2012 September


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  1. Women’s Soccer Settles for Scoreless Tie Against PLU Scores Sports Varsity Sports September 30, 2012

    The Whitman women's soccer team played well but ended up with a 0-0 tie against Pacific Lutheran University on Sunday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. As was the case Saturday, the Missionaries established control early on. Center midfielders Hallie Swan and Jaclyn Rudd were solid as usual, and outside players such ...

  2. Men’s Soccer Falls to PLU 2-1 in Aggressive Game Sports September 30, 2012

    Whitman's men's soccer team fell to the Pacific Lutheran University Knights in an aggressive game Sunday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. From the beginning of the game the number two ranked Knights gave the number five ranked Missionaries quite a show as PLU played a highly offensive first half. In the ...

  3. A Single Drop Blogs Off-Campus Blogs September 30, 2012

    Saturdays are quickly turning into my least favorite days of the month. Since my weekend begins Friday, my Saturday has transformed into a stay-at-home day where I must do all the homework I procrastinated doing all weekend. Along with homework, other thoughts meander in and out of my consciousness throughout the day. Today ...

  4. Jaipur Family Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Opinion September 30, 2012

    For the last four weeks I've been living with an Indian family in Jaipur. The intention of homestays is for us to be immersed in the culture and language. While living with an Indian family has given me the chance to practice my Hindi a little (tora tora), the part ...

  5. Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Puget Sound 2-0 Scores Sports Varsity Sports September 30, 2012

    Despite dominating possession for most of the game, the Whitman women's soccer team fell to the University of Puget Sound 2-0 at the Whitman Soccer Complex on Saturday. Whitman took immediate control of possession in the first half, looking nothing like a team that has not beaten the UPS women since ...

  6. For the love of India I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 30, 2012

    Even though I've attended Whitman for a little over two years now, I still seriously question the practicality of a liberal arts education within today's world. I often have moments of terror as to where my politics/sociology degree will take me after I'm beyond the walls of "Whitman's bubble".

  7. Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and Petra! Oh My! Off-Campus Blogs September 29, 2012

    What a weekend! As I try to catch my breath and reorient myself for a week of classes, I will try to take some time to reflect upon this hectic, but oh so fantastic, weekend. This past weekend CIEE organized a three-day trip to southern Jordan to experience its main attractions. ...

  8. So THIS is what it feels like… I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 29, 2012

    It began with a stomachache. Then it got much worse. As I woke up to the 4:30am call to prayer Monday morning, I felt a jabbing pain in my abdomen. My body was fevering and I couldn’t keep any water down. “So this is what travelers sickness feels like,” I ...

  9. Worm composting project overcomes summer setbacks News September 27, 2012

    In the spring of 2012, right before summer break, the Industrial Compost Group faced an unexpected hurdle: Of the 45,000 worms purchased from local worm breeder Barbara Newby for vermicomposting, only 5,000 remained alive. The setback forced the group to reformulate their plan in order to replenish the worm population ...

  10. Professor combines archeology, history to analyze modern society News September 27, 2012

    Among a number of new professors on campus this year is Professor Sudharshan Seneviratne, a Sri Lankan archeologist and historian serving as the J. Arnold Professor, a visiting professorship at Whitman.

  11. Book review: ‘North and South’ by Elizabeth Gaskell A&E Reviews September 27, 2012

    Dana Thompson offers a look at "North and South," an engrossing, romantic 19th century novel that sheds light on class differences.

  12. ‘Love This Giant’ full of eccentric life, purpose A&E Reviews September 27, 2012

    Emma Dahl turns her critical eye to "Love This Giant," a new collaboration between Annie Clark (better known as St. Vincent) and the Talking Heads' David Byrne.

  13. Fraternity recruitment to switch to sorting hat Humor September 27, 2012

    Despite notching another successful year of buying friends through the fraternity recruitment process, the Interfraternity Council (IFC) has moved to change the structure of recruitment for years to come.

  14. Whitman in China program celebrates 30-year anniversary News September 27, 2012

    Alumni of the Whitman in China program gather this weekend, Sep. 28—30, to celebrate the program’s 30-year anniversary. Since its creation in 1982, the program has been sending Whitman graduates to China to teach English for one year.

  15. Defining ‘normal’ needlessly moralizes sex Columnists Opinion September 27, 2012

    What is normal when it comes to sex? We need to be careful when answering this question to not conflate two very different definitions of normal, both of which are problematic.

  16. Pinging hazing accusations bring dead issue back to life Humor September 27, 2012

    A couple weeks ago, investigative reporter Tristan Gavin brought forth several accusations regarding the forced “pinging,” Whitman freshman are forced engage in. The hazing accusations have led to immediate action on the part of the administration calling for an end to the ancient tradition.

  17. The Judge splatters justice in “Dredd” A&E Reviews September 27, 2012

    Nathan Fisher explores the blood-splattered, wisecracking world of futuristic thriller "Dredd."

  18. Whitman cracks list of top contributors to Teach for America News September 27, 2012

    Whitman's recently graduated class of 2012 is the 16th top contributor in the small schools category to the Teach for America program, sending 12 students. Teach for America, a growing nonprofit program of about 33,000 members, takes employees, teachers and college graduates and places them into schools in low-income communities ...

  19. Women’s tennis sets the tone for the upcoming season Sports September 27, 2012

    Over the past weekend the Whitman women's tennis team was hard at work at the USTA/ ITA Fall Regional Tournament, their first major tournament of the season. The stakes at this competition are high, as every participant competes for the few available positions in the USTA/ITA Fall National tournament in ...

  20. Style spotlight: Camille Liedtka ’16 A&E September 27, 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: first-year Camille Liedtka.

  21. Senior math major estimates he’ll graduate in 7 dog years Humor September 27, 2012

    Senior math major Dhavan Cue's thesis has had a serious impact on the greater math community and “also the world.”

  22. Whitties have power, responsibility to halt Port of Morrow time bomb Opinion September 27, 2012

    Ambre Energy's proposed coal processing facility in nearby Boardman, Ore. poses serious risks not only to the global climate, but to our own health and well-being here in the Northwest. Thankfully, there is much we can do, even as busy Whitties, to help put it to a stop.

  23. Boxer Classic golf recap Sports September 27, 2012

    This past weekend, the Whitman men’s golf team headed to Pacific University to compete in the Boxer Classic golf tournament. Whitman finished third as an overall team, scoring at the six-team Boxer Classic with a two-day, 36-hold score of 609.

  24. Apple’s finances provide confidence in future Opinion Opinion Highlight September 27, 2012

    Apple's success isn't just about Steve Jobs. You don't hit $700 a share without making good products and providing value to the market. Tim Cook, Jony Ive and the rest of the folks in Cupertino are responsible for the rampant success of this new phone, and they deserve credit for ...

  25. Tips for rookie home cooks A&E A&E Highlight September 27, 2012

    Need tips on how to take your cuisine from "good enough" to gourmet? Sam Adler offers basic tips for hungry college students.

  26. Whitman vs. Whitworth: battle of Whits Sports Sports Highlight September 27, 2012

    The Missionaries versus the Pirates, or in the joking words of many Whitties, good versus evil, has developed into a healthy rivalry between two schools that are similar in some aspects, but polar opposite in others.

  27. Local performers get stage time at cantina Feature September 27, 2012

    Strolling down Main Street and looking in the quaint boutiques of Walla Walla, one would be surprised to find out that there are battles raging just a mile from the Whitman College campus. However, these are not battles of blood and gore, but battles of wit, speed and accuracy. They ...

  28. ASWC undergoes “major overhaul” Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight September 27, 2012

    With results of the 2012 Senate elections in, major changes are in store for ASWC. In addition to the freshly elected first-year senators, this year's ASWC has an unusually high proportion of new members in ...

  29. Anderson Hall remodel allows residence to join 21st century Front Page Slideshow News September 27, 2012

    This summer Anderson Hall underwent its largest renovation since its construction in 1954. Improvements include the removal of fire doors which divided the building’s hallways, improved lighting in hallways and lounges, and the removal of built-in cabinets in two sections of the residence hall, as well as remodeling of the ...

  30. Hip-hop drives individuals, fuels campus music culture Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow September 27, 2012

    While it may sound surprising, there is, in fact, a growing influence of hip-hop and rap music within our community. Sophomore Sayda Morales and juniors Cam Young and Kyle Moyes share their personal connections to these genres and illuminate the surprising relevance of hip-hop and rap to everyone's lives.

  31. Rock Climbing with the OP Media Videos September 27, 2012

    While many Whitties spent Sunday, Sept. 16 on campus, the Whitman Outdoor Program took a student-led day trip to Spring Mountain. Pioneer photographer/videographer Halley McCormick brings us along, from the 6:30 am wake-up to the drive home....

  32. Numbers in the news News September 27, 2012

    44 Percentage of garbage Portland is no longer shipping to landfills following a citywide change to a biweekly trash pickup and weekly composting pickup. 78 Percentage of waste that the city of San Francisco reuses. 34 Percentage of waste that the average U.S. city reuses. 34 million Tons of food waste generated in the United States in ...

  33. Walla Walla Raps Feature Weekly Topic September 27, 2012

    At first glance, hip hop culture may seem underrepresented at Whitman and in Walla Walla. However, new opportunities and personal stories prove just the contrary: hip hop is everywhere.

  34. Political Cartoon Opinion September 27, 2012

  35. Dreyeckland: Day-trips to France and Switzerland Opinion September 27, 2012

    I take day-trips to France and Switzerland with my program.

  36. The Visiting Writers Reading Series Returns A&E September 26, 2012

    The Visiting Writers Reading Series returns, featuring Visiting Assistant Professor of English Robert Schlegel and his poetry this Thursday.

  37. Rachel and Libby’s Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog September 26, 2012

    Hi everyone, and welcome to our first liveblog of the semester! Every Wednesday night (and on into Thursday morning), the staff of The Pioneer gather in the newsroom, tucked away on the top floor of the Reid Campus Center, and put together a paper.  The following is a faithful account by ...

  38. Cow Brains and Other Highlights of My Village Excursion (AND SO MANY PHOTOS) I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 26, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_55920" align="aligncenter" width="640"] With the women of my host family. From left: Karima, myself, Rita, Nikki, and Camilla. Bottom: Fatima with Assiya[/caption] [caption id="attachment_55910" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Some of the boys ...

  39. Endless hunt for story ideas Editors' Blog September 26, 2012

    Every Thursday, you pick up the latest copy of The Pioneer and-in a perfect world-read it cover to cover. You carefully scan each article and linger over every mesmerizing photo. You intermittently find yourself ROTFLOL-ing when you think about one of the jokes on the back page. Yet you wonder: how ...

  40. Salam Aleikum from Fqih Ben Saleh! I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 26, 2012

    Note: this is one part of two updates.  I have spent the past several days in a rural village where access to internet has been limited, so this first post is about the week before, and the next will be a reflection on my stay in the village. Hello Whitman!  I ...

  41. Language Immersion Update I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 26, 2012

    One thing I do every day here in Alicante is speak Spanish— a LOT of Spanish. As I explained in my first post, language immersion is a huge deal in my program and was one of the main reasons that choose to come here, to Alicante. Not many people speak ...

  42. Intramural Football Season Kicks Off Sports September 25, 2012

    As the fall semester continues to whirl by with increasing speed, the intramural football season has taken off. IM football is an opportunity for students to form teams with goals of bonding, having fun and pursuing the ever-sought-after blue shirt. “IMs give you the chance to play with whatever friends you ...

  43. The Editors’ Blog is back! Editors' Blog September 25, 2012

    Outside of Greek groups, The Pioneer is the largest student organization on campus—74 paid staff members, as of my last count—but on a campus this full of busy, high-achieving people, it's easy to forget that your section-mates or friends work for the campus paper. Last year, our editors started this blog as ...

  44. Instant Play Festival finishes strong with an entertaining day two A&E Events September 23, 2012

    What do boots, the words “Show me your hands!” and an offstage crash have in common? That was for the playwrights of the Instant Play Festival to create and the audience to find out Sunday night on the Alexander Stage at Harper Joy Theatre. The seven playwrights whose works were performed ...

  45. Really Late Post About My First Few Days Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Opinion September 23, 2012

    I’ve been here for almost a week now! (When I started this post, now I’ve been here for two and a half) I know how to take both of the options for busses to and from the centre-ville, which is where IES is, and I bought my phone today, and ...

  46. Whitman Volleyball Turns in Dominant Performance in Victory Over Willamette Scores Whitman Volleyball September 21, 2012

    The Whitman volleyball team made quick work of Willamette University Friday night at Ball Court, sweeping the Bearcats three games to none. Before seizing control of the match, Whitman had to withstand a back-and-forth first game. Neither team was able to hold a lead for long, nor extend a lead ...

  47. It Starts From Here… (Part 1) I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 21, 2012

    To make a quick introduction of myself, my name is Vicky Su and I love doing Volunteer jobs. This line of self-introduction originates from the first day I moved into Whitman. When we introduced ourselves in my dorm section, we were asked to use "I like ..." and then a ...

  48. Whitman’s first Iraqi international student shares story News September 20, 2012

    As many international students who have come to Whitman with different backgrounds, first-year Hasan Ali comes to the United States with a story of his own.

  49. How Whitman stacks up: A sport-by-sport look at the upcoming fall season Sports September 20, 2012

    The Whitman fall sports season heated up with the beginning of conference play last week, but how do the teams stack up compared to the rest of the Northwest Conference? The Pioneer takes a look at each sport to discover how Whitman stacks up and how the conference will shake ...

  50. Bob Carson Fund opens outdoors to new students Front Page Slideshow News September 20, 2012

    A new fund was created this year in the name of Professor of Geology Bob Carson to boost the Outdoor Program. The fund's stated goal is to allow students who wouldn’t usually go on outdoor trips to experience education outside of the classroom. Starting this year, each incoming student is ...

  51. Lecture by veteran marks anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal News September 20, 2012

    This evening, Thursday, Sept. 20, army veteran Rob Smith will speak in Maxey Auditorium at 7 p.m. to mark the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

  52. First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina Sports September 20, 2012

    Marcos Medina grew up in the local area and has already asserted himself as a contributor to the 2012 Whitman men's soccer team, providing a pair of assists in his first two weekends of collegiate soccer.

  53. The Whitest African: Students must better engage with diversity speakers Opinion September 20, 2012

    We are fortunate to have a fantastic array of esteemed lecturers and speakers come to campus to share their insights, but too often the inspiring talks and money spent to bring the speakers here become worthless in the face of student apathy.

  54. Animal Collective’s ‘Centipede Hz’ takes their sound in new direction A&E Reviews September 20, 2012

    Animal Collective, a group known for their complex but bouncy tunes, are back with their newest album, "Centipede Hz." Clara Bartlett takes a look at the evolution their sound has undergone since their previous efforts.

  55. Public vs. private college prep in Walla Walla Feature September 20, 2012

    Walla Walla High School and DeSales High School have varying success in preparing students for a future at a four-year institution.

  56. Reusing human waste saves water, reduces fertilizer use Opinion September 20, 2012

    Of all water used daily in American households, 30% goes into flushing toilets. Humanure would not only save this wasted water but decrease the amount of chemical fertilizer used in our lawns and gardens.

  57. Whitman to change mascot to ‘Reverse Cowgirl’ Humor September 20, 2012

    That one guy who wears the bow-tie announced recently that Whitman College would “finally be changing that awful mascot.”

  58. Fall in love with ‘Finding Nemo’ all over again in a new dimension A&E Reviews September 20, 2012

    Feeling nostalgic for the Pixar movies of years past? Need a reminder of your childhood? Nathan Fisher recommends revisiting "Finding Nemo," which has been recently re-released in 3D.

  59. Worst breakup … like ever Humor September 20, 2012

    Last week bore witness to the end of a young relationship. Ryan Chow from 4-West recently cut off ties with his Andersonian girlfriend, Natalie Saneski, because they reportedly “weren’t ready for a long-distance relationship.” The couple, who met at the ‘80s dance, dated close to two weeks before their physical ...

  60. Olga Loya’s stories bring multicultural spice to campus A&E September 20, 2012

    Olga Loya, a nationally known storyteller, will be coming to campus, performing Tuesday, Sept. 25 in Olin 130 at 7:00 p.m. Loya's style incorporates weaves together Spanish and English, and also blends history, myth, and tradition.

  61. Alumni, students link up at W Club golf tournament Sports Sports Highlight September 20, 2012

    Whitman’s third annual W Club golf tournament went off without a hitch last Friday, bringing alumni and student athletes together for an afternoon of hitting the links.

  62. Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants A&E A&E Highlight Events September 20, 2012

    The Instant Play Festival is a time-honored Whitman tradition. Entering its fifth year, the festival gives 14 Whitties the opportunity to learn from three different professional playwrights over the course of three weeks, absorbing all they can and learning the tricks of the trade.

  63. ‘Fifty Shades of Gray’ author says novel was ‘inspired’ by Whitman College Humor September 20, 2012

    Before writing her bestselling erotica novel, author and "Twilight Saga" fanatic E.L. James traveled to Washington to gain more inspiration for a "Twilight"-esque trilogy that she planned to write. After taking a few very unforgiving wrong turns, James ended up in Walla Walla and consequently Whitman College for an afternoon. ...

  64. Digital presence impacts ‘real’ world Opinion Opinion Highlight September 20, 2012

    Most of us would agree that we care about how we are perceived, and this extends to our internet personas. Yet despite this concern, we do not take our internet selves seriously enough.

  65. Arabic at Whitman News News Highlight September 20, 2012

    The current lack of Arabic classes at Whitman recently gained campus-wide attention when sophomore Annabelle Marcovici created an online petition to prove student interest to the administration.

  66. Senior Jordan Benjamin takes on snakes in Benin Front Page Slideshow News September 20, 2012

    Senior Jordan Benjamin knew exactly what he wanted to be when he was growing up. “I always knew that I wanted to be a herpetologist, but it took me a while to figure out exactly what that was going to mean,” said Benjamin. He found his calling treating venomous snakebites in Africa. ...

  67. High school important, character paramount Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow September 20, 2012

    High schools are like people: they have their own personalities, their own strengths and weaknesses, their own behaviors. In a way, our high school becomes one of the many aspects that define us. Because we are so connected to our secondary schooling, it is only understandable that it plays some ...

  68. “Music Is” – Sounds and Philosophies of Musicians Across Campus Media Videos September 20, 2012

    Pioneer photographer/videographer Becca Mellema takes us to the people behind the instruments. Jonas Myers, David Fleming, Elijah Smith, and Katherine Lee are featured, including clips of three original songs.

  69. Numbers in the news News September 20, 2012

    6 Number of Chinese ships that entered disputed territory between Okinawa and Taiwan on Sept. 14, heightening China-Japan tensions 3 Months until the 75th anniversary of the 1937 Massacre of Nanjing in China 200 Number of Japanese-owned 7-11 stores closed through Sept. 19 due to anti-Japanese riots throughout China $342.9 billion Net value of trade between Japan ...

  70. Private High School vs. Public High School Feature Weekly Topic September 20, 2012

    Whitman features students of all sorts of backgrounds, but one that often goes overlooked is one's educational background. There are those who went to public school and those that went to private school--but does that confer any advantage?

  71. Im Wald Opinion September 20, 2012

    During my stay in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, I go hiking in the Black Forest.

  72. ASWC First-Year Senators Announced ASWC Breaking News News September 17, 2012

    Polls for ASWC's first-year senators closed at 8 p.m. tonight, and the results are in: Jack Percival, James Lavery, Allison Kelly and Anya Tudisco will be representing the class of 2016 in the ASWC Senate. ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian said that this year's elections were marked by a high level of interest. The turnout rate was ...

  73. Marrakech Express I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 17, 2012

    I know that my writing this for Whitman's Pio is essentially preaching to the choir, but I wish to vent a bit about the incredible hatred and ignorance of the film "The Innocence of Muslims." For those unaware of the situation, a man in America raised $5 million to create a ...

  74. Men’s Soccer Against Willamette an Exciting 0-0 Stalemate Men's Soccer Sports Varsity Sports September 16, 2012

    In a game against Willamette Bearcats this Saturday at the Whitman Soccer Complex, the Whitman men's soccer team held their own through two overtimes and ended 0-0. In the first ninety minutes, Whitman dominated possession, with great shots by senior Andrew Clark and sophomore Joe Virdon, but Willamette managed to hold up their ...

  75. Something About Culture I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 16, 2012

    “It’s something to do with culture.” That’s what Carmela, my host mom, says every time we have a conversation about things that are different in Spain than they are in the U.S. We spend a lot of time talking about this, mainly because it comes up easily and Is interesting ...

  76. Women’s Soccer Bounces Back, Beats Willamette 1-0 Scores Sports Varsity Sports September 15, 2012

    Hungry for their first conference win of the season, the Whitman women's soccer team ground out a solid 1-0 victory over the Willamette Bearcats Saturday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. The Missionaries again got off to a strong start with Whitman dominating ball possession in the first half. Whitman was able ...

  77. Students, community members publicly confess privilege Front Page Slideshow News Highlight September 15, 2012

    Students and community members gathered on the steps of the Memorial Building Wednesday night to publicly confess their privilege as part of an event sponsored by the Whitman Christian Fellowship (WCF) entitled “We Are the 1%”.

  78. Head and the Heart, Royal Blue concert leaves behind happily humming Whitties A&E Events September 14, 2012

    This Thursday at 8:00 p.m. the much-awaited concert featuring The Head and the Heart took place in the Reid Ballroom, making a crowd of 500 Whitman students joyously jazzed off of folk-rock. The Seattle-based band was well-received by the Whitman community, yielding nothing but positive reviews. After a late start, the ...

  79. Class of 2016 find each other on Facebook News September 13, 2012

    For many first-years, the day acceptances arrived was marked by excitement and eagerness for something new. As students looked through the cream-colored folders and learned more about the school they would eventually attend, many wanted to see the more personal side of Whitman: the people with whom they would be ...

  80. New grievance policy provides students an outlet News September 13, 2012

    According to the Statement of Rights included in the Student Handbook, all students have “the right to redress grievances"—but it wasn’t until this year that they were given an official means to do so. The college has published online this year an interim grievance policy, which gives students, staff and ...

  81. Faculty Exhibition in Sheehan Gallery Photos September 13, 2012

  82. WEB brings The Head and the Heart to campus A&E Events September 13, 2012

    By now, it is well known around campus that Seattle-based indie band The Head and the Heart will give a show here at Whitman on Sept. 13. With a feel-good sound reminiscent of The Lumineers or Blind Pilot, The Head and the Heart will fill the Reid Campus Center Ballroom ...

  83. Hispanic Heritage Month emphasizes collaboration News September 13, 2012

    Beginning Sept. 15, Club Latino, the Intercultural Center and La Casa Hispana will be hosting a plethora of events on campus to celebrate and raise awareness for Hispanic Heritage Month.

  84. Fine arts departments welcome new professors A&E September 13, 2012

    The performing arts around campus just got a facelift with three new professors joining the Whitman team. Coming to us from around the country and the world, these gentlemen will have plenty to contribute to the campus. Alumnus Jimmy Maize '02, recipient of the Pete Reid Award for Young Alumni in 2010, ...

  85. 101 best books: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ A&E Reviews September 13, 2012

    I’m a list person. You know the type: those slightly uptight hyper-organizers with categorized Moleskines and Evernote synced to both their laptop and their smartphone. People to whom sticky notes are tiny, multi-colored deities and whiteboards are the altars upon which they are worshipped. People who actually got a little ...

  86. Library changes focus on student needs, suggestions News September 13, 2012

    Six new study rooms will help meet the needs of students seeking a quiet place to study alone or in groups, and Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) will begin providing services from the desk space in the atrium of the library.

  87. Whitman’s new shirt has students up in arms Humor September 13, 2012

    Students across campus have been ranting and raving about the new Whitman shirts available in the student bookstore.

  88. ‘Gallery Girls’ fuels discussion of internships in the arts A&E September 13, 2012

    This summer, Bravo, an American cable TV network known best for its reality content and mafia of “Real Housewives,” launched yet another reality show called “Gallery Girls.” With this both alliterative and intensely innovative title, one can guess what the show is about: girls who work in galleries. Bravo’s website describes ...

  89. GOP vice presidential nominee tests positive for PEDs Humor September 13, 2012

    In a surprising turn of events, Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan has been suspended from four debates, two fundraising events and his biannual goat milking meet-and-greet in his home state of Wisconsin.

  90. Numbers in the news News September 13, 2012

    164,840,500 Number of Facebook users in the United States as of last week. 1,559,880 Number of new Facebook accounts created in the United States last week. 229 Average number of friends a user has on Facebook. 49 Percentage of Facebook share value lost since their May debut. 422 Number of users in Whitman's College Class of 2016 Facebook group. 386 Number ...

  91. Opposition to bison relocation raises questions of wildness Opinion September 13, 2012

    In march, one of the last genetically pure Bison herds left in the world, was released onto a Montana indian reservation. However, many groups are actively resisting this reintroduction despite the benefits. What is behind their concern?

  92. Lazy writing leads to forgettable ‘Words’ A&E Reviews September 13, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_54700" align="aligncenter" width="422"] Illustration by Erika Zinser[/caption] After a long week with, go figure, lots of homework, I welcomed the escape to my “job” at the movies. Like last week, none of the options grabbed me, so I succumbed ...

  93. Green victories pile up as story, tactics change Opinion September 13, 2012

    Non-violent direct action is an effective tactic for environmental movements, but isn't happening nearly often enough to effect the change we need.

  94. WCTS upgrades swipe access system Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight September 13, 2012

    Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) updated Whitman’s swipe access and ID card systems for the new academic year, allowing for faster and more efficient programming of new cards. The switchover to the new swipe system happened in March, with the new system going live on May 25.

  95. Students take fitness elsewhere Feature Feature Highlight September 13, 2012

    Instead of using the school's ready facilities, some Whitties have been more inclined to find their outlet for exercise off campus. They travel to places that may require a bit more booty-shaking and shimmying than would normally be seen at BFFC. They go to Jazzercise classes at studios in town.

  96. Sexcetera: Open discussion makes sex more satisfying Front Page Slideshow Opinion Opinion Highlight September 13, 2012

    Despite being generally critical about the world, many Whitties are uncomfortable talking openly about sex. This taboo leaves us less fulfilled by our sexual experiences, shields us from the variety of sexual experiences, and at worst contributes to a culture which permits sexual assault.

  97. Style spotlight: Marcial Díaz Mejía ’13 A&E A&E Highlight September 13, 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: senior environmental studies–sociology major Marcial Díaz Mejía. [caption id="attachment_54646" align="aligncenter" width="640"] All photos by cade beck.[/caption] Style ...

  98. IM, club sports Front Page Slideshow Sports September 13, 2012

    At Whitman, you don't have to be a varsity athlete to play fun and competitive sports. The plethora of club and IM sports that exist on campus provide students with myriad opportunities to relax and recuperate after a hard day of classes.

  99. Cross country season preview Sports September 13, 2012

    Led by strong senior leadership on both sides, the Whitman men’s and women’s cross country teams are already full-steam ahead on the road to Regionals in late October.

  100. Women’s soccer team preview Sports September 13, 2012

    Despite losing seven seniors from last year's team, the Whitman women's soccer team believes they can improve on last year's record and continue their climb up the Northwest Conference.

  101. Men’s soccer preview Sports September 13, 2012

    As the 2012-2013 season begins, the Missionaries look to take their steadily rising program to the next level and seize the Northwest Conference crown.

  102. Political Cartoon Opinion September 13, 2012

    Editorial Cartoon for September 13, 2012.

  103. Working Out! Feature Weekly Topic September 13, 2012

    Wondering what all these new fitness studios that have popped up over the summer are all about? Are Whitman students willing to pay money to join up? This week's feature section gives you a closer look.

  104. Meet the new trainers in town Feature September 12, 2012

    We are currently experiencing a fitness revolution; with better health education, people are exercising now more than ever. According to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association that publishes yearly health club trends, “[gym] membership has increased more than 10% over the past three years to over 50.2 million members [in ...

  105. Women’s Soccer Team Drops Home, Conference Opener to Rival Whitworth Sports Varsity Sports September 12, 2012

    Despite a promising first half, the Whitman women's soccer team lost their home and conference opener to the Whitworth Pirates at the Whitman Soccer Complex Wednesday afternoon. The Missionaries put on quite a show in the first half, bombarding the Whitworth goal with 11 shots while only allowing one. The Whitworth ...

  106. أهلان وسهلان الجامعه الاردنيه I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 12, 2012

    After some help from google translate to ensure I was spelling it correctly, the title of this post “ahlan wa sahlan al jama’a al urdineeh” was written in Arabic. This phrase translates to “Welcome to the University of Jordan!” (exclamation point added by yours truly). Through my program I have officially ...

  107. Volleyball preview Sports September 11, 2012

    The Whitman volleyball team has not had a senior on the roster in either of the last two seasons, nor have they had a winning season for five years, but they maintain hope that new coach Matt Helm and the leadership of four returning seniors will be enough to get ...

  108. Lyman Dining Hall hours extended for athletes, students News September 10, 2012

    A great change has come to the dining hall schedules this year. To provide a more flexible eating schedule to students, Lyman Dining Hall hours were extended to 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. "[Athletes, whose practices finish after regular dining hours] were concerned that their choices were limited: There was no ...

  109. Running expectations I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 9, 2012

    Have you ever had a dream where you’re running but not running fast enough? The other day I was standing in a bazaar in Jaipur Old City when a man bumped into my backpack and took off running.

  110. Ek Pakhwara (One Fortnight) Off-Campus Blogs Opinion September 9, 2012

    Namaste! Two weeks have already gone by in India. While I can't say I feel at home yet (and I'm not sure I ever will, when my looks alone bring stares in public), adjusting to life in Jaipur has been more of an adventure than a struggle (though always some ...

  111. New professors talk life, post-grad experiences News September 8, 2012

    The Pioneer interviewed four of the 12 new tenure-track faculty to get a better idea of who the new faces on campus are. The fresh professors discuss past professional experiences, their hopes for the upcoming year and the details the Whitman community needs to know about them.

  112. Rabatis I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 8, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_54275" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Looking down in the Center for Cross Cultural Learning, where I'll be studying this semester[/caption]   Salam Aleikum, Whitman! [caption id="attachment_54273" align="alignleft" width="400"] a busy street in Rabat's medina ...

  113. My Spanish Grandmother I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 8, 2012

    Living with a host family was one of the things I was most excited and nervous about coming to Spain. I think this is a pretty common sentiment among students studying abroad. It's a hard thing because living with someone, as anyone who has ever had a roommate knows, is ...

  114. My First Few Days I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 7, 2012

    [gallery columns="2"] Last night was an experience. As I was sitting in my homestay  mom's cousin's uncle's house for his 86th birthday, reality finally set in. I'm in 'Amman, Jordan and I will be, for a really really long time. Wowza! A lot has happened these past three days. I don't know ...

  115. My Journeys Begin I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 6, 2012

    At 12:09 AM the night before I depart, I sit on my bed and think, "What do I write?" At the start of summer my initial self doubts of whether I was introspective or eloquent enough to blog or document my study abroad experiences rampaged. I mean, while researching how ...

  116. Escape the bubble: Ian McFeron and SONiA visit Walla Walla A&E September 6, 2012

    Acclimating to a new school year, living space and variety of classes, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress and resulting exhaustion that is the beginning phase of September. So, rather than self-medicate your September strain with too much chocolate, Facebook time, excessive room rearrangement or other unnamed ...

  117. Ten months later, Van Neste case closed News September 6, 2012

    Nearly 10 months after a Whitman student was accused of second-degree burglary and identity theft, his case was finally closed at the Walla Walla Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

  118. Pinging: Rite of passage or ResLife hazing technique? Humor September 6, 2012

    In the midst of an investigation of TKE’s initiation scandal, the morality of rituals of non-Greek factions on campus has been put under a lens of scrutiny.

  119. Community Fellow program tries to break the bubble News September 6, 2012

    The Student Engagement Center (SEC) will kick off its new Community Fellow program this month, pairing eight upper-level Whitman students with local organizations to engage in community development and related projects for the full academic year.

  120. Interview with the editor-in-chief Humor September 6, 2012

    The Backpage had the opportunity to sit down with the beautiful yet notorious editor-in-chief of The Pioneer last week. Upon entering her lair of propaganda and untruths, posed as a News reporter, I had to brace myself for what could potentially be the most strenuous and life-threatening interview of my ...

  121. Changes made to handling of sexual misconduct cases News September 6, 2012

    The Whitman administration made significant changes in its procedures for handling sexual assault over the summer, with an emphasis on improved communication with the Walla Walla YWCA and police department. These changes were made in response to student complaints about Whitman's handling of sexual assault on campus.

  122. Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors Opinion September 6, 2012

    The Pioneer has seen a lot of growth since I penned my first article, and this year I hope to continue this growth.

  123. Comic Humor September 6, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_53996" align="aligncenter" width="583"] Comic by Ruth Hwang[/caption]

  124. Student entrepreneur recruits peers for tutoring business Community News September 6, 2012

    When Whitman junior Fernando Medina saw a need for tutors in the Walla Walla area, he knew he wanted to something about it. This past summer he founded Valley Tutoring, a local business which employs Whitman students and graduates as tutors and seeks to help provide educational assistance to Walla ...

  125. Dedicated: Tribute to Dave Holden Sports Sports Highlight September 6, 2012

    On August 3, long-time Sports Information Director Dave Holden suffered a fatal heart attack, leaving Whitman College without one its most dedicated athletic supporters. His loss has deeply affected the Whitman community; former student-athlete Taylor Chock '12 reflects on her memories of Holden.

  126. Style spotlight: Noelle Butler ’16 A&E September 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: first-year Noelle Butler.

  127. New staff bring fresh perspectives to admissions News September 6, 2012

    The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid brought new faces to campus this summer after former admission officers decided to leave Whitman for other positions. Three admission officers are replacing outgoing officers Katie DePonty and PJ Petrone, and a nationwide search is in progress to replace Kevin Dyerly, former director ...

  128. Taking your web security to the next level Opinion September 6, 2012

    Aside from completely avoiding the Internet, it's impossible to completely secure your digital life from those who would try to do you harm. What follows is a quick guide to adding security to key parts of your digital life.

  129. Fall TV lineup review A&E Reviews September 6, 2012

    A guide to fall TV

  130. Finding music on the Internet: some sites for exploration A&E September 6, 2012

    An introduction to music blogs.

  131. Horsin’ Around: Students get a kick out of rodeo Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow September 6, 2012

    Ropes swing, a Ferris wheel turns, horses gallop and music plays at the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days. This event, this year running from Aug. to Sept. 2, is the oldest fair in Washington state beginning in 1863.  One of the main events is the rodeo, where a multitude of ...

  132. Love tries to outshine pools of blood in “Lawless” A&E A&E Highlight Reviews September 6, 2012

    This week's movie review: Lawless

  133. Fair connects Whitman, community Feature September 6, 2012

    When people pour in from out of town, parking becomes impossible, and cowboy look-alikes become commonplace, it all points to one thing. The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is back for yet another year.

  134. The Whitest African: Discomfort with diversity limits our understanding of complex identities Opinion Opinion Highlight September 6, 2012

    I am gay. I am somewhat homophobic. I am white and was born in this nation’s capital. My memories begin in Nairobi, Kenya, where I was raised. I am here to write about the unsettling question of diversity and how it relates to Whitman College. I am here to discuss ...

  135. Counseling Center enhances services for new year News September 6, 2012

    Whitman’s Counseling Center is improving its services in preparation for the academic year under the guidance of its new director Thacher Carter. New services will include expanded drop-in hours and an electronic organizational system.

  136. Green Dot goes high-tech Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight September 6, 2012

    Earlier this month, hundreds of first-years filed through Reid Campus Center to get their student IDs, record their voices and receive their mailbox assignments. Among the many tables that they passed by was one dedicated to the newly introduced “Campus Safety App” available for free.

  137. Whitman follows through with climbing remodel Front Page Slideshow Sports September 6, 2012

    While there may be value in the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” the Climbing Center at Whitman College has thrived by adjusting to the growing needs of its student body. During August, Whitman built a new addition to the wall, welcoming a more angled slab to ...

  138. Numbers in the News News September 6, 2012

    165 million Number of active iOS and Android devices in the United States as of July 2012 $119 Cost per year to subscribe to “My Force”, an assault-prevention iOS app that connects user with a 24/7 call center who relay user's GPS coordinates to the police 12 million Number of Apple mobile ID numbers ...

  139. Profile: Matt Helm Sports September 6, 2012

    The newest addition to the Whitman varsity athletics department is head volleyball coach Matt Helm. After relocating his family from Hawaii to come to Walla Walla, Helm has high expectations for his team heading into the 2012 season.

  140. Scoreboard 9/6 Sports September 6, 2012

    Scoreboard Soccer Men's 8/31 University of Redlands W 1-0 9/1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps L 3-2 9/2 Pomona-Pitzer W 2-1 9/4 College of Idaho T 1-1 Women's 8/31 Webster University L 2-1 9/1 Washington University L 4-0   Volleyball 8/31 St. Norbert College L 3-0 8/31 Carleton College L 3-0 9/1 Albion University W 3-0 9/1 John Carroll University W 3-0   Cross Country Whitman Invitational Mens 2nd place, Womens 1st place   Upcoming Soccer Men's 9/7 ...

  141. At the Fair! Feature Weekly Topic September 6, 2012

    The fair was in the air this Labor Day weekend, and also at the fairgrounds.  See how Whitman students experienced the annual Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days.

  142. Thoughts from the Pasco Airport Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Opinion September 4, 2012

    This morning I embarked on my yearlong adventure away from Whitman to study abroad in Nantes, France and then Mérida, México. It’s nine thirty am and I am already chilling in the Pasco airport, which was not an originally planned stop in my trip. I decided that I should leave ...

  143. Jaipur traffic: ‘No problem’ I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 4, 2012

    Namaste from Jaipur! It’s been a little over a week since I’ve arrived in India but I can’t adequately sum up my experience in one blog post.

  144. Brand New City I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category September 2, 2012

    Hello everyone! I have now been in Spain for just a little over a week, and there is so much to talk about! As promised though, here are some tidbits about my experience navigating a new city and exploring Alicante: GETTING AROUND One of the reasons I choose ...