2012

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  1. Written on the Flight from Rabat to Paris I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category December 25, 2012

    At 4:30, I woke up, did some final packing, got some breakfast, then rolled my suitcases for the last time down the medina towards an awaiting taxi.  At the Rabat-Sale Airport, the plane took off before the sun rose.  As we flew away from Rabat, I looked behind and could ...

  2. ‘Tis the Season: Holiday Philanthropy at Whitman News December 19, 2012

    This year, Whitties are particularly active in spreading the Holiday Spirit.

  3. El Fin I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category December 19, 2012

    I leave Spain in the wee hours of Friday morning and yesterday I finished the last of my finals- so I can officially say that the study part of study abroad is over and the abroad part will be, very soon. I'm simultaneously excited, a little sad, and feel like ...

  4. Spanish Healthcare… I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category December 19, 2012

    I had an interesting (that's the most positive word I'm going to use) experience recently that I'd like to share with you all now that I've finally finished my exams and final papers!   Two weeks ago, I started to feel sick- feverish, stomach pain... I was annoyed because it was finals ...

  5. Radical Subtlety and Smartphone Ads Blogs Opinion Web Only December 7, 2012

    I was yelling at the TV for a lot of election night. I was at the Pio's election night liveblog headquarters (read: Managing Editor Libby Arnosti's house), watching a live feed of election coverage, as well as compulsively refreshing multiple tabs in my browser. As anyone who knows me ...

  6. Anonymity Shapes the Whitman Encounters Community News December 6, 2012

    There's only one place on campus where you can find declarations of love among intellectual discussion, where cackling trolls hide out under a bridge called diversion and where faceless people debate the merits of facelessness. Whitman Encounters, a website created and facilitated by Whitman students, provides an open discourse through anonymous ...

  7. The Phi Farting Conspiracy Humor December 6, 2012

    There is always something unique in the air as students begin to prepare for finals every December. No, I am not talking about the stress-induced pheromones or the sweet scent of Christmas cookies coming from Prentiss Hall.

  8. ‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest A&E Reviews December 6, 2012

    Nathan Fisher finds that even an all-star cast can't save "Killing Them Softly," an uneven, slow-paced crime drama starring Brad Pitt.

  9. Aviary Saved: Concerned Citizens Plan for Future News December 6, 2012

    Thanks to the concentrated efforts of a group of citizen volunteers, the Pioneer Park Aviary will be preserved for the time being—and, if fundraising goes according to plan, for years into the future. [caption id="attachment_62295" align="alignleft" width="186"] Walla Walla's mayor, ...

  10. Style spotlight: Lily Gibbs ’15 A&E December 6, 2012

    Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week’s style spotlight: sophomore Lily Gibbs.

  11. Whistleblowers Tour Reveals Risks, Importance of Speaking Out News December 6, 2012

    Students learned the risks and benefits of speaking out about ethical concerns in the workplace on Thursday, Nov. 29 when the American Whistleblower Tour (AWT) paid a visit to campus. The three visiting speakers talked about their experiences exposing violations at the Hanford Nuclear Site, located only a couple hours away ...

  12. Most valuable pliéer: Jimmy Madden dances back into baseball Sports December 6, 2012

    While most of James "Jimmy" Madden’s baseball teammates go through the motions of off-season weight training and honing of fundamentals, Madden circumvents the monotony with a rather unconventional addition to preparation for the spring season. Months before the left-hander will return to belting base hits for the Missionaries, he is ...

  13. People Search Being Converted into Social Networking Site Humor December 6, 2012

    Hundreds, if not thousands, of Whitman students were either appalled or elated at the news that Whitman’s People Search is becoming a social networking site. As soon as students click on the new banner (and are asked to sign a lengthy Terms of Agreement contract), users are whisked away to ...

  14. Season Preview: Women’s Basketball Sports December 6, 2012

    If early season results are any indication of what the rest of the season has in store, then the Whitman women’s basketball team should have high expectations.

  15. Black Student Union Hosts ‘Ratchet’ Radio Show Humor December 6, 2012

    Black Student Union students are to host a new radio show on KWCW. The show, "Ratchet Radio," will feature hip hop and rap music of a ratchet variety, an aspect of African American culture lacking on Whitman campus.

  16. Spring Symposium Set to Open Racial Conversations News December 6, 2012

    Students often look for the opportunity to discuss campus issues, and next semester there will be another forum for a specific conversation about race. Six years ago, a race symposium took place at Whitman in response to a controversial campus incident involving blackface. Now, sophomore ASWC Senator Mcebo Maziya has ...

  17. Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Silver & Gold’ Overflows with Christmas Cheer A&E Reviews December 6, 2012

    Sufjan Stevens' new Christmas compilation is full of eccentricity, joy, and a wonderful combination of holiday and indie spirit.

  18. Aquaponics best means to increase local food Opinion December 6, 2012

    Although Bon Appétit has pledged to buy 20% of its food locally, much of what is grown in Walla Walla does not meet their local standards. An aquaponics program would be a meaningful way to increase truly sustainable local food production while harnessing student creativity.

  19. ‘The Name of the Wind’ by Patrick Rothfuss A&E Reviews December 6, 2012

    Dana Thompson encourages us to embrace our inner nerds and crack open Patrick Rothfuss' "The Name of the Wind."

  20. Climbing on the Roof Not Advised by Security, RAs Feature December 6, 2012

    Whitman students study hard, but they also know how to have fun, which can often involve climbing onto the roofs of any and all buildings around campus. This can be a potentially dangerous ambition.

  21. Expanding Parenting Expectations Can Guarantee Choices for Women and Partners Opinion December 6, 2012

    Caregiver and breadwinner are too often the frame of possible household roles, even in the language of many feminists. However, childrearing and raising should not be considered a solitary choice or responsibility; rather, childrearing must be taken on by a family, community and the state.

  22. Crawlspaces generate myths, serve purpose Feature Feature Highlight December 6, 2012

    Some say it was once a morgue, while others tell tales that someone managed to live there, one thing is for certain: the Catacombs do exist.

  23. ‘Camino Real’ Brings Surreal Mystery to Harper Joy A&E A&E Highlight Events December 6, 2012

    "Camino Real," the latest play to hit the Harper Joy stage, is a sprawling surrealist work by Tennessee Williams.

  24. Dropping out means new opportunities Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight December 6, 2012

    In explaining why he chose to withdraw from Whitman, Joey encourages all students to examine their own education and understand what aspects of it are nourishing or stressful.

  25. Faculty Retention Leads to Diversity Concerns Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 6, 2012

    Over the past year, the college administration and faculty have been talking more about the difficulties of handling faculty diversity on campus. Although the college makes efforts to recruit a racially diverse faculty, and has sought out larger numbers of female professors, in part to reflect the growing female proportion ...

  26. Club sports teams frustrated with scarce resources Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight December 6, 2012

      Over the years, many of Whitman's athletes have used their ambition and passion for sport to create a unique culture and community on campus: club sports. Instead of the strict structure of varsity athletics, with conference affiliations and coaching ...

  27. Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More Front Page Slideshow Sports December 6, 2012

    Whitman College varsity athletes: all Missionaries, all fierce Northwest Conference competitors, all striving to represent Whitman on and off the field. But no two varsity teams at Whitman are made alike. Each individual team has a unique history at Whitman. Teams such as basketball and baseball have competed at the varsity ...

  28. Issue 13: Voices of the Community Opinion December 6, 2012

    Does the gender gap within Whitman faculty affect student experience? [portfolio_slideshow]

  29. Political Cartoon Opinion December 6, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_62096" align="aligncenter" width="621"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  30. Climbing High and Crawling Low Feature Weekly Topic December 6, 2012

    Whitman has a lot of nooks and crannies that either become the stuff of myth or goals to reach. Some even carry a risk.

  31. Pioneer Web Profile: Sophomore Umair Meredia Dances into the Spotlight A&E A&E Highlight December 1, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_61871" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Step One (Meredia bottom right) after winning Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew. Photo contributed by Meredia[/caption] As captain of Whitman dance club Step One, it is no surprise that sophomore Umair Meredia enjoys ...

  32. WEEKEND RECAP: Whitman Goes Bananas, Slugs UC Santa Cruz Men's Basketball Varsity Sports December 1, 2012

    The Whitman College men’s basketball team dominated the University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, beating them 87-65 Thursday night at Ball Court. The Banana Slugs were overwhelmed immediately by Whitman’s defensive intensity, committing ten turnovers in the first half. The Missionaries raced out to a 20-4 lead behind their defensive ...

  33. A Textbook Case of Catch-22 News November 29, 2012

    Since the U.S. Congress passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in 2008, professors and the Whitman bookstore have found themselves hard-pressed to conform to the act’s regulations regarding textbooks. The HEOA requires both publishers and academic institutions to provide students with information on the textbooks associated with courses, preferably ...

  34. Profile: Kayla Sua ’13 Sports November 29, 2012

    Senior Kayla Sua is an international record-holding weightlifter who has recently come back into the sport to compete at the 2012 World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters World Championships. Two weeks ago, Sua traveled from Walla Walla to Las Vegas, Nev. to test herself at worlds in a sport in ...

  35. Prison Research Group Brings Awareness News November 29, 2012

    Whitman's Prison Research Group, meeting once a month at lunch in Reid Campus Center, allows students to learn about issues with both Washington State Penitentiary and prison as an institution. This large freeform discussion includes not just members of the Whitman community but many residents of Walla Walla and officials ...

  36. ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Makes for a Winning Blend of Comedy, Drama A&E Reviews November 29, 2012

    This week, Nathan Fisher offers a look at "Silver Linings Playbook," an exciting new comedy-drama with Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

  37. Frank Ocean: An Introduction and 5 Reasons to Listen A&E Reviews November 29, 2012

    Don't believe the hype about Frank Ocean? Clara Bartlett tells you why you should take another listen.

  38. Social Justice Group Tackles Local Issues News November 29, 2012

    Junior Paul Lemieux recently created a new Social Justice Club in the vein of other campus activism groups like Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) and Whitman Antisystem and Radical, to specifically approach inequality within the social justice region, envisioning the club as a roundtable discussion about ways Whitman students can advocate ...

  39. The Musician-Athlete Sports November 29, 2012

    Whitman student musician-athletes senior Katri Gilbert and sophomore Cheney Doane offer their thoughts on how they balance music and sport with grace and insight.

  40. 21 Dump Street Humor November 29, 2012

    If you have ever relieved yourself in an academic building, you have probably seen the alcohol consumption posters depicting the percentage of Whitman students drinking various amounts each weekend. As part of his thesis for mathematics, senior Kevin Duh found an obvious flaw with the poster.

  41. Style Spotlight: Lyra Dalton ’14 A&E November 29, 2012

    Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week’s style spotlight: junior Lyra Dalton.

  42. Whitman Teaches the Movement Community News November 29, 2012

    Whitman Teaches the Movement, a community service project started last year, sends Whitman students into local Walla Walla public school classrooms to teach about civil rights. This year, students will be teaching between Jan. 22 and Feb. 2, and training for the program occurred this week.

  43. Recent violence prompts question of which lives matter Opinion November 29, 2012

    In light of the recent bout of violence between Israeli and Palestinian forces, we must consider which lives are 'mournable', and acknowledge the universality of human vulnerability.

  44. Freshman Males Claim to Enjoy Sex Humor November 29, 2012

    In a recent survey conducted by ASWC, it seems freshman males are overwhelmingly enjoying the act of coitus.

  45. Technology on Campus Feature November 29, 2012

    The average Whitman student is surrounded daily by technology. Between doing work with word processing to reading e-resources, it is beginning to transform educational methods.

  46. Thanksgiving Day Activities Humor November 29, 2012

    Thanksgiving Day tends to raise a lot of alarming concerns. Sure, it’s a day of thanks (supposedly), but in reality, it has become a day of questionable origins that is dedicated to football, awkward family moments and a mass effort to collectively and willfully raise the country’s obesity percentages.

  47. Awareness first step to relieving sexual pain Columnists Opinion November 29, 2012

    Painful sex should never be normal, and can be costly if ignored. These common causes of uncomfortable sex can relieve some of your suffering.

  48. Carbon Tax Needed to Put Dent in Pollution Opinion Opinion Highlight November 29, 2012

    We need to start curbing greenhouse gases right now, and it’s looking increasingly clear that economics is the only way to do it. The only responsible option is to instate a carbon tax to make emissions not an externality but a true cost for polluters.

  49. E-Books Versus Print Books Feature Feature Highlight November 29, 2012

    For many students who have started using e-books, there is no turning back to the days of reading ordinary print books.

  50. Men’s Basketball Preview Sports Sports Highlight November 29, 2012

    Last spring, the Whitman men’s basketball team graduated one of the school’s highest all-time scorers in Brandon Shaw, a pair of layers who would go on to sign professional contracts in JP Alvarez and David Michaels, and versatile wing D.J. Wright. In spite of its losses, this year’s team expects ...

  51. Aviary Faces Possible Closure Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 29, 2012

    Preliminary hearings for the city of Walla Walla’s 2013 budget have placed Pioneer Park’s Aviary in peril. In the face of a budget shortfall due to low tax revenues, city officials say that the aviary may have to go unless volunteers can obtain sufficient funding from private sources.

  52. Humans Being: A Band About Being Human A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 29, 2012

    Emma Dahl gives us a look at Humans Being, a new band on the Whitman music scene.

  53. Issue 12: Voices of the Community Opinion November 29, 2012

    Do you like what electronic tools bring to education? [portfolio_slideshow]

  54. The rise of the e-Student Feature Weekly Topic November 29, 2012

    With the rise of e-resources and the internet in academia, how has learning been technologized?

  55. Political Cartoon Opinion November 29, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_61582" align="aligncenter" width="579"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  56. Production Night Liveblog for November 28 Production Night Blog November 28, 2012

    4:45 p.m. Rachel orders me to "commence a liveblog." And thus, we begin. 4:50 p.m. Chief Copy Editor Marisa Ikert arrives with snacks. And there was much rejoicing. 4:57 p.m. Sex Columnist Spencer Wharton arrives with chips for our salsa. 4:58 p.m. Rachel: "I should try to have a snark-free production night." Spencer: ...

  57. Wien, Berlin and Thanksgiving abroad Opinion November 27, 2012

    Hallo! The month of November has been a very full one. At the beginning of the month, I had a wonderful visit from two Whittie friends, both of whom recently graduated and are now living abroad. For a weekend I pretended to be a tour guide, showing them touristy sites like ...

  58. Magic: The Gathering—A Game’s Origins and Influence at Whitman College A&E A&E Highlight Circuit Front Page Slideshow November 26, 2012

    You may have heard of Magic: The Gathering, a widespread card game with roots at our very own alma mater. While its influence has spread far and wide, the gaming community remains strong at Whitman, in Walla Walla and in surrounding areas.

  59. Meaningful Volunteer Experiences Require Thought Circuit Feature November 26, 2012

    Finding a good place to follow your passion and share your talents is like looking for a job. You need to do some research about the place and package your skills and talents in ways that make it easy for folks to include you.

  60. Whitman Refrigerator Portraits Circuit Media Photo Essay Photos November 26, 2012

    A refrigerator can tell you a lot about someone: their income, their dietary restrictions, their hobbies or even their alcohol tolerance.

  61. Writing in the Wallowas: A Week with Fishtrap Circuit Opinion November 26, 2012

    This article was written by Ryann Savino '13. Driving along Wallowa Lake Highway, I wondered silently what the coming week would hold. To my right shone the choppy early morning surface of Wallowa Lake, its deep blue waters a sharp contrast to the rich green moraines along its shoreline. To my ...

  62. Whitman and the Walla Walla Community Circuit Feature Weekly Topic November 26, 2012

    Whitman students have written volumes about the relationship between themselves and the rest of Walla Walla and have debated the existence and shape of the Whitman bubble for decades. We decided to interview Walla Walla residents to hear their take on that relationship, and asked alumni living in Walla Walla to share thoughts on ...

  63. Community members speak on relationship with Whitman students Circuit Feature November 26, 2012

    Whitman students have written volumes about the relationship between themselves and the rest of Walla Walla and have debated the existence and shape of the Whitman bubble for decades.  We decided to interview Walla Walla residents to hear their take on the question: What is the state of the relationship between ...

  64. Circuit 5 Letter from the Editor Circuit Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors November 26, 2012

    As the end of fall semester approaches, many of us start thinking about the world beyond Whitman.

  65. Learning Walla Walla Requires Walking Circuit Feature November 26, 2012

    You want to know what's happening in the Valley? Try hitting a different convenience store, espresso stand, lunch counter, grocery store or gas station each week and take some time to shoot the breeze with the people behind the counter and in line.

  66. November & December Circuit Horoscopes Circuit Humor November 26, 2012

    Sagittarius: Fond memories of Thanksgiving will quickly turn frightening when the ghost of your turkey dinner begins haunting your dreams.

  67. Out of the ASHes: A Lost Bible, Two Bikes and the Real-Life Applications of Creeping Circuit Opinion November 26, 2012

    On an unusually warm Sunday night in mid-September of this year, I sat down for dinner at one of Olive’s outdoor tables with two friends and an almost complete stranger.

  68. Powwow Behind Bars: Reconnection Under Unlikely Circumstances Circuit Opinion Opinion Highlight November 26, 2012

    A stretch of gravel no man’s land, which marks the boundary between those who have the freedom to leave this place at the end of the day and those who must stay here, for months, years or life. I belong in the first category; my friend, whom I’m going to ...

  69. Holiday Movie Season Promises Passion, Blood and Adventure A&E Circuit Reviews November 26, 2012

    The holidays are fast approaching—oh yeah, finals too—so here's a quick peek at some movies we can look forward to seeing now through winter break. Actually, two big blockbusters have already come out: Daniel Craig stars in the ...

  70. Farming an Endowment: Whitman Landholdings Support Wind Turbines, Education Circuit News News Highlight November 26, 2012

    The drive east along Highway 12 from the Tri-Cities back towards Walla Walla and the Whitman campus rarely fails to amaze me. At the left turn by Wallula Gap, I stare west at the vast expanse of land carved out by the ancient Missoula floods, captured by the exposed magnificence ...

  71. High School Athlete Profile: Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales Swimmer Circuit Sports Sports Highlight November 26, 2012

    DeSales High School senior Cheyenne Schoen talks swimming and future ambitions with charming confidence and a bright smile. With just four years of competitive swimming under her belt, Schoen has excelled to become one of the top swimmers in Washington State. She is the captain of the Walla Walla High ...

  72. Hootenannies build community in Waitsburg, Walla Walla Circuit Front Page Slideshow News November 26, 2012

    hoot·en·an·ny (n.): 1. an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in early twentieth century America as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. 2. An informal musical session at which folk singers and instrumentalists perform for their own enjoyment.

  73. A Look Into the Life of Rhonda, Prentiss Dining Hall’s Omelette Chef Circuit Front Page Slideshow News November 26, 2012

    Rhonda, famous maker of omelets, has become an iconic figure of the Whitman College community. We decided to sit down with her and learn about the woman behind the breakfast.

  74. Circuit Quiz: What Missionary Are You? Circuit Humor November 26, 2012

    Are you a regular Missionary, or a sub-variety from Outer Space? Take our quiz and find out.

  75. Whitman Students Leave Meaningful Impact on Community Circuit Feature November 26, 2012

    Whitman students should consider community involvement because it's training for life outside the bubble and because Walla Walla and environs needs your youth, smarts and enthusiasm.

  76. To Sumik! I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 25, 2012

    My week in Sumik Village, located in East Sikkim, researching women's malnutrition.

  77. New Delhi Newb I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 22, 2012

    I arrived in Delhi two weeks ago, where I will be staying until December 1st. After two months studying sustainable development and social change in India together, the 18 of us at SIT have been kicked out of our Jaipur program nest and sent to all four corners of India ...

  78. Conflict Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Opinion November 21, 2012

    As many have you heard, or probably haven’t as from what I can tell from Western media, but things around here have heated up here. There are actually two points I would like to update you on – but first I want to reassure everyone that despite what has happened ...

  79. Partying Hard in a Caftan I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 18, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_61052" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The day of: sitting on the set-up marriage throne.[/caption] My dear readers, I apologize for the long absence.  I can only blame a combination of things, including a busy schedule full of research, moving, traveling, and laziness. ...

  80. The People You Meet I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 18, 2012

    So I am supposed to be working on my International Relations research presentation right now (lots of virtual thanks going out to Joan Nyland, Carrie Housley, Matthew Vanneli, and Bruce Magnusson right now for teaching me how to efficiently do a research paper, since it takes me about twice as ...

  81. Lecturer Promotes Killing Trees to Save Rivers Events News Outdoors November 15, 2012

    This Wednesday, O'donnell Visiting Educator Jamie Workman presented a lecture by the intriguing title of "Save the River, Kill the Trees." In his talk, he explained why the overabundance of trees in the western United States is causing worse forest fires and lower water levels, and advised a thinning method ...

  82. Hurricane Sandy Shakes Things Up for East Coast Whitties News November 15, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy interrupted everyday life for many people, including Whitman students, when the storm tore through the eastern United States two weeks ago.

  83. Piano Professor’s Departure Upsets Music Students News November 15, 2012

    In the past three years, the Whitman music department has undergone monumental shifts in its faculty, both tenure-track and temporary. After a recent decision to not rehire highly esteemed piano specialist Melissa Loehnig, some music students are questioning the policies of the administration and the nature of the tenure track ...

  84. ‘Skyfall’ Restores James Bond to Former Glory A&E A&E Highlight Reviews November 15, 2012

    Were you turned off of James Bond after the disappointing "Quantum of Solace"? Nathan Fisher recommends the series' latest installment, "Skyfall."

  85. ‘Going Bovine’ by Libba Bray A&E Reviews November 15, 2012

    Ready for a book that "finally deviates from the norm"? Dana Thompson recommends Libba Bray's darkly humorous "Going Bovine."

  86. Model U.N. Learns From First Competition News November 15, 2012

    Every semester, Whitman's Model United Nations goes to one conference where Model U.N. clubs from different schools come together to simulate the process of coming to agreements in hopes of solving current issues. On Friday, Nov. 16, the Model U.N. club will be attending a Northwest Model U.N. conference in ...

  87. Senior Fund Prepares Seniors for Life as Alumni News November 15, 2012

    Whitman's senior fund committee has collected $8,500 from their fellow seniors to fund scholarships for future Whitman students, and is on track to break the senior fundraising record of $12,000 set by last year's graduating class. The committee, composed entirely of seniors, has already received donations from 30 percent of the ...

  88. Dynamic duo leaves volleyball legacy Sports November 15, 2012

    What are the chances that two middle blockers from Anchorage, Alaska who have never met before both decide to come to Walla Walla, Wash. to attend Whitman College? Regardless of how low the chances are, the Whitman College volleyball team has been lucky to have both Courtney Brewer and Olivia ...

  89. The Board of Trustees Feature November 15, 2012

    You’ve heard the name thrown around: the Board of Trustees—“The Board of Trustees is on campus this weekend,” or “Come to this networking event with the Board of Trustees”—but who are some of these people?

  90. Making a Difference Means More Than Activism Opinion November 15, 2012

    Too much emphasis on activism as the principal way to make a positive impact in this world overlooks the myriad other ways people can improve the lives of those around them.

  91. Confessions Pt. 3 Humor November 15, 2012

    Last week, first-year Joel Felan finally cracked the code that has had scholars perplexed for centuries. During a regular Monday in his Encounters class in Maxey Hall, Felan found the answer to the book "Confessions."

  92. Whitties duke it out in boxing ring Sports November 15, 2012

    Whitman students are resourceful in finding a variety of ways to stay fit and have fun at the same time, which has led a small group of Whitties to the sport of boxing.

  93. George Lucas Admits He’s a Dirty Whore for Four Billion Humor November 15, 2012

    What’s the difference between the cast of "Jackass" and George Lucas? George Lucas will do anything for money. Indeed, it seems that the creator of "Star Wars" has completely sold out … again.

  94. Burden of Trust Improves Campus Experience Opinion November 15, 2012

    On a campus where we too often misplace our faith in meaninglessness - at the expense of our community, education and well-being - we must seek to reclaim the burden of trust amongst our peers.

  95. Image Wrong Focus For Sustainability Staff Position Opinion Opinion Highlight November 15, 2012

    Sustainability is not about image, admissions or rankings but rather about working towards solutions to our global environmental crisis. It’s time for Whitman to stop standing back and watching as students work endlessly to create a greener campus.

  96. Students Have Little Insight Into Governing Boards Feature Feature Highlight November 15, 2012

    The fifteen members of Whitman's Board of Trustees have the power to set tuition, hire and fire the president and guide long-term policy for the college, but in spite of the influence they wield on campus, most students have relatively little knowledge about what actually occurs at Trustee and committee ...

  97. Good/Bad Weekend Scenarios at Whitman Humor November 15, 2012

    There are two types of people in this world: those who have good weekends and those who have bad weekends. At Whitman, sometimes there is a fine line that separates those two, as is seen in these very realistic scenarios:

  98. Senior Leads Annual Drive for Letters of Gratitude Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 15, 2012

    Senior Lea Baker wrote a letter to her boyfriend going through U.S. Army basic training every day of her freshman year. When he couldn’t receive mail, she wrote to other soldiers deployed overseas—and enlisted fellow Whitman students to help. “The first year I did Letters of Gratitude it was kind of ...

  99. Three former Whitties globetrot into world of professional basketball Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight November 15, 2012

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association advertises the fact that most student athletes go pro in something other than sports. At Whitman, a small NCAA Division III school, the number of students whose athletic careers end with graduation is even higher. For three Whitman graduates last spring, however, that has not ...

  100. Visiting Writer Matt Bondurant Offers Advice, Sheds Light on Hollywood A&E Events Front Page Slideshow November 15, 2012

    In the latest edition of the Visiting Writers Reading Series, novelist Matt Bondurant spoke about his writing process and his experience having his novel "The Wettest Country in the World" adapted to the big screen.

  101. Issue 11: Voices of the Community Opinion November 15, 2012

    What could Whitman do to help improve its students' lifestyles? [portfolio_slideshow]

  102. Style Spotlight: Hats on Hats! A&E November 15, 2012

    Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week’s style spotlight: students show off their hats.

  103. Sizing up the Board of Trustees Feature Weekly Topic November 15, 2012

    The Board of Trustees wields very specific powers that can greatly change the way Whitman College works--but who is on the Board, and how does it operate?

  104. Political Cartoon Opinion November 15, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_60836" align="aligncenter" width="493"] Political Cartoon by Erika Zinser[/caption]

  105. Slow and Steady Wins the Race: A Reflection on Legalizing Marijuana and Gay Marriage News Politics Reviews November 13, 2012

    Tuesday night, esteemed journalist Eli Sanders came to Whitman and offered his insights on results of the 2012 election.

  106. November in Alicante I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 13, 2012

    It's nearing finals here, which means (for once) the same thing it does in the States: "study" abroad is now, officially, STUDY abroad. The way Spanish classes are structured, nearly all of our school work is loaded towards the end of the semester. Aside from a few assignments and our ...

  107. Students Get Into the Thanksgiving Spirit for Preview Dinner Media Photos November 11, 2012

    Students anxiously awaited Prentiss Dining Hall's annual Thanksgiving Preview Dinner. With thoughts of mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and turkey in the forefront of their mind, students started to line up before 5 p.m. By the time the doors opened, the line stretched out far beyond Douglas Hall. Luckily, Prentiss did ...

  108. Mr. Whitman Brings Big Laughs and Big Money, Friday Media Videos November 11, 2012

    Kappa Kappa Gamma's annual fundraiser "Mr. Whitman" raised over $36,000 this year for Semilla Nueva, a non-profit helping rural Guatemalan farmers.  Photography Editor Marie von Hafften takes us straight to the contestants and shares the highlights of the culminating musical variety event this Friday.

  109. WEB PROFILE: Ali and Joli Holmes See Double At Whitman A&E A&E Highlight November 10, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_60507" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Ali and Joli Holmes. Photo contributed by Ali Holmes[/caption] Moving away from home and stepping onto Whitman campus is enough to overwhelm many students. Most of us are eager to meet people, frantically memorizing new ...

  110. Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up News November 8, 2012

    It's that time again: Eight senior men are ready to hit the Cordiner stage at 7 p.m. on Friday Nov. 9 for this year's Mr. Whitman pageant, to raise money and awareness for Whitman-alum-founded nonprofit Semilla Nueva.

  111. Cultural Conditioning No Excuse for Selfish Sex Opinion November 8, 2012

    When it comes to giving oral sex, nothing gives anyone the right to ignore a partner's “no.” But if your partner refuses to do something that you want, that's where good communication and negotiation comes in, as well as a good-hearted willingness to give new things a try.

  112. Alumni, students run Walla Walla wineries Feature November 8, 2012

    Working at and founding wineries can come to be an aspiration for Whitties enamored by Walla Walla's wine industry.

  113. Four More for Obama, Historic Ballot Measures Passed News November 8, 2012

    Cheers (and groans) resounded across campus Tuesday night as general election results poured in from across the nation, confirming Barack Obama's reelection as president of the United States.

  114. Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College Columnists Opinion November 8, 2012

    The electoral college robs 80 percent of the country of a chunk of what it means to be American. Shifting to a system of direct proportional awards of electoral votes is the best way to maintain and improve the integrity of American democracy.

  115. TED Talks Coming to Campus News November 8, 2012

    Following the example of other colleges, Whitman has recently begun planning to join the famous TED talk network, hoping to host talks on campus and screen others for members of the community.

  116. Community-Based Learning on the Rise ASWC News November 8, 2012

    Associated Students of Whitman College and the Student Engagement Center are interested in expanding students' involvement with the Walla Walla community and beyond through community-based learning projects, which are aimed at integrating real-life experiences and projects into the curriculum of classes to simultaneously solidify students’ learning and reach out to ...

  117. “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature A&E Reviews November 8, 2012

    This week, Nathan Fisher checks out "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight," two dissimilar films that nevertheless form a cohesive, entertaining whole.

  118. ASWC Advocates for Sustainability Position ASWC News November 8, 2012

    On Sunday, Oct. 21, ASWC approved a resolution asking the college to create a full-time staff position for sustainability coordinator. Along with listing reasons why this position is so important, the resolution lists names of faculty that the resolution will be distributed to in an attempt to gain faculty support.

  119. Style Spotlight: Favorite Footwear Edition A&E November 8, 2012

    Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week’s Style Spotlight: Students show off their shoes. [caption id="attachment_60181" align="alignleft" width="200"] Annie Szeliski, '15. Photos by cade beck.[/caption] Sophomore Annie Szeliski: ...

  120. Offensive Encounters Humor November 8, 2012

    Just when you think your school is aptly sensitive to cultural issues, someone goes and paints their face. Pierre Thomas, a French transfer student, is a mime and has been wearing the traditional makeup and clothing of his people for months now. The issue has just surfaced after attendees of ...

  121. Men’s Season Finale Sports November 8, 2012

    Two months ago, Whitman’s men’s soccer team traveled to California and beat a nationally ranked Redlands University team on their home field. In the next two days they lost in overtime to a solid Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College team and scraped out a win against highly competitive Pomona-Pitzer College. “It was probably the most successful ...

  122. The Debater Debacle Humor November 8, 2012

    You know what sucks more than the Prentiss Dining Hall hours? Whitman’s new website or Tim Tebow? The scrawny but remarkably obnoxious infestation of high-school debaters that plague our campus every fall.

  123. Whitman Swimmers Win Against Linfield, Willamette Sports Sports Highlight November 8, 2012

    The Whitman swim teams opened the 2012-13 Northwest Conference season at the Louise and Paul Harvey Pool with dominant victories in dual meets over Linfield College and Willamette University.

  124. Multiplayer must be carefully considered to avoid making bad shooters Opinion Opinion Highlight November 8, 2012

    Gaming markets are oversaturated with a glut of military shooters packing lousy multiplayer modes. Every time the story is the same: new shooter, new multiplayer, mediocre reviews. But it keeps happening over and over again. It's time for that to stop.

  125. International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 8, 2012

    International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for their whole undergraduate career, there’s no escaping the fact that Whitman is a small college with a ...

  126. ‘Shooting Simone’ Breathes Life Into History A&E A&E Highlight Events Front Page Slideshow November 8, 2012

    Things were aflutter in Harper Joy Theatre last Sunday as thespians and crew members prepared for a dress rehearsal of the second non-instant play of the term. [caption id="attachment_60133" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A rehearsal of "Shooting ...

  127. Wine sparks academic pursuit Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 8, 2012

    Walla Walla's wine industry is certainly a nice addition to the town for parents and seniors, but its emergence and growth also hold academic promise.

  128. Political Cartoon Opinion November 8, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_60318" align="aligncenter" width="531"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  129. First Generation Working Class Students Gallery Media Photos November 8, 2012

    The First Generation and Working Class club presents "In My Shoes," a multimedia exhibition about the experiences of first-generation students and faculty, in the Stevens Gallery of Reid Campus Center. "The purpose of the exhibit was to promote campus awareness that there are first generation students here on campus, [and ...

  130. Wine Country Feature Weekly Topic November 8, 2012

    Whitman College is nestled right in the middle of a rapidly growing wine haven. What promise does this fact hold for students and graduates, and what unique academic opportunities can be seized upon in a wine-filled Walla Walla?

  131. SLIDESHOW: Reid Got the Beat of Taiko Drummers Monday A&E A&E Highlight November 8, 2012

    Taiko drummers Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki of One World Taiko, based out of Seattle, played for Whitman students and community members on Monday, Nov. 5, in Reid Ballroom during lunch. Japanese for "big drum," this traditional Japanese style drumming was passed down to them by their sensei. Some of the ...

  132. Behind the Scenes with Shooting Simone A&E November 7, 2012

    This Wednesday, the student-directed production of Lynne Kaufman's play Shooting Simone will open on Whitman campus. This comedy, set in 20th century Paris, deals with love, love affairs, feminism, and the fallibility of truth. The Pioneer asked a few questions of the cast, stage manager, and student  director to get ...

  133. Annual Inter-Fraternal Iron Chef Competition Humor November 7, 2012

    More sensually invasive than TKE’s blaring of Top Guns soundtrack every year, the smell of food cooking from the Inter-fraternal Iron Chef competition wafts over every corner of campus. Held annually on the roof of TKE, the four fraternity’s chefs as well as one representative from Bon Appétit face off in ...

  134. The Pio’s Election Night Liveblog News Politics November 6, 2012

    Starting at 6:30 PST, we'll be providing live election coverage! Check back for live updates from around the country, along with commentary from members of the Pio staff and visits from some special guests.

  135. Obama Carries Utah in Electoral College, Analysts Speculate Because of Last-Minute Switch of Stance on Polygamy Humor November 5, 2012

    Though downplayed as an “outdated issue” and an old stereotype of Mormons, polygamy finally entered the political ring on Monday night when President Obama announced that he was officially changing his stance on the issue, and that he and Oprah Winfrey are getting married.

  136. BIG ART Shines a Light on Student Artists A&E Events November 3, 2012

    Whitman literary magazine blue moon will present BIG ART this Thursday at the Patisserie.

  137. So Much Adventure, So Little Time Off-Campus Blogs November 3, 2012

    HELLO! Many adventures later, I finally bundle up the energy and motivation to update my blog. I last left off with a week till Eid break and many essays to write and midterms to study for before I could leave to the beautiful countries of Oman and United Arab Emirates. Because ...

  138. Eid Kabir: In Fond Memory of Hauli Bah Bah I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 3, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_59764" align="aligncenter" width="640"] RIP Hauli Bah Bah, ???-October 26, 2012[/caption] الحولي باع باع مايكو ما يشبع Hauli Ba'h Ba'h Ma yakul ma yashb'eh The ram goes baa baa He eats, but he doesn't feel full   Okay, readers: it's quiz time. Name two Muslim holidays. Ramadan? Okay.  One down.  Is ...

  139. FILM PREVIEW: FGWC Promotes Awareness with “First Generation” A&E November 2, 2012

    First Generation and Working Class Club's (FGWC) presented an exhibit titled "In My Shoes" in Stevens Gallery this past Tuesday, Oct. 30. This exhibit and two weeks of FGWC awareness program will end with the screening of the documentary, "First Generation" on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. Cosponsored ...

  140. Charles Simonyi, Creator of Microsoft Word and Excel, Travels to Space Events News November 2, 2012

    Charles Simonyi, creator of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel, founder of Intentional Software, and Seattle-based philanthropist, came to Whitman College this past week to discuss his experiences in the up and coming area of space tourism. Space tourism is a term used to categorize space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. More ...

  141. An American in Paris: Searching for a National Identity Opinion November 2, 2012

    Hallo! Or if you prefer, bonjour! I recently got back from a short, but lovely trip to Paris. My friends and I saw plenty of typical Parisian sights, like Notre Dame, the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. We ate soufflés and baguettes and rode the Métro and wandered around in book ...

  142. Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 31, 2012

    As a part of my studies with SIT, I am required to design and carry out a month long research project that pertains to sustainable development and social change in India. For my project, I plan to research women’s malnutrition in India, specifically researching factors that affect women’s nutritional status ...

  143. New Diversity Discussion Hopes to Start Conversation News October 31, 2012

    A small group has created free-form biweekly discussions held in the Multi-Ethnic Center for Cultural Awareness interest house to help work towards changing the campus stereotype of talking about diversity only to say that we don’t have it.

  144. Doomsday or Doomsminute? The Consequences of Olin Standard Time Humor October 31, 2012

    Rather than allowing our clocks to “fall back” because of daylight savings time, Walla Walla’s totalitarian mayor has decreed that all clocks be adjusted to Olin Standard Time. Olin Standard Time, or OST, is a measurement of time developed in Olin Hall that does not adhere to the laws of ...

  145. ASWC Town Hall Provides Forum for Student Voices ASWC News October 31, 2012

    The first ASWC town hall meeting of the semester was held in the Reid Ballroom Thursday, Oct. 25 and was open to the general student body. ASWC senators, club representatives and other students were given the opportunity to bring up any issues or questions they had about ASWC or the ...

  146. Golf Teams Endure Elements in Fall Classic Sports October 31, 2012

    This past weekend, the Whitman men’s and women’s golf teams were hard at work at the Northwest Conference Fall Classic in Ridgefield, Wash.

  147. Exclusive Interview with Marshall Davis Humor October 31, 2012

    Once in a lifetime, the Backpage gets an interview with someone more important than Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha, Joseph Smith, Krishna and Kurt Russell combined. Unfortunately, we did not get the interview with Bayvon Kehroozian we were hoping for. Instead, we got the Joe Biden of ASWC, the elusive nitty gritty ...

  148. American Politics Panel Provides Interesting, Drama-Free Discussion Community News Politics October 31, 2012

    “The Future of American Politics: Civility vs. Gridlock," put on by the Diversity Coalition of Walla Walla, provided the community with a passionate panel on politics in Reid Campus Center Monday night, Oct 29. The event began with a small introduction from Dr. Steve Rubin, a former psychology professor at Whitman ...

  149. Senior Profiles: Cross Country/Volleyball Sports October 31, 2012

    When the fall sports come to an end in the following weeks, so too will the collegiate athletic careers of many seniors. For most, this season marks the peak of an athletic career that will likely never continue at such a competitive level. For all, it is the end of ...

  150. College Students Make Leap to ‘Culture’ A&E October 31, 2012

    How do college students perceive "culture"? How do we make the transition to the "adult world"? Sam Adler asks Whitties to explain it all.