A Textbook Case of Catch-22

A Textbook Case of Catch-22

Lachlan Johnson
November 29, 2012
Filed under News

Since the U.S. Congress passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in 2008, professors and the Whitman bookstore have found themselves hard-pressed to conform to the act's regulations regarding textbooks. The HEOA requires both publishers and academic institutions to provide students with information... Read more »

Profile: Kayla Sua ’13

Pamela London
November 29, 2012
Filed under Sports

Tackling opponents, pushing through scrums and running through the mud on Ankeny Field, senior Kayla Sua looks like any other hard-nosed rugby player. But underneath that exterior, this Motherrucker is an international record-holding weightlifter who has recently come back into the sport to compete at... Read more »

Prison Research Group Brings Awareness

Sarah Cornett
November 29, 2012
Filed under News

Whitman's Prison Research Group, meeting once a month at lunch in Reid Campus Center, allows students to learn about issues with both Washington State Penitentiary and prison as an institution. This large freeform discussion includes not just members of the Whitman community but many residents of Walla Walla and officials working in the prison. The motivation for the creation of the group cam... Read more »

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Makes for a Winning Blend of Comedy, Drama

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Makes for a Winning Blend of Comedy, Drama

Nathan Fisher
November 29, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

During Thanksgiving break, I did my fair share of relaxing, which included catching up on missed episodes of "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead," and more importantly, watching lots of movies. As expected, my sister dragged me to see the final "Twilight" movie ("Breaking Dawn: Part II") and all I ... Read more »

Frank Ocean: An Introduction and 5 Reasons to Listen

Clara Bartlett
November 29, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

This summer, I was introduced to Frank Ocean's channel ORANGE. The R&B album offers a blend of desensitized wisdom and reflective passion. Listening to the album is similar to the feeling of watching a tidal wave crash on mute volume, with the emotional strength of the music resonant, but at the s... Read more »

Social Justice Group Tackles Local Issues

Social Justice Group Tackles Local Issues

Daniel Kim
November 29, 2012
Filed under News

Junior Paul Lemieux recently created a new Social Justice Club in the vein of other campus activism groups like Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) and Whitman Antisystem and Radical. Unlike these other groups, however, Lemieux wanted to specifically approach inequality within the social justice region, envisioning... Read more »

The Musician-Athlete

Sarah Debs
November 29, 2012
Filed under Sports

Musician-athletes are few and far between. The dedication, practice time and focus demanded of musician-athletes is incredibly high both in the practice room and on the field. While music and sports are seemingly separate activities, there is overlap in mental preparation and self-discipline. Whitman student musician-athletes senior Katri Gilbert and sophomore Cheney Doane balance ... Read more »

21 Dump Street

Tristan Gavin
November 29, 2012
Filed under Humor

If you have ever relieved yourself in an academic building, you have probably seen the alcohol consumption posters depicting the percentage of Whitman students drinking various amounts each weekend. As part of his thesis for mathematics, senior Kevin Duh found an obvious flaw with the poster. "They... Read more »

Style Spotlight: Lyra Dalton ’14

Caitlin Bergman
November 29, 2012
Filed under A&E

Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's style spotlight: junior Lyra Dalton. Style Soundbite: "Scarves are my closet staple. I own about 14! I love them in every way, shape and form because they a... Read more »

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Whitman Teaches the Movement

Maegan Nelson
November 29, 2012
Filed under Community, News

Whitman Teaches the Movement, a community service project started last year, sends Whitman students into local Walla Walla public school classrooms to teach about civil rights. This year students will be teaching between Jan. 22 and Feb. 2, and training for the program occurred this week. "It's a really important issue that all of the United States is failing... Read more »

Recent violence prompts question of which lives matter

November 29, 2012
Filed under Opinion

This column was contributed by Lesly, '13 Who may be killed without repercussion, without significant outcry from the international community? What sort of lives––or nonlives, rather––are disposable? Despite the establishment of a universal code of human rights after the horrors of World War II and th... Read more »

Freshman Males Claim to Enjoy Sex

Freshman Males Claim to Enjoy Sex

Kyle Seasly
November 29, 2012
Filed under Humor

In a recent survey conducted by ASWC, it seems freshman males are overwhelmingly enjoying the act of coitus. "I came into college not having much experience, ya know, in the bathroom. I mean bedroom," admitted one freshman male, Cam Srosby, after being assaulted by Senior Kappas wearing lipstick in the Beta bathroom because he "looked like... Read more »