Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Molly Smith
March 3, 2011
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Greek Life, News

This article was also co-authored by Derek Thurber with contribution from Rachel Alexander and Josh Goodman. Several weeks ago, The Pioneer was approached by senior Dan Hart with some of the allegations described below. As a result of his coming forward, we began an investigation into his claims as we... Read more »

Kind Ness ensemble cast collaborates, prompts discussion on diversity

Kind Ness ensemble cast collaborates, prompts discussion on diversity

Taneeka Hansen
March 3, 2011
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

This weekend, Harper Joy Theater will explore the relationships of a group of students, one of whom happens to be a gorilla, in a production of Ping Chong's "Kind Ness". The play, written in 1986, was originally a collaborative effort between Chong and his company, and was almost completely genera... Read more »

Mission statement discussed at town hall meeting

Karah Kemmerly
March 3, 2011
Filed under News

Students curious about the future of Whitman College gathered in Reid Campus Center on Monday, Feb. 28 for an ASWC town hall meeting, where they heard from President George Bridges and Associate Professor of Sociology and Assistant Dean of Faculty Michelle Janning. The meeting focused primarily on... Read more »

Art building availability

Art building availability

McCaulay Singer-Milnes
March 3, 2011
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

Studio art at Whitman is both a hobby and an academic discipline, a fact that makes use of the art building and its studios a controversial issue, as some students feel they should have access to said facilities even if they are not art majors or enrolled in art classes. The art building currently... Read more »

Pio Picks

C.J. Wisler
March 3, 2011
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

IHC Mardi Gras Extravaganza In honor of the holiday, the FAH, Das Haus and La Maison will host a series of events. Students looking for a creative outlet can head to the FAH to make masks or Das Haus for face painting. Those looking to get their groove on can head to La Maison for their in-house d... Read more »

Faculty value continued athleticism

Libby Arnosti
March 3, 2011
Filed under Sports

There's no doubt that Whitman students are an active bunch: about three out of every four Whitties participate in athletics through  varsity sports, club teams and intramural leagues. But not all athletes at Whitman are students. From squash to soccer to swimming, faculty and staff members--many of... Read more »

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Symposium discusses spectacle in the global media

Will Gregg
March 3, 2011
Filed under News, News Highlight

Uprisings in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries over the past few weeks have demonstrated the importance of spectacles in the international media. With these recent events in mind, speakers gathered in Maxey Auditorium to participate in a symposium entitled "Global Media, Global Spectacle" on Saturday,... Read more »

From the student section

From the student section

Pamela London
March 3, 2011
Filed under Sports

The Dawg Pack. The Zu Crew. The Cameron Crazies. The Purdue Paint Zone. The Kennel. The Izzone. To someone who isn't sports-crazy, all of the above may sound like nicknames for parties on a Saturday night. To the educated college basketball fan, however--or someone who has ever watched ESPN's College... Read more »

Sixteen records fall at swim championships

Sixteen records fall at swim championships

Tyler Hurlburt
March 3, 2011
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, Sports

Head swim coach Jenn Blomme understandably lost count of the number of broken school records after the first night of the three-day Northwest Conference Championships at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore. By the end of the meet, 16 new records had been set by the Missionary swimmers. Assi... Read more »

NWC change could make Whitman tennis national condender

NWC change could make Whitman tennis national condender

Andrew Hawkins
March 3, 2011
Filed under Sports, Sports Highlight

In the last three years, the men's tennis team has won three Northwest Conference (NWC) titles and is on an active streak of 71  consecutive conference wins. Currently they are ranked 19 in the NCAA Division III. This team includes three All-Americans, the 22nd highest recruiting class of division III... Read more »

Video Games: Graphics don’t matter

Video Games: Graphics don’t matter

Blair Hanley Frank
March 3, 2011
Filed under Opinion, Opinion Highlight

When it comes to video games, the industry has made leaps and bounds when it comes to hardware capabilities, and software often ends up matching that. Games today are significantly more complex, especially when it comes to graphics. It's possible to render nearly lifelike games in high-definition on ... Read more »

TKE responds to allegations

Letter to the Editor
March 3, 2011
Filed under Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Earlier this week a list of complaints about TKE initiation were brought to the attention of the men of Tau Kappa Epsilon, the administration and The Pioneer. The specific allegations are largely unfounded and falsified. However, we acknowledge that the individual making these claims had... Read more »