Written on the Flight from Rabat to Paris

Leah Siegel
December 25, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

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 see the streetlights of the... Read more »

”˜Tis the Season: Holiday Philanthropy at Whitman

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula
December 19, 2012
Filed under News

It's the Holiday Season––a time to be grateful for what we have, large or small. For many students, it's also a time to give. It's true that college students can barely strangle an extra penny out of their wallets when buying coffee at Reid; nonetheless, Whitties are actively spreading the Holiday... Read more »

El Fin

El Fin

clairejohnson
December 19, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

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 it's not happening at all, because it has... Read more »

Spanish Healthcare…

clairejohnson
December 19, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

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 time... Read more »

Radical Subtlety and Smartphone Ads

Spencer Wharton
December 7, 2012
Filed under Blogs, Opinion, Web Only

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 will tell you, ... Read more »

Anonymity Shapes the Whitman Encounters Community

Anonymity Shapes the Whitman Encounters Community

Evan Taylor
December 6, 2012
Filed under News

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 ... Read more »

The Phi Farting Conspiracy

The Phi Farting Conspiracy

Tristan Gavin
December 6, 2012
Filed under Humor

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. I am talking about a foul stench overwhelming the common smells of the season. The scent be... Read more »

‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest

‘Killing Them Softly’ Kills Audience Interest

Nathan Fisher
December 6, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

For my last review of the semester I wanted to go out with a bang, so I mistakenly picked Brad Pitt's new movie, "Killing Them Softly." Unfortunately, my "Ocean's Eleven" star couldn't save the film, and I'm left closing out the semester with a dud. "Killing Them Softly" is a slow-paced crime drama with spurts ... Read more »

Aviary Saved: Concerned Citizens Plan for Future

Aviary Saved: Concerned Citizens Plan for Future

Emily Lin-Jones
December 6, 2012
Filed under News

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. At the final public budget hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 5, Walla Walla's city council tentatively approved a revenue-neutral budget item presented by the Fri... Read more »

Style spotlight: Lily Gibbs ’15

cade beck
December 6, 2012
Filed under A&E

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. "The scarf is … one of many that I have, but this is probably my favorite. I like how it can go with a lot of different outfits because it ha... Read more »

Whistleblowers Tour Reveals Risks, Importance of Speaking Out

Lachlan Johnson
December 6, 2012
Filed under News

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... Read more »

Most valuable pliéer: Jimmy Madden dances back into baseball

Tristan Gavin
December 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

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... Read more »