé, my cousin, and her husband; then the more moderate-leaning individuals, including my brother and his girlfriend, sat in a central area of the table; and finally on the right-hand wing of the table sat my grandparents, my mom, step dad, dad, and step mom. My parents are by no means overly conservative, but compared to my sister and cousin, who are radically liberal, there seemed to be an extreme divide.
College represents a period of intellectual transformation, wherein burgeoning young adults transition from the burdens and anxieties of pubescence to those of an ever evolving, often unforgiving professional world. On-campus employment can make this transition a bit smoother for students fortunate enough to receive a financial aid work award — the trouble, for some, can be finding work without one.
As the Fall semester winds down, students begin to think of how they have grown and changed over the past few months. They might even think of all of their firsts that happened this Fall — their first time living on campus, first love, first time writing a 20 page paper. However, students are not the only ones experiencing firsts at Whittier College; as this was President Linda Oubré’s first semester as Whittier College’s president.
At the beginning of November, a group of art historians, activists, educators, and participants directly affected by incarceration gathered together for a three-day symposium, Envisioning the Role of Arts in Criminal Justice Reform Conference, which focused on how art and art-related programs can have a positive impact on prison reform. The conference was held jointly at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University. Both institutions hosted art exhibitions by various artists that specifically addressed this issue.
It’s an unfortunate reality that in a country with loose gun control laws, mass shootings and active shooters releasing fire in public spheres have become increasingly common. The recent shooting in Thousand Oaks, Calif. marks mass shooting number 307 in the United States in 2018; this puts us only a few days short of one mass shooting every day this year according to USA Today. In the U.S., death by gunshot is the statistically the most likely way to die. According to Medium, approximately one in 63 students will find themselves in the midst of a school shooting. These statistics may be terrifying, but they are not meant to incite panic and chaos; rather, they are meant to sober up students and to have the College recognize the need for a plan of action in the case that one of the worst and most feared tragedies occurs. Though nothing can prepare a student for the trauma of witnessing a situation that only stricter gun laws can prevent, knowing how to stay safe and protect those around you can be the difference between life and death.