Divestment March Turns Up Heat

Lachlan Johnson
April 30, 2013
Filed under News

After listening to a speech by founder of the 350.org organization Bill McKibben, over 200 members of the Whitman community marched around campus chanting slogans in favor of divesting the college's endowment from fossil fuels. The largest event held so far by Whitman's divestment movement, the march... Read more »

Senior Day a Success for Whitman’s Baseball Team

Senior Day a Success for Whitman’s Baseball Team

Tristan Gavin
April 29, 2013
Filed under Sports

After two tough losses in a doubleheader last Saturday, April, 29 against Whitworth University, Whitman Baseball bounced back with a dominating performance in what marked a very successful final home game for the graduating seniors. In the 9-0 win, two senior pitchers combined for the team's second... Read more »

Annual Ren Faire brings fun for campus, Walla Walla community

Annual Ren Faire brings fun for campus, Walla Walla community

Devika Doowa
April 29, 2013
Filed under Media, Photos

On Saturday, April 27, Boyer Avenue filled with food stands, craft tables and performers in colorful costumes. The Annual Whitman College Renaissance Faire brought Whitman and Walla Walla community members together for a day of fun.  Photographer Devika Doowa brings us a peek into the festivities,... Read more »

Last ASWC Senate Meeting Brings Bylaw Overhaul

Sarah Cornett
April 28, 2013
Filed under ASWC, News

Significant changes in the ASWC bylaws were made at the final ASWC Senate meeting of the year last Sunday night, April 28. Senators voted to revise a number of measures previously in the bylaws, including those pertaining to clubs. "The old bylaws reflected the house of clubs, which was a structure... Read more »

Take Back the Night draws a crowd

Take Back the Night draws a crowd

Brennan Johnson
April 28, 2013
Filed under Media, Photos

On Thursday, April 18, a large mass of Whitman students came together to protest rape culture.  The event was called Take Back the Night and was organized by Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment (FACE), a campus club. Students marched from Reid through campus  to Cordiner. At Cordiner there... Read more »

Service: Fundamental to Communities, Student Experience

Sayda Morales
April 26, 2013
Filed under Opinion

All throughout high school I volunteered in various service projects that served the New York City community. Some of these projects helped the elderly, while others helped inner city students like me. No matter the project, I remember feeling so empowered knowing that I had helped improve my community... Read more »

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest

Serena Runyan
April 25, 2013
Filed under Feature

The annual Choral Contest will take place this Friday, April 26, but the preparation for this event has stretched back months. The contest consists of separate contests among Greek groups, a capella groups and independently-organized unaffiliated students. For different groups, the contest means ... Read more »

Individual Blame Won’t Address Environmental Problems

Sam Chapman
April 25, 2013
Filed under Opinion

I find it hard to recall the moment I first became an environmentalist. It's not as defined as the instant I became a writer (after reading "The Amber Spyglass" at the age of 11) or an environmental humanities major (about the fifth week of organic chem lab). What I do remember is that when my tender... Read more »

Tech Work More Sensible with a Few Simple Rules

Blair Hanley Frank
April 25, 2013
Filed under Opinion

It's been a wonderful four years writing the tech column for The Pio. But all good things must come to an end. Since I'm going to be leaving campus and taking them with me, I figured I'd share my rules for understanding and contextualizing the technology industry. I've honed these from years of watch... Read more »

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

Nathan Fisher
April 25, 2013
Filed under A&E, Reviews

After a grueling week of studying, I looked forward to escaping to the theater to sit back, relax, have a few laughs and be entertained. Unfortunately, the only new movie released this week was the sci-fi movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise. I halfheartedly convinced one of my RA buddies that the movie would be good. Well, the movie st... Read more »

ASWC Passes Act to Encourage More Student-Taught Classes

ASWC Passes Act to Encourage More Student-Taught Classes

Lachlan Johnson
April 25, 2013
Filed under ASWC, News

Student-taught classes such as yoga, Zumba and salsa have proven increasingly popular on campus, and legislation passed at the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) senate meeting last Sunday, April 14, will allow would-be student-teachers to apply for funding for similar classes with less hassle. Through the act, ASWC plans to actively seek ... Read more »

New Look at Greekend Football Produces Mixed Feelings

New Look at Greekend Football Produces Mixed Feelings

Peter Clark
April 25, 2013
Filed under Sports

Kappas helping up DGs? Alpha Phis slapping fives with Thetas? As strange as it sounds, this year of Greekend football proved to be a unifying event in helping bring members of different women's fraternities closer together. Instead of women's fraternities playing against one another, the teams w... Read more »