We Can No Longer Ignore Geoengineering

Sam Chapman
February 28, 2013
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

As you might suspect, my friends and I talk politics a lot. Because I am a green activist and an Environmental Humanities major, I can't resist bringing up climate change frequently; because a lot of them are hard science majors, they can't resist offering technological as opposed to social solutions.... Read more »

Cheri Honkala Lecture Raises Poverty Awareness

Cheri Honkala Lecture Raises Poverty Awareness

Sarah Cornett
February 28, 2013
Filed under News

Renowned anti-poverty activist Cheri Honkala visited Whitman last Wednesday night, Feb. 27 to share powerful stories about both her fights to end inequality and her political experiences. Honkala, the Green Party nominee for vice-president in the 2012 U.S presidential election, has been fighting homelessness and poverty since her childhood, and is currently the leader of the Poor ... Read more »

Walla Walla Airport Announces Spring Break Schedule Change

Emily Lin-Jones
February 28, 2013
Filed under News

Beginning March 10, Alaska Airlines flights departing from Walla Walla Airport in the morning will leave at 6:25 a.m. instead of 6:50 a.m. The change will likely impact the travel arrangements of students traveling home for spring break. Daily evening flights will also be arriving earlier, at 8:24 a.m.... Read more »

Drew Raher’ticle

Tristan Gavin
February 28, 2013
Filed under Sports Blogs

In a disappointing loss to Whitworth on Saturday, the Whitman men's basketball team's season came to an abrupt end.  Whitworth has now won the conference tournament seven years in a row. Whitman has shown the ability to beat the Pirates in recent years, but again fell short of a conference title this... Read more »

Restaurant Guide in Walla Walla

Shelly Le
February 28, 2013
Filed under Guide, Town

Looking for a bite to eat outside of Whitman's dining halls? Not sure what your options are? Look no further! The Pioneer has compiled a list of Whitman favorites. Pricing Guide: $$: 8-15 dollars $$$: 16-20 dollars $$$$: 20+ dollars   Casual Eats: $$––Graze; 5 South Colville Street Mon-Sat ... Read more »

Chances to Escape: A Guide to Towns and Cities Outside Walla Walla

Karah Kemmerly
February 27, 2013
Filed under Guide, Town

Looking for a change of scenery? It might seem like Walla Walla is in the middle of nowhere, but there are actually plenty of options for students looking to get away for a while. Below are some of Whitties most favorite places to visit for a day-trip out of Walla Walla. Waitsburg Drive just 20 miles east, and... Read more »

Why Even Go to the Combine?

Dylan Snyder
February 27, 2013
Filed under Sports Blogs

This week Lucas Oil Stadium hosts many top members of this year's incoming NFL draft class for the NFL Combine.  For those of you who are unaware, the combine is a series of physical and mental tests for the incoming players ranging from 40 yard dashes to position specific drills to interviews to IQ test... Read more »

From Experiencing ACE’s to Acing Tests

Sayda Morales
February 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Opinion Writers' Blogs

It is no wonder that Lincoln Alternative High School's mascot is the phoenix. At Lincoln, the students and staff prove that from a sad and despairing place, someone stronger and brighter can rise. On Tuesday, Feb. 26 I attended a panel in which Principal Jim Sporleder, faculty, and a student from Linc... Read more »

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Skye Vander Laan
February 27, 2013
Filed under Media, Videos

Whitman's Composers' Concert took place in Chism Hall on Friday, Feb. 22.  The concert showcased the work of five student composers: Aleks Maricq, Erik Feldman, Ethan Maier, Aaron Stern and Will Ekstrom. Videographer Skye Vander Laan brings us clips of the performance, as well as a look into... Read more »

The sports debate

Tristan Gavin
February 27, 2013
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

I don't think debate is a sport. I think years of swirlies and teasing from jocks would make even the debaters to be hesitant towards such a categorization. Still, debate is a highly competitive and tactical contest that pits individuals against each other and overall a pretty bizarre spectacle.  Whitman... Read more »

Sparkler Bomb Identified Behind Bratton, Area All Clear

Shelly Le
February 27, 2013
Filed under News

Monday evening, Feb. 25, a sparkler bomb was found on campus in the alleyway between Bratton Tennis Center and the Department of Social and Health Services. The device was later taken into custody by the Washington State Bomb Patrol and the area was cleared later the same night. The Walla Walla Police... Read more »

Men’s soccer coach studies coaching abroad

Men’s soccer coach studies coaching abroad

Kyle Howe
February 27, 2013
Filed under Sports

Even though the soccer season is over, Men's Soccer Coach Mike Washington is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. For the first few weeks of February, Washington traveled to Manchester, where he was enrolled in a course for the education of coaches. There Washington, who is originally from... Read more »