2012 January


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  1. Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors! Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    Back row, from left to right: Senior Reporter Rachel Alexander '13, Humor Editor Cari Cortez '13, Web Editor Sara Rasmussen '12, Feature Editor Kelsey Kennedy '12, A&E Editor Caitlin Hardee '12, Illustration Editor Binta Loos-Diallo '12, Managing Editor Cara Lowry '12, Web Content Editor Josh Goodman '12, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Vanderbilt ...

  2. Pioneer design blog #1 Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    Hi! Welcome to the first in a series of blog entries about the making of the print edition of the Whitman Pioneer. My name is Ted Hendershot, and I'm responsible for the design of the print edition and its weekly ...

  3. Exciting additions to the Pio’s website Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    The Pio is expanding its web presence, and I for one am excited! I'm the Pio's web content editor, a new position created to help make whitmanpioneer.com a destination that expands beyond what appears in print each week.

  4. Welcome to the Editors’ Blog Editors' Blog January 31, 2012

    It's 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, and most of Whitman's students are asleep or holed up in the library chugging out a paper. But in a corner office on the second floor of Reid Campus Center, the editors and managers of The Pioneer are finishing boxes of pizza and arguing ...

  5. Two Days in France: The Beginning I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 30, 2012

    Bonjour, tout le monde! My name is Richael Best and I'm a junior English Major/French Minor at Whitman. I'm from San Francisco, CA, and I am studying with the Institute for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France for the semester. I'm living with a French host family and an American roommate ...

  6. Whitman community gathers to remember George Ball News January 28, 2012

    Over 300 colleagues, alumni, current students and family members gathered in Cordiner Hall on Saturday, Jan. 28 to celebrate the life of George Ball. Ball, an esteemed professor and mentor who established the religion department at Whitman in 1960, passed away on Jan. 1 at the age of 96. Adam Kirtley, ...

  7. Consuming control: Whitman students, professors talk politics of eating disorders Front Page Slideshow News January 26, 2012

    The line between healthy behavior and disordered eating can be razor thin. Physical fitness and healthy eating habits are presented as an ideal to aspire towards, and women in particular are bombarded with advertisements telling them that they can be perfect if they just count calories diligently and work hard ...

  8. Student responses to eating disorders survey News January 26, 2012

    The  Pioneer  surveyed students about stress, coping behaviors, food and body image as part of the research process for  our article on eating disorders. One hundred ninety-two students responded (almost double the typical  Pioneer  survey response rate). As almost 80 percent of  respondents  were female, the sample size cannot ...

  9. Crafting a family in Mendoza, Argentina Feature January 26, 2012

    Kathy Nguyen's reflection on studying abroad in Argentina during the fall of 2011.

  10. Sports survey: Nutritional facts on favorite pre-workout snacks Sports January 26, 2012

    Nutritionally speaking, the 30% of respondents who much on fruit are making a wise pre-workout choice: easily digestible and high in glucose, fruit is ideal to eat 1 hour or less before a workout.

  11. Hadrosaur Fossil donated to Whitman Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight January 26, 2012

    A Walla Walla community member, Ben Workman, donated a Hadrosaur fossil this past summer and is currently on display in the atrium of the Science building.

  12. ASWC President Matt Dittrich addresses challenges, goals ASWC News January 26, 2012

    The Pioneer had the opportunity to speak with ASWC President Matt Dittrich about challenges his administration has faced this year and what he expects to accomplish this semester.

  13. Shit my chem prof says Humor January 26, 2012

    "This is a Lewis dot structure . . . sort of . . . kinda."

  14. Tips for Jan-starts Humor January 26, 2012

    It may seem a little intimidating starting the year later than everyone else. Here at the Backpage, we've come up with some tips to help ease the transition.

  15. 5 fun ways to keep gaming at Whitman ‘on the cheap’ Opinion Opinion Highlight January 26, 2012

    For the casual Whittie gamer, these five titles will provide cheap entertainment, without sacrificing quality or your precious study time.

  16. Greetings at start of spring ’12 semester Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors Opinion January 26, 2012

    I often ask Pioneer staff members to think about what the paper means to them: why they devote so much time and energy to The Pio, and what they hope to gain. The "why" is important; when we can't answer the question, we know that we're doing something wrong. I would ...

  17. Style Spotlight: Emma Dahl ’15 I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 26, 2012

    The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of sartorial daring to the campus. This week's Style Spotlight: first-year Emma Dahl.

  18. Suggestions for healthy, tasty eating in 2012 Food Review January 26, 2012

    It's January, which means that many of us are making new commitments to our health and culinary palette. Whether you are hoping to eat healthier, or just hoping to shake up the midwinter stir-fry doldrums, I've got a couple tips for you.

  19. ‘Born to Die’ lacks soul, fails to find identity A&E January 26, 2012

    January has been a big month for singer/songwriter Lana Del Rey. With the release of a self-titled EP earlier this month, and her first album "Born to Die" due out soon, she's been busy.

  20. Open source research techniques can revolutionize medicine Columnists Opinion January 26, 2012

    Drawing from the open source ideal in computer programing, scientists and researchers could create a global network of scientific inquiry that would greatly increase the pace of innovation.

  21. blue moon launches experimental new publication News January 26, 2012

    Many students don't feel they have a vehicle to publish their work on campus. bluemooner, a new companion publication to blue moon, aims to create a medium through which students can share their essays with other members of the campus community.

  22. State of the State combines research, community outreach News January 26, 2012

    Whitman's State of the State class, which has existed since 2005, does community research on a variety of issues affecting Washington Latinos, including political participation, immigration policy and bilingual education in Walla Walla schools.

  23. Telling Maori legends Feature January 26, 2012

    Johanna's reflection on studying abroad in New Zealand during the fall of 2011.

  24. Comic Humor January 26, 2012

    Comic by Binta Loos-Diallo

  25. 2012 film season promises action, massive star power A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow Reviews January 26, 2012

    With the 2011 movie season concluded, save for the upcoming Academy Awards, it's time to look forward. 2012 appears to have some goodies coming our way. Here's my can't-wait-to-see film list in the action/adventure, comedy and thriller genres.

  26. Atop the world in Norway Feature January 26, 2012

    Ryan Nesbit's reflection on studying abroad in Norway during the fall of 2011.

  27. Political Cartoon Opinion January 26, 2012

    A weekly editorial cartoon by Kelly Douglas.

  28. Reflections from Whitties abroad Feature Weekly Topic January 26, 2012

    Recent study abroad returnees share stories and eye-opening experiences through photos and memories.

  29. Replacing communication with sex prepares us for divorce Opinion January 26, 2012

    Do exclusively sexual relationships we maintain in high school, college, and beyond set us up for failed marriages?

  30. The true and the embellished happenings of winter break Humor January 26, 2012

    Most people want others to think that they do insane things all the time.

  31. Chilling with Kiwis Feature January 26, 2012

    Miriam Kolker's reflection on studying abroad in New Zealand during the fall of 2011.

  32. Exploring temples in Tibet Feature Feature Highlight January 26, 2012

    Kathryn Collins' reflection on studying abroad in China during the fall of 2011.

  33. Filmmaker alums bring snowy thrills to campus with ‘Wyoming Triumph’ A&E Events January 26, 2012

    Early next month, Whitman alumni Chris Kitchen '02 and Sam Pope '01 will visit campus and screen their skiing and snowboarding documentary, “Wyoming Triumph."

  34. Whitman celebrates King’s legacy News January 26, 2012

    A series of events sponsored by the Intercultural Center and the Black Student Union were held to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Starting on Jan. 9 and culminating in a lecture by King's colleague, Samuel McKinney on Thursday, Jan. 26, the events are designed to give ...

  35. Faculty votes to split RMS into 2 departments Breaking News News January 26, 2012

    The faculty voted Wednesday, Jan. 25 to split the Rhetoric and Media Studies Department into two new departments with three majors. Film and media studies will be a new interdisciplinary major with two dedicated faculty members, plus film courses in other departments. The new Rhetoric Studies Department will feature a ...

  36. Women’s basketball surfs 6-win surge Sports Sports Highlight January 25, 2012

    Women's basketball heats up mid-season coming off winter break.

  37. First impressions of Amman, Jordan Off-Campus Blogs January 24, 2012

    Greetings from Amman, Jordan! (Or, as the Jordanian would say, اهلاً و سهلاً) I've been here for four days now, and so far I have found that Jordanians are very excited to meet Americans: my exchanges have included free food, photo-ops, and genuine appreciation for my (failed) attempts to stumble through ...

  38. On the Surface: Japan I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 20, 2012

    "It's been four months and I've still only just scratched the surface of Japanese culture." "Every time one question is answered, another surfaces." "Japan is more than what it looks like on the surface." Blah blah blah. What is this surface? Can a country have a surface? How is it made? ...

  39. More than just a good meal I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 14, 2012

    A quick note on the host family experience...   As an only child, I have never and probably will never completely understand what it is like to have a sibling. It is one of the reasons I requested a host family with kids. And boy did I luck out; I got two! ...

  40. Professor George Ball passes away, remembered by Whitman community News January 12, 2012

    Dr. George H. Ball, whose influence at Whitman College spanned over five decades, passed away on January 1, 2012 at the age of 96, but his words and actions continue to impact those who knew him.

  41. December 20th, 2010 I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 6, 2012

    I wrote this, in Spanish, on December 20th, 2010, the 10th aniversery of the riots which outsted president Fernando de la Rua and caused him to flee in a helicopter, a marking day of the economic crisis which putt he entire country into chaos. Ten years from December 20th, 2001, I ...