2013 April

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  1. Divestment March Turns Up Heat News April 30, 2013

    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 energized supporters of ...

  2. Senior Day a Success for Whitman’s Baseball Team Sports April 29, 2013

    Whitman beat Whitworth 9-0 in what turned out to be more than just a celebration of its seniors.

  3. Annual Ren Faire brings fun for campus, Walla Walla community Media Photos April 29, 2013

    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, which included ...

  4. Last ASWC Senate Meeting Brings Bylaw Overhaul ASWC News April 28, 2013

    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 ...

  5. Take Back the Night draws a crowd Media Photos April 28, 2013

    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 was ...

  6. Service: Fundamental to Communities, Student Experience Opinion April 26, 2013

    For the most part, the majority of students when fulfilling a community service requirement will find that they enjoy giving back and being made to feel as if they made a difference. Perhaps like me, high school students will decide to take on service as a passion of theirs and ...

  7. Student Groups Prepare for Choral Contest Feature April 25, 2013

    For the competitors, Choral Contest is more than just a show; it's the culmination of months of effort.

  8. Individual Blame Won’t Address Environmental Problems Opinion April 25, 2013

    The Earth does not need saving, we do, and we must adjust our activism accordingly.

  9. Tech Work More Sensible with a Few Simple Rules Opinion April 25, 2013

    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.

  10. ‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot A&E Reviews April 25, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_70063" align="aligncenter" width="410"] Illustration by Ruth Hwang[/caption] 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 ...

  11. ASWC Passes Act to Encourage More Student-Taught Classes ASWC News April 25, 2013

    ASWC Senate passed an act on April 14 to make it easier for student-teachers to apply for funding to teach a class.

  12. New Look at Greekend Football Produces Mixed Feelings Sports April 25, 2013

    Greekend's football format changed this year to address aggressive activity. Teams by graduating class proved to be much more enjoyable for the women than the sorority teams of the past.

  13. This is a Talking Heads Cover Band Exudes Talent, Funk A&E April 25, 2013

    You might have heard of This is a Talking Heads Cover Band, a new student band taking campus by storm. This reporter can say with confidence that this group of student musicians is incredibly talented. [caption id="attachment_70241" align="aligncenter" width="640"]...

  14. Whitman Christian Fellowship Fundraises to Fight Sex Trafficking News April 25, 2013

    Whitman Christian Fellowship is organizing a fundraiser for non-profit organization Speak Up for the Poor, which aims to help adolescent girls get out of the sex trafficking industry.

  15. Baseball Team Takes Advantage of Bye Week Sports April 25, 2013

    After seven consecutive weekends playing conference opponents, Whitman baseball had a bye this weekend. Rather than using the break to catch up on sleep and schoolwork, the team flew down to California to take two games from out-of-conference University of Redlands in a doubleheader. Although it was a lot of travel ...

  16. Samuel Moyn Lecture Defines Human Rights Events News April 25, 2013

    On Monday, April 22, Historian and Columbia University Professor Samuel Moyn discussed the origin of our definition of human rights in Olin 130.

  17. The FAH Keeps Abreast of Local Research A&E April 25, 2013

    The Fine Arts House displays the best chests cast for breast cancer.

  18. Sustainable Walla Walla Prepares for Fourth Annual Green Travel Competition News April 25, 2013

    Sustainable Walla Walla is holding the fourth annual Green Travel Competition in honor of Earth Week.

  19. Beautiful Hair Without Pain, Politics or Shame Opinion April 25, 2013

    Too often faced with stigma around their hair, black women deserve to have that chance to make decisions about hair without associating it with pain, or politics, or shame.

  20. In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 25, 2013

    Bon Appetit employees share the trials and tribulations of juggling their jobs with their lives off-campus.

  21. Seniors Combine Sports, Psychology Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight April 25, 2013

    Jed Jacobson and Leland Matthaeus had the unique opportunity of combining academics and extracurricular activities in their sports psychology thesis.

  22. Indie Women Make No Appearance This Year Feature Feature Highlight April 25, 2013

    Despite their past success, the Independent Women choral group didn't manage to register for the Choral Contest in time.

  23. A Tool for Hosting Prospective Students: Brought to You by the Office of Admission Humor April 25, 2013

    Do you feel weird around your prospie? Does it seems like they don’t want to do anything? Do they sit quietly and look longingly at stuff, or text all the time? You want them to have a good time. You want them to want to go to Whitman because you ...

  24. Humans vs. Zombies Keg Sneak Humor April 25, 2013

    Everyone knows what “4/20” means. And on Saturday, it had a very interesting twist… A keg sneak! Indeed, as everyone knows 4/20 was the start of the fad that is “Humans vs. Zombies.”

  25. Political Cartoon Opinion April 25, 2013

    Cartoonist Asa Mease's take on prospie hook-up culture.

  26. Oh yeah, I forgot, the yearbook Humor April 25, 2013

    After the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) narrowly voted against decommissioning Waiilatpu, the college’s yearbook, various students across campus reported that oh yeah, guess we have a yearbook at Whitman again.

  27. Sing it Loud Feature Weekly Topic April 25, 2013

    A closer look at the 87th annual Choral Contest.

  28. Issue 12: Voices of the Community Opinion April 25, 2013

    What is the biggest drawback about Whitman? [portfolio_slideshow]

  29. Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams Sweep Through the Competition Sports April 23, 2013

    Over the weekend, both the men’s and women’s tennis teams secured their dominance in the Northwest Conference on campus. With both teams playing in the conference tournament; the men soundly won their semifinal match with 5-0 win against Pacific University, followed by a 5-0 win against George Fox in the conference ...

  30. Annual Bike Race Zooms Through Downtown Walla Walla Front Page Slideshow Media Videos April 23, 2013

    The Tour of Walla Walla drew bicycle racers and crowds to Walla Walla on April 19, 20 and 21. Videographer Faith Bernstein brings us the thrill and power of the races.

  31. Trains: Pukerangi and Platform 9 3/4 I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category April 22, 2013

    And so the family departed from Queenstown and began the journey to Dunedin. As fate would have it, upon leaving the hotel lobby I heard the same song – a girl band remake of ELO’s Mr. Blue Sky – that had been playing when I first arrived (a circularity that ...

  32. How Much Do Athletes Owe Their Fans? I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category April 22, 2013

    Everyone so often we see the public rise up in arms about how a certain athlete has wronged them, or an athlete will become frustrated with how he is being treated by the fans.

  33. 24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy Media Photos April 22, 2013

    Last Friday and Saturday, Whitman improv group Varsity Nordic performed improv for 24 hours straight. Starting at 6 p.m. on April 19 and lasting until 6 p.m. April 20, the event raised money for Trilogy Recovery Community. Varsity Nordic asked for a donation of $1 per game for the local ...

  34. Women in Advertisements: A Public Health Issue Events News April 18, 2013

    On Tuesday, April 16, well-known author Jean Kilbourne delivered a lecture on the image of women in advertising, emphasizing the damaging effects that advertisements can have on young people.

  35. Whitman’s First TEDx Event Sells Out in Hours News April 18, 2013

    TEDxWhitmanCollege creates a link between Whitman students and faculty and the broader community.

  36. Kinney Produces Wins for Missionary Baseball Sports April 18, 2013

    Behind Interim Head Coach Sean Kinney, baseball has had more success than in over a decade, but with Kinney at the helm there is no telling what the future may hold for the talented Missionaries.

  37. Mariners’ Outlook Sports April 18, 2013

    The Mariner's are not a bad team in 2013, but lofty fan expectations could prevent them from being great any time soon.

  38. blue moon Release A&E April 18, 2013

    Almost 400 submissions were received, and after headaches, some heartache and a lot of tough decisions, the 26th edition of Whitman’s premier literary magazine is finally ready for release. [caption id="attachment_69590" align="aligncenter" width="640"] ...

  39. Industrial Composting Club Develops New Compost Pick-up Program News April 18, 2013

    First-year Linnaea Weld and the Industrial Composting Club hope to make composting easier for off-campus students by facilitating a bike pick-up program.

  40. The Strokes’ Comedown Machine Falls Short of Cohesiveness A&E Reviews April 18, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_69543" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Illustration by Asa Mease[/caption] The Strokes, one of the greatest modern post-punk bands (in this reporter’s humble opinion), is a group that has a clear evolutionary arc in its style; beginning with the debut ...

  41. Yearbook, Divestment Will Move Forward with ASWC Support News April 18, 2013

    The fate of Waiilatpu and a resolution advocating for limiting the college's fossil fuel investments were decided at an ASWC Senate meeting held last Sunday night. Though its status as an ASWC-funded organization was momentarily in question, production and publication of the yearbook will be continued next year, albeit with less ...

  42. Attention to ACEs can help keep at-risk youth in school Opinion April 18, 2013

    Students of color are often faced with higher rates of incarceration, but administrators who pay attention to the role of adverse childhood experiences in education can help buck this trend.

  43. Defanging Jealousy Suggests Alternative Answers Columnists Opinion April 18, 2013

    Jealousy can put stress on relationships, but breaking it down into its component parts can make it easier to manage.

  44. ASWC Has Improved, But Engagement Still Problematic Opinion Opinion Highlight April 18, 2013

    ASWC has made some great strides to bring their message to Whitman's campus, now they just need to put the hard work in to actually make its process more engaging.

  45. Graduating Administrator Plans Future of ‘Encounters’ Feature Feature Highlight April 18, 2013

    The administrator of 'Encounters' reflects on the site's progress, and looks to how it will be maintained after graduation.

  46. Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 18, 2013

    FACE and the Walla Walla YWCA team up to put on Take Back the Night, a community march against sexual violence.

  47. Spring Intramurals Underway Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight April 18, 2013

    At a school as active and enthusiastic as Whitman, the intramural program is a popular facet of the outdoor community. While the varsity sports teams are all about competition and serious participation, intramural sports allow for those who are less competitive and more interested in the fun of a sport ...

  48. Letter to the Editor: Whitman Must Be Accountable on Climate Change Letter to the Editor April 18, 2013

    I have joined a campaign at my college to call for our endowment to be divested from the companies with the largest reserves of fossil fuels. We call for divestment in solidarity with people on the front lines of extreme resource extraction (like mountaintop-removal coal mining and fracking) and victims of climate ...

  49. Senior Art Thesis Show A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 18, 2013

    Marking the opening of the Senior Thesis Exhibition, 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Olin Auditorium, there will be a visiting artist talk by Elizabeth Dove followed by a reception outside the Sheehan Gallery . The exhibition and reception will continue in the Fouts Center for Visual Arts Gallery, displaying the hard ...

  50. Issue 11: Voices of the Community Opinion April 18, 2013

    How do you celebrate spring at Whitman? [portfolio_slideshow]

  51. Encounters of the Second Kind Feature Weekly Topic April 18, 2013

    Encounters has grown from obscurity into its own niche forum in just over a year of existence. As the administrator graduates, we look back at what brought us to this point, as well as what lies in the future of the website.

  52. Political Cartoon Opinion April 18, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_69547" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Political Cartoon by Tyler Schuh[/caption]

  53. Macklemore’s Coming!!!!! Humor April 18, 2013

    An article where Tristan "Three Unicorn" Gavin reveals that Macklemore will come to campus... yet again.

  54. Whitman Students Have No Idea What Divestment Even Is Humor April 18, 2013

    Students have no idea what divestment is... and quote movies!

  55. Unusual New Changes to Greekend Humor April 18, 2013

    Tabor talks about Greekend... nuff said.

  56. Puzzle Humor April 18, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_69554" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Illustration by Luke Hampton[/caption]

  57. Men’s and Women’s Tennis Teams End the Regular Season on Top Sports April 17, 2013

    Whitman tennis's men and women wrapped up a pair of undefeated conference titles and look to enter national competition after this weekend's home matches.

  58. Fox News Doctor ‘Not an Iota’ Right Northwest Sports Optimist April 16, 2013

    In recent times, household names have shamed the multi-billion dollar sports industry to an extent that almost no other generation has witnessed. A 20-year old sports fan has been alive long enough to endure the Tim Donaghy fixed games fiasco, the steroids-era Mitchell Report, the dog-fighting days of Michael ...

  59. IUDs Deserve a Second Chance I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category April 16, 2013

    A few weeks ago, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published research confirming that IUDs are safe methods of contraception, not just for adult women, but for teenagers as well. A review of over 90,000 health insurance claims for IUD users found that less than one percent of them, ...

  60. Students Gather for Candlelight Vigil, Honor Victims of Boston Marathon Blasts Front Page Slideshow Media News Show Photos April 16, 2013

    Over 50 students, faculty and community members gathered outside of Memorial Building Monday night, April 15 to commemorate the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with a candlelight vigil.

  61. 2013-14 ASWC Senate Elections Results Announced ASWC News April 15, 2013

    The results of the 2013-2014 ASWC Senate race were announced Monday April 15 at 8:00 p.m.

  62. ASWC Senate Keeps Waiilatpu, Passes Resolutions on Student Taught Classes and Divestment ASWC News April 15, 2013

    Last Sunday night, April 15, ASWC Senate met for nearly six hours, discussing resolutions regarding student taught classes, divestment and the fate of Waiilatpu.

  63. Senate To Decide Yearbook’s Fate, Finalize Budget on Sunday ASWC News April 12, 2013

    ASWC released an updated version of the preliminary 2013-14 budget after the final budget appeals meeting on Wednesday, April 10. On Thursday, April 12, the ASWC Student Affairs Committee passed a bylaw amendment onto Senate that would de-recognize Whitman's yearbook Waiilatpu as a campus media organization. The amendment requires a 2/3 vote in Senate ...

  64. The Lord of the Swings, Feasts Worthy of the Green Dragon, and New Year’s Eve I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category April 11, 2013

    I spent the last day of the old year doing the Shotover Bungee Swing. I jumped from over 300 feet (with a few seconds of free fall) into a canyon. I guess I’m beginning the transformative process of becoming an adrenaline junkie. The chaps who run the Swing are a ...

  65. Whitman Sets Lowest Tuition Increase in a Decade News April 11, 2013

    Whitman recently sent out letters to parents, announcing that tuition is set for $43,150 for the 2013-2014 academic year. This marks an increase of 3.25 percent, the lowest increase in the past decade, down from last year's increase of 4 percent.

  66. ASWC Town Hall Looks at International Travel, Budget, Yearbook ASWC News April 11, 2013

    The final Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Town Hall of the year focused on three major subjects: the lifting of the international travel ban, addressing concerns regarding the ASWC budget and tackling the question of whether or not the yearbook should continue to be funded. [caption id="attachment_69365" align="alignright" width="384"]...

  67. Allen Stone, a Man with a Message and a Voice A&E April 11, 2013

    Up-and-coming soul singer Allen Stone, who has earned praise from the likes of USA Today and The New York Times, is busy on a worldwide tour but will soon find his way to Whitman for a show in the Reid Ballroom. The Pioneer caught up with him on the phone ...

  68. Breakout Season for Malesovas Sports April 11, 2013

    Colton Malesovas watched his team dominate from the bench last year, and now it is his turn to lead the team to another conference championship.

  69. Small Business Development Center Builds Test Kitchen for Locals News April 11, 2013

    Community Fellow and senior David McGaughy has helped the Walla Walla Small Business Development Center to plan and build a test kitchen for community members.

  70. A Movie Reviewer’s ‘Hair’y Adventure A&E April 11, 2013

    For almost two years I’ve had the awesome job of writing movie reviews for The Pio—Friday night: the theater with a tub of popcorn; Saturday morning: Zip off a short review. Easy! Never thinking that I would have to work and write a real article, I was shocked to see ...

  71. Big Idea Talks Community News April 11, 2013

    For the past few weeks, several “Big Idea Talks” posters have been covering the campus grounds, advertising a first-time collaboration between the Walla Walla Public Library and Whitman faculty to give a series of locally-themed lectures open to the public. The talks, given by faculty members such as Senior Lecturer ...

  72. Walla Walla Roastery: Two-Part Video Series A&E April 11, 2013

    The following videos take the viewer into the Walla Walla Roastery, located in Walla Walla near the airport, capturing perspectives from the owner as well as a Whitman student. The first video includes interviews with Thomas Reese and Mary Senter, roaster and owner at the Walla Walla Roastery. They outline ...

  73. Blackness exists on a Spectrum Opinion April 11, 2013

    Breaking down a Black-white binary demands expanding our notions of what it can mean to be black.

  74. Poor Conditions Lead to Shortened Tournaments for Golf Teams Sports April 11, 2013

    A weekend of bad weather spelled out dissatisfaction for both the men and women golfers who faced poor course conditions and had their rounds cut short.

  75. Captivity under the NKOTB A&E Reviews April 11, 2013

    See how this author fared after three hours of listening to New Kids On The Block.

  76. Divestment Should Be More than Just Symbolic Opinion April 11, 2013

    Although the divestment campaign is important, we can’t afford to politely ask that everyone around us change, oil companies included, if we can’t take the first step and change ourselves.

  77. Progress on Outdoor Court Rebuild and Relocation Sports Sports Highlight April 11, 2013

    For the Whitman tennis teams, the changing weather means the approach of the national tournament and the indoor tennis courts becoming more and more obsolete. As days get sunnier, the availability of the outdoor courts becomes much more attractive, but as the NCAA tournament nears, the inability to use the courts ...

  78. College prepares for influx of visitors Feature Feature Highlight April 11, 2013

    It's April, and the class of 2017 has been admitted. How does Whitman prepare for the influx of admitted students looking to see if they would like to make this school their home?

  79. ‘Bang With Friends’ Will Revolutionize Sex Opinion Opinion Highlight April 11, 2013

    The Facebook plug-in, 'Bang With Friends' will revolutionize the way a generation approaches sex.

  80. Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 11, 2013

    A group of 15 students will begin teaching creative writing at the Washington State Penitentiary in a few weeks. They hope to increase dialogue between inmates and community members by publishing a literary journal of the inmates' work.

  81. ‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy A&E A&E Highlight Events Front Page Slideshow April 11, 2013

    Harper Joy Theatre's latest production will be Aaron Bushkowsky’s "My Chernobyl," a play that Whitman’s website describes as “a quirky romance, both touching and hilarious.” The plot follows “a naïve Canadian [who] travels to Belarus to give an inheritance to his father’s last remaining relative. While there he meets his ...

  82. Push for Gender-Neutral Housing Continues Front Page Slideshow News April 11, 2013

    Sophomore GLBTQ intern Evan Griffis is continuing to push administration to create a gender-neutral housing option for incoming students in the next two years.

  83. Kappas Have Sixth “Bikini” Sense Humor April 11, 2013

    It’s the first sunny day of spring, about 75 degrees, a little after four in the afternoon, and Ankney is populated. There is soccer, ultimate, slack-lining, guitars, and the grass is lined with Kappas in bikinis on towels. The Prentiss lawn is crowded, too. They were the first ones out. ...

  84. White Male Grateful for Power and Privilege Symposium Humor April 11, 2013

    Two weeks after the Power and Privilege Symposium, Michael Anderson is still talking about race. A first-year upper-middle-class white student from Portland, Michael is thrilled to have had the two-day lecture series confronting the issues of power and privilege. “I wasn’t sure at first if I’d have enough time to ...

  85. Mother Nature Loves to Torture Whitman Students in Spring Humor April 11, 2013

    Spring has sprung! The grass has rizz! I wonder where all them Whitties is? Oh, that’s right, they’re all inside and going crazy because Walla Walla springtime weather is so goddamn fickle!

  86. Political Cartoon Opinion April 11, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_69081" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  87. Issue 10: Voices of the Community Opinion April 11, 2013

    What are your thoughts on gender neutral housing on campus? [portfolio_slideshow]

  88. Admitted Feature Weekly Topic April 11, 2013

    The applicant pool has been vetted, and the Whitman class of 2017 has been chosen. Now the tables have turned and the choice is up to the prospective students.

  89. Origami workshop attendees well-supplied Media Photos April 10, 2013

    Last Thursday, April 4, Whitman Events Board Creative Arts organized an origami paper folding workshop in Reid Coffeehouse. While the event was met with low attendance, those who came were supplied with plain color and patterned paper and large instruction sheets for a wide variety of designs including boxes, ...

  90. Men and women’s tennis teams sweep Pacific Sports April 9, 2013

    Saturday morning, the Whitman Women's Tennis team took to the courts against Pacific University. By the afternoon, the men's team took over and completed a hugely successful day for the tennis program as a whole. Together, the men and women swept Pacific's team 18-0.

  91. Tim Reed Elected ASWC President, 2013-14 Executive Council Announced ASWC News April 8, 2013

    Sophomore Tim Reed was announced as next year's ASWC President 8 p.m. Monday night, April 8, with 61.3% of the vote. Junior Rania Mussia was elected Nominations Chair, beating out first year Allison Kelly in a close race with 54.2% of the vote.

  92. Must-See Talks at the Undergrad Conference Events News April 7, 2013

    This year's Whitman Undergraduate Conference features over 120 presentations and posters highlighting students' original works produced in their courses and during semesters abroad, summer internships or research, among others. The Pioneer has chosen three presentations that we have found particularly interesting to attend this Tuesday, April 9. Hunting for Recoiling Black ...

  93. Is America Ready for a Gay Athlete? I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category April 7, 2013

    Note: Before I even begin this piece I would like to acknowledge the fact that this may be seen as a point of contention. I would like to say that I in no way mean any offense to anyone and apologize in advance if I do so. In the United States ...

  94. Doubtful Sound I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category April 7, 2013

    Doubtful Sound is in New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park and was used as a backdrop in The Lord of the Rings (so of course we had to check it out). Fiordland is one of the rainiest places on Earth; the Cullen’s really should have relocated here and left Western Washington ...

  95. Student Panel Explores Divestment’s Potential and Risks News April 6, 2013

    A panel of students discussed the pros and cons regarding Whitman's potential divestment from fossil fuel companies.

  96. Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban News April 4, 2013

    ASWC worked closely with the administration to lift the ban on College funding for international travel. The administration is hopeful that by removing the ban, students will have more opportunities for pre-professional experiences abroad.

  97. Meet the 2013 ASWC Executive Council Candidates ASWC News April 4, 2013

    The Pioneer asked candidates running in the 2013 ASWC Executive Council elections about their qualifications, goals for next year and favorite study spots around campus.

  98. Whitman Welcomes Talk from Holocaust Survivor in Remembrance of Yom Hashoah A&E April 4, 2013

    The evening of Sunday, April 7 to the evening of Monday, April 8 marks Holocaust Remembrance Day. The internationally recognized date comes from the Hebrew calendar and marks the anniversary of the Warsaw ghetto uprising, a Jewish resistance that arose within the Warsaw ghetto in German-occupied Poland in 1943. Challenging ...

  99. Women’s Basketball Team Reaches the Elite 8 Sports April 4, 2013

    The women's basketball team made a championship run to the Elite 8 of the national tournament to skyrocket to a program-best ranking of 22nd nationally for the 2012-2013 season.

  100. Onion Fest Brings Frisbee Culture to Walla Walla Sports April 4, 2013

    The Whitman Sweets brought in players from all over the country to play frisbee for two action-packed days in Walla Walla.

  101. Justin Timberlake Puts on a New Suit for the 20/20 Experience A&E Reviews April 4, 2013

    The sweet sounds of Justin Timberlake's new album highlight maturity, growing up.

  102. G.I. Joe A&E Reviews April 4, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_68205" align="aligncenter" width="539"] Illustration by Tyler Schuh[/caption] Remember playing with the cool Hasbro G.I. Joe action figures for hours at a time? Of course: great memories! Remember in 2009 when our toy soldiers made their big-screen debut ...

  103. Janin Steps Up for Sweets Sports April 4, 2013

    In a year where Whitman's beloved Sweets lost a core group of leaders, Jacob Janin has risen as a top national player and a team leader.

  104. March Brings out Madness Sports April 4, 2013

    Sharpshooting senior guard Peter Clark weighs in on the culture of gambling on

  105. Students find freedom through cars Feature April 4, 2013

    Senior Shannon McCarty is very accustomed to the 274 mile trek from Walla Walla to Seattle. She has been driving to and from school since the second semester of her sophomore year, filling her big SUV with other Seattle bound friends, some extra gas money and a lot of luggage. McCarty ...

  106. Little Theatre of Walla Walla Features New Adaptation of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ A&E A&E Highlight Events April 4, 2013

    The Little Theatre of Walla Walla breathes life into an old tale.

  107. Zipcars Considered for Campus Use Feature Feature Highlight April 4, 2013

    With the coming of a sustainability coordinator position, Zipcars may be in Whitman's future.

  108. Environmentalists Are Not All Well-Off Columnists Opinion April 4, 2013

    Despite popular images of environmentalists as rich, white hippies, much of the most forward-thinking environmental activism comes from the third world and other disadvantaged communities.

  109. Standardized Testing Reinforces Racial Privilege Columnists Opinion April 4, 2013

    Because numerous studies indicate that standardized testing clearly disadvantages students of color, Whitman should consider test-optional admissions to push for more diversity.

  110. Race in Tech is Still an Issue Opinion April 4, 2013

    Although the tech industry prides itself on being an egalitarian meritocracy, it does not live up to these ideals of equality.

  111. Car Spotlights: Steven Klutho ‘13 and Zack Strater ‘14 Feature April 4, 2013

    A look at two Whitties and their beloved (and stylish) vehicles.

  112. How to Make a Rapist Opinion April 4, 2013

    In the wake of court decisions in the Steubenville rape trial, we must consider the ways the socialization of young boys perpetuates rape culture.

  113. Porn Industry Reflects Fetishization of Black and Brown Bodies Opinion April 4, 2013

    Racial terms are frequently among the most popular porn searches in the U.S., reflecting the continued fetishization of people of color.

  114. Waiilatpu Needs More Than Funding to Flourish Board Editorials Opinion April 4, 2013

    If ASWC intends to fund Waiilatpu for the coming year, they should do so with the longer-term viability of the publication in mind.

  115. Racism Ain’t Over Just Yet Opinion Opinion Highlight April 4, 2013

    Although the Power and Privilege Symposium successfully got campus talking about race, the conversation cannot end with the symposium.

  116. Political Cartoon Opinion April 4, 2013

    [caption id="attachment_68229" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Political Cartoon by Asa Mease[/caption]

  117. Issue 10: Voices of the Community Opinion April 4, 2013

    Have your perspectives on race changed since the Race and Privilege Symposium? [portfolio_slideshow]

  118. Fouls of Instagram Humor April 4, 2013

    Fouls of Instagram. Don't do it

  119. In the Driver’s Seat Feature Weekly Topic April 4, 2013

    Students speak out about their favorite vehicles, and on driving culture at Whitman.

  120. Veteran Cigarette Smoker Anchors the Sweets Humor April 4, 2013

    A profile of Paul Cathcart, a smoker and current frisbee player who is tearing it up on and off the field.

  121. Extra Costs Leave ASWC Budget Tighter for Clubs Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 4, 2013

    ASWC allocated a portion of the funds set aside in the preliminary budget to clubs who attended the appeals meeting on Wednesday, April 3.

  122. Yearbook Remains Unfunded After First Budget Appeal Front Page Slideshow News April 4, 2013

    After debate last Sun. March 31 at the ASWC Senate meeting regarding the fate of Waiilatpu, Whitman's yearbook, ASWC Finance Committee has agreed to keep the yearbook running for another year by amending the organization's budget.

  123. Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight April 4, 2013

    For the first eighteen years of his life, wrestler Hudson Taylor didn’t think he knew anybody who was gay. But since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2010, he has spent much of his time standing in front of college athletes around the country discussing the importance of recognizing ...

  124. Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor April 3, 2013

    To the Editor, “For the last three years,” the recent ASWC press release on international travel reads, “there has been a ban on college funding going to any international travel.” That statement is remarkably incorrect. That statement overlooks $20,725 that ASWC has spent to fund the uniquely positioned Whitman Direct Action ...

  125. Staff Art Adds Color to Penrose Media Photos April 3, 2013

    Balloon bouquets, knitted fruit and homemade Renaissance dresses were among the surprises that met students in the lobby of Penrose Library after spring break. "Art Outside the Box" showcased 45 works of art by 29 Whitman staff members that ranged widely from paintings to jewelry to furniture and instruments. The exhibit ran ...

  126. UWC Alumni Head to Second West Coast Conference News April 3, 2013

    Several alumni of the United World Colleges are participating in conference at the College of Idaho from April 5 until April 7.

  127. Visualizing the ASWC budget Editors' Blog April 2, 2013

    Since ASWC released a preliminary budget on Sunday, there has been a lot of discussion on campus about the budgeting process. Many readers have commented on the information we've provided detailing cuts in the yearbook and other campus organizations, asking questions about how ASWC decides budgeting and why some groups ...

  128. Notes on the Pio’s budgeting process Editors' Blog April 1, 2013

    In response to student concerns about ASWC's preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year, and specifically about the amount of funding given to The Pioneer, I would like to clarify several things about the budgeting process for The Pioneer and provide the campus with more information about how we use our funds. First, ...

  129. ASWC Debates Fate of Waiilatpu ASWC News April 1, 2013

    After being given two percent of its ASWC funding request, Waiilatpu, Whitman's yearbook organization, struggled to fight for itself at ASWC Senate meeting last Sunday night, March 31.

  130. College Lifts Ban on Unaccompanied International Travel ASWC Breaking News News April 1, 2013

    After a three-year ban, students next year will be able to travel internationally with the support of the college.