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The Whitworthian

The Student News Site of Whitworth University

The Whitworthian

The Student News Site of Whitworth University

The Whitworthian



November 29, 2023

What is Whitworth’s role within the larger Spokane community? And how well does it uphold that role?   Odds are if you have been involved with Whitworth for any amount of time, you...

Editorial: Why “Masks” was retracted

May 31, 2018

On May 14, The Whitworthian published a story in the opinions section called “Masks: one student’s story of discrimination on campus.” This story was published anonymously. While publishing anonymously...

Thank you to retiring Whitworthian adviser Jim McPherson

May 3, 2017

Journalism professor Jim McPherson accepted a temporary, one-year position upon coming to Whitworth 17 years ago. For the next two-and-a-half weeks before retirement, he will continue to occupy the basement...

In the Loop: Professors should wait to be asked about politics

December 8, 2016

Whitworth students have no doubt experienced an extensive variety of discussions surrounding the 2016 election and its results. On Facebook, with their friends, with relatives at Thanksgiving. And in...

Where did the paper plates go?

December 13, 2015

Sodexo’s new policy eliminating paper plates, which allows students to take food out of the dining hall to eat in their rooms or in between classes, is aimed to reduce Sodexo’s yearly deficit. While...

Editorial: An in-depth look at party culture at Whitworth

November 23, 2015

Party Houses The idea that both a physical structure and a house name can implicate to over 350 students that parties are thrown at this location, is a semi-unique concept to Whitworth. At Whitworth...

Editorial: There should be more transparency in the outcomes of the tenure process

November 14, 2015

In this issue of the Whitworthian, the news section has a story concerning the idea of tenure and how it is applied. However, writers and editors had a difficult time finding information about the tenure...

Editorial: Improvements should be made to improve active shooter situation readiness

November 5, 2015

Whitworth recently conducted an active shooter drill on campus. The drill was meant to simulate the actions and procedures that would need to be taken by students, staff and faculty if an active shooter...

Trustees should make efforts to enact LGBT resolution soon

October 18, 2015

Last year ASWU worked to get a resolution passed that adds sexual orientation to the list of protected identities in the staff and faculty handbook. If you weren’t here or you need a refresher, this...

Editorial: Prime Times should be changed to meet goals

October 8, 2015

The initial purpose of Prime Times is to build the community within a residence hall. However, it is known that Prime Times are not the most well attended events. Are Prime Times fulfilling their purpose?...

Students should be more educated on Title IX requirements

October 7, 2015

Staff, student leadership and most importantly students are not prepared or educated for Title IX mandatory reporting on campus.Staff were notified of their new role at different points before the beginning...

Editorial: IN THE LOOP Hong Kong protesters represent a good example for those facing injustice

October 8, 2014

Thousands of youth protesters have crowded the streets the past weeks in central Hong Kong, demanding increased democracy and universal suffrage. Protesters are responding to China’s refusal to allow...

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