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  1. Hands-On Learning Media Photos December 27, 2013

    The Life Skills series is a weekly opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in everyday skills. Whitman staff members provide classes in everything raining from cooking to plumbing to crafting. In the Reid Resource room this past week, a 5 day workshop taught students how to make wooden guitars. [portfolio_slideshow]  

  2. Taught to Love Event Honors Memory of Nelson Mandela Media Photos December 16, 2013

    This past Wednesday, December 11, in the Reid basement, a tribute was held for the life of Nelson Mandela. Musical and Spoken Word Performances were given and all were invited to participate. [portfolio_slideshow]

  3. Winter Recipes Media Videos December 12, 2013

    Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney shows us some of Karah Kemmerly's favorite winter recipes. Get the recipes and more ideas here: http://whitmanpioneer.com/arts/2013/12/09/winter-recipes/.

  4. Voices of the Community: Issue 13 Opinion Voices of the Community December 12, 2013

    What are you looking forward to about break? Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney polls the community on what they are looking forward to about break.

  5. The Ultimate A&E Holiday Entertainment Guide A&E A&E Highlight Events Movie Reviews Reviews December 12, 2013

    Need gift ideas? Check out the first A&E Ultimate Holiday Entertainment Guide for your gift inspiration!

  6. Tree of Life Offers Opportunity to Reflect, Heal A&E December 12, 2013

    The Tree of Life Ceremony is a part of the Walla Walla Community Hospice and provides those who have lost someone to reflect and start to heal.

  7. Unique Variety Show Format Creates New Opportunities, Challenges Feature Feature Highlight December 12, 2013

    Find out more about the inspiration behind the upcoming variety show at Harper Joy, "Ukulele!"

  8. Meet Performers of ‘Ukulele!’ Feature December 12, 2013

    Meet several of the student performers of the Harper Joy variety show "Ukulele!" and read more about their unique talents.

  9. Pick-Up Sports Attract Range of Skills, Passions Sports December 12, 2013

    Whitman College prides itself on an extremely active student body, and understandably so. With 30% of the student body involved in varsity athletics, and a large majority of the remaining population involved in everything from popular intermural sports to kayaking in the Harvey Pool, the Whitman campus is quite active. ...

  10. Mease not Mooses: Library Bathrooms Campus Cartoon Opinion December 12, 2013

    Cartoon by Asa Mease

  11. More Accurate Christmas Carols Humor December 12, 2013

    Not your grandmas christmas carols! These be straight up 100% true life.

  12. Anti-Racism Coalition Prepares for Spring News December 12, 2013

    Efforts by students, staff and faculty to confront racism on campus have continued after the rally against racism and other recent events. Student organizers have come together to form the Coalition Against Racism Everywhere, and the Intercultural Center is bringing civil rights leader Diane Nash, one of the lead organizers ...

  13. EDM, Disco Share Cultural Niche Opinion December 12, 2013

    I know I can recall the silly outfit that John Travolta wore on the cover of "Saturday Night Fever". His outfit, which represented the peak of disco of popularity for disco, made it seem like he was emerged from a different, sillier reality. Discothèques or discos emerged in the ...

  14. Athletes Gain Crucial Benefits from Sleep Sports Varsity Sports December 12, 2013

    Between classes, extra-curricular activities and much needed study breaks, sleep can be a luxury rarely offered to college students. However, sleep can take on a whole new meaning as a collegiate athlete. The individual sleeping habits of college varsity athletes could be fruitful or detrimental for their performance on and ...

  15. Bon Appétit’s New Holiday Menu Polarizing Humor December 12, 2013

    Bon App adds some North Pole flavor to the Fire and Spice experience with mixed reviews.

  16. Jill of the Jungle’s Creative Aesthetic Won’t Disappoint Opinion December 12, 2013

    Before Epic Games made it big off of "Gears of War" and its sequels, they were called Epic MegaGames, and they made shareware games. Shareware was a distribution model for games in which companies gave away a portion of their game for free and encouraged people to share it with ...

  17. Whitman Provides Housing, Community Ties Over Long Breaks News December 12, 2013

    Whereas many colleges charge students for housing accommodations over breaks, Whitman offers the service free of charge during the academic year. In addition, every international student is given the option of having a friendship family, a family from the community with whom they are able to build a relationship in ...

  18. Winston Investigation To Have Lasting Repercussions Sports Web Only December 12, 2013

    After an investigation that raised a lot of questions, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was not charged with sexual battery. While the investigation is over, Winston and his accuser will continue to have to deal with the repercussions.

  19. True Facts: Holiday Edition Humor December 12, 2013

    All right, y'all, it's time to drop some 100 percent accurate knowledge jingle-bombs, so get ready. It's the holiday season, and there are a lot of rumors out there about what's going on. Some people call them "holiday tales" or "carols," but I call them lies. Don't worry, though. I ...

  20. Cross Country Team Unites Community for Cause Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight December 12, 2013

    On the night of Thursday December 6, temperatures in Walla Walla reached 11 degrees Fahrenheit, and with the six mile per hour wind blowing, it felt like one degree. Instead of curling up in their rooms like most people would, the Whitman cross-country team was outside, running lap after lap ...

  21. ‘Blue Moon’ Expands Digital Media Presence on Campus Events News December 12, 2013

    "Blue moon's" Digital Media staff hosted a Digital Media Opening in Reid Campus Center on Friday, Dec. 6 to present their work to the public. The opening featured two videos played on the walls of the art gallery, as well as other pieces done by "blue moon" staff members and ...

  22. Debate Team Collaborates with Penitentiary for First Ever Debate Community Events Front Page Slideshow News December 12, 2013

    Two years ago, a member of the Washington State Penitentiary education staff, Dr. Joe Cooke, Jr., approached the Whitman debate program about hosting a debate where Whitman students and prisoners debate together over current issues. Dec. 3, 2013 marked the date of the first ever debate.

  23. Media Studies Professor’s Departure Raises Questions About Hiring Process Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 12, 2013

    Current Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Annie Petersen was not hired for the new tenure track position in the department position and will leave after this academic year. The lack of student regard in the hiring process has produced issues between the administration and students.

  24. U.S. Reliance on Foreign Oil Creates Sizeable Price Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight December 12, 2013

    Only thrilling news could follow such an uplifting title. But alas, our nation’s foreign oil dependency is far from optimistic.

  25. Behind the Scenes of ‘Ukulele!’ Feature Weekly Topic December 12, 2013

    This week, The Pioneer spoke with dancers, jugglers, stage assistants and actors participating in the upcoming Harper Joy Theatre variety show, Ukulele! Find out more about the director's rationale behind the show and about some of the unique student talents on stage.

  26. Whitman Gathers at Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Fair Media Media Highlight Photos December 11, 2013

    This past Monday, December 9, the Fourth Annual Arts & Crafts Fair took place in Reid Ballroom. Students, staff, and faculty sold handcrafted and homemade good of all shapes, flavors, and sizes.

  27. College Place Christmas Tree Lighting Media Photos December 11, 2013

    This past Wednesday, December 4, community members of Walla Walla and College Place congregated for the annual College Place Christmas Tree Lighting. The event was open to public and occurred at the fire station in downtown College Place. Santa Claus was present and hot chocolate was served!

  28. Production Night Live Blog for Dec. 11 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog December 11, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 13 (taking place the evening of Dec. 11/early morning of Dec. 12.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief.

  29. Cartoon: Serial Grain Campus Cartoon Circuit Opinion December 10, 2013

  30. Senate Round Up Number 5 I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category December 10, 2013

    At the final ASWC senate meeting of the Fall 2013 semester, Japanese Cooking Club’s request for ASWC recognition was tabled due to concerns regarding the club’s constitutional requirement for membership fees.  ASWC also recognized Archery Club and passed a finance request from Challah for Hunger.  Finally, the Oversight Committee reported ...

  31. A Sense of Place A&E Blogs Between the Speakers Blogs December 10, 2013

    Over Thanksgiving break, I got to listen to a lot of Seattle music. On Wednesday, I went to see the Seattleite rapper Sol along with a bunch of other local rappers. On Friday, I saw Pearl Jam in Spokane in their penultimate show before they ended their tour in Seattle, ...

  32. The Food Issue Feature Weekly Topic December 9, 2013

    It's time for Circuit 9: The Food Issue!

  33. ‘Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions Circuit Feature Feature Highlight December 9, 2013

    Read more about some of the unique ways that Whitties celebrate winter holidays.

  34. From Wheat to Bread: A Photo Essay on the Process of Breadmaking with Walla Walla Bread Co. Circuit Media Media Highlight Photo Essay Photos December 9, 2013

    Take a visual journey on the story of the Walla Walla Bread Co., to discover that the single most important part of a sandwich's life begins with a single grain.

  35. What I Ate Abroad in Northern India Circuit Opinion December 9, 2013

    I spent a semester abroad in northern India in fall 2012 and still crave the taste of Indian milk tea. But in the one year since I left India and grapple with trying to preserve four months of transformative memories, I can’t seem to recall what a “perfect” cup of ...

  36. Winter Recipes A&E Circuit Media Videos December 9, 2013

    The winter holiday season is my favorite time of year. I love lights and winter coats and drinking hot tea. Winter is also a great time to whip up cozy eats and holiday treats. I hope you have fun trying these simple winter recipes!

  37. What I Ate Abroad in Thailand: The Time I was Served Snake for Breakfast Circuit Opinion December 9, 2013

    Humor Editor Molly Johanson shares her experiences eating grilled snake and authentic pad thai during her semester abroad in Thailand.

  38. What I Ate Abroad: Vienna Circuit Opinion December 9, 2013

    Read more about news editor Dylan Tull's experiences eating in Vienna.

  39. Brewing Cultures at Whitman Circuit Feature December 9, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_78653" align="aligncenter" width="594"] Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis[/caption] Whitman College students are known for having creative and alternative interests. It is no surprise, then, that many have embraced a hobby that combines creativity with sustainable value: brewing beverages. In the past few ...

  40. Dining Halls through the Ages Circuit Feature December 9, 2013

    Seventy years ago, 55 cents could buy you a dinner at Whitman's dining halls. Students from the '60s are pictured in Lyman Hall eating in suits, and diners used to be waited on. Despite these changes, dining halls have always served as a warm environment for the Whitman community to ...

  41. Secrets of Backcountry Cooking A&E Circuit December 9, 2013

    While you may just want a good recipe or two, I find that half of the joy of backcountry cooking is experimenting, being creative and making the most out of what you have; I’d hate to take that away from you with step-by-step directions and a recipe list. However, here ...

  42. Off-Campus Cooking Adventures with Alton Brown Circuit Opinion December 9, 2013

    One Whitman student shares her history with The Food Network and offers some creative advice for students who cook off-campus.

  43. Drinks That Go With Your Major A&E Circuit December 9, 2013

    After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic [caption id="attachment_79465" align="alignnone" width="420"]...

  44. Creativity in Dining Halls Circuit Media Photo Essay Photos December 9, 2013

    Although the food from Bon Appétit has a certain flair, some first-years are already searching for ways to put a twist on the goods in the dining halls. Using a variety of vegetables from the salad bar, cereals of every shape and color, and making Sundae Sunday every day of ...

  45. Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9 Circuit Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors December 9, 2013

    This issue is a reflection of our thoughts and feelings over food. Our hope is that not only will you pick up this issue to not only read about our thoughts on this subject gaze at the photos that have captured beautiful moments in time, but to also use this ...

  46. Setting the Table: A Look at The Food Pantry of Walla Walla Circuit Community Front Page Slideshow News December 9, 2013

    The Food Pantry of Walla Walla is tucked into the basement of the First Presbyterian Church on First Avenue and Poplar Street. This modest facility, taking up only two rooms of the church, is run by an equally modest volunteer community that works together to provide food for those in ...

  47. Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You? Circuit Humor December 9, 2013

    American tradition is loaded with food. All of our holidays, especially in the latter half of the year, mandate feasts heavy on meat, potatoes and sugars. Which narcolepsy-inducing family meal are you? When you go to lunch in the dining hall, you... A. Make a beeline for the sandwich line. Deli meat ...

  48. Tommy’s Dutch Lunch: Never Leave Hungry A&E Circuit Front Page Slideshow December 9, 2013

    When I first walk into Tommy's Dutch Lunch, a small greasy spoon down W. Pine St., it's immediately obvious that the restaurant is a place full of stories. The decor is straight out of the 1970s and the walls are littered with paintings and a Union Bulletin profile from a ...

  49. Meet Owners of The Colville Street Patisserie Circuit Feature Front Page Slideshow December 9, 2013

    Shelly Le sits down for a Q&A with the owners of The Colville Street Patisserie, Tiffany Cain and Whitman alumnus David Christensen '99, to ask them about how they met, their favorite moments while owning the Patisserie and the downsides to being small-business owners.

  50. Senator Snapshot: Seniors I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category December 7, 2013

    Seniors, meet your senators!   Jane Carmody Major: Politics Something unique about her hometown: My hometown Albuquerque, NM hosts the world's largest hot air balloon festival during the month of October. Favorite fruits: Strawberries and blueberries! Goal in ASWC this year: I am mostly working on a car sharing program and researching the possibility of a ...

  51. Local Arts Magazine Showcases Community A&E A&E Highlight December 5, 2013

    Locals Nicolai Carrera and Zach Winterton recently started online magazine, AH! CAPPELLA which showcases artists from the community. The Pioneer hangs out with Carrera and Winterton.

  52. Sustainability Advisory Committee Begins First Steps Towards Reform News December 5, 2013

    ASWC has appointed three students to formally represent the student body on the Sustainability Advisory Committee. Campus Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell hopes to find formal representatives from the staff and faculty in the coming year and work with the committee to form a Climate Action Plan.

  53. Walla Walla Sees Increase in Indie Movies A&E Movie Reviews December 5, 2013

    There's been a significant increase in indie movies at the Walla Walla movie theater recently. Nathan Fisher finds out why.

  54. Independent Quilting Supply Store Succeeds Despite Tough Market Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow December 5, 2013

    Read more about Stash, Walla Walla's independent quilting supply store.

  55. Mease not Mooses: Snow Campus Cartoon Opinion December 5, 2013

    Cartoon by Asa Mease

  56. Anderegg Brings Multiple Dimensions to Women’s Basketball Sports Sports Profiles Varsity Sports Women's Basketball December 5, 2013

    Coming off a strong season last year, the women's basketball team looks to improve behind the leadership and versatility of star senior Sarah Anderegg.

  57. NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored Opinion December 5, 2013

    Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world.

  58. Woodland Thanksgiving Humor December 5, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_79836" align="aligncenter" width="648"] Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis[/caption] This Thanksgiving break, when most students returned home to their far-flung families to enjoy the holiday and the mounds of carbs that come with it, one student started a new tradition here on ...

  59. Girl Does Things Over Break Humor December 5, 2013

    Singular student actually get's work done over break.

  60. The Real Cost of Pricing Music A&E December 5, 2013

    Who decides how much music is worth? And how do they decide this? And should they even be able to?

  61. Seattle, Bay Area Battle for Sports Supremacy Sports December 5, 2013

    Seattle and San Francisco are the two finest sports towns in the nation, but who has it better, the Emerald City or the Bay? Reporter Dylan Snyder and editor Quin Nelson weigh in:

  62. Who Stole My Seasonal Pies?: Part II Humor December 5, 2013

    A continuing search to right the wrongs done against a certain pie-eater.

  63. Buzzfeed Represents Constant Enumeration of Society Opinion December 5, 2013

    Whenever I log on to Facebook these days, I am plagued by a certain terror. People update their statuses with this link to a website that specializes in lists upon lists of useless information. I am talking of course, about the website “BuzzFeed.”

  64. Wa-Hi Bond Takes Next Steps News December 5, 2013

    Walla Walla High School’s school board is taking steps to modify the bond which failed last February that would serve in a needed renovation for WaHi’s facilities. The first bond, which called for $69.6 million from tax payers, was supposed to bring additions and modifications to WaHi’s 50-year-old classrooms and ...

  65. Pac-12 Football Getting Too Good? Sports December 5, 2013

    Pac-12 football is steadily improving and gaining on the SEC, but is the conference getting too good to give Oregon or Stanford a shot in the national title game?

  66. Family Questions, How to Avoid Them Humor December 5, 2013

    Here at The Pioneer, we want to provide you with some acceptable and not-so-acceptable responses to aid in your conversations coming up soon.

  67. New Female Security Officer Brings Corrections Experience to Campus News December 5, 2013

    Security Officer Linley HaneyNixon spent 16 years in corrections before she took the campus security position. She is the first female security officer in more than ten years.

  68. Turkey Drop Update Humor December 5, 2013

    The “Turkey Drop” is a term referring to the ending, or "dropping," of a relationship, specifically long-distance (often with a high school student and first-year in college) that is ended over Thanksgiving break when the college student returns home. The common reasoning is that the college student finds more opportunity ...

  69. Counseling Center Lacks Sufficient Resources for Students Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 5, 2013

    In the 2011–2012 school year, over 27 percent of students used the Counseling Center resources compared to the national average where nine to 12 percent of students at small colleges sought counseling services.

  70. Whitman Sweets Strive to Utilize Youth, Depth Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight December 5, 2013

    The Whitman Sweets men's ultimate frisbee team lost some talent from last season but are looking to succeed this year with a more balanced attack. After a couple successful tournament, the team is feeling optimistic about this strategy.

  71. Staff, Students Sell Wares at Fourth Annual Craft Fair Feature December 5, 2013

    Learn more about the fourth annual Whitman craft fair and some of the students and staff selling homemade treats and wares there.

  72. Arts and Crafts Feature Weekly Topic December 5, 2013

    This week The Pioneer spoke with several crafty businesspeople in town, like the owners of Stash, one of the few independent craft stores in Walla Walla. We also interviewed student and staff vendors who will be selling their homemade crafts and tasty treats at the fourth annual Whitman Arts and ...

  73. Different Options Exist for Black Friday Opinion Opinion Highlight December 5, 2013

    Welcome back, folks. I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend, because I’m here to question your decisions. Not all the turkey you devoured, not the fights you enjoyed with your extended family and not even the shenanigans you got up to with your friends at home. Nope, I’m here to ...

  74. Voices of the Community: Issue 12 Opinion Voices of the Community December 5, 2013

    How do you celebrate the holidays? Videographer Rachael Barton polls the community on how the celebrate the holidays.

  75. Professor of Geology Pat Spencer Appointed Interim Provost and Dean of Faculty News December 4, 2013

    Professor of Geology Pat Spencer has been appointed interim Dean of Faculty and Provost. The announcement was made to the faculty last Monday, following current Dean of Faculty and Provost Timothy Kaufman-Osborn's decision to resign at the end of the year.

  76. UW’s Sark to USC Northwest Sports Optimist Web Only December 3, 2013

    UW’s euphoria resulting from their recent Apple Cup victory took a marked blow Monday morning as rumors of Coach Steve Sarkisian’s departure to USC began to circulate. A few hours later the Trojans confirmed that Sark will indeed return to his Southern California roots for the 2014 season, replacing interim ...

  77. This Is a Headline (Get It?) Humor December 2, 2013

    Oh woops, it's article time again... can I go home yet?

  78. Timothy Kaufman-Osborn to Step Down as Dean of Faculty and Provost News November 25, 2013

    Dean of Faculty and Provost Timothy Kaufman-Osborn will be stepping down at the end of the academic year. The college is currently looking for an interim from within the faculty to replace him, though he plans on coming back to the college in some capacity after taking some time off.

  79. Ice Chalet Provides Skating Outpost For Community Sports November 21, 2013

    The Ice Chalet, established in 1965, is the only ice rink within a 40-mile radius of Walla Walla and serves the needs of the entire ice-skating community in the city, offering skating sessions, a hockey school, and figure skating sessions.

  80. Olive Showcases Community A&E November 21, 2013

    Downtown restaurant, Olive Cafe is a go-to place for food. But did you know that they also showcased art? Owner and art director Tabitha Crenshaw sat down with The Pioneer to discuss why art is an important part of their business.

  81. Student Volunteers Aim to Create Community at STEP Shelter Feature Feature Highlight November 21, 2013

    Learn more about Whitman students who volunteer at the STEP women's shelter, an organization that offers local homeless women and children a place to sleep.

  82. Cross Country Finishes Strong at Regionals Cross Country Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports November 21, 2013

    The cross country team found great success last Saturday as they culminated their season at the Division III West Regional meet.

  83. Artists’ Politics Don’t Define Their Own Work Opinion Opinion Highlight November 21, 2013

    A couple of weeks ago, I watched a film that I have wanted to see for a long time. Ever since I read "Ender’s Game" for the first time in 2005, I always wished for a film version. Blissfully engrossed in a 10-year-old’s fantasy, I sat through the movie without ...

  84. Junior Principle Player Exudes Passion for Violin A&E A&E Highlight November 21, 2013

    When junior Ryan Jacobsen arrived on Whitman Campus he thought he was going to be a doctor. Music stayed in the forefront of his mind, however, and now he a declared music major, Jacobsen is taking off in the Music Department.

  85. Miley Cyrus: Simply Growing Up Opinion November 21, 2013

    When I was in elementary school, I confidently wore tie-dye sweat pants with a silver sequin belt. A couple years later I tried to go for the boho-chic look, but my confidence was wounded by Gresa H. during our Shakespeare unit when she commented that she “really liked my Friar ...

  86. Don’t Trust Bee in Anderson 203 Humor November 21, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_79121" align="aligncenter" width="586"] Illustration by Emma Rust[/caption] Oh my god guys, let me tell you. I moved here from Indiana with the dream of getting a good liberal arts education, but you will not believe what I have had to put ...

  87. ASWC Resolution Condemns Racism on Campus ASWC News November 21, 2013

    The resolution passed Sunday the 17th directly addresses the issue of institutionalized racism on Whitman’s campus that a group of at least 225 students and faculty rallied against on Nov. 7. The original resolution expressed alarm at underlying racism that exists on campus and called for changes to be made ...

  88. Don’t Let Efficient Angles Overwhelm Campus Aesthetics Humor November 21, 2013

    Keep off the grass!

  89. Soundtrack of My Life: Professor David Schmitz A&E A&E Highlight November 21, 2013

    As professor of the History and Sociology of Rock 'n' Roll, history professor David Schmitz is familiar with a wide arrange of music. Schmitz sat down with The Pioneer to discuss the soundtrack to his life.

  90. Give Hoot about Oxford Comma Humor November 21, 2013

    This is important, crucial, necessary, and pressing!

  91. Gym Culture on Campus Opinion November 21, 2013

    When you look at a banana, what do you think? Do you think: “Man, that banana looks really tasty, I think I am going to eat it” or do you think “Man, that 100 calorie banana with 27 g of carbohydrates, 15 g of which are sugars, loaded with potassium, ...

  92. Whitman Teaches the Movement Expands Civil Rights Education News November 21, 2013

    In response to the failing grade Washington state received for its civil rights education standards, Whitman College created the program Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) two years ago to supplement Walla Walla Public Schools' lack of civil rights education. Now entering its third year, WTTM is undergoing several changes that ...

  93. Why Wear Whitman Sweatshirts? Humor November 21, 2013

    I don’t understand why people wear Whitman College sweatshirts at Whitman College. Sensibly speaking, there are two 1-2 reasons people tell me to defend wearing a Whitman sweatshirt at Whitman. 1. To represent Whitman College The problem with this statement is that you are representing Whitman College at Whitman College. It is ...

  94. Whitman SAAC Works to Improve Athletic Program Sports November 21, 2013

    The Student Athletic Advisory Committee, or SAAC, has been hard at work this fall organizing events, hyping up varsity athletic teams, and bolstering the athletic community for Whitman and the Northwest Conference as a whole.

  95. Whitman Outdoor Program Wins David J. Webb Award News November 21, 2013

    On Nov. 9 at the Association Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference, Whitman’s Outdoor Program (the OP) won the David J. Webb Program Excellence Award. Whitman is the smallest college to ever receive this award, a testament to the accomplishments of the OP.

  96. Whitman Locker Rooms Promote Inclusive Atmosphere Sports November 21, 2013

    With all of the media attention that has been brought upon the Miami Dolphins over the course of the past few weeks, it would give the impression that athletic locker rooms are full of misguided thugs. However, it appears that either by selection or the culture of Whitman, the ...

  97. Date Dry-Spell Humor November 21, 2013

    I know that I'm not the only student who suffers from a lack of dates. Is it too much to ask? Girl just wants some dates on a Friday night, maybe with dinner or a movie. I'd even like a date or two at Pioneer Park. But it's come to ...

  98. Students Press for Action Against Racism ASWC Events Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 21, 2013

    Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change.

  99. Ode to That Girl Who Jogs Past My House Every Day (A Sonnet) Humor November 21, 2013

    Rosy-fingered dawn is not yet up And paper-ridden, I am not yet down Yet ‘ere the Starbucks sells its opening cup You are awake and jogging through the town   Each day in hot-pink track pants you endure As winter gods are practicing their might If Sisyphus were still alive, I’m sure, He’d come to think his punishment ...

  100. Interfaith Coalition on Poverty Hosts Hunger, Homeless Awareness Event Feature Front Page Slideshow November 21, 2013

    The week of Nov. 18 through Nov. 22 was the 2013 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Find out more about Walla Walla's campaign to raise awareness about these issues.

  101. Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage Community Front Page Slideshow News November 21, 2013

    Bon Appétit employees work long hours in difficult and fast-paced jobs. When injuries occur, they cannot use the Whitman Health Center, and their vacation days and break times are small in number. Though Bon Appétit employees on campus generally have good relationships with higher-up campus officials, nationally the catering company ...

  102. Mease not Mooses: Signs of November Campus Cartoon Opinion November 21, 2013

    Cartoon by Asa Mease

  103. Hunger, Homelessness Awareness Week Feature Weekly Topic November 21, 2013

    This past week was Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, so The Pioneer met with the Interfaith Coalition on Poverty to discuss their recent community events, where attendees could educate themselves on the ways these issues manifest locally. Then, we chatted with several student volunteers at the women's STEP shelter.

  104. Voices of the Community: Issue 11 Opinion Voices of the Community November 20, 2013

    What is your opinion on the Whitman Encounters website? Videographer Tanner Bowersox polls the community on what they think about the Whitman Encounters website.

  105. Not a Fan of the Red Monkey Web Only November 18, 2013

    Want to see an outdated advertising strategy? Look no further than the Red Monkey Downtown Lounge on Alder. The bar recently released a pair of sexist TV commercials in a failed attempt to drive game day attendance. The two-part series was shot in the same fashion as was the popular “Sh!t People ...

  106. Senate Round Up Number 4 I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 18, 2013

    At the fourth ASWC senate meeting, the ASWC Communications Committee introduced itself, three students were appointed to the Sustainability Advisory Committee, and a resolution about race issues on campus was passed after extensive detailed debate. The Finance Committee allocated $400 to pay for part of the cost of bringing ...

  107. Swim Team Makes Big Splash With Hour of Power Sports November 17, 2013

    Last Tuesday, collegiate, high school, and club swim teams all over the country participated in the "Hour of Power", a charity event to raise both money and awareness for Sarcoma, a rare soft tissue disease that takes effect all over the world, primarily in young people.

  108. Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow Strain Discusses ‘The Future of Food’ Media Media Highlight Photos November 16, 2013

    This past weeks' Big Idea Talk at the Walla Walla Public library featured Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain. With a set of panelists including Welcome Table Farm Owner Emily Asmus, Farm to School Coordinator Beth Thiel and Director of Corporate Responsibility at Broetie Orchards Roger Bairstow. Bobrow-Strain led a ...

  109. Mease not Mooses: Things I know to Be True Campus Cartoon Opinion November 16, 2013

    Illustration by Asa Mease

  110. Who am I? Blogs November 15, 2013

    This blog is going to keep things short and sweet... I am not going to analyze anything existential or come to any worldly conclusion, except that I hope to purely expose you to the type of music that I spend half of my day listening to and thinking about. Music ...

  111. Jackson Katz Challenges Gender Violence Rhetoric Events News November 15, 2013

    Nationally recognized gender violence prevention educator Jackson Katz visited Whitman Wednesday, Nov. 13 night. He lectured to students about the dangers of de-gendering language when talking about men’s violence against women. Sophomore Shireen Nori introduced Katz as an “educator, author, filmmaker, cultural theorist and gender-violence preventer” who has written multiple books and ...

  112. Skateboarding Club Brings New Life to Skating Culture Sports Sports Highlight November 14, 2013

    There are clubs to satisfy most any passion at Whitman, but for the skateboarding community, a small but tight knit and enthusiastic group, the idea to create a formal club has been not much more than just a formal idea. However, that could change very soon.

  113. Getting Adventurous with ‘Drunken City’ A&E A&E Highlight November 14, 2013

    The Pioneer sits down with the leads and the director of Harper Joy's new play, Drunken City.

  114. Alumni Find Exciting Work Opportunities Abroad Feature November 14, 2013

    Discover more about several Whitman alumni's experiences living abroad.

  115. Thor Rescues Woman Who Should Save Herself A&E Movie Reviews November 14, 2013

    Thor 2 is the classic "man" movie: superheroes, super powers, super hair. But what's not so super? Saving a woman who could obviously save herself.

  116. Ellis Anchors Lacrosse Team With Steady Presence Sports Sports Profiles November 14, 2013

    Dan Ellis does not contribute to the highlight reel for the lacrosse team, but he is an irreplaceable leader on and off the field.

  117. You Play How You Eat: Athletes, Dietary Restrictions Sports November 14, 2013

    For some varsity athletes at Whitman, dietary restrictions make nutrition especially important.

  118. Students Just Want Snacks! Humor November 14, 2013

    Students just won't shut up about all the snacks they're having... or lack thereof.

  119. Alaska Air’s Flight Cutoff Time Shortened Community News November 14, 2013

    Horizon/Alaska Air of the Walla Walla airport changed its cutoff time for checking into a flight from 30 minutes to 40 minutes, specifically targeting passengers without checked baggage. It prompted Brian Dohe to send a notice to campus in hopes of avoiding frustration in the impending holiday season.

  120. Whitman Dance Clubs Ignite Dance Fever A&E November 14, 2013

    Whitman College is full of students with a wide variety of passions and interests. Just by looking at the number of extra-curricular activities and student-run clubs, one can see a reflection of students' hobbies. Yet, maybe more than anything, Whitties love to dance. Covering a variety of styles and disciplines, dance ...

  121. Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight November 14, 2013

    Have you ever had a question that you didn't feel comfortable asking anybody? Well, I know that myself and many other Whitman students have. Luckily at Whitman, there is such a place that you can do this, and it is on a website called Whitman Encounters. However, this outlet to ...

  122. More Support Needed for Troubled NFL Players Sports November 14, 2013

    Players in the NFL have often had substance-abuse problems, and this season is no different with both Aldon Smith and Justin Blackmon having to step away from their teams to receive help. The NFL needs to do more to help these players.

  123. International Community Should Support Wind Power Opinion November 14, 2013

    The merits of today’s energy sources are all relative. As there is no completely pollutant-free way to harness energy, we are forced to pick the lesser of many evils. And with a few practical technological advancements, wind power could put us on the track to a future in renewable energy.

  124. Whitman’s Model United Nations Club Wins Big News November 14, 2013

    Despite it's small size, Whitman's Model United Nations club has won national recognition recently. Three members attended the National Model United Nations conference and won two substantial awards: Delegate’s Choice Award and Outstanding Delegation.

  125. Snackspose Humor November 14, 2013

    Should I eat a snack? In short, the answer is yes.

  126. Simple Video Games Offer New Arena for Competition Opinion November 14, 2013

    The Chinese game of Go epitomizes this axiom. In it, players alternately place stones on a grid, attempting to demarcate territory and to capture their opponents stones by surrounding them. It's a simple formula, but the number of permutations it gives rise to are beyond the computation of even our ...

  127. Snackstistics: Numbers in Snacks Humor November 14, 2013

    Numbers in snacks

  128. David Nord Award Winners Announced News November 14, 2013

    The 18th-annual David Nord award was presented to seniors Ben Roberson and Sean Mulloy in late October. The award is presented to students who propose a project in relation to GLBTQ issues and cumulatively provides them with $2,500 to conduct their research.

  129. Snacking During Week vs. Weekend Humor November 14, 2013

    Snacks.

  130. Meet Whitman Watson Fellowship Nominees Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 14, 2013

    Learn more about the four Whitman students continuing on in the Watson Fellowship application process.

  131. Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget? Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 14, 2013

    ASWC is working to alleviate pressure from an increase in club funding requests, as well as balance the student fee and lifecycle fund. While ASWC funding has remained relatively stable for the last five years, the recent budget crunch raises the question of whether this austerity is the beginning of ...

  132. ASWC Resolution Encourages Greater Counseling Resources ASWC Front Page Slideshow News November 14, 2013

    Although the Counseling Center on campus is available to all Whitman College students, recent efforts from ASWC have moved to ensure that the center is not only open to all students but is also able to serve all students' needs. ASWC Senate passed a resolution on Nov. 3 supporting the ...

  133. International Pursuits Feature Weekly Topic November 14, 2013

    This week, Pioneer feature writers talked with Whitman students and alumni with international goals. First, we chatted with this year's Watson Fellowship nominees to find out more about their project ideas. Then we got in touch with several alumni who have found work opportunities in other countries.

  134. The Future of Food: Aaron Bobrow-Strain Lectures at Public Library News News Briefs November 14, 2013

    Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain lectured at the Walla Walla Public Library on Nov. 7 as part of the "Big Idea" lecture series. The lecture was titled "The Future of Food" and focused on Walla Walla's unique agricultural position in the global food system. Some of the topics he ...

  135. ASWC and WEB Wednesdays I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category November 13, 2013

    A brief Q and A with sophomore senator Allison Kelly about one of her initiatives for this year, ASWC and WEB Wednesdays. 1) What exactly is an ASWC/WEB Wednesday? Allison: ASWC and WEB Wednesdays allow students to connect and respond to ASWC and WEB. Students and other members of the Whitman community wishing ...

  136. Production Night Live Blog for Nov. 13 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog November 13, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 9 (taking place the evening of Nov. 13/early morning of Nov. 14.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Managing Editor.

  137. Voices of the Community : Issue 10 Opinion Voices of the Community November 12, 2013

    How do you feel about the tennis court renovation? Videographer Skye Vander Laan polls the community on how they feel about the new tennis courts at Whitman.

  138. What’s in a Name? A&E Blogs Between the Speakers Blogs November 11, 2013

    A couple weeks ago, Whitman hosted a concert for the bands Kitten and Shy Girls. Shy Girls turned out to be a bunch of men, while Kitten played alternative rock that certainly did not make anyone think of a cuddly feline. However, both names somewhat fit the bands; Shy Girls ...

  139. Whitman Celebrates Diwali Media Media Highlight Photos November 7, 2013

    This past Sunday, Nov. 3, the South Asian Student Association put on the Diwali Celebration; an afternoon filled with great food, traditional dress, live Indian musical performances, and a great time had by all.

  140. Rally Against Racism, Cyberbullying Draws Attention from Board of Trustees Breaking News News November 7, 2013

    Protesters gathered at Memorial Hall Thursday afternoon to take part in the Rally Against Racism and Cyberbullying put on by members of Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment (FACE) and the Black Students Union (BSU).

  141. Converging Histories Festival to Bring Past into Focus Feature Feature Highlight November 7, 2013

    Find out more about the Kirkman House Museum and their upcoming Festival of Converging Histories, an event that celebrates the Victorian past of Walla Walla.

  142. Nothing Blue about Blues Therapy Show A&E A&E Highlight Events November 7, 2013

    Every Sunday night from 7 - 9 p.m. the dynamic duo of Ray “Bigdaddy” Hansen and Armand “The Doctor” Parada make KWCW the blusiest of radio stations. The Pioneer hangs out with them during one of their shows.

  143. Swim Team Season Preview Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports November 7, 2013

    The swim team is looking to continue their record-breaking pace this season with an infusion of young talent to complement the accomplished returners.

  144. Tutoring Program Links Whitman, Walla Walla Students News News Highlight November 7, 2013

    The America Reads America Counts program employs 30 Whitman students to work toward enhancing reading and math skills in classrooms throughout Walla Walla. While the nature of work varies, ARAC interns work primarily with students in small groups or one-on-one settings.

  145. Project Connects Students with Local Francophone History Feature November 7, 2013

    Four French majors worked with the Whitman archivist to catalog letters from local Frenchtown settlers.

  146. Stand Up for Justice, Sit Down When Tired! Humor November 7, 2013

    While the rest of the Backpage writers are on strike, I’ve decided to conduct a one-woman sit-in to present the administration with the visible face of our struggle. I will not leave the Pio office — even to go to class — until this travesty of unequal pay is remedied.

  147. Mease Not Mooses: No-Shave November Campus Cartoon Opinion November 7, 2013

    Cartoon by Asa Mease

  148. Punk Rock’s Message in Myanmar Opinion Opinion Highlight November 7, 2013

    In George Orwell's essay/short story "Shooting an Elephant," where he was stationed in Burma (now Myanmar), he remarked of the Buddhist priests: "I thought that the greatest joy in the world would be to drive a bayonet into a Buddhist priest's guts." It seems that certain punk rockers in Myanmar ...

  149. Women’s Basketball Season Preview Sports November 7, 2013

    After getting to the Elite Eight last season, the Whitman women's basketball team are hungry for more success this season.

  150. Backpage Manifesto Humor November 7, 2013

    We The Backpage, a conglomeration of Whitman students committed to providing comedy and coincidence to the student newspaper experience, are entitled to and deserving of social and financial equality within the Whitman College Pioneer writer's staff. Students, community members and alumni value The Backpage. Yet, within the newsroom, it is ...