Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

Daniel Kim
November 8, 2012
Filed under News

It's that time again: Eight senior men are ready to hit the Cordiner stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 for this year's Mr. Whitman pageant, to raise money and awareness for Whitman-alum-founded nonprofit Semilla Nueva. Kappa Kappa Gamma has been organizing the Mr. Whitman fundraiser for the past eight years. The fundraiser is a male beauty pageant in which participants compete for the title of Mr. Wh... Read more »

Cultural Conditioning No Excuse for Selfish Sex

Spencer Wharton
November 8, 2012
Filed under Opinion

So, I've been hooking up with this guy for a couple weeks and we recently had sex. The night starts off with me pleasing him orally but he doesn't return the favor and things just lead straight to intercourse. I want him to go down on me but I don't know how to suggest it. Should I just come right out a... Read more »

Alumni, students run Walla Walla wineries

Alumni, students run Walla Walla wineries

Hannah Bartman
November 8, 2012
Filed under Feature

Walla Walla boasts being home to over 100 wineries alone, and tourists flock during all parts of the year to partake in this unique product of the land. It is no surprise that to come here for college can inspire some students to join the wave of winemaking that is sweeping the region. Out of the... Read more »

Four More for Obama, Historic Ballot Measures Passed

Emily Lin-Jones
November 8, 2012
Filed under News

Cheers (and groans) resounded across campus Tuesday night as general election results poured in from across the nation, confirming Barack Obama's reelection as president of the United States. President Obama won the electoral college handily, clinching crucial battleground states like Pennsylvania,... Read more »

Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College

Sam Chapman
November 8, 2012
Filed under Columnists, Opinion

If you claim you haven't had the following conversation in the past month, you're lying: You're with your friends, and the subject turns to politics. Somebody is almost certainly from California, Montana or some other solidly red or blue state. They'll mention who they plan to vote for, then write off... Read more »

TED Talks Coming to Campus

Sarah Cornett
November 8, 2012
Filed under News

Following the example of other colleges, Whitman has recently begun planning to join the famous TED talk network, hoping to host talks on campus and screen others for members of the community. The TED talk network, standing for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is known worldwide for its website... Read more »

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Evan Taylor
November 8, 2012
Filed under ASWC, News

A rising topic within the world of Whitman academia is the development of a stronger community-based learning culture in classes. Both Associated Students of Whitman College and the Student Engagement Center are interested in expanding students' involvement with the Walla Walla community and beyond through community-based learning projects, which are aimed a... Read more »

“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature

“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature

Nathan Fisher
November 8, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Two new releases caught my eye this week, "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight," and because I thoroughly enjoyed both of these polar opposite movies, I'm writing a twofer this week. Enjoy! First up, "Wreck-It Ralph" is an animated kids' movie about video game characters in an arcade. After the gamers leave the arcade, the characters of each video game have their own lives and c... Read more »

ASWC Advocates for Sustainability Position

Maegan Nelson
November 8, 2012
Filed under ASWC, News

Up until now, efforts to make Whitman's campus green have largely been fueled by student enthusiasm, with groups like Green Leaders and Campus Climate Challenge leading the way. But according to a recent resolution from ASWC asking the college to create a full-time sustainability coordinator position,... Read more »

Style Spotlight: Favorite Footwear Edition

cade beck
November 8, 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: Students show off their shoes. Sophomore Annie Szeliski: "I love my Birkenstocks. I wear them all the time; they're so comfy … You can tell who is a true Birkenstock wearer by how black the insides are … I'm not to f... Read more »

Offensive Encounters

Offensive Encounters

Tristan Gavin
November 8, 2012
Filed under Humor

Just when you think your school is aptly sensitive to cultural issues, someone goes and paints their face. Pierre Thomas, a French transfer student, is a mime and has been wearing the traditional makeup and clothing of his people for months now. The issue has just surfaced after attendees of a Tau Kappa Epsilon Hall... Read more »

Men’s Season Finale

Tristan Gavin
November 8, 2012
Filed under Sports

Two months ago, Whitman's men's soccer team traveled to California and beat a nationally ranked Redlands University team on their home field. In the next two days they lost in overtime to a solid Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College team and scraped out a win against highly competitive Pomona-Pitzer College. "It... Read more »