The Whittier Miscellany

Positive Effects from RAK

Nic Urick '20, Columnist

March 13, 2019

     This year, the Wilmington Friends School community has been the host of a variety of engaging clubs. One of the most prominent and active clubs, though, has been Random Acts of Kindness - a club devoted to promoting po...

In Defense of Free Reading

Lucy Knudsen '19, Columnist

January 23, 2019

With our hectic schedules, students of today are often consumed by school, sports, and extracurriculars. I can say for myself that my room is full of interesting books that I’d love to read, but haven’t gotten around to. As ...

Addressing Voter Ignorance: What Would a Mandatory Civic Literacy Test Look Like?

Olivia O'Donnell, Columnist

March 29, 2018

It appears as though no stone has been left unturned in discerning Mr. Trump’s capacity to govern the United States of America as president: time and time again, he has shown himself to be an inept leader who incites his ba...

Opinion: Jemele Hill, ESPN, and the NFL Controversy

Marley Morton, Columnist

November 6, 2017

 Jemele Hill, an ESPN personality SportsCenter host, was suspended for two weeks over a tweet. Hill, who is a 41 year old African-American woman, was already forced to apologize earlier this fall after calling President Trump a...

The Importance of Politics

Olivia O'Donnell, Columnist

November 6, 2017

    “Yale, where do you stand?” the stark white letters brazenly read.      Unlike the various other posters hung one after another on a noticeboard at the university’s campus, this perfervid question dema...

Will Journalism Survive the Modern World?

Cecilia Ergueta, Columnist

November 6, 2017

          “You are the future.” Whether spoken half-jestingly, proudly, emphatically, or even desperately, these words grew to become “old news” at the 2017 Al Neuharth Journalism and Free Spirit Conference. The fiv...

Are Cars an Invention of the Past?

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

Most of us cannot imagine a life without cars.  Whether to go to school, to visit our friends, or to go to the movies; we all use cars on a daily basis.  With gas prices so low and free drivers education at our school, why wouldn’t we?  Howeve...

Essena O’Neil and the Critique of Social Media

Lindsay Weber, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

There are very few teenagers these days that can say they haven’t spent hours and hours on Instagram and Facebook, scrolling through the accounts of models and celebrities with seemingly perfect lives. Essena O’Neil, a former Yout...

Are Breaks as Valuable as Class Time?

Nolan Delaney, Freelance Columist

December 18, 2015

It is second period, 9:45 in the morning.  You are slouched over in class, stomach rumbling. You didn’t have time to eat breakfast before you left for school.  You should be attentive to the teacher, but you’re not.  Your eyes are glued to the clock...

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