I Would Kill for a Burrito

Henry Gales
December 23, 2011
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

I cannot go another day without Mexican food. I love mate, and Argentines eat quite well, but nothing quite like a burrito from La Monarca taco truck inWalla Walla. I would kill for a fucking burrito. I ordered a burrito here in Argentina, what a downer. They gave me a taco. A TACO! I wanted a burrito... Read more »

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman
December 21, 2011
Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Well, my computer crashed the day after I submitted my Independent Study Project (phew, that was close!) and I'm actually back home sweet home in Olympia, WA for the holidays. Rather than abandon the last couple of posts I had planned to make last week, however, I'd like to use them now to reflect upon... Read more »

The Circuit: A Pioneer Publication

The Circuit: A Pioneer Publication

Patricia Vanderbilt
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Circuit, Front Page Slideshow

Welcome to the first issue of The Circuit. The Pioneer is a continuously evolving entity. Every issue is a product not only of the current staff, but of those who have come before and the contributions that they made to the paper's development. This magazine is a part of The Pioneer's legacy for ... Read more »

TV rundown: best and worst of fall season

TV rundown: best and worst of fall season

Mallory Martin
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Circuit, Reviews

"Once Upon A Time" With rich sets, gorgeous costumes, endearing characters and an engaging storyline, "Once Upon a Time" was my surprise favorite this season. I had low expectations for this late season opener, which follows a small town in Maine where Anderson and the Grimms' most popular storybook characters hav... Read more »

‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ offers fresh fodder for fantasy enthusiasts

‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’ offers fresh fodder for fantasy enthusiasts

December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Reviews

by Karin Tompkins With the recent surge in popularity of young adult fantasy novels, it's often difficult to find a story that breaks from the predictable. Too many novels rely on certain plot devices as though they were crutches. More often than not, one picks up a fantasy novel only to discover that its ... Read more »

Best of Whitman fashion

Best of Whitman fashion

cade beck
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

For our magazine issue, The Pioneer brought together some of our previous Style Spotlighters with some new faces. First-years Lauren Platman and Evelyn Levine, sophomore Andy Martin, junior Eli Smith and senior Nanyonjo Mukungu share style tips and fashion philosophy. Andy Martin: "I am a big fan of the bow t... Read more »

The Pio’s guide to crafty, homemade holiday gifts

The Pio’s guide to crafty, homemade holiday gifts

Cara Lowry
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Circuit

Cookie Jars Karah Kemmerly Growing up, my mother made a few of these every year to give out to the relatives. I'm including a cookie recipe, but you can make the jars with dry ingredients for other types of cookies or muffins as well. They're easy to make, and they look quite festive. What you'll... Read more »

Best to be like water: A photo essay by Faith Bernstein

Faith Bernstein
December 13, 2011
Filed under Circuit, Media, Photos

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What “great sex” really means

What “great sex” really means

December 13, 2011
Filed under Circuit, Opinion

Whitman students, for the most part, are not afraid of sex: hearing about it, talking about it or having it. Hence, it was no surprise to see several hundred Whitman students show up in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 25 to hear Nicole Daedone speak about female orgasm. Though the lecture was titled "College Sex:... Read more »

Write On Me: A photo essay

Marie von Hafften
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Circuit, Photo Essay

The week before Thanksgiving Break I posted 13 photographs around campus with the prompt: "Respond to what you see! Write on me." Based on response levels, I eventually consolidated the photos into Penrose Library. As an anthropology major and photographer, image interpretation is fascinating to me. It wa... Read more »

Profile: Kristin Vining, Whitman College music assistant

Profile: Kristin Vining, Whitman College music assistant

Alyssa Fairbanks
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Circuit

On a rather gray day in November, The Pioneersat down to chat with Kristin Vining, music assistant here at Whitman College about teaching, composing, and musical inspiration. Upon approaching her office, the sound of piano music fills the otherwise quiet hall. Sitting down to talk in Vining's cozy office makes one forget about the damp day outside. Despite housing both a baby grand piano and an up... Read more »

Best of holiday shopping

caitlinhardee
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Circuit

The holiday season is rolling around again, and we all know what that means––shopping madness. Before you buy your mom yet another gift certificate to Bath & Body Works, consider these fun and cheap holiday gift ideas. For the coffee lover: Crate & Barrel offers a beautiful 18 oz. ceramic m... Read more »