2013 March


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  1. Unsung Heroes Off-Campus Blogs Opinion March 31, 2013

    The past week was full of random, little tasks at work-I spent my week organizing case files, pulling notes of testimony, making exhibit lists, scanning in documents, dealing with prelims, etc.  It was a short week because Good Friday is a holiday here, so we didn't have work on Friday. ...

  2. Adam Miller Selected as New Director of Admission News March 31, 2013

    Adam Miller, an alumnus of Claremont McKenna College was recently hired as the new Director of Admissions. Not only was he previously the associate dean of admissions in 2010, but he was also a professional baseball player.

  3. Preliminary 2014 ASWC Budget Slashes Yearbook, Greekend Funding ASWC News March 31, 2013

    Update: A more comprehensive article summarizing the current debate over funding the yearbook and discussion from ASWC Senate on Sunday, March 31 can be found here. ASWC has released a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014, which includes substantial cuts to Waiilatpu (the Whitman yearbook) and the Greekend Committee. Waiilatpu requested ...

  4. Reflections on 2013 Urban Education Service Trip Blogs Opinion Opinion Writers' Blogs March 30, 2013

    Over spring break, 12 Whitman students volunteered at Portland's Emerson Charter School. Columnist Sayda Morales reflects on her volunteer experience and how giving service meant receiving the service of opened minds and outlooks on various education systems.

  5. The Fellowship of the Ringers I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category March 29, 2013

    Kiwis refer to The Lord of the Rings fans as “Ringers.” My family is a rabid group of Ringers and we fed our hunger for all things Tolkienian (and my hunger for all things filmic) with a safari-style tour of Middle Earth shooting locations. We loaded up into a land ...

  6. Police Inaction Leads to Destruction of the Condemned House Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    The Walla Walla Police Department decided to implement a new strategy with the parties at Condemned: Do nothing. “Because parties are nearly every weekend, we thought to try to let the party manage itself this time. Even students get tired ...

  7. 17 Percent of Students Too Drunk to Take Survey Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Whitman’s annual student lifestyle survey has revealed that 17 percent of students have too many drinks on the average weekend to fill out the questionnaire. Administered by the Whitman Office of Propaganda in Penrose Library between 11 p.m. and midnight last Friday, March 22, the lifestyle survey is used by the ...

  8. 8 Signs You Are a True Whittie A&E Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    So you say you're a Whitman student. You are a diverse student who's athletic and smart; you probably want to change the world. But as diverse as you are, you've probably noticed there's an uncannily similar student here... Want to fit in? Follow our eight fashion tips: [caption id="attachment_67766" align="alignleft" width="287"]...

  9. (Not) Eating Bin Food: A How-to Guide Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Bin food getting you down? Solve your mealtime woes with this handy guide on how not to eat whatever is inside those white containers.

  10. 3 Descriptions of Tabor Articles Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Tabor Martinsen is a frequent writer for the Backpage known for outrageous lists and numerical rankings of silly concepts. To further thrust young Tabor into the humor spotlight, I have compiled a numbered list of his articles and joined in the Taboring fun! 1. ...

  11. Senior Runs into Problems Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    While most varsity athletes spend the offseason preparing for the next year, things are a bit different for senior Tyler Mejosnik. Mejosnik was a member of the cross-country team for each of his four years at Whitman, and doesn’t really know what to do with himself now that it’s over. While ...

  12. Quiz: Which Member of ASWC are You? Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_67779" align="aligncenter" width="534"] Quiz by Julie Peterson[/caption]

  13. New Campaign Name to Battle Campus Sexual Ineptitude Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    In the new title-taking wave that is sweeping campus campaigns and organizations, there is a new player that hopes to re-imagine itself in a way that another campaign has already imagined itself: the Green Dot Program. Sexual Misconduct Coordinator Barbarella Mixwell announced on Tuesday, March 26 that the Green Dot Program ...

  14. Typewriters Next Generation of Computing Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Typewriters are the next big tech thing, think I'm wrong?

  15. Tristan Gavin’s Dating Profile Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Wondering if Pio Sports Editor Tristan Gavin is single? Tired of staring at him in class, wishing you could get up the nerve to talk to him? Well, look no further—The Pio has got you covered with our very own dating profile of the oh-so-dreamy sports editor. Not only is ...

  16. Virgins Are Immoral Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    If you're not having sex, you're not doing your part to move society forward.

  17. Letter to the Editor, Jack Issue version Jack Issue Letter to the Editor March 28, 2013

    To the editor, This piece was so obtuse that it came across as nothing more than a writer learning that he or she can write the word "penis" in print and not get in trouble. Once taught that belief, one repeats it. I do not believe it. In fact, I believe ...

  18. Bridges Unclear on Goals of Divestment Campaign Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    In 2011, President George Bridges launched the "Now is the Time" campaign to encourage patrons to invest in Whitman. "My idea was simple. It got at the heart of things," Bridges explained earnestly. "Most people make plans for the future. The true genius of this campaign was that I identified now as ...

  19. Ugly, Awkward Virgins Deserve Sympathy, Not Ridicule Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Societal factors are holding virgins back, and we are wrong to persecute them individually.

  20. The Regrets List Humor Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    The Pioneer regrets that, after a weekend-long convention focused on the importance of social media and breaking news, the Associated Collegiate Press failed to publish a list of award winners until Tuesday morning after the convention, thus making the entire staff wait with anticipation to confirm that we won more trophies. The ...

  21. Team Nicotine Gears Up Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    Team Nicotine is gearing up for the new season. Indeed, the smokers are preparing the for rigorous spring season. One member is excited, but nervous. [caption id="attachment_67751" align="alignright" width="300"] Photos by cade beck.[/caption] “With spring arriving, you can really stay ...

  22. Rigoberta Menchu Opens Power and Privilege Symposium ASWC Events News March 27, 2013

    Nobel Laureate Rigoberta Menchu spoke to a full crowd at Cordiner Hall Wednesday night, March 27. She discussed the ideas of gratitude and identity.

  23. Several ASWC Candidates to Run Unopposed in Upcoming Elections ASWC News March 27, 2013

    Executive council elections and senate elections are coming up soon, and several candidates are running unopposed.

  24. Upcoming Music Recitals Calendar A&E Events March 26, 2013

    The months after Spring Break mark Whitman's most musical time of year. With 10 student recitals in the coming weeks, there is an opportunity nearly every week to listen to Whitman College Music Department's talented musicians.

  25. Biggest Free Agent Moves I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category March 26, 2013

    When NFL free agency kicks off it means two things: first, your favorite team might look a lot different next season, and second, a lot of people are going to get very rich very quickly.

  26. Opening the Vault: Pio Through the Ages Circuit March 25, 2013

    Since opening its doors in 1896, the Whitman Pioneer has had a long and diverse history of reporting on campus. While it began its life in an era when there were few enough students to cover each one's comings and goings in a week's issue, it gradually transitioned into a record ...

  27. Dragapella rocks Reid Media Videos March 25, 2013

    A group billing themselves as "America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet" filled Reid Ballroom on March 5 with gaudy gowns, hilarious lyrics and beautiful harmonies.  Kinsey Sicks inspired laughs and a few gasps from Whitman students.  The name Kinsey Sicks is a play on "Kinsey 6," the placement on the Kinsey ...

  28. Four Years of Residence Circuit Media Photo Essay March 24, 2013

    First-year rooms become a home away from home for most Whitman students—a chance to redecorate and create lifelong friendships. Though most Whitties only live in a particular room on campus for one year or less, unforgettable memories are created. The Circuit tracked down students who lived in one specific room at ...

  29. eSports Reach Outside the Virtual World A&E Circuit Front Page Slideshow March 23, 2013

    The competive and exciting world of eSports at Whitman and beyond gets a critical look.

  30. So Ten Years Ago. A&E Circuit March 22, 2013

    The Pio looks at some trends from recent years we'll be happy to leave behind.

  31. Five generations of wheat Circuit News News Highlight March 22, 2013

    Farmers in the Walla Walla Valley preserve their history with an eye towards the future.

  32. Comic Circuit Humor March 22, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_67373" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Comic by Julie Peterson[/caption]

  33. Search Begins for New Assistant Vice President of Communications News March 21, 2013

    The Whitman Office of Communications will start the year with a new web content specialist and a new assistant vice president of communications.

  34. Which Campus Sculpture Are You? Circuit Humor March 21, 2013

    A quiz about what campus sculpture you are!

  35. Whitman and Mainstream Hip-Hop: Gender Battlegrounds A&E A&E Highlight Circuit Front Page Slideshow March 21, 2013

    Hip Hop came from humble roots, but over its 30 year evolution, sexism has become a greater part of the music in the genre's mainstream.

  36. Circuit Horoscopes Circuit Humor March 21, 2013

    Whitman specific horoscopes!

  37. The Greeks in Walla Walla Circuit Front Page Slideshow News March 21, 2013

    The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four sororities, to the south, and Whitman’s four fraternity houses to the north. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitman, with occasional recklessness that divide ...

  38. Behind the Scenes of the One Acts Circuit Front Page Slideshow Media Photo Essay March 20, 2013

    Photographer cade beck takes us behind the scenes to show the process behind the One Act Play Festival.

  39. Whitman Through the Years Circuit Opinion March 19, 2013

    We asked faculty, staff and alumni how Whitman has changed over their time as a part of the college community. Here's what they had to say.

  40. Twinkies: A Retrospective Circuit Feature March 19, 2013

    In November 2012, we bid farewell to the Twinkie. Hannah Bartman reports on the life and death of one of America's most talked-about snack foods.

  41. Circuit 6 Letter from the Editor Circuit Letter from the Editor March 18, 2013

    Welcome to Issue 6 of the Circuit! Here's what we have in store for you.

  42. Whitman’s Oldest Living Alum: Pearl Virginia Teeter ’32 Circuit News March 18, 2013

    Pearl Virginia Teeter '32 is the oldest living Whitman alumna. Now 103 years old, her life was just as busy as her time at Whitman.

  43. Why Can’t Sports Teams Cut Their Losses I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category March 13, 2013

    Blogger Dylan Snyder discusses contract negotiations, poor scouting, and sunk costs in sports drafting.

  44. Quintessential Queenstown I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category March 12, 2013

    Queenstown: The adrenaline capital of the world. A place that resembles Lake Chelan with more cityscape and greenery, overlooked by mountains and a great gondola. Downtown is lovely, hip, and clean with a small-town feel (update: downtown is also the site of a concentrated drullet – dreaded mullet – population. ...

  45. Of firetrucks and classrooms Opinion March 8, 2013

    At the behest of an unnamed friend who has berated me for not writing more, I am endeavoring to update more frequently.  Enough has certainly happened this week already!  Monday was busy but uneventful-I spent the entire day transcribing 911 calls and putting together a binder for a case that'll ...

  46. I Still Love H.E.R.: Common and Extended Metaphor A&E Blogs March 8, 2013

    Matt Raymond explores the use of metaphor in music, asking the question, "Is metaphor an aspect of something writers might call “style”, or is it just something we do?"

  47. Why Advanced Metrics Don’t Always Work I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category March 7, 2013

    This past weekend I had the pleasure of traveling to Boston to attend the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference with some of the best and brightest in the world of sports media and statistics. While I was there I noticed some interesting trends that really surprised me.

  48. More Student Representatives to Join Governing Committees ASWC News March 7, 2013

    Students will have a greater presence on governing board committees next year, says ASWC president; additionally, trustees promise to set aside "a meaningful amount of time" for face-to-face contact with students while on campus.

  49. Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue A&E Movie Reviews Reviews March 7, 2013

    Looking for good movies this Spring Break? Skip the theaters and check out Netflix instead.

  50. Danish Open Prison System Shows Different Understanding of Crime Events News March 7, 2013

    Lecturer Anne Okkels Birk discusses how the Danish open prison system attempts to normalize prisoners and how the social net in Denmark helps to prevent crime in the first place.

  51. Golf teams prepare spring competition Sports March 7, 2013

    Both the men and women of Whitman golf look to build off of a productive fall heading into the spring season.

  52. Whitman Group Rafts the Grand Canyon Sports March 7, 2013

    Devin Kuh leads a group of Whitman students and alumni through the Grand canyon on a Spring Break rafting trip.

  53. Life Skills Series Teaches What Classroom Learning Doesn’t A&E March 7, 2013

    Making the perfect pizza is just one of the many life skills taught at this Student Activity Office's series.

  54. Men’s Tennis Team Sweeping Through the Competition Sports March 7, 2013

    Whitman tennis' recent wins against the University of Puget Sound and Whitworth University raised its win streak to six following a loss to Lewis-Clark State. The team easily won its two matches this weekend by scores of 9-0 and 8-1, respectively. As the season progresses, the men look to add to ...

  55. Race Symposium To Bring Nobel Laureate to Campus News March 7, 2013

    Whitman's first annual Power and Privilege Symposium will feature workshops on racial issues in a Whitman context and other issues of inequality and difference. Nobel Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú will be the keynote speaker.

  56. Students Sense Hazard in Social Media Outlets Feature March 7, 2013

    Facebook: whether students hate it, love it or some combination of the two; Facebook is a huge presence in many people’s lives, but how do people live around it?

  57. Crucible Lunch Meetings Help Students Look Forward Events News March 7, 2013

    "Crucible" discussions give students a chance to discuss the intersection of social justice and the working world with local alumni.

  58. Ten Things that Will Get You Weird Looks or Cause People to Question Your Convictions Humor March 7, 2013

    An examination of certain habit that are not socially acceptable next year.

  59. Schools Should Be Judged by Their Covers Columnists Opinion March 7, 2013

    Aesthetics have more to do with students' ability to learn than you might think, meaning investments in campus aesthetics are well spent.

  60. Letter to the Editor: Thank You for Lincoln High School Support Letter to the Editor Opinion March 7, 2013

    Thank you, Whitman College, for inviting Lincoln High School to come to Maxey Hall and share about our trauma-sensitive model. We appreciate all the Whitman students that have come to Lincoln to volunteer as well as those choosing Lincoln for senior projects. I know you have a very busy testing schedule ...

  61. Whitman Goes Green Humor March 7, 2013

    An examination of how Whitman has gone green lately, and George Bridges' possibly color-blindness.

  62. Grateful Norovirus Apologizes for What It Did to Whitman Baseball Team Humor March 7, 2013

    Humor writer Matthew "Overweight" Raymond examines the relationship between the Norovirus and the Whitman Baseball team.

  63. Wearable Tech Must Be Relevant to Consumers Opinion Opinion Highlight March 7, 2013

    While I'm living proof of the success of wearables (I can't get enough of my Fitbit One), only time will tell if this is just a fad directed at nerds, or a new frontier in consumer tech.

  64. John Lee: Varsity Aesthete Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight March 7, 2013

    Pitcher John Lee captures his experiences off the field with his camera

  65. How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 7, 2013

    One author's journey to find their ancestors at a local church, turns into a life changing experience.

  66. Video gamers find support to overcome addiction Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 7, 2013

    Video game addiction has the same ability to affect lives as any substance, but how do students overcome a non-physical addiction?

  67. Issue 7: Voices of the Community Opinion March 7, 2013

    What would you miss most if you did not have access to a computer? [portfolio_slideshow]

  68. In the Net Feature Weekly Topic March 7, 2013

    The internet is integral to our college experience, but how much is too much? Whitman students are finding that lines that must be drawn before computer and internet use becomes an addiction.

  69. Political Cartoon Opinion March 7, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_66960" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  70. The Fine Line Between Luck and Skills in Sports Northwest Sports Optimist March 6, 2013

    Hitting a home run in Major League Baseball is as easy as … well, something extremely difficult to accomplish. Most of those who are reading this article would do just as poorly as the author when attempting this feat.

  71. Students Table to Educate Walla Wallans about Earned Income Tax Credit News March 6, 2013

    Whitman students participate in a volunteer project to spread awareness about the earned income tax credit to fight poverty within the Walla Walla community.

  72. FACE Aims to Increase Campus Dialogue about Sexual Assault News March 6, 2013

    FACE events like the recent sexual assault panel and Take Back the Night create a space for crucial dialogue about sexual assault and the campus culture surrounding it.

  73. Elementary mentees visit campus Media Photos March 6, 2013

    The annual Mentees to Campus Day brings over 150 elementary students from Walla Walla public schools to Reid Campus Center and side lawn for a carnival with their Whitman mentors.  The Whitman Mentor Program is one of the most popular service opportunities for Whitman students.  This year, activities included bowling ...

  74. Students Volunteer to Spread Knowledge About Earned Income Tax Credit News March 4, 2013

    Whitman students are currently working together with the Walla Walla Asset Building Coalition on the earned income tax credit campaign, a project that works to educate the local families of Walla Walla the possible tax returns they are able to receive.

  75. ASWC To Expand Student Presence on Governing Committees ASWC News March 3, 2013

    ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian announced at the ASWC Senate meeting on Tuesday, March 3 that there will be expanded student representation within Whitman's governing board committees next year.

  76. Adventures in Nelson and the World of Wearable Art Museum I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category March 3, 2013

    It’s our last day in Nelson and I’ve made a serendipitous discovery that I will share with you…. How to get an inverse Chaco tan in 5 easy steps: 1) Put on Chacos 2) Spray sunscreen on your feet 3) Scrap a few IQ points 4) Take off Chacos 5) Frolic in the sun for ...