2012 October

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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams A&E Reviews October 31, 2012

    This week, Nathan Fisher takes a look at "Hotel Transylvania," just in time for Halloween. However, it may be better to stick with a classic horror movie instead.

  11. Naturalistic Fallacy a Danger in Sex Talk Opinion October 31, 2012

    From the alarm clocks that wake us in the morning to the beds we fall asleep on at night, our daily lives are filled with unnatural things that we hardly bat an eye at. Why then do we moralize certain activities as 'natural'?

  12. Whitman College’s Debt to China Spirals Out of Control Humor October 31, 2012

    Whitman’s Yellow Bike Program, maybe the most used program on campus, is at risk for shutting the school down.

  13. College Revamps Website News October 31, 2012

    Last week Whitman updated its website to an improved content management system through the software company Ingenuix.

  14. Green Leaders to Install Dual-Flush Toilet System in Anderson News October 31, 2012

    This winter break, campus Green Leaders hope to push one of the oldest buildings on campus toward a more sustainable future by installing dual-flush toilet systems in Anderson Hall.

  15. High Consumption Demands Tough Choices Opinion October 31, 2012

    Unless we can significantly reduce our resource use in America, blaming environmental issues on overpopulation is simply unethical, leaving us with the hard choice: to stop having kids like we suggest to the third world, or consume less.

  16. ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ by Diane Setterfield A&E Reviews October 31, 2012

    This week, Dana Thompson recommends "The Thirteenth Tale," a modern-day Gothic tale of "love, loss, death, isolation and twins."

  17. Style Spotlight: Richael Best ’13 A&E October 31, 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 Richael Best.

  18. Morning Person Q&A Feature October 31, 2012

    It's 6:30 a.m. and it's dark. Still, the lights are on around campus, and students are awake and hard at work in the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center and Penrose Library. These aren't people pulling all-nighters, but people who wake up and get straight to business. This is a look into ...

  19. Limited Scope of Political Discourse Obscures Injustice Opinion Opinion Highlight October 31, 2012

    With the presidential election only a few weeks away, the country’s political discourse is as loud as ever. But, the scope of public political discourse has become so narrow that broader issues of social, economic and ethical importance are erased from the public conscience.

  20. Food Service Requires Early Rise Feature Feature Highlight October 31, 2012

    It’s college, also known as four years of staying up late and sleeping in. But believe it or not, there are people at Whitman who need to keep things on campus and local businesses running before 10 a.m.

  21. Make-A-Difference Day Brings Together Students, Groups, Communities Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 31, 2012

    On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27, over 130 Whitman students, faculty and staff assembled in the Reid Ballroom to kick off 2012’s Make-A-Difference Day.

  22. Cross Country Championships Sports Sports Highlight October 31, 2012

    The sloppy, rainy conditions at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships in Forest Grove, Ore. highlighted what turned out to be a sub-par day for both the Whitman men's and women's cross country teams.

  23. Brenda Shaughnessy Lights Up Kimball Theatre A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 31, 2012

    On Thursday, Oct. 25, Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series welcomed poet and Rutgers University professor Brenda Shaughnessy to Kimball Theatre to a small but lively audience.

  24. Political Cartoon Opinion October 31, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_59574" align="aligncenter" width="339"] Political Cartoon by Maggie Appleton[/caption]

  25. Early Birds Feature Weekly Topic October 31, 2012

    While late nights and all-nighters seem to be the norm on campus, there is a sizable group of people on the flip-side of time management: they get up early to get work done.

  26. Numbers in the News News October 31, 2012

    69 Deaths due to Hurricane Sandy's impact in the Caribbean region. 39 Deaths due to the storm in the United States. 8 million People without power on the East Coast. 16,000 Flights canceled by international airlines due to the storm. 20 billion Dollars in estimated cost due to damages from Sandy's impact in the United States. 70 Percentage of crops destroyed ...

  27. Surprise not-quite-Halloween liveblog! Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 30, 2012

    We surprised you, didn't we. That's right, it's Tuesday and we're doing production. Why, you ask? Because I'm heading to Chicago tomorrow afternoon along with seven other Pio staffers to attend the Fall Associated Collegiate Press Conference. So we're making the paper tonight, because we love you all so much. ...

  28. Let’s mean business I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 30, 2012

    As my last blog post, I want to go back to business, to clarify a few things and to share some things I learned along the way. Shall we talk about education? As a human being, every day I live in the world, I receive education not only from school, but ...

  29. Cultural Values I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 29, 2012

    First of all, sorry for the long silence everyone! I´ve been globe-trotting, hosting my mother here in Spain, and taking my midterms, and things have been on the edge of crazy. Before I head off to Paris this weekend to meet up with some fellow Whitties, I wanted to take ...

  30. WEEKEND RECAP: Whitman Volleyball Dominates in Two Home Games Sports Varsity Sports Whitman Volleyball October 28, 2012

    Friday, Oct. 26 Whitman won 3-0 against George Fox University during their home match on Friday. Whitman dominated all three sets while bringing the intensity with pink ribbons in their hair and pink laces on their shoes to show support for breast cancer awareness. Despite strong hits by George Fox, Whitman won ...

  31. Food Day Cause For Celebration News October 26, 2012

    Washington is the largest producer of apples in the nation, so it’s not out of the ordinary for Whitman students to snack on fruit grown and picked nearby – but how often do we think about the work it takes to get an apple from tree to table? At the ...

  32. Dr. Frannie Smith Gives Mind-Blowing Lecture on Nuclear Energy News October 25, 2012

    Dr. Frannie Smith, who works with Pacific Northwest National Labs, delivered an engaging and insightful lecture on the past, present and future of nuclear energy Wednesday night in the Brattain Auditorium. Dr. Smith was brought in by the Geology department as a part of the Whitman College Visiting Educator Series. With ...

  33. Whitman Hosts Annual ‘Women in Leadership’ Symposium News October 25, 2012

    On Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Reid Ballroom, Whitman once again hosted three highly successful women leaders for a symposium on women in leadership that occurs every year. A room full of women of all ages, and a spattering of men, listened to the career paths of Aya Hamilton, Fidelma ...

  34. Second Presidential Debate Provides Open Forum for Student Discussion News October 25, 2012

    The Politics Department held a screening of the second presidential debate followed by a town hall discussion last Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Maxey Auditorium. Present at the discussion, moderated by Assistant Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey, were Whitman students and professors and Walla Walla residents.

  35. Renaissance Society and Outhouse Join Forces to Make Wiping with Left Hand Cool Again Humor October 25, 2012

    Medieval reenactment nerds and environmental activists have few things in common, those being wearing outdated clothes, walking around like they own the place and believing in fairy tree spirits. Recently, however, the Environmental House (a.k.a. the “Outhouse”) and Whitman’s Renaissance society have teamed up to bring back “wiping with the ...

  36. OCS 2013 Program Takes Off News October 25, 2012

    As study abroad deadlines begin to loom larger on the horizon, members of the class of 2015 are in the process of deciding whether to study abroad and choosing an off-campus studies program. In previous years, students have been allowed to choose from about 40 different partner programs to study ...

  37. Men’s, women’s soccer honor seniors Sports October 25, 2012

    As the soccer season winds down for the Whitman women’s and men’s soccer teams, both women's head coach Heather Cato and men's head coach Mike Washington waved goodbye to two groups of seniors that played their final home weekend of matches this past Saturday and Sunday.

  38. Upcoming Composers Concert showcases students’ music A&E Events October 25, 2012

    Students of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music John David Earnest will have a chance to see their original compositions performed on Friday, Oct. 26.

  39. 47 percent Humor October 25, 2012

    Bayvon Kehroozian is Whitman College’s ASWC president— for the time being, at least. After some loose lips led to a major slip-up at an alumni donor banquet, the junior’s regards for the interest of the school’s population have been put into question.

  40. Students and Alumni Get “Real” About Life After Graduation News October 25, 2012

    “I had no idea what I wanted to do when I got out of school,” said alumna Kate Morrison ’95 to a small group of students gathered in Reid Campus Center 240 on Monday, Oct. 22. For the next hour, she described her journey to her current career as a ...

  41. ‘Seven Psychopaths,’ a Shih Tzu and slit throats A&E Reviews October 25, 2012

    Though "Seven Psychopaths" features an adorable dog, it also contains unexpected over-the-top violence. Should you see it? Nathan Fisher has the answer.

  42. Security risks make web voting impossible Opinion October 25, 2012

    While paper ballots may seem like a clunky option in this modern age, in many ways, they provide levels of security that electronic voting just can't match.

  43. Visiting Religious Leaders Open Conversation About Faith, Policies in Presidential Race News October 25, 2012

    In recent weeks the presidential race has become increasingly heated, with candidates' professional and personal lives coming under close public scrutiny. Last Friday, Oct. 19, two prominent members of the faiths of both presidential candidates came to the Glover Alston Center to present a basic overview of their religions in ...

  44. The four-day legend Humor October 25, 2012

    As students trickled back onto campus following the recent 4-day break, so did stories of adventures and wondrous escapades. Yet one rather awesome, some might even say legendary, tale must be put in a league of its own, apart from the more blithe ventures.

  45. Style spotlight: Natalie Shaw ’15 A&E October 25, 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 Natalie Shaw.

  46. Archive work—Erika Horwege profile Feature October 25, 2012

    While working inside Penrose Library may not sound like most people’s ideal way to spend summer vacation, senior Erika Horwege jumped at the opportunity.

  47. Registrar Updates Transcript Delivery Services News October 25, 2012

    Following recent changes in the Registrar's Office, transcript delivery can now be achieved online. These changes make use of the programs Transcripts on Demand and eSCRIP-SAFE.

  48. Neither party stellar on sex ed Columnists Opinion October 25, 2012

    Both the Republican and Democratic parties' platforms address sex education, but even the Democrats' stance falls short. Voting for Obama's “evidence-based and age-appropriate sex education” is a step in the right direction, but we ought to demand so much more.

  49. Raw Geographies students make political art A&E A&E Highlight October 25, 2012

    This apparatus, the Whitman Sky Project, was one of many recent projects created by students in a 300-level interdisciplinary course called Raw Geographies, co-taught by Assistant Professor of Art Michelle Acuff and Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain.

  50. Green Party vote not wasted Opinion Opinion Highlight October 25, 2012

    I am voting for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein because I refuse to compromise democracy by succumbing to political expedience.

  51. Artifacts fly under campus radar Feature Feature Highlight October 25, 2012

    Many of the exhibits on campus fly under the radar of many students, ranking as features of the college that people have heard of but not actually taken the time to see--but they deserve to be seen.

  52. Campus Conservatives Club Opens Political Dialogue Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 25, 2012

    It is no secret that Whitman is a predominantly liberal campus community. The vast majority of students identify with left-of-center political viewpoints, and oftentimes it can be difficult to find differing perspectives on political issues. Last year, a conservative student, sophomore (then first-year) Alexandra Calloway-Nation, decided to create a safe ...

  53. Ray Suarez Lecture Addresses Economy, Country’s Future Front Page Slideshow News October 25, 2012

    Acclaimed journalist Ray Suarez took the stage in a packed Maxey Hall on Tuesday night, Oct. 24, to share his observations about this presidential election with Whitman students and the Walla Walla community.

  54. Blue Gold Cross Country Race Media Photos October 25, 2012

    Saturday Oct. 20, the Whitman cross country teams competed in their annual Blue-Gold race. In honor of Parents' Weekend, the race pitted current Missionaries against each other, running alongside alumni and parents. The race was the last event before the Northwest Conference championship meet this coming Saturday Oct. 27 in ...

  55. Varsity athletes maintain fitness abroad in preparation for seasons Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight October 25, 2012

    Every year Whitman students travel the globe participating in the Off-Campus Studies program, focusing on a wide expanse of topics that suit their interests. For athletes, this can be somewhat of a hassle: They are apart from the sport for half a year and then return to Whitman with the ...

  56. Alumni dive back in at annual meet Sports October 25, 2012

    At the annual Whitman alumni swim meet on Saturday, graduated swimmers got back in the pool to test themselves against the 2012-13 Missionary team.

  57. Political Cartoon Opinion October 25, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_58934" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Political Cartoon by Maggie Appleton[/caption]

  58. Overlooked exhibits Feature Weekly Topic October 25, 2012

    Whitman College owns a vast collection of all kinds of relics and artifacts, but much of it goes unseen by the student population.  This week, we take a look at these hidden gems.

  59. “Noises Off” Q&A with Cast and Crew Media Videos October 25, 2012

    Directed by theatre professor Nancy Simon, "Noises Off" ran Oct. 18-21.  After the performance on the 18th, audience members had the chance to interview actors and crew during the first of the season's Thursday Talk-backs.  Highlights provided by photographer/videographer Becca Mellema.

  60. Numbers in the news News October 25, 2012

    59.2 million Number of Nielsen-tracked television sets that tuned in to the third presidential debate at Lynn University on Monday, Oct. 22 65.6 million TVs that tuned into the second presidential debate at Hofstra University on Oct. 15 67.2 million TVs that tuned in to the first presidential debate at the University of Denver on ...

  61. West Coast Ballot Measures Summary News Politics October 24, 2012

    Whitman students come from all over the country, but it's no secret that most of us are concentrated on the West Coast. Even if you're from a completely different state, the  initiatives and referendums on Washington's ballot this year will have significant impacts for all Washington residents (Washingtonians are voting ...

  62. Oct. 24 production night liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 24, 2012

    3:30 p.m. I arrive to a deserted office, with the exception of Opinion P.A. Maddie Coons. In the process of snacking, I manage to get honey stuck all over my hands. I feel oddly like Winnie the Pooh. 3:52 p.m. Production Manager Sean McNulty arrives, and fails to notice when I ...

  63. The Paradox of Studying Abroad in Morocco I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 24, 2012

    A couple of days ago I got back from the Netherlands, but it seems like a lifetime ago. The culture shock I experienced first going to Europe, and then returning to Morocco, was overwhelming.  English was everywhere.  I was surrounded by a good deal of wealth.  Women weren't wearing headscarves.  Women ...

  64. Ray Suarez speaks on elections to full house News Web Only October 23, 2012

    Latecomers were turned away from the doors of Maxey Hall on Oct. 23, when PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez addressed a packed house about his take on current electoral issues. The talk was the second half of the “U.S. Presidential Debate” series sponsored by the Office of the President, the ...

  65. Whitman students disillusioned with third debate News Politics October 22, 2012

    Monday, Oct. 22, students headed to Maxey Auditorium for a screening of the final presidential debate. The two candidates, perhaps tired of criticism for their behavior, showed signs of self-restraint when confronting one another on foreign policy issues. At times, they slipped into their usual pattern of interruption and denial, ...

  66. Dox, Dox, Dox I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 22, 2012

    Dox, Dox, Dox   Had pretty rough last two weeks so I didn't update my posts until now. I am sorry but here we go :) I wanted to blog about my Dox section for a long time. Dox section, is located the third floor in Prentiss. This is where I spend ...

  67. WEEKEND RECAP: Men and Women’s Soccer Scores Varsity Sports October 21, 2012

    Saturday, Oct. 20: Women's: The Whitman women’s soccer team defeated George Fox University 1-0 Saturday at the Whitman Soccer Complex with a performance even more impressive than the score would seem to indicate. Despite not scoring a goal, Whitman put forth one of their best stretches of soccer yet in the first half. ...

  68. WEB PROFILE: Mcebo Maziya sings and tries to change the world A&E A&E Highlight October 21, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_58518" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Maziya singing with The Backyard Blues Boys at Mississippi Plaza. Photo contributed by Maziya[/caption] Sophomore Mcebo Maziya is perhaps the most well-known on campus as "that guy who sings Beyoncé really well in the T-Tones." ...

  69. Köln and Kindergarten: Possibilities for a future in Germany Opinion October 21, 2012

    Last night I got back from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fall orientation in Köln, and today I feel as if  I've seen the future. Not the clear sort of future you might see in a crystal ball or through time travel- especially because time travel terrifies me- but a ...

  70. Whitman faculty teach, parent college-aged young adults Feature Web Only October 19, 2012

    Beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, Family Weekend will commence, uniting Whitman students with their parents for the next three days. Many Whitman staff members can relate to the visiting parents, as their own children are also in college and going through the same things. Barbara Hoffman, assistant director of ...

  71. The fight continues I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 19, 2012

    Thoughts on gender dynamics, gender inequality, and the power of education in India.

  72. ASWC to continue review of college chaperone policy News October 18, 2012

    Students are looking to reevaluate the college's club sports chaperone policy this year, which provides guidelines and restrictions for club sports travel. Members of ASWC began reviewing and discussing possible changes last year, and hope to continue the process this year.

  73. President Bridges talks goals, challenges in annual ‘State of the College’ address News October 18, 2012

    President Bridges addressed staff, faculty and select students in a State of the College address given on Fri. Oct. 12. While the President has in the past given some form of an annual report to the college's staff and faculty, this is the first year that a formal State of ...

  74. David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens News October 18, 2012

    Political commentator and writer David Brooks spoke to a large audience in Cordiner Hall on Monday, Oct. 15, addressing American political culture and the narrative surrounding the candidates in the 2012 presidential election.

  75. Whitman Gun Club takes another shot News October 18, 2012

    Whitman’s Trap Shooting Club met for the first time this year Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Walla Walla Gun Club for a day of shooting. A group of about 15 students, male and female, drove out to the local shooting range, which is situated among fields on the outskirts of ...

  76. Whitman to cover application fee for undocumented students News October 18, 2012

    Last fall, Whitman became the first liberal arts school in the nation to issue a statement in support of undocumented students. This fall, the college is putting action behind its words by providing funding for undocumented Whitman students applying for deferral of deportation under the Department of Homeland Security’s Deferred ...

  77. Rugby girls tear it up Sports October 18, 2012

    Rugby is one of the most unique sports on campus. Whitties have undoubtedly heard stories, know players or walked by practices of the Motherruckers, Whitman's women’s rugby team. [caption id="attachment_58176" align="alignleft" width="197"] Photos by Becca ...

  78. Nascar insitutes minimum BAC level Humor October 18, 2012

    Shakespeare once said that alcohol “provokes the desire but ... takes away the performance.” I don't know what he was talking about there, but obviously Shakespeare didn't think about NASCAR when he said that it would take away from the performance.

  79. Tennis competes at Fall Nationals Sports Sports Highlight October 18, 2012

    Last weekend, five Whitman tennis players flew out to Mobile, Ala., to participate in the USA/ITA National Championships. Whitman has had great success in the small-college division of the tournament over the years, and the players they sent last weekend were no exception.

  80. Scramble games Humor October 18, 2012

    As we enter into the second half of the semester, most freshmen are getting settled into the rhythm of college life. Some freshman, however, still have not yet set foot on campus as enrolled students. While most scrambles found their way back to campus prior to classes, one ...

  81. Parents’ gifts crucial to growth Feature Feature Highlight October 18, 2012

    Parents might not be immediately present while students are at college; however, parents are still more involved in the lives of students than sending care packages and paying tuition. Parents supply the momentum to keep the college striving for new heights.

  82. YWCA, allies march against domestic violence Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 18, 2012

    Participants of all stripes came to take part in the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of Walla Walla's third annual “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” march against domestic violence on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

  83. Attack of the clones Humor October 18, 2012

    With the Backpage's amazing journalistic team revealing scandal after scandal this year, the school is threatening to close down The Pioneer for fear of future embarrassment. However, a journalist’s job is not done until every last bit of news is reported on and revealed to the public.

  84. Fermenting a future: Whitman student develops business, beverage A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 18, 2012

    “I had one sip of the ginger kombucha and I had a transcendent moment where I said to myself, 'Oh my god, I could do this,'” said senior Dave McGaughey. Read more about Amaku Cultures, his new kombucha business, inside.

  85. ‘Noises Off’ comes to Harper Joy A&E Front Page Slideshow October 18, 2012

    "Noises Off," a farce by Michael Frayn, is the latest production to hit the Harper Joy stage.

  86. Ignoring conservative ideas costly Opinion October 18, 2012

    In light of David Brooks' recent talk at Whitman, it's worth considering the treatment of alternative political viewpoints on campus

  87. Runaway sex-positivism creates obligations, overlooks nonsexual Opinion October 18, 2012

    In our modern, sex-negative culture, I'll be the first to argue for a sex-positive worldview. But the proper character of that worldview should be acceptance, not compulsion, and an acceptance including those who simply don't want sex.

  88. Diversity means cross-pollination, not crop rotation Opinion October 18, 2012

    We can all agree that diversity is valuable. But can we say why or what the word really means in the context of an intellectual community? The truth is, even our ideas about diversity are homogeneous.

  89. ‘Argo’ brings history to life A&E Reviews October 18, 2012

    If current events and shows like "Homeland" strike your fancy, Nathan Fisher recommends seeing Ben Affleck's "Argo."

  90. New Sheehan Gallery art exhibition explores environmental spaces, consequences A&E October 18, 2012

    Mary Iverson's "EGRESS," one of two new exhibitions in the Sheehan Gallery, combines landscape paintings and examinations of environmental issues.

  91. Forums for radical discussion key to cracking Americans’ silence Opinion October 18, 2012

    Our world faces many grave challenges but Americans are as apathetic as ever. Forums for radical discussion are the best place to start combatting this trend.

  92. ‘I Am the Messenger’ by Markus Zusak A&E Reviews October 18, 2012

    Need a book with a fresh perspective on life? Dana Thompson recommends Markus Zusak's "I Am the Messenger."

  93. Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned Opinion Opinion Highlight October 18, 2012

    Obama's foreign policy record is far more condemnable than Bush's, yet has been met with profound silence by liberal America. This election, we need to vote in a way that condemns pro-coup policies.

  94. Political Cartoon Opinion October 18, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_58293" align="aligncenter" width="544"] Political Cartoon by Maggie Appleton[/caption]

  95. Parents make waves Feature Weekly Topic October 18, 2012

    As our folks pour into campus, we take a look at the role of of parents and parenthood on campus.

  96. Students flock to Canadian Thanksgiving Media Photos Web Only October 17, 2012

    Monday, Oct. 15 marked the annual Canadian Thanksgiving at Prentiss Dining Hall. To celebrate the beginning of the holiday season, eager students began to gather outside of Prentiss a half hour before the festivities to get prime seating and selection of the food. As the opening of the doors neared, ...

  97. Oct. 17 Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 17, 2012

    The Pio is back with another liveblog! 4:15 p.m. I arrive in the office after a long day of interviewing political candidates in Walla Walla. Production Manager Sean McNulty is hard at work on this week's wine map. 4:35 p.m. I head to a meeting with the ASWC Nominations Chair to report ...

  98. Presenting: Our Editorial Staff Editors' Blog October 17, 2012

    One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with a such talented and fun group of editors. In our non-Pio lives, we're involved in many different activities on campus—varsity athletics, theater productions, Greek life, the Outdoor Program—and we bring these diverse interests together every week to put together ...

  99. Style spotlight: Luc Charbonneau ’15 A&E October 17, 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 Luc Charbonneau.

  100. They’re at it again: the presidential debates, round 2 Breaking News News Politics October 16, 2012

    Tuesday evening, students flocked to Maxey Hall to see President Barack Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney, face off in their second debate of this election. Unlike their last encounter, Romney and Obama did not compete from behind the podium; instead, they stood surrounded by a small audience of common ...

  101. Chefchaouen I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 15, 2012

    Here’s the thing about Rabat: it’s not a very beautiful city.  It’s a decent enough place—there’s a nice walk along the river, and it’s fun to wander around the old medina—but the region itself is not very scenic.  Same with Casablanca and Marrakech. But Chefchaouen is something else.  Nestled in the ...

  102. WEEKEND RECAP: Whitman Volleyball loses Friday, upsets PLU Saturday Scores Whitman Volleyball October 14, 2012

    Friday, October 12: The Whitman volleyball team put forth a solid effort but could not overcome the impressive performance of the University of Puget Sound, who are ranked 13th nationally, losing 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 22-25 on Friday night at George Ball Court. The Missionaries jumped out to an 11-7 lead in the ...

  103. Wacky Wednesdays and Being the Illustration Editor Editors' Blog October 12, 2012

    It all began on a Wednesday. Wednesdays are the busiest days, even though I was not expecting that to be the case. I have one class on Wednesday, so I thought they would generally be relaxing—that ...

  104. The day after: the vice presidential debate Opinion October 12, 2012

    The Vice Presidential debate was a hotly contested event on the national scale. Some people raved that Joe Biden came out strong and effective with his simple, to-the-point discussions about the Obama campaign policies and calling out Ryan on his vague, repetitive phrases. Others said that Ryan looked professional and ...

  105. GlobeMed grows through trip to Thailand News October 11, 2012

    The GlobeMed club at Whitman is an organization headed by co-presidents Katherine Runkel and Arika Wieneke that raises awareness about global health issues through hosting educational events around campus. They also fund-raise for their partner organization Burmese Women’s Union (BWU) in Thailand.

  106. Sexism on Whitman’s campus: fallacies or phalluses? Humor October 11, 2012

    Whitman’s campus has been called many things: beautiful, small, diverse, not diverse and infested with adorable squirrels. As of last week, however, you can go ahead and add “sexist” to that list. Amongst a whirlwind of accusations, Whitman’s extreme feminist group, “Rhymes with Lyman,” aired concerns that our beloved campus ...

  107. Dishwashing problem pushes Prentiss Dining Hall to paper products for week News October 11, 2012

    A water heating malfunction forced Prentiss Dining Hall to replace their standard reusable tableware with disposable plates, bowls, cups and utensils for 10 days. Though the issue appears to have been at least temporarily resolved as of Oct. 11, and plastic plates have been restored to their place in the ...

  108. Fall break provides chance for relaxation, adventures News October 11, 2012

    Midway into first semester very year, faculty members and students of Whitman College are given a four day break from classes to take a break from their daily rigors. Many take advantage of the time to travel or have an outdoor adventure; others see it as an opportunity to catch ...

  109. The disturbing influences of Gangnam Style Humor October 11, 2012

    A recent study done by a bunch of overly enthusiastic teenage YouTubers from around the world has revealed that the music video for "Gangnam Style" is in fact a realistic portrayal of everyday South Korea. More disturbingly, however, is what the YouTube “researchers” are referring to as “the Gangnam Style ...

  110. LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions Opinion October 11, 2012

    LGBTQ groups and allies are important in providing safe spaces for these groups, but do not do enough to challenge the oppressive subtext of mainstream progressive culture.

  111. Singing misfits spew chunks and humor in “Pitch Perfect” A&E Reviews October 11, 2012

    Looking for a movie that's "predictable, silly and fun"? Nathan Fisher recommends "Pitch Perfect."

  112. Mariposa program helps Latina elementary school students thrive News October 11, 2012

    As local elementary school students settle into routines for the new school year, programs are beginning to look forward to integrating themselves into these student’s lives. One program, Mariposa, seeks to improve the lives of young Hispanic women in the Walla Walla community.

  113. Kickstarter valuable despite potentially out-of-control projects Opinion October 11, 2012

    Kickstarter can be an invaluable resource for those with the vision and drive to take on big projects, but projects have the potential to become much larger than predicted.

  114. Alumni drawn towards employment at alma mater Feature October 11, 2012

    An almost magnetic attraction seems to compel alumni to return to Whitman College to serve as faculty and staff. What beckons them back?

  115. Whitman one big experiment Humor October 11, 2012

    Why is psychology so easy? After stumbling into a psychology professor’s office after hours last week, this reporter was appalled to find documents implicating that Whitman was just one big psychological experiment. It seems that psych teachers are simply too busy trying to slog through the data to make their ...

  116. Women’s basketball team assists Walla Walla community girls Sports October 11, 2012

    This past Sunday the Whitman women's basketball team put on its first skills camp of the year. The camp provides an important outreach opportunity for the team, as they pass on their knowledge and skills to the basketball youth of Walla Walla.

  117. “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness A&E Reviews October 11, 2012

    This week, Dana Thompson takes a look at "A Discovery of Witches," a brainier, more exciting alternative to the likes of "Twilight."

  118. Life with Whitman: Daniel Clark ’65 notes college, city growth Feature October 11, 2012

    For some, participating in the small-town community of Walla Walla is not a vital part of creating a home away from home at Whitman. However, Walla Walla has created an imprint on the lives of some Whitman alumni, such as alumnus Daniel Clark '65.

  119. Hydro power highlights green quandary Opinion October 11, 2012

    Despite the benefits of the renewable energy they provide, dams have drawbacks that are worth incorporating into a balanced environmental ethic.

  120. Style spotlight: Sofia Dawson ’16 A&E October 11, 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 Sofia Dawson.

  121. Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football Sports October 11, 2012

    Every fall Whitties don mouth guards, strap flags to their waists, put on their cleats and head out to play one of the most popular IM sports offered at Whitman: flag football.

  122. Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight October 11, 2012

    Long distance relationships open a great deal of space for betrayals of trust, so it is important to be highly communicative in these types of relationships.

  123. Homing in on Walla Walla Feature Feature Highlight October 11, 2012

    Today, Walla Walla has more to offer to recent graduates than during Bogley’s time directly after graduation. Students are now realizing that staying in Walla Walla is worth more than just a job.

  124. Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 11, 2012

    Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that their school lacked a unified safe space for ...

  125. Exploring crafting culture on campus A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 11, 2012

    The rise of sites like Etsy and Pinterest has led to a resurgence in crafting. This week, The Pioneer interviewed students to get their thoughts on the culture that surrounds this trend.

  126. Men’s tennis team continues winning tradition Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight October 11, 2012

    Last spring, the Whitman men's tennis team kept the dynasty rolling. The team swept through the Northwest Conference regular season undefeated en route to winning its fifth consecutive NWC title and ultimately rose to number eight in the nation.

  127. Being an Alum in Walla Walla Feature Weekly Topic October 11, 2012

    For many Whitman graduates, Walla Walla goes from being their second home to their fixed residence. What reels alumni back to this city and keeps them here?

  128. Numbers in the news News October 11, 2012

    88 Percentage of Washington secondary school students surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 2009 who reported hearing homophobic remarks in school on a regular basis. 22 Percentage of surveyed Washington students who reported hearing teachers comment negatively on someone's gender expression on a regular basis. 80 Percentage of surveyed Washington ...

  129. Making headlines behind the scenes, not in front of cameras Editors' Blog October 11, 2012

    As the Pio’s Arts & Entertainment section editor, I feel personally responsible for educating our faithful readers about cultural events on and beyond Whitman’s campus. As misguided as this sense of responsibility may be, I nonetheless feel the weight of the art world on my shoulders. So, what artistic endeavor ...

  130. We Can Work It Out: Talking About Sex Blogs Opinion Web Only October 11, 2012

    I want to talk to my boyfriend about sex, but I think he is a lot less comfortable talking about it than I am. We've been dating for a while (and are sexually active), but I don't know how to have the dialogue without coming across as pushy ...

  131. Who I Am (and Why That Matters) Blogs Opinion October 10, 2012

    Any advice columnist is going to draw on their own life experiences when writing advice. Sure, not solely, or even primarily—even the columnists with the most interesting lives couldn't experience everything their readers write them about. But in establishing connections, drawing parallels, and setting the scope of their column, ...

  132. Oct. 10 Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 10, 2012

    Hello dedicated readers! We're back with a second Production Night Liveblog, written by Editor-in-Chief Rachel Alexander and Managing Editor Libby Arnosti. (Update: and Web Editor Blair Hanley Frank, who asked if he can join us.) Will we finish before 2 a.m.? Will Rachel finally die of a sugar overdose after ...

  133. Dr. Amina Wadud suggests ‘Gender Jihad’ within Islam A&E Events Reviews October 10, 2012

    This past week, Whitman College received the visit of Dr. Amina Wadud, a Qur'anic  scholar and leader in Islamic feminism. Dr. Wadud visited classes, lectured and led a workshop on exploring Islamic texts with a gender focus. Wadud's main message was this: In order to create justice in gender in Islam, there ...

  134. On leashes, on couches, chasing Frisbees… Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Opinion October 10, 2012

    While my experiences in India have been wonderful so far (just read my personal blog to find out), there are more than a few things that I miss about home. Some are expected (family, friends, familiar food), while others have surprised me. Here two of the latter: Dogs. There ...

  135. Whitman Volleyball Seals the Deal, Friday, Plays Tough Saturday Scores Whitman Volleyball October 7, 2012

    Friday, October 4 The Whitman volleyball team was able to overcome a shaky start to beat the Linfield Wildcats convincingly three sets to one on Friday night at George Ball Court. The beginning of the game placed the spotlight on the referees more than the either of the two teams competing. Due ...

  136. My Week in 1036 Words I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 7, 2012

    This past week. Wow. But first, the response I got from last week's post, "A Single Drop" was extremely empowering, such to a level that is quite hard to describe. Hearing from my friends that they were going through the exact same thing (except perhaps the weird dog moment) in ...

  137. Life in Prentiss I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 6, 2012

    First of all, I have to make a confession. I did not choose to live in Prentiss. When I was picking dorms, I named Jewett first (because I am energetic and love to party), Lyman second ( I am kind of laid-back and chill), and, after that, I put Prentiss ...

  138. Thoughts on the Past Month I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 6, 2012

    As of starting writing this post, it is 10:39 p.m. on October 2, which means that it is 3:39 over in Walla Walla.  We just had our daylight savings time end, so we've already fallen back an hour. I think about Whitman constantly, and what life must be like back there. ...

  139. Pioneer web profile: Tough Mudders tough it out Sports Sports Highlight October 5, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_56965" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Tough Mudders celebrate before the race. Photo courtesy of Little[/caption] The self-proclaimed "toughest event on the planet," the Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test participants' all-around ...

  140. Tour de Spain, Part I I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 5, 2012

    I am about to head out for a weeklong trip to London for CIEE’s fall break, so in the spirit of travel I thought I would share a little bit about the places I’ve been so far. After four days of class a week, I have been traveling every weekend ...

  141. Dr. Jim Brady brings cave archaeology to life Events News October 4, 2012

    With a lecture title like “Death and Sacrifice at Midnight Terror Cave,” Dr. Jim Brady created Indiana Jones-level expectations for his speech. It was no Temple of Doom, but Dr. Brady was very entertaining and engrossing in his lecture Thursday evening in Olin Hall on his archaeological exploits in Midnight ...

  142. ASWC Senate convenes for year’s first official meeting in Memorial News October 4, 2012

    The Memorial Building hosted the first senate meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) on Sunday, Sept. 30. Senate meetings this year will be held in Memorial, the physical and symbolic center of campus, rather than their traditional location in the basement of Reid Campus Center.

  143. Obama Campaign to set up unusual debate between Clinton and Romney Humor October 4, 2012

    With the presidential election race heating up, the Obama campaign is set to release its biggest surprise yet.

  144. Local activists encourage students, community members to register to vote in upcoming election News October 4, 2012

    With election day fast approaching, candidates are scrambling to acquire votes and get potential voters registered. Unfortunately, the majority of college students in the United States is not registered to vote. According to the U.S. Census, 47 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds voted in the 2004 presidential election. Local ...

  145. “Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills A&E Reviews October 4, 2012

    Nathan Fisher takes a look at "Looper," a new futuristic thriller that blends moral dilemmas with time-travel and telekinesis.

  146. DEA study declares: “Texting and Driving gets you higher than heroin” Humor October 4, 2012

    It’s late at night, and you’re out for a drive by yourself. You see a car swerve in front of you. You look to see a glint of a bottle in your headlights, but instead you just see the glow of a cell phone.

  147. Coldplay’s negative stigma: the mainstream complex A&E October 4, 2012

    Some of us tend to reject popular music simply because it is popular. What causes this knee-jerk reaction? Are we trying too hard to be hip? Emma Dahl has the answers.

  148. Health Center offers free flu vaccinations for staff and faculty News October 4, 2012

    On Oct. 2, Health Center staff, with funding from the Human Resources Center, gave a free flu shot clinic to all staff and faculty members in hopes to make vaccination convenient and encourage people to stay healthy during flu season.

  149. Administration releases annual security report News October 4, 2012

    Oct. 1 marked the annual day by which colleges across the nation must publish facts about the crimes that occur on and around their campuses in an Annual Security Report. This year’s report, with data through the end of the calendar year 2011, was emailed out to students on Sept. ...

  150. Style spotlight: Anastasia Greeley ’15 A&E October 4, 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 Anastasia Greeley.