2013 January


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  1. Sexual assault resources for survivors and their friends Campus Guide January 31, 2013

    Campus resources Whitman's list of resources, as well as the full text of the college's Sexual Misconduct Policy, can be found here. This page includes information about the health center, counseling services on campus, and contacting the Dean of Students for things like no-contact requests and academic adjustments. Peer resources Many students ...

  2. Walla Walla Farmers Market Seeks Two Different Locations Community News January 31, 2013

    The Walla Walla Farmers Market could look very different when it reopens in March if changes being currently discussed are implemented.

  3. State House Committee Drafts New Higher Education Legislation News January 31, 2013

    Having declared education a top priority for the 2013 term, Washington state legislators are opening the new legislative session by discussing a variety of higher education issues including tuition, financial aid programs and student debt.

  4. Diets of Whittie Athletes Sports January 31, 2013

    While most athletes understand the importance of a balanced diet, some athletes are still able to perform at a high level while consuming junk food.

  5. Walla Walla Offers Photogenic Cocoa A&E Reviews January 31, 2013

    I’ve always had a bit of trouble with hot cocoa. Neutered of the sexy acridness found in coffee, the drink that we often appropriate as hot chocolate has always seemed to me to be suspiciously docile. Inoffensive and innocent, it makes sense why it’s probably most often drunk by kids and ...

  6. From Sydney to Walla Walla: Chircu’s Journey to Whitman’s Basketball Team Sports January 31, 2013

    Coming from an impressive pre-college basketball career including playing on the Australian Under-14 National team and at the Under-17 world championships, Phil Chircu is now an integral part of the Whitman men’s varsity basketball team.

  7. Salsa@Whitman Aims to Spice Up Campus Dance Scene A&E January 31, 2013

    First-year Gillian Friedman was a competitive salsa dancer in Seattle before she came to Whitman. Now she hopes to bring the spirit and energy of salsa dancing to campus through a newly formed salsa club, entitled Salsa@Whitman, through which she plans to offer free salsa lessons. Friedman explained that she organized ...

  8. Senior Starts Club for Multi-Ethnic Students News January 31, 2013

    The Intercultural Center and certain clubs provide opportunities for students to take pride in their racial identities, yet Whitman lacks a space where students can examine what it means to belong to multiple cultures at once. To fill this gap, senior Johanna Otico began developing the Mixed Student Union.

  9. A Gluten-Free Walla Walla Restaurant Guide Feature January 31, 2013

    One would think at first glance that Walla Walla would be a difficult place to navigate while being gluten-free. One would be wrong.

  10. Style Spotlight: Cascade Lawrence-Yee ’16 A&E January 31, 2013

    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 Cascade Lawrence-Yee. [caption id="attachment_63765" align="alignright" width="322"] Cascade Lawrence-Yee '16: "Clothes are ...

  11. Where’s Whittie? Humor January 31, 2013

    Missing Student Gender: a spectrum Race: Caucasian DOB: 06/24/94 Age Now: LEGAL Missing From: Olin Hall Height: 5’6’’ Weight: 130 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown; medium length

  12. Year-Long Sabbaticals Lead to Greater Research Opportunities, Some Student Difficulties News January 31, 2013

    Many professors taking and preparing to take year-long sabbaticals do believe that their time working on projects outside the classroom is improving their careers in other ways. But the time they take to accomplish this can sometimes clash with the needs of the students they advise.

  13. Nerdy, Black & Confused Opinion January 31, 2013

    I like to complain. Those who know me know this. Some of my favorite things to complain about have to do with homework, snow, the perpetuation of white interest as “universal ideals,” sea kayaking and dogs. I don’t like dogs. I think I told a slew of people last semester ...

  14. New Year’s Resolutions Humor January 31, 2013

    It’s been a month since the start of 2013, which means the last of everyone’s News Year’s Resolutions are in the deliberate process of being “forgotten” –along with “Tebowing”, Pinterest, and unnecessarily screaming “YOLO!” when doing non-life threatening activities like J-Walking across the street. Like some of you, I was ...

  15. News Briefs 1/31/13 News January 31, 2013

    Student Volunteers Celebrate National Mentoring Month The Walla Walla Mentoring Coalition will celebrate the achievements of its volunteers and their young charges in an event on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Maxey Auditorium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a keynote ...

  16. Whitman Basketball Player “Really Scared” After Hearing About Supernovas in Astronomy Class Humor January 31, 2013

    Every basketball player knows a thing or two about “off days”—those days when, for some reason, the shots just can’t find the bottom of the net. Some attribute their atypically poor performances to nervousness before a big game, while others are affected by injury, fatigue or personal problems off ...

  17. Address Leaves Obama Beholden to Environmentalists Opinion January 31, 2013

    I skipped the broadcast of President Obama’s second inaugural address in favor of reading it afterwards, so that I could better analyze its content without being distracted by the speechcraft. As an environmentalist, my response is optimistic—though it took some thinking to arrive at that optimism. In his speech, Obama ...

  18. Which Campus Building Are You? Humor January 31, 2013

    1. What type of outerwear do you wear most frequently in the winter? a. Patagonia soft fleece b. An olive peacoat c. A down jacket d. A Whitman hoodie e. Just a shirt

  19. Kendrick Lamar Demands Trust in “Good Kid, m.A.A.d City” A&E A&E Highlight January 31, 2013

    Good Kid, m.A.A.d City represents Compton, but its aesthetic and mood have little to do with G-Funk. The glorified luster of gang life is absent from Kendrick Lamar’s first major-label album; the lyrics deal with the harsh realities of coming of ...

  20. “Consent Is Sexy” Mantra Well-Meaning But Misguided Opinion Opinion Highlight January 31, 2013

    “Consent is sexy.” It was one of the many taglines branded across the “Pink Loves Consent” site, a webpage that appeared to be promoting a new line of Victoria's Secret underwear. A hoax by Baltimore feminist group Force, it went viral in early December of last year.

  21. ASWC Seeks Formal Student Representation Among Trustees ASWC Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight January 31, 2013

    In February, Whitman’s Board of Trustees will formally discuss student representation on the Board of Trustees, a long-time goal of leaders of the Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC).

  22. Senior Day Swim Meet Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight January 31, 2013

    For four years, the seniors of Whitman’s men’s and women’s swimming teams have made the Harvey Pool a second home. Last Saturday, they climbed into the water for their last home meet ever.

  23. Students Discuss Assumptions Surrounding ‘Gluten-Free’ Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow January 31, 2013

    No longer a dietary restriction for those physically intolerant to gluten, people have adopted the gluten-free diet for a variety of reasons pertaining to health and well-being.

  24. Issue 2: Voices of the Community Opinion January 31, 2013

    How attune do you think Whitties are to issues of race on campus? [portfolio_slideshow]

  25. Kicking Gluten Feature Weekly Topic January 31, 2013

    The gluten-free lifestyle is becoming more and more pronounced in American culture. No longer simply a diet for people with Celiac disease, how is gluten-free breaking through to mainstream food culture at Whitman?

  26. Political Cartoon Opinion January 31, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_63661" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  27. Jan. 30 Production Night Liveblog Editors' Blog January 30, 2013

    6:29 p.m. I (Managing Editor Libby Arnosti) walk into the newsroom to find Rachel sitting on the table, many productive people working around her, and an opened box of Cheez-its. This last makes me happiest. 6:32 p.m. Rachel shows us two great things that happened in her life today: 1. A ...

  28. Footnote: Choosing Lube Opinion Opinion Writers' Blogs January 30, 2013

    When I interviewed Cynthia Fine, Community Health Educator at Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho, a few months ago about painful sex, we had a great, in-depth conversation about not only pain during intercourse, but sexually transmitted infections; the importance of creating a positive, supportive atmosphere if you're ...

  29. Joe Flacco’s Quest to be Elite I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 30, 2013

    There is something to be said about the judgment of quarterbacks in the National Football League.  When asking fans, players, or anyone with an opinion of the subject of who is the best quarterback in the league the number of different answers will probably be pretty close ...

  30. Welcome to American Sports I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 30, 2013

    It seems fitting that my first post would come as the sports world slowly rises after its hangover from what might have been the most culturally shocking start to a year in about 2,013 years. The biggest game in college football was a David versus Goliath story if David was ...

  31. Students, faculty gather to urge divestment from fossil fuels Breaking News News January 29, 2013

    Approximately 70 Whitman students and faculty gathered on the steps of Memorial earlier this evening to ask Whitman to divest from fossil fuels. [caption id="attachment_63574" align="alignright" width="415"]...

  32. ‘Pot Talk’ Clarifies New Initiative, Highlights Uncertainty Surrounding Reform Community Events News January 28, 2013

    Walla Walla City Attorney Tim Donaldson and Police Sergeant Chris Buttice gave a talk on Monday, Jan. 28 to clarify details and questions regarding Initiative 502.

  33. Airport Apocalypse I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 28, 2013

    Journal Entry – Day 3 stranded in the Canadian airport bubble Life energy meter: down 18% Personal hygiene status: showered (success!), same clothes worn for three days (fail) I’ve begun learning my way around the airport – I’ve staked out my preferred computer plug-in, discovered ...

  34. Week in Review: January 28, 2013 News Week in Review January 27, 2013

    Welcome to our first edition of the Week in Review! Each week, the news staff of The Pioneer brings you a list of the top national and international stories from the past week. If you want to know what you've missed, read on. And don't worry--we've linked to longer articles on each ...

  35. International Mo B. and Warm Gun end MLK Week with a bang A&E Events January 26, 2013

    Pio reporter, Quin Nelson recaps International Mo.B's captivating rap performance at Reid Campus Center on Friday night, Jan. 26.

  36. What Would Have Happened I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 26, 2013

    The itinerary for today included a trip to the Coromandel peninsula and a stop by New Zealand’s Hot Water Beach. Sitting in a Canadian airport, I’ve had plenty of time to look at pictures and imagine myself exploring these little gems. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450"] Coromandel ...

  37. Talking Feminism with Rebecca Walker News January 25, 2013

    Pioneer Editor-in-Chief, Rachel Alexander, discusses American feminism with Rebecca Walker.

  38. Doping in Sports Can’t be Stopped by Technological Means Opinion January 24, 2013

    Professional athletes and their coaches will continue to seek technical innovations to improve performance until there are no longer financial incentives for them to do so.

  39. A Tribute to the Outdoors A&E January 24, 2013

    The Whitman Outdoor Program’s community-sponsored Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour garnered a huge turnout Tuesday night, with ticket lines wrapping around the building. A tradition started 19 years ago, the Tour’s stop on campus has slowly but steadily amassed a large following among Whitties and Walla Walla community members. Audience ...

  40. Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future News January 24, 2013

    Rebecca Walker, named by TIME Magazine as one of the 40 most influential Americans under the age of 40, spoke in Cordiner Hall on Jan. 23 on the topic of building upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in order to cultivate unity and a more peaceful world. The lecture ...

  41. Sybarite5 Brings Zeal to the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival A&E January 24, 2013

    If you heard about or attended the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival this past weekend, chances are you were dazzled by the talent of Sybarite5, a string quintet of visionary musicians. Sybarite5 has won acclaim among the alternative classical crowd after they sought a reprise from the monotony of classical repertoire. ...

  42. No Half-Assing It With Multiple Partners Opinion January 24, 2013

    It is certainly a tired argument to suggest that the problem with open relationships is the non-monogamy, rather than any number of issues which can plague any relationship. However, if an open relationship really is not working, It is worth considering if you truly want to be in a ...

  43. Style Spotlight: Nicky Khor ’14 in Goodwill A&E January 24, 2013

    This week, The Pioneer took a trip to Whitman’s clothing hotspot, Goodwill, and asked junior Nicky Khor to create his best outfit and give us his best fashion advice. [caption id="attachment_62995" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Nicky Khor '14 brings style ...

  44. Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editor Opinion January 24, 2013

    One of the first things I did after getting back from break was to create a reader survey for The Pioneer. As an organization, I believe The Pio should always be responsive to the students, staff, faulty, parents and alumni who read our paper and view our website. Many of the suggestions made ...

  45. Community Debates Bond to Modernize Walla Walla High Community News January 24, 2013

    A bond measure to delegate $69.6 million to renovate an aging Walla Walla High School has community members and school officials both advocating for the measure and debating its consequences. The bond, set for a special February 12 vote, would designate funds to update and restore Wa-Hi, a community institution ...

  46. New Year Brings Changes for Taqueria Yungapeti News January 24, 2013

    It’s no secret that many students enjoyed Taqueria Yungapeti’s. But word on the street has it that the restaurant recently changed, and its patrons now wonder: what does this mean for them?

  47. Veteran Handler Anchors the Lady Sweets Sports January 24, 2013

    Whitman's Lady Sweets look to make a name for themselves on a national stage behind senior leader Beth Daviess.

  48. Women’s Basketball Jumps Into National Spotlight Sports January 24, 2013

    As most students packed up and headed home for the holidays, the women's basketball team hit the road for five away games. Instead of having a month-long break like the rest of the school, the women’s team had just ten days off for Christmas and was otherwise on the court. The ...

  49. Baseball Season Preview Humor January 24, 2013

    With spring hanging like an icicle precariously over us, Whitman’s top sports team returns to the field for what promises to be another successful year. But while the Sweets toss the disc around as casually as they toss around phrases like “nice huck, breh” and “do you think this up-bid ...

  50. Athletes Stay On Campus Over Winter Break Sports January 24, 2013

    The men’s basketball team needed to spend most of their four-week break in Walla Walla, but made the most of their extended time together.

  51. Arnold’s Back in “The Last Stand” A&E Reviews January 24, 2013

    After the break, I wanted to start off the new year with a bang. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen as the sheriff in “The Last Stand” seemed like a good bet. Unfortunately, the Governator’s comeback flick after ...

  52. Pio Columnist Confesses Publicly That He Joined Staff Just to Make a Joke About Jenkem Humor January 24, 2013

    In a truly disgusting public interview with Whitman professor Chopra Winfrey, Pioneer humor and sports writer Tristan Gavin confessed freely that his reason for joining the staff of Whitman’s newspaper was to “try to make a joke about jenkem."

  53. Stats obscure complex realities of graduation Feature January 24, 2013

    The generic eight-semester set-up of college is a path most commonly followed by Whitman students. However, there exists a fraction of students whose intellectual pursuits take them more than or less than eight semesters that's larger than one would imagine.

  54. Yerba Mate is Not Your Friend Humor January 24, 2013

    The mysterious appearance of yerba mate canisters across campus puzzled many students. Private investigators overheard students saying, “Were coffee and tea not good enough?”

  55. Super seniors appreciate prolonged time for study Feature Feature Highlight January 24, 2013

    After an enriching high school experience studying abroad in Latin America, current fifth-year Oliver Wood knew he wanted to take a semester off before beginning his time at college. Little did he then know that this would take him down the path to becoming a "super senior."

  56. We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet Opinion Opinion Highlight January 24, 2013

    What if environmentalists have lost the fight for the planet? Green advocates will likely be prevented from implementing any meaningful solutions to our climate crisis, we must think of ways to live on a new planet.

  57. Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight January 24, 2013

    In its most recent effort to organize efforts to combat global warming, Climate Campus Challenge (CCC) aims to change Whitman College’s investment policy to encourage the college to withdraw funds, or "divest", from fossil fuel companies.

  58. Tennis Court Remodel Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight January 24, 2013

    Whitman's Board of Trustees will meet to make a decision on the possibility of expanding the tennis courts in the center of campus, impacting athletes and non athletes, alike.

  59. International Mo B. Raps with Purpose A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow January 24, 2013

    Mobi Njoku is a senior at Eastern Washington University, where he is an accounting and finance double major. Like many students, Njoku has a side hobby to keep him busy. However, when other kids are out playing disc golf, Njoku is carving out a nice rap career for himself as ...

  60. Issue 1: Voices of the Community Opinion January 24, 2013

    How do you think the college should prioritize divestment from fossil fuel companies? [portfolio_slideshow]

  61. Superseniors and other “unconventional” students Feature Weekly Topic January 24, 2013

    Most Whitman students graduate eight semesters after they first start, but twenty percent of students don’t fit this traditional structure of study.

  62. Political Cartoon Opinion January 24, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_62884" align="aligncenter" width="456"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  63. Embracing the Uncomfortable I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 23, 2013

    We've been here 3 days now, and the housing process is fully under way.  What does that mean? Cue the panic and the sizing up.  Everybody has been milling around trying to figure out who they want to live with and potentially room with.  Interestingly enough, it seems like people ...

  64. ? I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 23, 2013

    My mother told me to title this entry “The Journey Begins.” But she is a happy and optimistic soul. I responded with an alternate title: “The Journey Attempted To Begin But Then It Got Beotch-Slapped In The Face By The Forces Of Evil, Inclement Weather, And Bureaucracy.” The foreboding signs ...

  65. An Uninfected Party (and a brief introduction) I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 23, 2013

    Ridiculous title, I know, but I’m victoriously celebrating the end of my bout with bronchitis (20 ish hour flights and infected bronchi mix about as well as orange juice and mint toothpaste). Also, I promise that this blog* will not be one giant Hobbit pun, though there will certainly be ...

  66. ASWC Plans Student Fee Ahead of Schedule ASWC News January 22, 2013

    Students will have less time than usual this semester to give their input on the new student fee, as ASWC Senate is moving to vote on the fee ahead of schedule.

  67. Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Front Page Slideshow Media Videos January 22, 2013

    The annual candlelit peace march down Main Street to commemorate the life and message of Martin Luther King, Jr., drew about fifty Whitman and Walla Walla community members this year on Monday, Jan. 21.

  68. Sybarite5 play at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival Front Page Slideshow Media Videos January 21, 2013

    Sybarite5, a critically acclaimed strings quintet played at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival this past weekend. The group regularly plays an eclectic mix of music consisting of different genres, time periods and styles.

  69. Whitties ‘Give a Spit’ to National Bone Marrow Registry News Web Only January 21, 2013

    Last Monday, Jan. 21, Whitman students volunteered to donate to patients in need through the National Marrow Donor Program.

  70. Sexcetera Quickies #1 Opinion Web Only January 20, 2013

    From time to time, I get questions in my box that I can't fit into a whole weekly column, but deserve an answer anyway. Over the course of winter break, I thought I'd blow through some of these. Enjoy!

  71. The Journey Begins! Off-Campus Blogs January 18, 2013

    So, it’s finally happening. After a long semester of planning, antagonizing, massive email chains, and general excitement I am at last on my way back to the City of Brotherly Love.  In accordance with some friends’ wishes, I’ll be documenting my journey a la blog!  I haven’t really done this ...

  72. شكرا بازاف I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 9, 2013

    Before I leave this country that I have come to love, I want to say thank you to several Moroccans whom I have had the privilege of meeting.  Although most* of them will most likely not read this, I still want to express my gratitude. My host family: The hospitality with which ...

  73. The Final Countdown I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category January 9, 2013

    Quick note: This was written almost a month ago.  I wasn't able to upload the photo that I wanted... and for some reason I still can't.  So please know that I wanted to show you a cool picture of me riding a camel at sunset, but it's not happening. I'm writing ...