“You experience something. You make a decision, and that leads to the next decision. The path is not so straightforward.”
PHOTOS COURTESY OF CHARLIE NEWMAN
From Crazy Rich Asians to To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before to Searching, Asian American representation has been more prevalent than ever with acquired success throughout the past month, coining the term “Asian August.” Crazy Rich Asians has become the most successful romantic comedy in almost 10 years in the United States box office alone. It is the first all-Asian lead cast since Joy Luck Club premiered 25 years ago. Searching, starring John Cho begins to normalize representation of Asian-Americans specifically in the thriller genre.
I humbly encourage my fellow commuters to break the mold, do away with the apathetic, chronically tardy commuter archetype, and push the boundaries of off-campus life. You are not alone. There are people and programs here capable and willing to support you.
The world of Electronic Dance Music has lost one of its most popular and successful young disc jockeys due to an apparent suicide. Swedish DJ-producer Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name Avicii, passed away on April 20, as confirmed by his family and his agent. Avicii, who was only 28, is another addition to a list of musicians lost too early in life.
Nike launched a campaign last week in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their “Just Do It” slogan, which Colin Kaepernick is now the face of. The campaign ad consists of a photo and an accompanying two minute long commercial, each quoting the professional athlete pariah turned champion of racial justice: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” …
Since October of last year, 13 cats have been killed and mutilated in Thurston County. This has led to a six-member task force of veteran detectives which extends across the county.
The start of the school year signals a few consistent things: all-nighter study sessions after procrastinating too long, the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS), and emails encouraging students to sign up for intramurals. I am what people could call “uncoordinated” or “unathletic,” so when I first got to Whittier College and my friends wanted to form an intramural sports team, I was terrified.
Hello! Let me be the first society member to formally introduce you to Whittier College. My name is Iyesha Ferguson, and I’m a member of the Thalian Society. Societies are unique to Whittier College and not many other schools. While they are commonly compared to sororities and fraternities, there are some major differences between them: societies aren’t nationally recognized, the pledging and rushing processes are completely different, and societies are 100 percent anti-hazing.
While all incoming students have their own list of anxieties regarding the start of school, those coming from out-of-state have a stress all their own. In an effort to calm those butterflies in your stomach, try out a few of these tips and tricks to make Whittier feel like home: