The Whittier Miscellany

What Can We Learn From the Refugee Crisis of 2015?

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Writer

March 4, 2016

2015 saw the beginning of what has since become the largest migration of peoples since World War II. The bloody civil war in Syria, which has been raging since 2011, has now claimed the lives of over 250,000 people. Daily, the ra...

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...

The Rise of Nationalism in the EU

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

October 30, 2015

In the wake of the migrant crisis sweeping the European continent, one voice has been heard louder than all the others: the voice of the far right. It is the voice of profound discontent with the influx of new people, it is the...

Freedman Wales, Wales, and Foreign Language Awards

Matt Byer, Awards Writer

May 30, 2015

As the year comes to a close, students at Wilmington Friends have the opportunity to reflect on achievements and experiences that have occurred over this school year. The Eden Wales Freedman ‘99 English Award recognizes a student’s...

Apple Watch Release Sparks Controversy

Robert Baldwin and Emilio Ergueta

May 30, 2015

The Apple Watch has been described as extraordinary, innovative, exciting, and a dream come true. These are just some of the many reactions to the newly released Apple Watch. Many critics love the apple watch. Nilay Patel, the...

A Journey Around the World to College

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

March 29, 2015

With seniors getting acceptances and juniors having their preliminary meetings with their college guidance counselors, college seems to be on everyone’s mind. All Friends students are aware of how the college process works here in...

1/7 – Charlie Hebdo and France’s 9/11

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

February 12, 2015

“We are a free people who do not give in to pressure, who are not afraid, because we embody an ideal which is greater than us, and we are able to defend it in every place where peace is threatened.”  It was with these wo...

Christmas on Another Continent

Emilio Ergueta, Freelance Columnist

January 4, 2015

For most Americans there are some things that are synonymous with Christmas.  Everyone knows that gift shopping starts on Black Friday, big red Santas begin to appear on the lawns as soon as Halloween ends, and by early November...

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