Family Weekend at Whitman

For me, Family Weekend goes a little something like this: Friday: 4:37 PM: First thoughts of cleaning the room enter my mind. 5:43 PM: Frantically folding clean laundry and putting away clothes, arranging furniture, straightening blankets, and vacuuming the floor because they’re 15 minutes out! 6:02 PM: My family shows up, and wants to check […]

5 Fall Break Destinations

A few weeks ago, Whitman students got the chance to enjoy their first break of the academic year. Commonly referred to as “four-day break,” or simply “fall break,” it usually takes place in the first or second week of October, and students have both Thursday and Friday off, giving them an extra-long weekend to spend […]

Deeper Water

Syracuse or Whitman? I had procrastinated the decision for as long as I could, but with a month left before I graduated high school, it was time to take the plunge. Whitman was the comfortable option, but Syracuse was the adventurous, out-there choice. I visited Syracuse, but honestly didn’t know much about either school. I […]

Women of Color Voices

I identify as a woman of color. Within feminist discourse, women of color tend to be left out which then leaves us no space talk about our experiences and feel validated. Being a woman of color comes with a very different perspective than the majority and makes it hard to feel welcomed or valued in […]

Spending a Weekend with the Interest House Community

This past weekend, students at Whitman had the chance to meet a live cow, make piñatas, celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with mochi and mooncakes, and enjoy pretzels and root beer at Oktoberfest. Sound strange? It’s all part of a typical weekend in Whitman’s Interest House Community! The Interest House Community, also known as the IHC, […]