Whitney L. Carter

  • Great Decisions lecture: Syrian refugees February 25th, 2015
    Syrian refugees face a long, complicated and often dangerous process when fleeing persecution from their home countries, the director of World Relief Spokane, Mark Kadel, said in a lecture in Robinson Teaching Theatre Thursday night.
  • Diversity needs work in Hollywood February 18th, 2015
    For the first time in nearly two decades, the Academy Award nominations for 2014 did not include a single acting nominee that was a person of color. There were only two people of color nominated, both for Selma in the categories of Best Picture and Best Original Song.
  • US global policing of Ukraine unnecessary March 12th, 2014
    The United States has commonly involved itself in the affairs of other nations, a strategy that has given us the reputation as the global police officer. We are currently facing this situation when it comes to the crisis facing Ukraine. This position as global police officer puts the United States in a place where its involvement has come to be expected in foreign affairs that it has no business being involved in.
  • Careful review needed on drone legislation March 5th, 2014
    As Americans, we should be concerned about the proliferate rise of the use of drones in war. They can be a powerful resource, but the legislation has not yet caught up with the technology, leaving us a gap in our constitutional rights. The use of drones domestically is rising and adds to that gap.
  • Political climate ineffective February 19th, 2014
    The United States maintains a political climate where third-party candidates and parties are ineffective in our current political system. The parties detract from major issues and major parties, thus weakening our government.
  • Social media poses a problem of accuracy in future of journalism February 6th, 2014
    Twitter has become a new source of information for the world. Social media makes the most accurate information more accessible, but it also means that anyone can circulate material. As a communication major and aspiring journalist, it scares me that anyone with access to the Internet can contribute to the world of my future career. However, the digital changes currently undertaking journalism have value.
  • Feminism need not have negative connotation May 2nd, 2013
    I have a confession to make:I am a feminist. It felt good to get that off of my chest. The word “feminist” carries such a strong negative connotation. There are a lot of people, who are both male and female, who believe in the idea of women having equal rights, but are wary of being labeled a “feminist” because of the connotation.
  • Confessions page creates safe space for struggle February 22nd, 2013
    Like many on the Whitworth campus, I have recently had some late nights. Are these late nights due to my extensive and illuminating readings put forth by the incredible professors here at Whitworth? Or to all of the courageous conversations that inform me as to my purpose in life? No.
  • Door holding denotes care for others March 20th, 2013
    Holding the door is a simple thing and should not be a stressful situation. The problem is too often it’s a struggle to deal with the issue of distance. As a woman on the Whitworth campus, I’ve found that a lot of guys are eager to hold open doors. I would say that it’s a lot more common than outside of Whitworth.
  • Bucs earn pair of crucial NWC victories October 24th, 2012
    Whitworth and Linfield remain tied atop conference with four games to play. The women’s soccer team won a thriller in sudden death overtime at home on Saturday against Pacific University and followed the win up with a victory over George Fox University at home.
  • Cross country men conclude season in Oregon November 15th, 2012
    MacMurray leads Whitworth to ninth-place finish at NCAA West Regionals. The men’s cross country team finished their season at the Northwest Conference Regionals Nov. 10 in ninth place out of the 17 qualifying teams.
  • Whitworth stays in NWC title contention October 17th, 2012
    Pirates capture road victory after draw at home and a game cancellation. The Whitworth women’s soccer team tied the Whitman Missionaries and beat the Pacific Lutheran Lutes last weekend, staying in contention for a conference championship.
  • Men’s cross country competes for third consecutive weekend October 5th, 2012
    The men’s cross country team competed at the Charles Bowles Invitational at Willamette University in Salem, Ore., last weekend. The invitational was the Pirates’ third consecutive meet in three weekends. After competing at the Sundodger Invitational hosted by the University of Washington and the Runner’s Soul last week in Spokane, the Pirates finished their consecutive weekend streak in Salem, Ore. The Pirates finished third at the Runner’s Soul.
  • American education system needs work beyond standard curriculum February 18th, 2015
    One of the greatest critiques of American public education is that it fails to adequately prepare American students to compete on a global scale. However, even as there are those who consider education reform a pressing issue, others assert that the education system doesn’t need any major reforms because the true source of trouble lies elsewhere.
  • Women’s soccer undefeated in NWC action September 19th, 2012
    The Whitworth women’s soccer team rebounded from a tough preseason non-conference schedule with victories over Whitman College, Lewis & Clark College and Willamette University this past week.
  • Mattel objectifies Barbie in swimsuit issue February 26th, 2014
    Barbie is “#Unapologetic” for her unattainable body figure and seeking to extend her repertoire to sex-symbol status for men by posing in the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.
  • Female television characters serve as strong role models February 14th, 2014
    Young women of today have grown up with excellent examples of strong women on television, who serve as incredible role models. “You can’t be what you don’t see,” Surgeon General Joclyn Edwards said in the New York Times Magazine almost 10 years ago. She was the first female surgeon general in the U.S.