At the end of sophomore year, nursing students seem to suddenly vanish. However, they aren’t going to another school or giving up on their studies but are simply off to complete their junior and senior years at the Portland Nursing Campus.
Due to the ability of the internet to transmit information globally, the conflict in Palestine cannot be easily ignored. Almost every user of Instagram or TikTok has been posed with a question: is it your responsibility to respond to the injustice? Students at Whitman College and Walla Walla University have decided to respond to the […]
The current Gaza-Israel War is not the latest iteration of a millennia-old contest between Jews and Arabs. Instead, it is the predictable and tragic byproduct of an unresolved contest of two competing nationalisms mostly from the 20th Century. In 1919 one meeting nearly altered the future of the Arab-Israeli conflict. This forgotten footnote from just […]
Albert Nejib Handal was born to a Honduran father and an Argentinian mother, but on his father’s side, his roots lie in Palestine, a land he has neither lived in nor seen. “I was born in the U.S., I identify as Hispanic, my first language is Spanish. And yet as a part of my dad’s […]
“I don’t feel very grounded.”  The confusion and frustration in Jody Washburn’s words as she talked about the conflict in Israel and Palestine echoed a sentiment that rings true for many people. As coverage of the conflict has grown, so has the rhetoric surrounding it, a rhetoric laced with violence and oppression. The barriers […]
Psychologically, our reality derives from the stories we tell ourselves, at least the ones we believe. – Matthew D. Lieberman Since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel and the ensuing conflict, antisemitism has risen as well as hate against Palestinians in the U.S.  The narratives we tell ourselves about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict matter because […]