Summer Updates from The Pioneer

We are excited to inform you all of some new and exciting developments in The Pioneer's future!

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Graduation Circuit

Commencement is just a few days away. Congratulations...  Read More »

George Bridges: Reflections on a Decade at Whitman

Serving as Whitman's president for the past 10 years...  Read More »

Finding the Best Syrah- Eli Robinson

This article was written by graduating senior Eli Rob...  Read More »

Audrey Vaughn’s “What I Learned Working at a Winery”

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Guest column: Women’s victories do not erase systemic debate sexism

It's devastating to realize I am no longer a debater, but it's more devastating to understand why. I never wanted to write an op-ed or talk publicly about my experiences in debate, but the unfortunate truth is we are obligated to defend our right to fair treatment. I don't know how to put into words what ...  Read More »

May 7, 2015 • 1 comment

Growing up is sad, but better than alternative

May 7, 2015

Approximately 24 hours before flying back to Walla Walla for my final semester at Whitman, I watched the sun rise from a hospital's labor and delivery room. I'd decided to work a night shift as a doula...  Read More »

Guest column: Loss of Quran limits Encounters discussions

May 7, 2015

As a true example of antiquity in conversation with modernity, the upperclassmen I knew as a first-year still called Encounters "Core." Over the past four years at Whitman, the Encounters program has changed...  Read More »

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Musicians, artists, poets collaborate for Spring Concert

May 7, 2015

On Saturday, May 9 at the Chism Recital Hall, the Whitman College Department of Music will present the Whit...  Read More »

New ‘diverse’ iPhone emojis fail to be inclusive

May 7, 2015

In early April of 2015, Apple released the software update iOS 8.3, thereby welcoming new racially and...  Read More »

Local artist redefines landscapes with graphite

May 7, 2015

"I've always known I was an artist, whether I wanted to be or not," said Augusta Sparks Farnum, a local...  Read More »

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