Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors!

Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors!

Sara Rasmussen
January 31, 2012
Filed under Editors' Blog

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 '12, Sports Editor Libby A... Read more »

Pioneer design blog #1

Pioneer design blog #1

Ted Hendershot
January 31, 2012
Filed under Editors' Blog

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 layout. I'm proud to announce the new production staff. Beginning with the coming issue, no. 2, these ... Read more »

Exciting additions to the Pio’s website

Josh Goodman
January 31, 2012
Filed under Editors' Blog

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. Some of the additions to the Pio's website this semester: - Pio blogs. These include an environment... Read more »

Welcome to the Editors’ Blog

Patricia Vanderbilt
January 31, 2012
Filed under Editors' Blog

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 over headlines. Production Manager ... Read more »

Two Days in France: The Beginning

Richael Best
January 30, 2012
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

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... Read more »

Whitman community gathers to remember George Ball

Josh Goodman
January 28, 2012
Filed under News

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,... Read more »

Consuming control: Whitman students, professors talk politics of eating disorders

Consuming control: Whitman students, professors talk politics of eating disorders

Rachel Alexander
January 26, 2012
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News

Last fall, junior Maggie Appleton took a medical leave of absence from Whitman to seek treatment for anorexia. Before leaving, she talked with friends about the disease and found that many of them had very little idea of the reasons people develop eating disorders. "It's like, 'Kate Moss caused this'... Read more »

Student responses to eating disorders survey

Rachel Alexander
January 26, 2012
Filed under News

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 femal... Read more »

Crafting a family in Mendoza, Argentina

January 26, 2012
Filed under Feature

Contributed by Kathy Nguyen Something that never ceased to fascinate me about Argentina was the assembly of artisans lined up and down the streets. Every weekend, Plaza Central in Mendoza would fill up with tons of artisanal booths. One time, I walked through the plaza alone and started looking at t... Read more »

Sports survey: Nutritional facts on favorite pre-workout snacks

Sports survey: Nutritional facts on favorite pre-workout snacks

Sylvie Luiten
January 26, 2012
Filed under Sports

Fruit! The number one food that Whitties like to eat before heading to the gym to work out or practice, according to a recent Pioneer survey of Whitman athletes. Nutritionally speaking, the 30 percent of respondents who much on fruit are making a wise pre-workout choice: Easily digestible and high in glucose, fruit is ideal... Read more »

Hadrosaur Fossil donated to Whitman

Molly Johanson
January 26, 2012
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News, News Highlight

It's been a long journey for Whitman's new Hadrosaur fossil to get to its place in the atrium of the Hall of Science. From Montana to Walla Walla, the fossil has traveled in not one, but three pieces.   A donation to the college, the fossil has been on display since this summer. The fossil is the actual b... Read more »

ASWC President Matt Dittrich addresses challenges, goals

ASWC President Matt Dittrich addresses challenges, goals

Shelly Le
January 26, 2012
Filed under ASWC, News

ASWC will be reconvening next week to govern over the Spring 2012 student body. 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. The Pioneer:   Last year, when you... Read more »