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A Different Kind of Game: Settlers of Catan

A Different Kind of Game: Settlers of Catan

WHALE goes in depth to discuss the now-classic board game, Settlers of Catan, with its inventor.  By Corissa Poley One day, many men in gray cloaks come to visit in the night, and steal all of your grain. Bit by bit, they snatch up your most valuable resource. You are broke. For years you don’t...
Food De-Evolution

Food De-Evolution

By John Bell When Jamie Oliver stepped into Huntington, West Virginia in 2009, he expected to stir something up with the locals. He hoped it would be healthy food. Huntington was listed as the unhealthiest town in America by the Centers for Disease Control in 2008, and Jamie decided to launch his American campaign there....
A Man Set Free from Men: A New-age Mason & Artisan

A Man Set Free from Men: A New-age Mason & Artisan

By Sarah E. Caouette David Oliver is of the tenth generation to live in the shadow of the Ossipee Mountains, on his father’s side. His mother’s side immigrated from Quebec and Maine, naming him a true born and bred New Englander. There is pride in this title, coming from a long line of men and...
Reclaiming the 'A' Word

Reclaiming the ‘A’ Word

By Lora Hibbard There’s a comedy routine I became familiar with in high school, one performed by George Carlin entitled ‘The Seven Words you can’t say on television.’ None of the words on his list came as a shock to me, but let’s face it, even at sixteen I was a jaded old fuck when it...