Faces of the 2020 First-year Class Council

Get to know Whittier College’s First-Year Class Council members and their goals for the academic year of 2020 – 21.

The Connotations of Trump Cutting the Census Short

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Trump’s urgings to cut the 2020 census short, with possibly hefty effects for democracy.

Prop 22 To Determine Which Workers are Treated as Employees

11 years after the first-ever rideshare app, Uber, ushered in a new era of transportation that expanded the gig economy, voters will determine whether to pass Proposition 22 during the 2020 election.

Head-to-Head, Not Face-to-Face

Last night President Trump and former VP Biden “competed” in town halls hosted at the same time by different news stations.

Dr. Sanders Aims to Diversify Campus in New Dean Position

Dr. Kay Sanders as Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion will be an integral part of the College’s reform for diversifying education in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

A Breakdown of California’s Propositions

There will be 12 California propositions on your ballot for the election on Nov. 3, 2020. Here is a breakdown of each prop with pros and cons.

Trump’s Controversial Covid-19 Diagnosis

President Trump and the First Lady tested positive for COVID-19, following a week of news that multiple close advisors tested positive.

Poets on the Hunt for Work Study Opportunities

With campus life being put to a halt, students are without employment and lack financial support after relying on FAFSA Work Study awards.

Good news: “Jumbo Jet” Sized Bear Wins Fat Bear Week

Katmai National Park’s 2020 annual Fat Bear Week contest crowned the fattest fan-favorite bear, 747, on Tuesday, Oct. 6, after keeping a small group of active fans entertained on Twitter for nearly a month. 

California Passes the Student Borrower Bill of Rights

The Student Borrower Bill of Rights, or Assembly Bill 376, was signed into law by Governor of California Gavin Newsom on Sept. 25, which aims to protect college students like the Poets.