16 states sue over Trump’s national emergency

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to secure funding for his southern border wall on Feb. 15. Then, on Feb. 16, President Trump tweeted, “BUILDING THE WALL!” President Trump is using “Section 2808 of Title 10 U.S. Code,” according to the Brennan Center of Justice, a Code which permits the defense secretary to “undertake military construction projects [. . .] not otherwise authorized by law that are necessary to support such use of the armed forces.”

16 states sue over Trump’s national emergency

Berthel sows the seeds for success

Associate Professor of Chinese Kenneth Berthel wants to set Whittier College apart from other campuses by embracing a 3000-year-old tradition. As his area of study would suggest, Berthel has a long-standing interest in Chinese culture. Berthel and nine other faculty members took 26 students to China during Spring Break 2017. Having been to China on several occasions, Berthel went largely to translate. While there, he took the opportunity to travel to the countryside for the first time.

Berthel sows the seeds for success

From Whittier to Weslyan

The Nebraska Wesleyan publicity photos are all green and red; the university is a gridlock of brick buildings, broken up by cracks made  of grass and trees. This is where Whittier College Vice President for Academic Affairs Darrin Good will be in roughly six months, when he is inaugurated as Wesleyan’s new President.

From Whittier to Weslyan

Breaking down the lockdown

On Feb. 6, 2019 at 4:49 p.m., a Whittier College Alert was sent to the Whittier community. “Whittier College is on lockdown due to a potentially armed person near the campus,” stated the alert. The College remained on lockdown until a second alert was sent to the community at 4:59 p.m., stating that the “lockdown [had] been lifted at Whittier College and the campus [was] all clear.”

Breaking down the lockdown

Out of left field; Democrats running for president in 2020

There are currently seven declared major candidates for the Democratic primary, three who have formed exploratory committees — organizations that test the political water to determine if their candidate should run — and more expected to join the race in the coming months. The major candidates who have declared their presidential bids include: Cory Booker, Julian Castro, John Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Kamala Harris, Marrianne Williamson and Andrew Yang.

Out of left field; Democrats running for president in 2020

Light of Learning ignites semester

Whittier College formally welcomed 31 incoming transfer students to campus at the Spring 2019 Orientation. The event, planned by Dean of Students Administrative Assistant and New Students Program Coordinator Frances Romo along with the help of Student Orientation Coordinator Maria Caliz, consisted of approximately 12 hours worth of activities.

Light of Learning ignites semester

Senate proposes reallocation of reserves

At the Monday meeting of the Associated Students of Whittier College (ASWC) Senate on Feb. 4, Senators voted on whether or not to fast-track a bill that would move all allocated Senate funds, carried over from previous years and currently stored in reserve accounts, into an ASWC Senate reserve account. This controversial bill would result in over $100,000 being removed from individual governing bodies’ respective reserve accounts, and being placed into the singular ASWC Senate reserve account. Although the bill would affect all on-campus organizations, it would primarily affect Media Council and Program Board, who the bulk of ASWC funding goes to.

Senate proposes reallocation of reserves

Love thy neighborhood: First Christian Church donates campus

First Christian Church of Whittier, founded in 1895, has decided to turn over control of their property in Uptown Whittier to be repurposed for senior affordable housing. The congregation will exit the campus at the end of 2019, and the non-profit Christian Church Homes will work with the City of Whittier to establish almost 80 housing units for low-income seniors.

Love thy neighborhood: First Christian Church donates campus

Fires illuminate consequences of climate change

Anyone standing on top of the Science & Learning Center in recent days could look north and west to see huge plumes of smoke expanding into the sky like a mushroom cloud from an atom bomb. What looks like giant, fluffy gray clouds is actually smoke billowing into an already carbon-saturated atmosphere.

Fires illuminate consequences of climate change