2012 November 08


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  1. Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up News November 8, 2012

    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.

  2. Cultural Conditioning No Excuse for Selfish Sex Opinion November 8, 2012

    When it comes to giving oral sex, nothing gives anyone the right to ignore a partner's “no.” But if your partner refuses to do something that you want, that's where good communication and negotiation comes in, as well as a good-hearted willingness to give new things a try.

  3. Alumni, students run Walla Walla wineries Feature November 8, 2012

    Working at and founding wineries can come to be an aspiration for Whitties enamored by Walla Walla's wine industry.

  4. Four More for Obama, Historic Ballot Measures Passed News November 8, 2012

    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.

  5. Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College Columnists Opinion November 8, 2012

    The electoral college robs 80 percent of the country of a chunk of what it means to be American. Shifting to a system of direct proportional awards of electoral votes is the best way to maintain and improve the integrity of American democracy.

  6. TED Talks Coming to Campus News November 8, 2012

    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.

  7. Community-Based Learning on the Rise ASWC News November 8, 2012

    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 at integrating real-life experiences and projects into the curriculum of classes to simultaneously solidify students’ learning and reach out to ...

  8. “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature A&E Reviews November 8, 2012

    This week, Nathan Fisher checks out "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight," two dissimilar films that nevertheless form a cohesive, entertaining whole.

  9. ASWC Advocates for Sustainability Position ASWC News November 8, 2012

    On Sunday, Oct. 21, ASWC approved a resolution asking the college to create a full-time staff position for sustainability coordinator. Along with listing reasons why this position is so important, the resolution lists names of faculty that the resolution will be distributed to in an attempt to gain faculty support.

  10. Style Spotlight: Favorite Footwear Edition A&E November 8, 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: Students show off their shoes. [caption id="attachment_60181" align="alignleft" width="200"] Annie Szeliski, '15. Photos by cade beck.[/caption] Sophomore Annie Szeliski: ...

  11. Offensive Encounters Humor November 8, 2012

    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 ...

  12. Men’s Season Finale Sports November 8, 2012

    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 was probably the most successful ...

  13. The Debater Debacle Humor November 8, 2012

    You know what sucks more than the Prentiss Dining Hall hours? Whitman’s new website or Tim Tebow? The scrawny but remarkably obnoxious infestation of high-school debaters that plague our campus every fall.

  14. Whitman Swimmers Win Against Linfield, Willamette Sports Sports Highlight November 8, 2012

    The Whitman swim teams opened the 2012-13 Northwest Conference season at the Louise and Paul Harvey Pool with dominant victories in dual meets over Linfield College and Willamette University.

  15. Multiplayer must be carefully considered to avoid making bad shooters Opinion Opinion Highlight November 8, 2012

    Gaming markets are oversaturated with a glut of military shooters packing lousy multiplayer modes. Every time the story is the same: new shooter, new multiplayer, mediocre reviews. But it keeps happening over and over again. It's time for that to stop.

  16. International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 8, 2012

    International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for their whole undergraduate career, there’s no escaping the fact that Whitman is a small college with a ...

  17. ‘Shooting Simone’ Breathes Life Into History A&E A&E Highlight Events Front Page Slideshow November 8, 2012

    Things were aflutter in Harper Joy Theatre last Sunday as thespians and crew members prepared for a dress rehearsal of the second non-instant play of the term. [caption id="attachment_60133" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A rehearsal of "Shooting ...

  18. Wine sparks academic pursuit Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 8, 2012

    Walla Walla's wine industry is certainly a nice addition to the town for parents and seniors, but its emergence and growth also hold academic promise.

  19. Political Cartoon Opinion November 8, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_60318" align="aligncenter" width="531"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  20. First Generation Working Class Students Gallery Media Photos November 8, 2012

    The First Generation and Working Class club presents "In My Shoes," a multimedia exhibition about the experiences of first-generation students and faculty, in the Stevens Gallery of Reid Campus Center. "The purpose of the exhibit was to promote campus awareness that there are first generation students here on campus, [and ...

  21. Wine Country Feature Weekly Topic November 8, 2012

    Whitman College is nestled right in the middle of a rapidly growing wine haven. What promise does this fact hold for students and graduates, and what unique academic opportunities can be seized upon in a wine-filled Walla Walla?

  22. SLIDESHOW: Reid Got the Beat of Taiko Drummers Monday A&E A&E Highlight November 8, 2012

    Taiko drummers Gary Tsujimoto and Nancy Ozaki of One World Taiko, based out of Seattle, played for Whitman students and community members on Monday, Nov. 5, in Reid Ballroom during lunch. Japanese for "big drum," this traditional Japanese style drumming was passed down to them by their sensei. Some of the ...