Madison White & Alessandra Roggero
EDITORS IN CHIEF
Welcome to Whittier, or welcome back! Whittier College is a special place filled with unique experiences, and surely the next academic year will be an exciting one. The Quaker Campus (QC) decided to put together an Orientation issue for you: the early arrivals and newcomers to Campus. In this issue, you will find a wealth of wisdom on a variety of topics — everything from the best place to find iced coffee, to the inside scoop on the Whittier Scholars Program, and even the best platform to stream music on.
This newspaper is a labor of love for us. Our hardworking staff spent the last week of their summer to produce something special for you all. In a couple ways, this issue is a little unusual. First, this is a letter from the editors, where we are writing a letter to you instead of you to us. Second, this issue has one common theme instead of smaller sections with specified content for each. This issue is inspired by the 2016 “Best Of” issue, where students contributed pieces about their favorite aspects of the College. A few articles in this issue were originally featured in the QC last year, but because they are especially important and informative, we decided to reprint them and leave them here for you. Our themed issues usually take a little more time to create, but we felt an Orientation issue was the only way to welcome you the Whittier way.
The QC is 104 years old (doesn’t it look great for its age?), so at times, it can be a struggle to come up with exciting and innovative content for our readers. However, we, as your Editors in Chief (EICs) are excited to bring to the table some new ideas. We will be writing our own columns this year: Alessandra Roggero’s Thoughts From a Twin XL, a weekly sex and relationships column, and Madison White’s local news and politics column, which will explore important issues that extend past our Whittier College community. Additionally, we hope to have regular coverage on Societies, true crime, and the local music and art scene.
We hope that as you leaf through these pages, you will find something that interests or excites you. We truly believe that there’s a little something for everyone in this issue. And if there isn’t, the QC warmly encourages you to join our ranks and make us more well-rounded.