Freedom Songs

On November 8th and 9th Whitman held the annual Freedom Songs event. Every year the students put on this event to help the audience and performers to reflect on the societies we live in, while presenting music, dance, and poetry from underrepresented artists and students.  The lobby was packed as I walked in the door […]

Brand New Home

One of my friends from back home recently said he was going to “go home and change” then meet me for dinner. I was so confused. And for a moment, I refused to accept that he called it home. I began to question whether I even had a home anymore. “Home,” home was so far […]

Fall Fashion at Whitman

Coming from a place like Los Angeles, where fashion was a large part of my life, I was surprised to find that Whitman style was very different from anything I was used to. Whitman has a reputation for a very outdoorsy style, filled with Patagonia and Birkenstocks, and my personal preppy aesthetic felt out of place. However, […]

Whitman Slang

“Yo docboy, what’s happening?” “I was at teak last night, and I met a chiller from Andy.” “Were they a fratagonian? I know you like crunchy people, and Andy can get granola.” “I guess they were a little patagucci, but definitely chiller. I definitely want to go ‘mock with them some time.” “Full send! Do […]

Whitman Club Tennis

In my attempt to stay active in college, I joined Whitman Club Tennis. This activity has done more than just provide me with a group of people that has welcomed me with open arms; it has introduced me to an activity that, though I’m not great at, I can dedicate myself to for 3 and […]

Life as a Student Tutor

You know that saying that goes, “you don’t know how well you know something until you try to teach it to someone else”? Well, after taking a tutoring job here at Whitman, I can confidently say that I have been made aware of the things that I know, but also—and more importantly—the things I do […]

Debate at Whitman

A challenge that I often face is being in the present; my thoughts run through my head a million miles a minute and because of that I really enjoy immersive activities.  When I’m in a debate round, it is impossible for me to think about anything other than what’s going on right in front of […]