2011 December 08


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  1. ASWC has beef with meat dress, rejects appeal A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow December 8, 2011

    Junior Clare Spatola-Knoll's request for ASWC funding to recreate Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress was denied and her appeal was defeated in a 15-3 vote, but not without extensive debate.

  2. Whitman students to ‘Teach the Movement’ in Walla Walla News December 8, 2011

    Whitman Teaches the Movement, is born out of a partnership with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Walla Walla Public School district in response to a study conducted by the center. Whitman students will teach civil rights subjects to students in local elementary, middle and high schools.

  3. Curt Bowen ’08 speaks about Semilla Nueva, non-profit work News December 8, 2011

    Two Whitman alumni, Curt Bowen and Joseph Bornstein, graduated Whitman in 2008, and in three short years built from the ground up a successful non-profit organization based in Guatemala called Semilla Nueva.

  4. Whitman bookstore sacks plastic, adopts bagless policy News December 8, 2011

    Last Thursday, November 29th, the bookstore formalized a policy it had been casually subscribing to for a while—it will no longer offer customers plastic bags unless they ask for them.

  5. Whitman Christian Fellowship plans for cultural exchange in China Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 8, 2011

    Next summer, members of the Whitman Christian Fellowship will find themselves about as far from campus as a group could be. For six weeks, members will participate in a cultural exchange mission in China, coordinated by the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a nationwide evangelical organization that works to establish religious communities ...

  6. 10 facts about Whitman’s MUN News December 8, 2011

    10 fun and interesting facts about Whitman's Model United Nation's club.

  7. KWCW Show of the Week A&E December 8, 2011

    DJ Kibbles and DJ Bit explore and uncover the tastiest hip-hop/electronic beats the world has to offer.

  8. Style spotlight: Rachel Rice ’14 A&E December 8, 2011

    The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of sartorial daring to the campus. This week's Style Spotlight: sophomore Rachel Rice.

  9. What’s the price of unpaid student internships? Feature Weekly Topic December 8, 2011

    Students discuss the pros and cons of unpaid summer internships

  10. Political Cartoon Opinion December 8, 2011

    A weekly editorial cartoon by Kelly Douglas.

  11. Profile: Who’s that dancing man? Sports Sports Highlight December 8, 2011

    His name is Stephen Rubin and his affiliation with Whitman College began as one of the faculty. Rubin was hired on as a professor in Whitman's Psychology Department in 1971...

  12. Q and A with Professor Apostolidis Feature December 8, 2011

    1. Do you feel as if Whitman students are politically involved, or are we trapped in the Whitman bubble? I know many Whitman students who are politically involved in a variety of different ways, from forming their own organizations to working for public officials to working with local groups. Also, some ...

  13. Modern shooters should focus on story Opinion Opinion Highlight December 8, 2011

    It's the holiday season, and that means there's a bumper crop of video games pouring out of development houses and vying for our screen time. Two of the biggest releases this year are "Battlefield 3" and "Modern Warfare 3," a pair of photorealistic First-Person Shooters that put you behind the ...

  14. Your finals essay vocab guide Humor December 8, 2011

    Need the vocabulary boost that'll turn your paper from a zero to a hero? Look no further!

  15. Whitman interns discover value, growth in vocational experiences Feature December 8, 2011

    Lately there has been debate over the value of internships—are they really excellent practice for the real world, or are they simply glorified coffee-making lessons? Whitman students report that, for the most part, their internships have been valuable and have helped further their career goals.

  16. Whitman participates in Adopt-A-Family program News December 8, 2011

    Members of the Whitman community will continue the holiday tradition of bringing some joy to the lives of disadvantaged families in Walla Walla with the Adopt-A-Family program. Although the program has been run without significant changes for several consecutive years, this holiday season will see some minor adjustments.

  17. Men’s basketball focuses on National DIII Championship Sports December 8, 2011

    With Winter Break only two weeks away, Whitman men's basketball is just beginning the league portion of their season.

  18. Ballerinos defy stereotypes News December 8, 2011

    Tthe number of men in Beginning Ballet has increased this year. Students discuss stereotypes surrounding sexuality in ballet.

  19. Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally News December 8, 2011

    Junior Classics majors, Kate Kight and Mariah Lapiroff decided to bring a national Classics Honors Society, Eta Sigma Phi, to bring more awareness of the Classics major on campus.

  20. Holiday Techie Tips Humor December 8, 2011

    It's that time of year when things start breaking in the middle of finals and your life seems like a disaster and you don't know what to do... but have no fear! The HOLIDAY TECHIE is here!

  21. Whitties tackle conflict in Middle East, score big during IM Debate Sports December 8, 2011

    When most Whitties think of IM, they think of flying dodge balls, floating discs and blue t-shirts; one team that may be often overlooked is IM Debate, which holds only a few official events per year.

  22. Bring Christmas to Your Finals! Humor December 8, 2011

    Finals bringing your holiday spirit down? The Backpage has some tips on how to make your spirit tell finals to shut up.

  23. “Arthur Christmas” delivers holiday cheer A&E Reviews December 8, 2011

    December is officially here, so bring on the holiday movies! The animated flick “Arthur Christmas" brings home the Christmas cheer.

  24. Numbers in the news News December 8, 2011

    Numbers in the news is a weekly feature highlighting numbers and statistics of interest to college students.

  25. ‘Communist China’ does not follow strict notion of communism; has capitalist values Opinion December 8, 2011

    When people think of China, one of the things that pops into one's head is communism. In America, there is uneasiness when we hear the word communism. Though the feeling is not as pronounced as in the Cold War Era, it still exists in trace amounts.

  26. Snowbound explorations of love delight in ‘Bus Stop’ A&E Front Page Slideshow December 8, 2011

    Consider this your Greyhound ticket to thoroughly enjoyable procrastination. From Thursday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 11, Harper Joy Theatre presents the romantic comedy “Bus Stop" by William Inge on the Alexander Stage, directed by Visiting Instructor of Theatre Katie Pearl.

  27. How to run a marathon Sports December 8, 2011

    Prior to my freshman year at Whitman, I had never done any running. Even three-mile runs seemed like an unfeasible distance. The idea of running a marathon was simply crazy. But last month I ran the full, 26.2-mile Portland Marathon.

  28. Tommy Wiseau brings ‘The Room’ to Whitman A&E December 8, 2011

    This past Saturday, Dec. 3, saw students lining up to get into the WEB-sponsored Q&A with famed flop director Tommy Wiseau and a screening of his magnum opus, “The Room."

  29. ‘Airport!!!’ prepares for arrival A&E Events December 8, 2011

    Dancers and choreographers alike are busily preparing for "Airport!!!," a production scheduled to hit the stage of Cordiner Hall on Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10.

  30. SEC offers tips, advice to students seeking unpaid summer internships Feature Feature Highlight December 8, 2011

    According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, “An internship is a legitimate learning experience benefiting the student and not simply an operational work experience that just happens to be conducted by a student." This is the standard to which Whitman adheres to when supporting student internships and considering ...