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Grad school or bust, the student dilemma

Growing up, all I heard about was going to college and how it was going to transform my life. After making it through high school and finally reaching college, the pinnacle of success, I was disappointed to discover that I still had a long way to go.

Grad school or bust, the student dilemma

Sex, Slut Shaming, and Small Schools

Whittier College is home to just under 1,700 students. One of them is sitting at a coffee shop in Uptown Whittier just a short walk from campus sipping a seven-dollar iced latte. Her lip gloss has ended up all over the beverage’s new straw less lid. She looks up at me with big brown eyes, accentuated with thick, long eyelashes.

Sex, Slut Shaming, and Small Schools

Let’s give thanks for parachutes

“Once upon a time, there was an English archer named Robin Hood, who lived in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.” Thus begins an article found in the February 1972 issue of Air Line Pilot, the official journal of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), a page of which is pinned in the closed Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) case file on D.B. Cooper. Just three months before, on Thanksgiving Eve of 1971, Cooper pulled off the only unsolved plane hijacking in aviation history. 

Let’s give thanks for parachutes

Celebrate the small stuff: an election recap

This Tuesday, Nov. 6 marked yet another historic election. According to ballotpedia.org, there were 35 Senate seats up for election, 9 of which were being defended by Republicans, while the rest were being defended by Democrats or Independent parties. 

Celebrate the small stuff: an election recap

The not so sweet side of Halloween

When I was a little girl, Halloween was my favorite time of the year. I adored the feeling of being afraid (in a controlled environment, of course): Houses-decked out in spooky decorations, ABC Family/Freeform’s “13 Nights of Halloween” movie marathons played when you got home from class, and parties consisting of spider cupcakes and skeleton cookies. 

The not so sweet side of Halloween

Letter to the Editor: Concerning the Whittier College Tobacco Free Initiative

Dear Editor: I’m writing to voice my concern over Whittier’s “smoke free” campus policy, written about in the recent article: “Smoking on Whittier College’s campus snuffed out.” I hope, at the very least, this letter is able to spark some sort of dialogue over the creation of this policy, considering how the article itself mentions few people have spoke out against this or advocated otherwise.

Amelia Where-hart? Oh! Amelia There-hart

Where in the world is Amelia Earhart? Well, we may finally know. Just last week, Richard Jantz, researcher at the University of Tennessee, authored an article in the journal of Forensic Anthropology in which he supported the claim that bones found on Nikumaroro, an island in the Pacific, in 1940 belonged to the famed Amelia Earhart. 

Amelia Where-hart? Oh! Amelia There-hart

Miss RuPaul makes drag (Miss)ogynistic

In these past few years, society has been more open to and accepting of the art of drag. One of the reasons is  because of Drag Queen superstar RuPaul. RuPaul Charles is the host of the reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars. This past weekend, Charles released a negative remark regarding cisgender women and trans women doing drag. According to an interview in The Guardian, Charles made his remark about women doing drag.

Miss RuPaul makes drag (Miss)ogynistic

It’s the Teal Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The Halloween season has begun, and what is Halloween without pumpkins? There are the traditional orange, brown, white, and black pumpkins, but there is another color that will appear again this year: teal. This new color is a symbol for The Teal Pumpkin Project.

It’s the Teal Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

The reality of Depression and Anxiety

“The opposite of depression is not happiness but vitality,” Andrew Solomon said during a Ted Talk a few short years ago and it had a lasting impression on me. Solomon is not a doctor, but someone who experiences mental illness and has written extensively about it in his famous book, The Noonday Demon. I highly recommend this book to anyone with concerns or interest in depression and anxiety. 

Coming Out Day: progressive or purposeless?

On Oct. 11 every year, the Human Rights Campaign hosts the U.S. national Coming Out Day event, a day to promote a safe world for people a part of the LGBTQIA* community. According to the Human Rights Campaign, the holiday was created by Dr. Robert Eichberg and Jean O’Leary, former head of National Gay Rights Advocates. The date of October 11 was selected to celebrate the day in which half a million people marched in Washington D.C. for political action towards LGBTQIA* rights.

Coming Out Day: progressive or purposeless?

Popsocket to your phone

Do you drop your phone constantly? Is it hard for you to take selfies? Do you usually use other objects to hold up your phone? Well, there is a new gadget that will remedy all of these problems, and this cool little device is called the PopSocket. It has surged in popularity throughout the summer and is considered a must-have for any smartphone user.

Letter to the Editor: March 30, 2017

In my time at Whittier, I have studied abroad with Professor Delfín three times, taken six of her courses, come under her advisement, worked for her as a research assistant, asked her to sponsor my senior project, and as such, find myself in a unique position among the members of the WC community to speak of Professor Delfín’s merits.