campus life

The heart, spirit, and soul of Latinx culture

Whittier College has been throwing this event in honor of Martin Ortiz for the past 48 years. The theme this year is “Corazón, Espíritu, y Alma” which translates into “Heart, Spirit, and Soul.”

The heart, spirit, and soul of Latinx culture

Whittier College globe trotters

You could picture every detail of their stories, but they seemed like exactly that — stories — impractical and unattainable for you. However,  Whittier College tries to make studying abroad possible for the average student. 

Whittier College globe trotters

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

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

Spot the new menu on campus

The Spot is a staple of life on  the Whittier College campus. At any given time, one can find students crowded in there hanging out with friends and enjoying the food offered. Lunch hours are especially busy, with lines flooding into the connected Ettinger Lounge as students wait to grab a bite to eat between classes. 

Spot the new menu on campus

Oh the places you’ll go, with an english degree

The Whittier College English department broke from the usual Backpack to Briefcase events, which, by the description on the College website, is where students go to “hear from past Poets about their journey into these fields and where their liberal arts education has taken them.” The English department instead hosted their own, major-specific career event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Dezember House. The event was organized and hosted by Whittier College professors including Assistant Professor of English Michelle Chihara, who opened the event with a short speech on what it means to get a degree in English. “I wanted to tell this story that I have about meeting a former English major, in Nashville, who ran a boutique distillery and got her job through her senior project in the History of the English Language on olde English beer recipes,” Chihara said. Despite being one of the most popular majors nationwide, ranking 19 out of 20 according to popularity on niche.com, English is often seen as a major with three possible outcomes: writing, editing, or teaching. This event aimed to disprove that very line of thinking.

Oh the places you’ll go, with an english degree

Trans Vigil Recap

Poets gathered in the Campus Courtyard on Thursday, Nov. 15 to pay respects to trans-identifying Americans who had been killed in hate crimes in 2018. 23 total victims were represented at the vigil. Members of the Transgender, Other-Identified, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Allies for Diversity club (TOBGLAD) organized the event and even brought and hung up posters of the victims, including their names and pictures. The Vice President and Treasurer of TOBGLAD, who preferred to remain unnamed, spoke together in honor of the victims, sharing each of their names in a meaningful candlelit ceremony.

Trans Vigil Recap

DRIP DROP MAKE IT STOP!

Hello, Poets! There are big things happening on campus for Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Action Day. Keep your eyes open for campaigns raising awareness about environmental sustainability. Hopefully you all stopped by the Upper Quad yesterday, Nov. 28, and signed the promise to help conserve water on campus!