2010

Articles


150 during this time

  1. Faculty must allow equal and active student participation in Curriculum Committee Board Editorials December 9, 2010

    This past November, the faculty voted to create a new Curriculum Committee to address many of the concerns about enrollment pressure and course compression that have arisen this year after the faculty moved from a six-course to a five-course teaching load. Though the original proposal for this committee included student representation, ...

  2. Whittie earns national auto racing title Sports December 9, 2010

    Cameron Benner, a Whitman sophomore, suffers an engine mishap but makes a strong showing.

  3. The Glover Alston Center provides students a home away from home News December 9, 2010

    The Glover Alston Center (GAC) opened at Whitman in January of this year, and has since changed how student clubs across campus meet and interact. Built with over half a dozen meeting rooms and intended as a designated spot for clubs at Whitman to meet, the GAC has transformed into ...

  4. Students, administrators feel mixed about waitlist process News December 9, 2010

    First-year Nilce Alvarez had a smile and a sense of relief on her face last Monday, Dec. 6—she had just received an e-mail saying that she'd made it off the waitlist and into the section of Chem 126 that she wanted. That notification ended her month-long, stressful experience with the ...

  5. WikiLeaks initiates war between citizens and government Columnists Opinion December 9, 2010

    Succeeding Google's retreat from Mainland China, the WikiLeaks is provoking another war between people and government, which is not only limited in a country, but in a global scale.

  6. How content creators can make piracy work Columnists December 9, 2010

    Ladies and gents, it's time for me to write a column about pirates. Before you go and grab your eye patches and cutlasses (or speedboats and AK-47s, if you're feeling modern), this is a column about digital piracy. Odds are, if you're at Whitman, you've probably pirated some ...

  7. Early Decision I applications edge down News December 9, 2010

    The Glover Alston Center (GAC) opened at Whitman in January of this year, and has since changed how student clubs across campus meet and interact. Built with over half a dozen meeting rooms and intended as a designated spot for clubs at Whitman to meet, the GAC has transformed into ...

  8. ASWC aims to get student representation on curriculum committee ASWC News News Highlight December 9, 2010

    In order to help combat this problem of rising class sizes and course compression, the faculty voted in November to create a Curriculum Committee with the express purpose of coordinating the academic schedule across departments. When the committee was first proposed it included a student representative. This was done to ...

  9. Whitman students support DREAM Act Front Page Slideshow News December 9, 2010

    If the DREAM Act passes this week in Congress and the Senate, it will change the lives of several Whitman students. Under the DREAM Act, these currently undocumented students would be granted conditional residency, allowing them to live and work legally in this country after graduating from Whitman.

  10. Ski team gets ready to hit the slopes Sports December 9, 2010

    With a large class of new skiers, the alpine ski team is gearing up for its upcoming season.

  11. Athletics recruiting: Not just jocks Sports December 9, 2010

    With varsity athletes comprising around 20 percent of the student body, bringing topflight scholar-athletes to campus is a definite priority, according to Athletic Director Dean Snider. Recruiting future Whitman athletes is by no means isolated to athletics, either. The process is a cooperative activity between varsity coaching staff, admissions and financial ...

  12. First-year senators successfully advocate for expanded swipe hours in dorms News December 9, 2010

    Members of Whitman College's first-year class advocated for and received an extension of the hours for swiping into the residence halls in a seamless example of student democracy. First-year senators Kayvon Behroozian, Chelsea Darlington, Bella Zarate and Brian Choe each received e-mails from classmates who were frustrated about their swipe ...

  13. Education reform should promote engagement Opinion December 9, 2010

    When people speak about education reform, they usually toss out phrases like "tougher standards" and "accountability." The idea behind these buzzwords is to make sure our students aren't falling behind the rest of the world in terms of problem solving ability or reading level. Reformers talk about getting rid of ...

  14. Final ASWC meeting of semester funds clubs, new magazines News December 9, 2010

    On Sunday, Dec. 5, the ASWC Senate voted to fund two proposals for clubs and one for a new magazine. Carter-Rodriguez's badminton club, along with the Anthropological Society, both received ASWC recognition and 150 dollars in funds for 2010-11. ASWC also voted to give 2,205 dollars to KWCW to fund ...

  15. Dance theater performance brings original modern dance to stage A&E Events December 8, 2010

    Students in Whitman's Dance Theater class will perform original choreographed pieces combined with various forms of modern dance on Friday, Dec. 10 in Cordiner Hall. The majority of this year's  dances are student directed, as class members are not only serving as dancers but choreographers of the pieces as well. "This ...

  16. Flosstradamus to lay down beat in Reid A&E Events December 8, 2010

    Flosstradamus, a Chicago-based DJ duo, perform at Whitman on December 9. Bands Strength and Dude York open for them.

  17. “Charlie Bartlett”: quirky, likeable protagonist makes thoughtful film A&E Reviews December 8, 2010

    "Charlie Bartlett" moves past high-school stereotypes, among others, and offers a thoughful, heartful story.

  18. Artistic animated film”The Secret of Kells” salutes Irish history A&E December 8, 2010

    Heartfelt, dreamy, and full of colorful animation, unique "Secret of the Kells" sends a love letter to Irish history and heritage.

  19. Cathy! Humor December 8, 2010

    As part of her effort to appeal to a more intellectual audience, Cathy Guisewhite, creator of the syndicated comic strip 'Cathy' will soon debut a new series of strips reviving her retired heroine Cathy as she works her way through the work of several canonical modern theorists. ...

  20. New York trip inspires KWCW to expand influence A&E Front Page Slideshow December 8, 2010

    Students Matt Bachmann and Cecily Foo (both '11), Whitman's KWCW manager and music director respectively, attended the 30th Annual CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival in NYC with fresh ideas for the college radio station.

  21. The ‘Season for Film’ hits theaters in time for holidays A&E December 8, 2010

    A&E Writer Nate Lessler previews 5 of the must-see films the 2010 winter film season: Somewhere, Tron: Legacy, Blue Valentine, True Grit and Black Swan.

  22. Altering your clothes part 2: Fun hems and haws for winter break A&E December 8, 2010

    How to change the length and style of your shirt and sleeve hems.

  23. Everyone’s year-end top ten lists Humor December 7, 2010

    Top Ten Unsettling Animatronics: 10. Erotically-charged Abraham Lincoln 9. Frida Kahlo with gesticulating mustache 8. Freddie Mercury who whispers your home address under his breath 7. Singin' Caesar: but only when you're not watching 6. Intestinal cross-section Mario 5. Scrooge McDuck whose eyes follow money 4. Huggin' Hitler & Smoochin' Stalin 3. Steve Prefontaine who slowly oozes real ...

  24. Sony impact Humor December 7, 2010

    In the cutthroat corporate environment of video game development, developers must always push to stay on the cutting edge of new technology. Last weekend, Sony Entertainment unveiled its newest addition to the Playstation family, which they hope will put the company ahead of competition for years to come and push the ...

  25. Scooby Dubois Humor December 4, 2010

    Ruh-roh Shaggy! Looks like the old lighthouse has a real g-g-g-ghost problem! You know, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the local half-breeds was responsible for this. As you must know Shaggy, the intermingling of races can only result in moral degradation and the loss of Aryan ...

  26. Just the facts, please Columnists December 2, 2010

    Some things are just wrong. Two plus two, no matter how you figure it, does not equal cheese. So why then, do journalists insist upon giving equal weight to people whose opinions are just as wrong?

  27. Environmentalists need to cooperate on solar energy Opinion December 2, 2010

    In the discussion about America's energy future, solar power is the shining star of the environmental movement. Whitman's own solar panels, installed on the roof of the Brattain Tennis Center in the summer of 2009, were celebrated as a major achievement by environmental groups on campus. Far from campus, in ...

  28. Korean press at G-20 summit inhibits Obama from saving face Columnists Opinion December 2, 2010

    If “face" were the right term for the Chinese expression “Mian Zi, the other word for “reputation", I would say that the confrontation between President Obama and the CCTV business channel anchor Rui Chenggang in G 20 summit is actually a conflict of face saving.

  29. What were they thinking? Columnists December 2, 2010

    Whitman's administration and faculty needs to start listening to student concerns about enrollment pressure.

  30. Thrifty Whitties: Helpful tips to take your clothes in a size A&E December 2, 2010

    If you are like me, chances are you have bought a garment from Goodwill or a market because it had a fun pattern and was some amazingly cheap price, only to take it home and realize that it was way too large. Or maybe you wear it all the time, ...

  31. Student talent on display at Sheehan Gallery’s juried salon A&E Events December 2, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_23523" align="aligncenter" width="630" caption="Photo Credit: Julia Bowman"][/caption] The Sheehan Gallery will open its final installment for the semester, the Fourth Annual Juried Winter Student Art Salon on Saturday, Dec. 4. While most of the gallery's exhibits contain ...

  32. Students propose reinstallment of Free Expression Wall News December 2, 2010

    The Free Expression Wall, a place on campus for students to publicly voice their thoughts, may soon be reinstalled at Whitman College after being removed in 2007 because of student complaints. Junior Katie Radosevic and sophomores Hannah Siano and William Newman-Wise submitted a proposal on November 5 and then again ...

  33. Walla Walla provides local gifts A&E December 2, 2010

    With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to check out for holiday gifts: all within just a very short distance of ...

  34. Springsteen’s “The Promise” diverges from “Darkness” with themes of love, emotions A&E Reviews December 2, 2010

    Bruce Springsteen's newest release "The Promise", a collection of 21 songs that did not make it into his 1978 album "Darkness on the Edge of Town", is the Holy Grail for Springsteen fans, as it provides them with a seemingly impossible revisit to his early days. "Darkness" marked the beginning of ...

  35. Working to make Whitman trans-inclusive News December 2, 2010

    After reading about attempts by other college campuses to better accommodate transgender students, Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland, Chair of Faculty Andrea Dobson and Associate to the President Jed Schwendiman proposed that Whitman make changes to become more trans-inclusive.

  36. Gary Shteyngart’s “Super Sad True Love Story” not as experimental as hoped A&E Reviews December 2, 2010

    Gary Shteyngart "Super Sad True Love Story: A Novel" Random House, 2010 In the not-too-distant future--as nearly all dystopian fiction is set in the "not-too-distant-future"--America is falling apart. The only stable currency is Chinese-yuan-pegged-dollars, books are considered "bound and printed media artifacts" and everyone communicates through their äppäräti--a type of futuristic smartphone that ...

  37. Alternative Gifts Market offers a break in commercial routine A&E December 2, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_23489" align="aligncenter" width="630" caption="Kelsie Butts works the Alternative Gifts booth. Alternative Gifts are unconventional Christmas gifts that help those in need this holiday season. Photo Credit: Marin Axtell"][/caption] Christmas, as we have all been told, has been reduced ...

  38. Holiday training presents challenges, opportunities Sports December 2, 2010

    While many Whitman students spend the holidays at home catching up on sleep, the long academic breaks provide winter sports teams the opportunity to improve individually and as a team as they gear up for the start of the Northwest Conference season.

  39. Women’s basketball vies for top NWC ranking Sports December 2, 2010

    After a season plagued by injuries, the women's basketball team looks to capitalize on its new found depth and added talent.

  40. Walla Walla Community and Heart to Heart hold 20th annual event in commemoration of Wold AIDS day Front Page Slideshow News December 2, 2010

    An eclectic mix of Whitman students, staff and Walla Walla residents gathered in front of the Christmas tree on Main Street on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 1. The crowd of about 40 people held candles and listened to performances from Whitman's three a cappella groups: the Testostertones, Schwa and ...

  41. Fall athletics wrap up season Front Page Slideshow Sports December 2, 2010

    Fall sports finished their seasons with a mixture of successes and challenges. All showed marked commitment to excellence and dedication to improvement.

  42. Students return from Semester in the West News December 2, 2010

    The 21 Whitman students in the fifth generation of Semester in the West (SITW) returned to Whitman's Johnston Wilderness Center, located 25 miles southeast of campus, late Friday Nov. 19. The 12,000 mile expedition through ten states in the American West provided a semester full of experiences, ideas and motivations ...

  43. Pio Picks A&E Pio Picks December 2, 2010

    Bookstore Winter Wonderland Open House The Whitman Bookstore will have its winter Open House on Thursday, December 2 from 3-7 p.m. The bookstore will offer door prizes and a 30% discount for students on major store items. 15-year-old local violinist Anna Okada Burgess will also perform Celtic music with her father ...

  44. Bon Appétit losing dishes and patience Front Page Slideshow News December 2, 2010

    Thievery is on the rise on the Whitman College campus, with objects going missing nearly every day. The objects in question? Dishes and silverware from the dining halls. Bon Apptit Management Company spends from seven to 10 thousand dollars a year on dishes at Whitman. The company is currently on its ...

  45. ‘The Sea’ ends HJT season A&E A&E Highlight December 1, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_23449" align="aligncenter" width="393" caption="Photo Credit: Isabel Hong"][/caption] Harper Joy Theater will be ending the first half of the 2010-2011 season with "The Sea", a play that has provided its cast and crew with an incredible experience and promises to do ...

  46. Dude are you crying? Humor November 30, 2010

    Dude, Are You Crying? by Dave Ellis Hey, Jeffster! Dude, you gotta call Amy up and have her come over. Me and the guys are gonna grab some dinner at that new Thai place, and I bet she'd be totally into it. Sean was saying they have these chicken things you ...

  47. PassiveAggr Roommate Humor November 29, 2010

    If living with your friend teaches you anything, it's that passive aggression can be the most frustrating and annoying thing you will ever encounter in your life. It's like, just tell me what's one your mind, don't beat around the bush. I've been keeping track of all the passive aggressive ...

  48. Steve got shot, is being dumb about it Humor November 27, 2010

    It's Really Pissing Me Off How Steve Pretends Like He's Super Injured After Being Shot Maybe Twice  by Lieutenant Mitch Rogers Oh my god, you guys. Who told Steve he could come with us on our patrol? This was supposed to be cool. I mean, normally Steve is fine. I don't ...

  49. Backpage Tofurkee (issue 10) and Issue 9 from last week Humor November 18, 2010

    Open publication - Free publishing - More humor Open ...

  50. Pio Picks A&E Pio Picks November 18, 2010

    "Pride & Prejudice" Walla Walla High School presents its final performances of "Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice", an adaptation from the novel of the same name written by Jon Jory. The performances will occur on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 20 at ...

  51. Whitman bookstore fails to follow textbook disclosure law Front Page Slideshow News November 18, 2010

    A change to the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires colleges nationwide to provide the price of textbooks and any other materials required for a class at the time of registration. The act intends to help students manage the rising cost of textbooks by requiring college to disclose the ...

  52. Women’s rugby team epitomizes tooth and nail commitment Sports November 18, 2010

    Every Saturday, the members of the Whitman women's rugby team take to the pitch, demonstrating their commitment, athleticism, and passion for the sport they love.

  53. Freedom of speech extends to video games Columnists November 18, 2010

    Saying that video games are controversial is a rather serious understatement. State governments all over our country have tried to ban the sale of "violent" games to minors for quite some time. For the most part, the proposed laws have all been struck down in court. Until ...

  54. Registration difficulties overwhelm students News News Highlight November 18, 2010

    First-year Jamie Edison can capture his spring pre-registration experience in a single word: stressful. Not only were two of his first-choice classes closed by the time his registration opened, so were his second-choice options. In order to take the minimum 12-credit course load, Edison had to sign up for a ...

  55. Love, not citizenship, should be requirement for adoption Columnists Opinion November 18, 2010

    If adoption is an option generated by love, it should be open to every family that has the ability and love to raise a child regardless of the parents' race and nationality.

  56. Athletes call for meal plan changes Sports November 18, 2010

    Whitman athletes offer feedback about the current meal plan; General Manager Roger Edens discusses Bon Appetit's efforts to accommodate athletes.

  57. Swimmers hone technique, express enthusiasm as season opens Front Page Slideshow Sports November 18, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_23139" align="alignleft" width="630" caption="The swim team practices in preparation for the November 20-21 Northwest Invitational. Whitman hopes to make a strong showing at the mid-season meet, establishing themselves as a contender for one of the top spots in the conference. Photo Credit: Zach Rosenberg"]...

  58. Author Colson Whitehead visits campus A&E November 18, 2010

    "Sag Harbor" author Colson Whitehead comes for the fall semester's penultimate Visiting Writers Series event.

  59. International students’ reception of news from home differs News November 18, 2010

    Imagine the commercial district of one of the world's biggest cities forced to a halt for two months of protest. Imagine a deposed dictator attempting to return to power by staging those protests, paying people to camp out on the largest street of the city. Imagine the protests turning violent. ...

  60. “The Walking Dead” shambles onto AMC lineup A&E November 18, 2010

    Taking a queue from the revival of the zombie genre, AMC's "The Walking Dead" promises thrills, chills and drama in the pilot, but the second episode introduces too many new characters and flat dialogue to live up to its promises.

  61. Whitman tuition discount rate hits 40 percent News November 18, 2010

    The average Whitman student's family is receiving a tuition discount of 40 percent, through scholarships and other institutional financial aid, for the 2010-11 academic year. This year's tuition discount rate is the highest it's been since the 1990s when Whitman attempted to meet 100 percent of all financial need. An ideal ...

  62. “Unstoppable” offers thrills, little depth A&E Reviews November 18, 2010

    Denzel Washington's runaway train movie "Unstoppable" plays like a non-fiction version of "Speed."

  63. ASWC goes green: environmental initiatives pass unanimously ASWC News November 18, 2010

    The chosen color of the Sunday, Nov. 14 ASWC Senate meeting was green--unanimously. On the agenda were two resolutions throwing ASWC support behind environmental initiatives and a vote on appropriating money to make the resolutions a reality. All three passed unanimously. One resolution, the Washington Beyond Coal resolution, displayed ASWC's support of ...

  64. Students take Ralph Nader’s suggestion, push for civic engagement course News November 18, 2010

    Last spring, Ralph Nader--consumer advocate, lawyer, author and former presidential candidate--filled Cordiner Hall with his presentation, “Going Green: Getting it to the Bottom Line." Among the thought-provoking topics and opinions Nader shared, one of the most warmly-received in the Whitman community was his call for civic engagement courses on college ...

  65. The Peach and Pear brings fro-yo to Walla Walla A&E November 18, 2010

    New frozen yogurt restaurant, The Peach and Pear, offers two yogurt flavors and a multitude of toppings, with more to come in the future.

  66. Staying informed difficult in the Whitman bubble Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight November 18, 2010

    Staying informed at Whitman requires effort and adaptation due to the insular "Whitman bubble".

  67. Thrifty Whitties: making sushi rice A&E November 17, 2010

    How to make sushi for dinner and a recipe for sushi rice.

  68. Students spend break in Walla Walla A&E November 17, 2010

    A&E writer Nate Lessler gives students suggestions for things to do in Walla Walla over Thanksgiving Break.

  69. Thanksgiving Promotes Forgetting History and Values Columnists November 11, 2010

    Our behaviors on Thanksgiving says terrifying things about the way we uphold values.

  70. ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ engages audience participation with its sensuality A&E November 11, 2010

    Whitman students reenact cult film phenomena "Rocky Horror Picture Show" on Saturday, November 13 at 10:30 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium.

  71. KWCW Show of the Week A&E November 11, 2010

    "Voice of the Valley" "Voice of the Valley" is about the Walla Walla Valley in the broadest sense. Our valley is a wonderful landscape filled with fascinating people. The show covers local history, conservation and culture. Past interviews include the mayor of Walla Walla, an American-Indian traditional dancer, and even Narcissa ...

  72. Pio Picks A&E Pio Picks November 11, 2010

    Lights Out T-tones, Schwa and the Green Leaders will host a "lights out" study break in the Anderson/Prentiss courtyard on Thursday, Nov. 11 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. Take a break and enjoy s'mores and music from two of Whitman's premeire a capella ensembles. Iron Chef Competition Whitman students will compete for the title of ...

  73. Jailbreaking’s risks outweigh benefits Columnists November 11, 2010

    Before Apple allowed third party app development in iOS 2, jailbreaking was the only way to get apps developed by other people onto your iPhone. It was also the only way to have copy and paste (rendered moot in iOS 3) and multitasking available. As of right now, however, jailbreaking ...

  74. Whitman should change its course registration system Columnists November 11, 2010

    November 5 marked the beginning of Whitman's spring semester registration period, and with it the mad rush of students trying to get into their most desired classes. I watched on helplessly this past Friday as seniors registered and my course options dwindled. I wanted to take Aaron Bobrow-Strain's Genealogies of ...

  75. Washington bans Four Loko, other alcoholic energy drinks News November 11, 2010

    Washington state will ban the sale of Four Loko and other alcoholic energy drinks containing caffeine for 120 days beginning Thursday, Nov. 18. The emergency ban, which the state Liquor Control Board seeks to permanently institute, was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 10, following bans in Michigan, Utah and Oklahoma within ...

  76. Senior women close out collegiate soccer careers Sports November 11, 2010

    For Kristen Innes and Kate Newman with the end of the season, came the end of their time playing soccer for Whitman.

  77. Del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone”: horror with heart A&E Reviews November 11, 2010

    Haunting Spanish Civil War film "The Devil's Backbone" integrates drama and horror.

  78. “No definitives” in potential bookstore privatization News November 11, 2010

    Whitman College bookstore has been experiencing some financial difficulties within the past few years. In an attempt to better this financial situation, the administration is discussing the option putting out a bid on the store in order to privatize it.

  79. Men’s basketball starts season, NWC coaches take notice Sports November 11, 2010

    Whitman opened its season against NCAA Div. I San Jose State in a 109-92 loss but are looking ahead to a strong season.

  80. ASWC allowed to present at trustees meeting News November 11, 2010

    Last week, ASWC-appointed student representatives presented for the first time in front of Whitman's trustees at the fall Board of Trustees meetings, held from Thursday, Nov. 4 to Friday, Nov. 5.

  81. ‘Thinging’ attempts to define in-between stage of relationships News November 11, 2010

    There is a fuzzy area in between a one-night stand and a committed, long-term relationship. No one agrees exactly on what to call it, what the rules are and exactly what each person wants.

  82. ‘Jephte’ provides rare musical opportunity for Whitman A&E November 11, 2010

    On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Whitman College's Divertimiento Chamber Orchestra will perform "Jephte" as part of their fall concert. For many Whitman students and residents of Walla Walla, seeing this performance might be once-in-a-lifetime. The performance will take place in Chism Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

  83. Thrifty Whitties: Caring for your clothes installment II: post-laundering A&E November 11, 2010

    Caring for your clothes after laundering: ironing, and sewing hems or seams that have come undone.

  84. Students can receive funds for sustainability projects through revolving fund News November 11, 2010

    Following several other environmentally conscious colleges and universities such as U.C. Berkeley, Harvard and William and Mary, Whitman's Sustainability Advisory Committee initiated the Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) in the spring of 2009.

  85. Whitman students look to revive yearbook News November 11, 2010

    Nearly two decades following its discontinuation, there is a group of Whitman students who want to bring back the school's yearbook. The original yearbook, entitled "Waiilatpu," ceased production in the 1990s due to the misuse of funds and deposits.

  86. Big Art showcases blue moon at new venue A&E A&E Highlight November 11, 2010

    blue moon's Big Art takes place at The Underground this year and will sell featured artwork as well as treats from the Colville Street Patisserie.

  87. Varsity swimmers ‘leave it in the pool’ for charity Sports November 11, 2010

    On Nov. 9, Whitman swimmers joined thousands of other athletes worldwide in the annual Hour of Power, raising money for the Ted Mullin Fund for Pediatric Sarcoma Research.

  88. Walla Walla art galleries remain local while nurturing expansive mediums A&E Front Page Slideshow November 11, 2010

    Walla Walla art galleries offer unique opportunities for students, including apprenticeships and a chance to share their artwork.

  89. Beyond local Opinion November 7, 2010

    The importance of eating local foods has been a prominent theme in the environmental movement for the past few years. Eating local makes sense for many reasons: buying close to home is a way to connect people to the farmers who grow their food, and a shorter transportation distance generally ...

  90. Backpage Issue 8 Humor November 4, 2010

    Open publication - Free publishing - More xtreme flavor

  91. Bon Appétit’s “Stories from the Field” encourages diologue among students News November 4, 2010

    Bon Appetit West Coast Fellow Vera Chang came to talk about what she has seen while touring west coast farms and colleges.

  92. Cross country season enters home stretch Sports November 4, 2010

    Whitman College's men's and women's cross country teams placed sixth and fourth respectively in last weekend's Northwest Conference Championships. The tournament saw all nine NWC teams travel to Tacoma, Wash. to vie for the championship title. Both teams will be sending their top seven runners, along with an alternate, to ...

  93. College switches back to 18-credit pre-reigstration cap News November 4, 2010

    After observing the effects of a 16-unit preregistration cap on students last semester, the registrar has gone back to an 18-unit plus activity credits cap for pre-registration for this spring. Both ASWC and the Registrar believe that this change back will benefit students.

  94. Kira Henehan’s debut novel intrigues, pleases A&E Reviews November 4, 2010

    Despite incoherent narrative, Kira Henehan's "Orion You Came And Took All My Marbles" provides challenging and pleasant read.

  95. Cyclists and skiiers find unique value in club sport identity Sports November 4, 2010

    An intro to two club sports on campus: Whitman cyclists and cross country skiiers discuss the effect being club sports has on their teams and training.

  96. Nathaniel Frank talks about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” News November 4, 2010

    Nathaniel Frank, the author of “Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America", came to Whitman College on Mon, Nov. 1 to share his expertise on the “Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. The lecture was the eighth installment of the Matthew Shepard lecture series, a series ...

  97. Poor news coverage a result of poor consumption Columnists Opinion November 4, 2010

    Americans' perception of the accuracy of news hit a 20 year low in 2009. While the media seems like the problem, our choices as consumers of news perpetuate the very things that lower our trust in news media.

  98. Think before click in Facebook for job concerns Columnists Opinion November 4, 2010

    Leaking private information to general strangers may not be a big deal and the annoying commercials can also be ignored. However, it could be something if your potential employer discovers that you are a drunker, or a party animal through Facebook.

  99. Whitman moves from need-blind to need-sensitive admissions News November 4, 2010

    The class of 2015 will be the first to have been selected using the need-sensitive practice of admission. This may lead to less economic diversity in the class, but may improve the quality of the Whitman experience.

  100. US Must Reform Energy Grid to Combat Climate Change Opinion November 4, 2010

    Like many Whitman students, I sometimes find climate change to be a very abstract problem. We discuss it in class and plan programs to reduce our carbon footprint on campus, but it's hard to visualize carbon emissions or see tangible results of ocean acidification in our day-to-day lives. However, after ...

  101. ‘The Class’ review A&E Reviews November 4, 2010

    "The Class," an award winning drama, successfully captures the raw emotions felt by students and teachers inside an inner-city Parisian classroom. Based on the life experiences of Francios Begaudeau, the film serves a commentary on a system of education that emphasizes punishment over positive reinforcement.

  102. Mr. Whitman event an “inspiration,” setting new philanthropy records Front Page Slideshow News November 4, 2010

    The 9th Annual Mr. Whitman Pageant on Friday Oct. 29 featuring several campus performance groups and eight men dancing, singing and modeling to raise money for the Chris Elliot Foundation for Glioblastoma Brain Cancer Research. Under the leadership of Philanthropy chair, junior Abby Neel, Whitman's Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority chose ...

  103. KWCW Show of the Week: Beats, Rhymes and Life A&E November 4, 2010

    KWCW Show of the Week: Beats, Rhymes and Life DJ Boss, MC Birddogg, DJ Pieces and Curcuitbreaker put mainstream rap aside and focus mostly on classic hip-hop, both old and new. The trio's show contains a variety of artists, on-air chat and jokes about rap lyrics and egos. The DJs also ...

  104. Alumni return to their roots as assistant coaches Sports November 4, 2010

    Several Whitman varsity teams boast a Whitman alum as a member of the coaching staff, providing a unique avenue for communication between athletes and coaches, and serving as an example to the student-athletes for fostering excellence during and outside of competition.

  105. Cakes for C.A.S.A: Whitman’s Best Dance Crew A&E November 4, 2010

    Kappa Alpha Theta's sixth annual "Cakes for C.A.S.A" event provides homemade pancakes and dance performances for charity.

  106. Quirky ‘Kid Simple’ brings fresh sound to Harper Joy A&E November 4, 2010

    Paying homage to radio dramas with sound bites and melodrama in experimental play "Kid Simple: A Radio Play Made Flesh", which opens at Harper Joy Theatre November 10.

  107. Password security is serious Columnists November 4, 2010

    I want to take a moment to talk to all of you about Russian male enhancement. That's right, with the power of the motherland, you too can extend your manhood! At least that's what my email told all the people in my address book several months ago. My ...

  108. Thrifty Whitties: How to make perfect rice A&E November 4, 2010

    How to make perfect rice with or without a rice maker.

  109. Whitman’s sustainability report card grade increases to a “B” News November 4, 2010

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  110. Whitman debate tournament provides opportunities, conflicts Front Page Slideshow News November 4, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_22336" align="alignleft" width="630" caption="David Collier collaborating with his teammates about the up coming high school debate tournament. Photo Credit: Kendra Klag"][/caption] About 600 high school students from the Northwest are expected to flood campus as part of the 38th ...

  111. Pio Picks A&E Pio Picks November 4, 2010

    Capella Romana Lecture and Performance The music and history departments present internationally-renowned Byzantine choir group Capella Romana. The lecture and performance will engage with various multicultural and interdisciplinary topics that fuse history, anthropology and music. For those interested in Eastern Orthodox practices and music, come to Chism Recital Hall on Friday, ...

  112. Whitman students’ home states reflect midterm election trends Front Page Slideshow News November 4, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_22363" align="aligncenter" width="630" caption="Photo Credit: Kendra Klag"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_22364" align="alignleft" width="406" caption="Photo Credit: Kendra Klag"][/caption] Last weekend, Washington State Senator Patty Murray-D made a last-minute trip to Walla Walla ...

  113. Harry Potter event series expected to be popular A&E November 3, 2010

    Students should not be surprised if Whitman starts to take on qualities of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry over the upcoming week. WEB and KWCW's "The Witching Hour" are cooperating to produce a series of Harry Potter-themed events. The series started on Nov. 7th and will continue until the ...

  114. Students of Jazz Ensemble, Workshop seize musical opportunities A&E Front Page Slideshow November 1, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_22371" align="aligncenter" width="630" caption="Photo Credit: Julia Bowman"][/caption] Credit-based music classes Jazz Ensembles I and II have provided students with unique, musical class courses for decades.   Professor David Glenn, ...

  115. Backpage Goes through Puberty Humor October 28, 2010

    Open publication - Free publishing - More humor

  116. Alpha Phi chosen to be fourth sorority News October 28, 2010

    The Alphi Phi sorority will be returning to Whitman next fall as the fourth sorority on campus, pending faculty approval this spring. Whitman's Panhellenic Extension Committee announced the decision, part of an effort to reduce overcrowding in the existing three sororities, on Monday, Oct. 25.

  117. Vancouver artist Joseph Wu challenges limitations of origami form A&E A&E Highlight October 28, 2010

    PBS documentary "Between the Folds" portrays the changing shape of origami to Whitman students. The film was shown alongside a presentation by origami artist Joseph Wu, and exposes the aesthetic and scientific prospects of this unique art form.

  118. Thrifty Whitties: Roast Pumpkin Seeds A&E October 28, 2010

    How to roast pumpkin seeds and Olivia and her housemates' celebration of Fall Day.

  119. Varsity Athletes and Co-Op to participate in ‘trick-or-canning’ News October 28, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_22003" align="aligncenter" width="420" caption="The Community Service House prepares for their Halloween trick or canning event this weekend. Photo Credit: Zach Rosenberg"][/caption] This Halloween, varsity athletes, members of the Community Service House and other Whitman College students will help collect ...

  120. Varsity teams face challenge of alcohol Sports October 28, 2010

    A look into how varsity teams deal with alcohol use during their seasons.

  121. 9th annual Mr. Whitman competition hits close to home with fundraising for Chris Elliott Fund Front Page Slideshow News October 28, 2010

    The eight young men contending for the title of Mr. Whitman filed into the basement of Prentiss Hall on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 26, practicing graceful slides and almost seamless spins across the dance floor for their opening number. The ninth annual Mr. Whitman competition, to be held Friday, ...

  122. History, music at Cappella Romana A&E October 28, 2010

    Internationally acclaimed choral group Capella Romana presents and performs Byzantine chant music for students and faculty.

  123. “Faceless Killers” never truly unmasked A&E Reviews October 28, 2010

    Swedish novel attempts intrigue and drama of "Let the Right One In" but is too frustrating and depressing to be redeemed.

  124. W Club fosters athletic excellence Sports October 28, 2010

    For President George Osborne and AD Dean Snider, the W Club provides an outlet for supporting Whitman student-athletes in attaining excellence on the field on a national scale, matching the excellence that has already been achieved in the classroom.

  125. Whitties involved in November elections, but not as much as in ’08 Front Page Slideshow News October 28, 2010

    Two years ago, hundreds of Whitman students were involved in efforts to elect President Barack Obama. And while there may not be as much excitement this year, many Whitman students are involved in campaigning and getting out the vote in the upcoming election which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 2.

  126. Whitties not enthusiastic about car sharing News October 28, 2010

    "It's super easy getting around campus, especially since Whitman is small for a college," said sophomore Dieter Brandner, "but I think using a car-sharing program would be the same as borrowing a ...

  127. Coalition addresses media attention to Rutgers suicide News October 28, 2010

    In response to the increased attention given to suicides of bullied gay teenagers and students, Coalition Against Homophobia is putting together a gallery to increase awareness of this issue. The club decided to put on the gallery in the Glover Alston Center featuring pictures and biographies of GLBTQ youth who committed ...

  128. Walla Walla booksellers keep business local A&E Front Page Slideshow October 28, 2010

    North Star Comics and Earthlight Books provide Walla Walla residents with new and used books.

  129. 2010 Commencement speaker Juan Williams fired from NPR News October 28, 2010

    After a ten-year stint with National Public Radio (NPR), the network terminated its contract with Juan Williams last Wednesday, Oct. 20 after Williams made a series of disparaging remarks about Muslims on Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor." Williams, a senior news analyst for NPR, is also a Fox News analyst ...

  130. ‘The Social Network’ depicts Facebook lifestyle A&E October 28, 2010

    David Fincher, director of "Se7en" and "Fight Club", exposes the darker side of the deeply intertwined college and internet lifestyle in "The Social Network."

  131. Whitman women’s soccer aims to end on high note Sports October 28, 2010

    [caption id="attachment_21992" align="aligncenter" width="630" caption="Amy Hasson '12 engages with the competition as she goes up for a header in Whitman's game against Pacific on Oct 23. Despite outshooting Pacific 23 to 7, Whitman was unable to capitalize on early opportunities. The game ended in a 2-2 tie. Photo Credit: ...

  132. Hauntings at Harper Joy A&E October 28, 2010

    Students tell eerie true stories of strange occurrences and ghostly presences at Whitman's Harper Joy Theatre.

  133. Democracy Promotion Begins at Home Columnists October 27, 2010

    Democracy promotion occurs through example. America must perfect its own democracy so it better exemplifies the benefits of an accountable government.

  134. The China Created by Media Corporations Columnists Opinion October 27, 2010

    Therefore, the media owner is right and he is not being derisive and there is no connotation. The Sino-phobia created by him and his colleagues together with the politicians not only saves the circulations of newspapers, but also, because of the considerable circulations, blinds people's awareness of the domestic problems. ...

  135. Voting On Our Economic Futures Columnists October 27, 2010

    Everyone who is registered to vote this year should read candidates' platforms and then fill out their ballots and drop them in the mail. This is no ordinary election, and our very futures are at stake.

  136. Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor October 26, 2010

    To the Editors: Last week the Pioneer published the board editorial entitled "ASWC must always be mindful when allocating student dollars."   We in ASWC are thrilled to participate in discussion about ASWC's role in serving the student body. As a former Finance Senator myself, I experienced the difficult process of balancing ...

  137. BackPage Shocktober issue 6 Humor October 21, 2010

    Open publication - Free publishing - More issue 6

  138. Subterfuge and farce in Harper Joy’s “The Government Inspector” A&E A&E Highlight October 21, 2010

    Fat suits, farce, and satire found in Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of Nikolai Gogol's "The Government Inspector," playing at Harper Joy Theatre October 21-24.

  139. Slavery Awareness Week educates students about human trafficking News October 21, 2010

    When the word "slavery" comes to mind, most people immediately picture 19th-century forced labor. The International Justice Mission (IJM) defines slavery as “forced labor, with the use of deception or violent coercion to compel someone to labor without pay or for no pay beyond the substance necessary to continue the labor."

  140. What Whitties do when their families can’t come for family weekend News October 21, 2010

    Senior Maherin Ahmed's parents are not coming to family weekend. Nor did they come to any of the previous three that Ahmed has experienced in her career at Whitman College. "My parents live in Bangladesh, so its like another continent," said Ahmed.

  141. Bikes, pedestrians clash on campus News October 21, 2010

    “I've been the pedestrian who had bikes zoom past without warning," said sophomore Tom Vogt, the cycling team treasurer. “But I've also been the biker who's late for class and stuck behind the gaggle of people not being aware." Such situations involving conflict between bikes and pedestrians are common. Both Whitman ...

  142. Walla Walla Diversity Coalition promotes identity beyond race with library exhibit News October 21, 2010

    Last Saturday, Oct. 9, as Walla Walla residents trickled into the public library dodging the autumn chill, the group was met by a welcoming crew from the Walla Walla Diversity Coalition. The coalition members were completing the final phase of requesting members of the public to have their photos taken ...

  143. KWCW Show of the Week: Channeling Ashtar A&E October 21, 2010

    "Channeling Ashtar" offers thematic music and topical, live-audio collage.

  144. Club frisbee soaring, scoring Sports October 21, 2010

    Autumn is in the air, and the Sweets, Whitman's Ultimate Frisbee team, are off and running--a fact known by almost anyone who crosses Ankeny Field these days.

  145. Town Hall Meeting Highlights Enrollment Pressure Front Page Slideshow News October 21, 2010

    ASWC representatives and Whitman students gathered in the basement of Reid for the fall 2010 Town Hall. Andrea Dobson, professor of astronomy and chair of the faculty, Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, provost and dean of the faculty and President George Bridges came to discuss the problem of enrollment pressure and to answer ...

  146. Whitman tennis competes nationally Sports October 21, 2010

    Last week, Whitman was represented on the national stage by four varsity tennis players, who competed at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships in Mobile, AL - it was an experience that none of them will forget any time soon.

  147. Connecting our behavior with environmental reality Columnists October 21, 2010

    Whitman's comfort blinds us from recognizing the disconnect between our behavior and its real world impact on other people and the environment.

  148. Whitman applies for grant to promote adjuncts to tenure-track News News Highlight October 21, 2010

    The Office of Development and College Relations and Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty have been working together for slightly over a year to write a grant proposal for funds to offer eight new tenure-track positions to adjunct faculty members. If the Mellon Foundation, an organization based ...

  149. Fresh from scratch treats worth tasting at Walla Walla restaurants, cafés A&E October 21, 2010

    Colville Street Patisserie, Whitehouse-Crawford Restaurant, and Cookie Tree Bakery and Caf desserts provide a nice alternative to a Backstage Bistro lunch during Parent's weekend.

  150. China must not censor media Columnists Opinion October 21, 2010

    For the first time, the international disappointment didn't trigger Chinese nationalist emotions. The government's news silencing strategy failed to blind the people, but rather, generated more fury against the information control and sympathy toward Liu Xiaobo.