Whittier water polo coach resigns

Director of Aquatics and Head Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Coach Justin Pudwill announced his resignation from his positions Wednesday morning. To the shock of many players, Coach Pudwill held a meeting on Monday at 5 p.m. with both the men’s and women’s teams to announce his resignation. 

Not so new News stories

This past school year has, in some ways, been a time of beginnings. In international politics, October marked the beginning of the #metoo movement. In national politics, the #NeverAgain Movement took off this past February. And in local politics, Whittier held its first multi-district election this past April. A lot has happened in these past few months at the College as well. The Quaker Campus (QC) is recounting the biggest news stories of the past year.

Not so new News stories

A fond farewell to President Herzberger

President Herzberger has only two full months left at Whittier College, and in the spirit of celebrating, she invited all of the College community to a farewell event on the Upper Quad. On April 26, 2018, students, staff, and faculty alike gathered to listen to the kind words spoken about our current President and enjoy a light hearted evening together.

A fond farewell to President Herzberger

Who advises the advisors?

A collaborative effort between fourth-year ASWC Chair of Academic Affairs Kirsten Trout and Vice President for Academic Affairs Darrin Good has culminated in a plan for students to e valuate their advisors, in much the same way that they assess their professors at the end of every semester. 

Tamps on camps: ASWC provides free menstrual care products

The Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate proposed a bill to make free menstrual care products more accessible to students on campus by placing them in restrooms that are more frequently used by students. This would be in addition to the free products already available at the Heath and Wellness Center. The idea was first proposed during General Ideas in Fall 2017, and actions are now being taken to implement this initiative at the College.

Tamps on camps: ASWC provides free menstrual care products

Looking into the haze of hazing investigations

n order to be recognized once again, the Society must apply and complete an approval process put in place by LEAP. College administration has declined to comment on any current or prior hazing investigations, including that of the Metaphonians. However, the Quaker Campus spoke with Vice President and Dean of Students Joel Pérez, Director of Students Rights and Responsibilities Siobhan Skerritt, and LEAP Interim Assistant Director Amanda Lopez about how the College investigates claims of hazing and ensures that Societies are following the Student Code of Conduct during New Member Education (NME).

Looking into the haze of hazing investigations

“Fixing” Whittier’s tuition with a proposed plan

If a first-year student had entered the college in 2014 and had intended to graduate in four years, he or she would have anticipated paying $41,636 each year, with a four-year total of $166,544. With the increases in tuition, though, the student would actually be paying more than $175,000 over four years at the college. A difference of about $9,000.

“Fixing” Whittier’s tuition with a proposed plan

Peeking on pillagers: Whittier considers cameras

A large portion of the students on campus live in the residence halls. These residence halls have become a home away from home for many students, who naturally  expect a certain level of security, not only for them, but for their possessions, as well. Unfortunately, there have been occasions where items have been stolen, making students wary of their level of safety. Campus Safety advises students to take their own safety precautions. However, as a way to assist Campus Safety in its efforts to capture these thieves and prevent items from being stolen in the future, students have requested that security cameras be installed in the residence halls.

Peeking on pillagers: Whittier considers cameras

Live streamed ASWC debate steams up

Debates were held for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate positions at 8:30 p.m. on April 16. Candidates third-year Jacob Conlon and third-year Detrick Manning went face-to-face in the presidential race, while candidates third-year Yvan Monreal, first-year Jenna Gelinas, and third-year Lily Grossman ran for the seat of the vice-president. 

Live streamed ASWC debate steams up

The California quake that nobody felt

Southern California was rocked by a magnitude 5.3 earthquake just some 35 miles off of the coast of Channel Island Beach, on April 5 at approximately 12:30 p.m. This earthquake marks one of the largest quakes in recent Southern California history, and has made people anxious for what the future holds. 

The California quake that nobody felt

News op-ed: Henry Bouchot is the candidate for Whittier

The Quaker Campus met with all District 2 candidates to discuss their qualifications, platforms, and reasons for running. Despite some close competition, QC News Editors Autumn Dixon and Nathan Tolfa feel that Henry Bouchot is the candidate for the city of Whittier.

News op-ed: Henry Bouchot is the candidate for Whittier

Students voice grievances at Town Hall

Students gathered in Club 88 for a town hall meeting on March 13 for a chance to directly and openly address Whittier College administrators with their concerns. This meeting was created as an opportunity for the Whittier College student body to publicly speak to administrators about their school. 

Students voice grievances at Town Hall

Picture this: a Counseling Center mental health mural

The Whittier College Student Counseling Center (SCC) is a place that works to help students overcome the emotional and psychological challenges that arise from college life. Unfortunately, many students on campus are not taking advantage of the resources that are available to them at the SCC because they are either not aware of the resources, or are too afraid to try them out. 

ASWC leaves two positions unrepresented

Following the Feb. 15 exodus of Campus Relations Director fourth-year Eryn Wells, Residential Hall Representative second year Nati Yitayew, and First-Year Class (FCC) President Jenna Gelinas, Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate has been forced to deal with their vacancies and determine if its really worth electing new officials to hold office for less than two months.