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The Whitworthian

The Student News Site of Whitworth University

The Whitworthian

The Student News Site of Whitworth University

The Whitworthian

Not who we are, but what we do: Bruce Jenner, Laverne Cox and trans activism

May 6, 2015

by Ashton Skinner Guest Columnist 2015 has been a tipping point for transgender visibility and media representation. With TV shows like “Orange is the New Black,” “Glee,” “Transparent,”...

Student Success Center helps struggling students

May 6, 2015

Two weeks ago, the Whitworthian polled 100 students asking them to rate the helpfulness of the Student Success center. Of the respondents, 47 percent rated the Student Success center as helpful while...

Jenny Adams: The lone freshman

May 6, 2015

Being the only freshman on a collegiate sports team is never an easy task, and Jennifer (Jenny) Adams had her share of troubles, but with the help of her coach and teammates, she was ultimately able...

Coach of the Year: Cristal Brown

May 6, 2015

Head coach Cristal Brown led the Whitworth softball team to their first conference title in the history of the program in the 2015 season. The fifth head coach to take charge of the team, Brown took...

Male Athlete of the Year: Kenny Love

May 6, 2015

Sophomore Kenny Love was chosen as Northwest Conference’s Men’s Basketball Player of the Year after a dramatic season. However, earning this award was not an easy task. Love helped the Pirates...

Female Athlete of the Year: Maddye Dinsmore

May 6, 2015

The Fieldhouse was taken by storm last fall as the new court was broken in by the volleyball team. Throughout the team’s success, there was one player who stood out: junior and team captain Maddye...

Students flock to Springfest for a quick study break

May 6, 2015

Springfest, Whitworth’s annual pre-finals festival, is attended by hundreds of people. The question is not whether it is fun, but what the purpose of it is. Many students have strong opinions...

Voice students perform jazz and classical repertoire

May 6, 2015

Whitworth’s vocal arts were in full swing this week as the music program hosted a classical voice area recital on Monday, April 27. The jazz department put on a vocal jazz concert on Thursday, April...

Students discuss tough theological topics

May 6, 2015

This semester, theological conversations between students and faculty took place outside of the classroom as part of the Overflow theology project. The discussion series, which culminated April 27...

Artist Spotlight: Dana Stull speaks for the voiceless

May 6, 2015

“My first serious writing project was a comic strip in third grade about my hamster, Speedo. I’ve always liked writing little stories and things,” junior Dana Stull said. Although she has...

Selection of senior speakers controversial

May 6, 2015

Questions are being raised about whether the commencement speaker selection process was redone to right a procedural irregularity or to keep a transgender person off the stage. “The committee...

Launching Social Finance Club

May 6, 2015

Whitworth has launched a new program called the Social Finance Club (SFC) with a $2,000 grant provided by the Whitworth 2021 Strategic Initiatives Fund to the Whitworth Rural Microfinance Initiate. Although...

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