Horror Nights strikes fear in all of Us: QC Editorial staff makes the journey to the Upside Down

Like the movie, much of the maze is creepy rather than scary.  It is hard to capture the exact feelings of terror from the film, which are largely based on the concept that there is someone out there somewhere that looks just like you.

 Horror Nights strikes fear in all of Us: QC Editorial staff makes the journey to the Upside Down

Fulfill fairytale fantasies at AOKP events

AOKP is the live-action role playing — also known as larping — group on campus and can often be seen taking part in daring fights with boffer weapons or crossing campus in fantasy-style garb.

Fulfill fairytale fantasies at AOKP events

Getting active on Whittier’s campus

The different clubs, organizations, and Societies on campus are all ways for the student body to actively engage in campus life and to interact with students that they normally would not meet in their classes.

Getting active on Whittier’s campus

Flushing away Turner’s old bathrooms

Under normal circumstances, a renovation of a bathroom is a minute detail in the lives of residential students; however, Housing and Residential Life has created a whole new living experience for Turner Hall residents. 

Flushing away Turner’s old bathrooms

Roommate 101: The do’s and do not’s of dorming

As the new school year starts, you might find yourself with one or more roommates, but even if you have had roommates before, it might be a good idea to have a refresher on roommate etiquette.

Roommate 101: The do’s and do not’s of dorming

Putting the inclusive in Gender-Inclusive Housing

Never-before-seen decorations and events are taking Gender-Inclusive Housing by storm this year. From furnishings to functions, every inch of Harris A, the GIH dorm is striving to be representative of its population this year.

Putting the inclusive in Gender-Inclusive Housing

Carnival for all

Program Board ended the year on a high note with the Club and Org Carnival from 4:30 – 8 p.m. on April 25. The usually quiet North Lawn soon came to life when students flooded the area looking for some free and fun entertainment. Every student who attended was given a ticket voucher for the food trucks that were brought in for the event. The three food trucks present were The Habit Burger Grill, Jackfruit Café, and Kona Ice.

Carnival for all

Stitching together a supportive community

TW: Mentions of sexual assault

 

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, Whittier College’s Violence Intervention Prevention (VIP) club and the Student Counseling Center hosted Whittier College’s own Denim Day on April 24. Denim Day was started by an organization called Peace Over Violence after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a woman’s sexual assault case in 1998 because they felt that the victim’s tight jeans implied consent. The day after, all the women in the Italian Parliament wore jeans to show solidarity with the victim. 

Stitching together a supportive community

Society Spotlight: Countdown to commencement

As a fourth-year, I am so excited to finally have less than a month until graduation. It is a bittersweet time for fourth-years in Societies because we are not just graduating, we are leaving people we consider family and moving into alumni-hood. I spoke with a number of non-senior Society members, and here is what they had to say to and about their graduating members: 

Society Spotlight: Countdown to commencement

Don’t hide, show your pride

The view from the top of the Science & Learning Center is breathtaking on spring evenings, making it the perfect location for a hang-out, celebration, or even a mixer. Last Thursday, April 25, Whittier College’s own Transgender, Other-Identified, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Allies for Diversity (TOBGLAD) put together a mixer to initiate their proposed project: an LGBTQIA+ Center here in Whittier, an idea that came from Whittier Alumni, including Megan Hobza. 

Don’t hide, show your pride

Thinking and acting globally with Amer Rashid

Social Justice Coalition (SJC) put on Social Justice Week April 15 – 18, co-sponsored by the Associated Students of Whittier College ASWC, Program Board, the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI), and Heal Resist. A few of these events included a Spilling the Tea on Diversity:

Thinking and acting globally with Amer Rashid

From punks to poets

When looking at the norms of what a writer is, authors, Allan MacDonell and Dean Kuipers are not what come to mind. MacDonell, with his soft gait, and a delicately placed bucket hat, reminiscent of his time spent at the forefront of the Los Angeles punk scene, and Kuipers, adorned in a forest green flannel and REI bought trail running shoes, are not what the average writer looks like, or even is. They’re nobody’s all-Americans. Apart from their physical appearances, MacDonell and Kuipers represent the alternative author, the ones who were not cultivated in the harsh reality of academia, but rather those who grew to success in an organic way, a hard earned manner.

Japan Day blossoms on campus

In celebration and promotion of the Japanese minor offered here on campus, students involved in the program have come together to host Japan Day. The event, which is taking place 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Friday April 12 in the Upper Quad, is meant to get students interested in the minor, while also getting more students involved in the many on-campus organizations that work with Japanese and Japaneselanguage students. 

Japan Day blossoms on campus

Spotlighting Societies’ Bigs and Littles

One of the most well-known traditions associated with Societies is the concept of “Bigs and Littles.” As a non-Society member, it’s easy to assume that these titles are just placed on two people and the two people then assume the respective roles, but this is simply not true. The Big -Little dynamic is a relationship that allows one to grow in their leadership skills, teaches the importance of empathy and mutual respect, and builds a bond that lasts forever.

Spotlighting Societies’ Bigs and Littles

Vitaly works magic at the Shannon Center

Comedy, art, and magic are all on their way to Whittier, as Vitaly Beckman will soon take the stage at the Ruth B. Shannon Center of Performing Arts. Beckman is a well-known illusionist who has already amazed thousands of people, bringing art to life while also cracking jokes for his audiences. 

Vitaly works magic at the Shannon Center

Impolite Society!

For many college students, the pressure to meet the standards of academia comes as an almost unattainable goal and can be disheartening to many. The English Department will be attempting to ease that pressure for authors and writers specifically next Monday with Impolite Society!, a lunch event focused on alternative paths to the writing life. The event, organized by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Joe Donnelly, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on April 15 on the first floor of the Wardman Library. 

What’s to come at CareerCon

The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development will be holding its first CareerCon — a new addition to their Backpack to Briefcase and Straight Out of College series next week, April 8 — April 11.

What’s to come at CareerCon

Watch yourself, watch Us

To vastly oversimplify Jordan Peele’s sophomore directorial effort, Us is a film about: community — who is accepted and who is othered; communication or lack thereof; cultural perspectives, understanding that different societies may have different values; and connections, with family and society.

Watch yourself, watch Us

Cultivating culture

This week is Diverse Identities Week at Whittier College, organized by Diversity Council in collaboration with a few other clubs. The first event for this week was the Farmers Movement Speaker event, held on March 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI). It featured Fabian Garcia, a program director of the Forest Service.

Cultivating culture