2013 October


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  1. Caution Urged in Light of Recent Bike Thefts Community News October 31, 2013

    Five bike thefts have been reported on Whitman's campus this past week. Smart locking and bike insurance can guarantee this won't happen to you.

  2. Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors Front Page Slideshow News October 31, 2013

    The graduating class of 2014 has 97 Biology majors, the highest number of graduates in one discipline ever to graduate from Whitman College. The faculty has had to adjust, making short term and long term plans in order to manage the rapidly growing department.

  3. Sewing Play Together: Harper Joy Costume Department A&E A&E Highlight October 31, 2013

    A lot goes into a play and the costume department is a significant part behind it. Professor of Theatre, Robin Smasne and her costume crew help create the costumes that help create the play.

  4. Tale of Wolfman College Humor October 31, 2013

    First there was one... then there was WOLFMAN.

  5. From Boyer to Bennington: Running Trails In, Around Walla Walla Sports October 31, 2013

    The Walla Walla area provides plenty of scenic routes for Whitman runners, from beginners to cross country studs-- here are a few essential routes to check out.

  6. New Maxey Statues Elicit Mixed Responses A&E October 31, 2013

    The new Maxey Statues have the been the source of a lot of controversy recently. What do people really think about these statement pieces?

  7. Mr. Whitman Contestants Get Creative Events Greek Life News October 31, 2013

    Nov. 1st marks this year's Mr. Whitman, the annual male beauty pageant hosted by the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. The event is fundraising and raising awareness for Trilogy Recovery Community, a local nonprofit group for adolescents struggling with addiction.

  8. Mease not Mooses: Parents Weekend Campus Cartoon Opinion October 31, 2013

    Cartoon by Asa Mease

  9. Alumnus Writes Psychological Thriller about Local Cemetery Feature October 31, 2013

    Read more about a psychological thriller novel set in Walla Walla's haunted cemetery.

  10. Haunting on Issacs Avenue Humor October 31, 2013

    A halloween haunting whodunnit

  11. Sports Website Boasts Variety of New, Improved Features Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports October 31, 2013

    The Whitman athletics website has been improved greatly, both in appearance and functionality.

  12. Musical Nostalgia: Places, Time Have Their Own Sound A&E October 31, 2013

    Music can embody an entire experience and make you nostalgic for a certain time and place. Blitzen Trapper, who came out with a new album this past week invokes everything nostalgia but everything great.

  13. Comedian Russell Brand Raises Important Issues Opinion October 31, 2013

    Do you ever think about what you would say if a BBC news anchor interviewed you? Would you take the opportunity to talk about why you never vote, the growing income gap around the world, your former drug addiction and how lovely your interviewer's beard looks? Or would you simply ...

  14. Dots: Why? Humor October 31, 2013

    Dear candy-making dudes, let's be real. Dots are gross (seriously).

  15. Lou Reed: Personal Hero Opinion October 31, 2013

    In my angsty teenage days I remember walking around my high school before class began and blasting “Sister Ray” by the Velvet Underground. I can also recall a band when I was in high school struggling to play “Rock and Roll” by the same New Yorkers.

  16. Profile of Whitman Ghosts Humor October 31, 2013

    These ghosts are here year round but it's nice to give them some recognition now and then.

  17. Campus Climate Members Returns From Powershift Energized News October 31, 2013

    While many Whitman students spent the third weekend of October consumed in midterm studies, members of Campus Climate Challenge were off campus engaging in a weekend of activism. Eight students traveled to Pittsburgh, Penn. to attend Power Shift, a biannual national environmental youth activism conference organized by the Energy Action ...

  18. Nuclear Power Offers Different Solution Front Page Slideshow Opinion Opinion Highlight October 31, 2013

    After Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island (nuclear power plants that unintentionally exposed thousands to radioactivity), it has been taboo for an environmentalist to be pro-nuclear. While I don’t mean to be unsympathetic to the victims of radioactivity-caused cancers, we should not forget nuclear’s enormous benefits. The hysteria these disasters ...

  19. Walla Walla Celebrates with Colorful Community Events Feature Feature Highlight October 31, 2013

    See how Walla Wallans celebrated Dia de los Muertos at the first annual community festival for the holiday. Then read about a few local Halloween activities.

  20. Budget Turmoil Risks Cutting Aid Partnership in Guatemala Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 31, 2013

    Every summer Whitman Direct Action (WDA) travels to Guatemala to research economic development and humanitarian aid, but this tradition may soon come to an end. Ambivalence from members of the ASWC Finance Committee left WDA questioning whether they can count on any support and wondering how to fund this year’s ...

  21. Happy Halloween! Feature Weekly Topic October 31, 2013

    This week, The Pioneer went to the first annual Dia de los Muertos community festival to check out the student artwork. We also chatted with alumnus Stanley Wilson '66 about his 2004 thriller novel set in Walla Walla's supposedly haunted cemetery.

  22. Words For Halloween Word Search Humor October 31, 2013


  23. On Action Bronson and Misogyny A&E A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 30, 2013

    In a hip-hop landscape teeming with entertaining characters, Action Bronson is one of my favorites. He is a fat, bearded Albanian from Queens who took up rapping a few years ago after leaving his career as a chef. Through the handful of mixtapes he’s put out, Bronson has cooked up ...

  24. Why the Seahawks Should (and Will) Lose Northwest Sports Optimist Web Only October 30, 2013

    The Seattle Seahawks are currently 7-1 overall, and 3-0 in the NFC West. They have the most wins in the NFC, and are tied with the Denver Broncos for second in the entire NFL. A quick glance at their record is proof enough that Seattle can’t be stopped. Or is it? ...

  25. Voices of the Community: Issue 8 Opinion Voices of the Community October 30, 2013

    What is your ideal date in Walla Walla? Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney takes a look at what people think is the ideal date in Walla Walla.

  26. Last-Minute Whittie Halloween Costumes Humor October 30, 2013

    With midterms upon us and also just life in general, it's likely that you haven't had time to think about what you are going to be for Halloween this year. Maybe you've dismissed the holiday all together. But Halloween doesn't have to end now that you're older and can't knock ...

  27. Senate Round Up Number 2 ASWC Unpacked October 29, 2013

    At the second ASWC senate meeting, ASWC discussed how to improve senator outreach, ratified Whitman Action Games, amended a bylaw, and appointed Emily Jones and Dalton Cooper  to the Bon App Food Committee. ASWC ratified Whitman Action Games (WAG), this year’s reconfiguration of the now-defunct Campus Gamers club.  WAG coordinates Humans ...

  28. Weekend Recap: Volleyball Struggles, Loses Twice Sports Weekend Recaps Whitman Volleyball October 28, 2013

    The Whitman volleyball team had a difficult weekend, losing to Pacific and George Fox.

  29. Is Kendrick Lamar Having Fun Yet? A&E A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 24, 2013

    It’s convenient that King Kendrick is a catchy, alliterative phrase, because I think hip-hop fans will be calling him that for a long, long time.

  30. Senate Round Up Number 1 ASWC Unpacked October 24, 2013

    ASWC had its first senate meeting of the semester last Sunday, Oct 6. Agenda items included allocation of $2,000 for an outdoor trip, confirmation of a new vice president, and new appointees to the nominations and oversight committees.

  31. Pio Heads to 92nd ACP/CMA College Media Convention Editors' Blog October 24, 2013

    It's official. We're in New Orleans in one piece! Pio heads to the 92nd Annual Associated Collegiate Press (ACP)/CMA National College Media Convention in New Orleans and we just finished up our first full day of convention workshops.

  32. Voices of the Community: Issue 7 Opinion Voices of the Community October 23, 2013

    If the school could spend money on anything, what would that be? Videographer Tanner Bowersox polls the community on where they would like to see ASWC funds spent.

  33. Walla Walla University Creates Spiritual Environment for Students Feature Feature Highlight October 23, 2013

    Walla Walla University students and staff share the ways in which they stay connected with religion.

  34. Mease Not Mooses: Meal Plan vs. No Meal Plan Campus Cartoon Opinion October 23, 2013

    Pio Illustrator Asa Mease pokes fun at the difficulty of off-campus living and eating at Whitman.

  35. Catching Up with Rimmy Doowa A&E October 23, 2013

    Rimmy Doowa '12 might best be remembered at Whitman as the small girl with the huge voice in Schwa and Whitman band, Dabbles in Bloom. But since she graduated, Doowa's found a lot of success overseas in Thailand. Currently a contestant on Thailand's The Voice, Doowa is making music and ...

  36. Division III Recruitment Boasts Unique Perks Men's Basketball Men's Soccer Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports Whitman Tennis October 23, 2013

    While DIII athletics lack the prestige of the DI level, Whitman coaches are able to draw players by emphasizing the academics, atmosphere, and balance of the college.

  37. Walla Walla Community Moves to Restore Public Pool Community News October 23, 2013

    Walla Walla currently lacks a public pool facility; a committee titled Rebuild Memorial Pool is attempting to change that with a cost effective plan to restore an old pubic pool that was shut down in 2006.

  38. JumpStart Program Prepares Incoming Students for College Feature October 23, 2013

    Find out more about the JumpStart first-year orientation program at Walla Walla University.

  39. Campus Poetry Corner Humor October 23, 2013

    A friendly PSA from our campus departments in poetry form.

  40. Do Not Remain Silent on Divestment Opinion October 23, 2013

    “The outcome of the stigmatization process, which the fossil fuel divestment campaign has triggered, poses the most far-reaching threat to fossil fuel companies and the vast energy value chain.” Those are the words of a new report, released on Oct. 8 by Oxford University. The report adds to the growing ...

  41. Mixed Reactions as Sexual Misconduct Report Goes Paperless News October 23, 2013

    The familiar pink paper forms from years past, found in residence hall bathrooms, offices and other campus buildings, were removed at the start of this year. They have been replaced with small information sheets detailing the process of reporting sexual assault with the new online forms, part of Advocate, Whitman’s ...

  42. History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla A&E Events Front Page Slideshow October 23, 2013

    Former pastor and Walla Walla community member Chuck Hindman transformed into a historical figure of Walla Walla's past Sunday. Part of Fort Walla Walla's ongoing Living History Series, Hindman captivated audiences with his turn as Reverend James H. Wilbur.

  43. Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service Feature October 23, 2013

    Read more about collaborative community service projects between Whitties and students from Walla Walla University.

  44. Athletes Count on Superstition, Rituals Sports October 23, 2013

    Athletes are known for having unique superstitions and rituals to help their performance, and athletes at Whitman are no exception.

  45. Police Cameras Offer Answers Opinion Opinion Highlight October 23, 2013

    Those readers I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting in person should know that I proudly represent St. Paul, Minn. To those who don’t care, I hope you’ll forgive me for discussing a topic that’s quite literally close to home for me. A debate in the city council of St. ...

  46. ‘Waiilatpu’ Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts News October 23, 2013

    Facing extreme budget cuts, Whitman's yearbook has instigated significant changes in order to expand their audience and generate excitement among new students. ASWC granted Waiilatpu $3,500 this academic year, a drastic change from the $13,350 in 2012-2013.

  47. Vegan Sexologist Brings Activism to the Bedroom Humor October 23, 2013

    Renowned vegan sexologist Shanae Williams presented alternatives for those who are hungry, turned on and conscientious.

  48. Problems Arise with Kanye West’s Ego Between the Speakers Opinion October 23, 2013

    My seventh-grade self will always defend Kanye West. His Late Registration was the first album on my first iPod and I have stuck with the guy ever since. While he still creates brilliant music, West’s role in the public conscience has gone from gifted artist to ridiculous diva. And the ...

  49. Sam Alden ’12 Finds Success in Comic World A&E October 23, 2013

    Whitman alumnus Sam Alden '12 has been up to a lot lately. Recently named one of the "Best American Comics 2013" and writing a graphic novel, The Pioneer catches up with Alden to discuss his recent successes.

  50. Is Redskins Moniker as Good as Changed? Sports October 23, 2013

    Will the recent public outcry over the Washington Redskins name force owner Dan Snyder to change the name to maintain support for the team?

  51. State of the State Provides Students Real-World Experience Community News October 23, 2013

    State of the State, an interdisciplinary course at Whitman, has students involved in community issues. This year, its members are getting eight credits for it.

  52. Find Pride In Your Guilty Pleasures A&E Movie Reviews October 23, 2013

    Everyone has one yet no one likes to admit it. Guilty pleasures are great but why do we feel an intense amount of shame when admitting them?

  53. Hipster Romantic Viewspots on Campus Humor October 23, 2013

    Sick of the same old date spot being eating the "Taste Of" at Reid for dinner? Mainstream spots have you down? Here is a list of even better date spots on or near Whitman's campus. Come enjoy them before they get too trendy! Behind Prentiss Dining Hall – What could be more ...

  54. Women’s Soccer Looks to Regain Form to Finish Season Sports October 23, 2013

    After a strong start to the season, the Whitman women's soccer team has struggled in conference play.

  55. Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 23, 2013

    Active religious participation among Whitman students, and college students in general, appears to be small compared to that of the rest of the population. The small groups of students who do practice their religions, in whatever form, at times feel stigmatized, and thus religious discussion is further muted. Where is ...

  56. New Club WhitWomen Fights Media Misogyny News October 23, 2013

    WhitWomen, a new club, is planning a series of workshops in the community to raise awareness for the media's portrayal of women, and the negative impacts it has on society. They plan to screen "The Mask You Live In," a film dealing with media literacy, to Whitman and community. ...

  57. Whitman’s Artifacts, Specimen Collections Reflect Area’s History A&E A&E Highlight Events October 23, 2013

    Whitman is full of hidden treasures. Collections from around the world litter the school's archives and Maxey Museum for students and history buffs alike to enjoy.

  58. Varsity Teams Give Back to Community Front Page Slideshow Sports October 23, 2013

    Whitman sports are reaching out to the community through camps and lessons, building relationships and teaching skills.

  59. Welcome to Walla Walla University Feature Weekly Topic October 23, 2013

    This week, The Pioneer talked with the students and staff of Walla Walla University to find out more about spiritual life on campus, the first-year orientation program and student community service projects.

  60. The Whitman Music Dichotomy A&E A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 21, 2013

    Frats aren’t always known for musical diversity, but this was not the case at the TKE house on Friday night. Hosting their all-campus “Space Jam” party, the house was able to display both sides of the Whitman music experience under one roof. The first ninety minutes of the party were centered ...

  61. Men’s Soccer Splits Weekend Games, Beats PLU in OT Thriller Men's Soccer Weekend Recaps October 20, 2013

    The Whitman men's soccer team split their weekend games, defeating PLU 1-0 in an overtime thriller and losing 2-0 to UPS the next day.

  62. Chamber of TKErets Has Been Opened Humor October 20, 2013

    Watch out for the Brosalisk

  63. Myth, Memory at Sheehan Gallery A&E A&E Highlight October 17, 2013

    On Oct. 14, Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery opened its latest exhibit, a reflection on the works of the local artist J. Frank Munns, who passed away last January. [caption id="attachment_75651" align="alignleft" width="279"] Photo by Allie Felt[/caption] The exhibition process varies by artist, but ...

  64. Let’s Drink to ‘The World’s End’ A&E Movie Reviews Reviews October 17, 2013

    With my 21st birthday approaching in February and the end of three-fourths of my college years looming in May, I feel a crisis coming on that I might actually have to grow up and make adult decisions... Nah, that’s not gonna happen just yet, because denial is still an option/my ...

  65. Glean Team Harvests for the Community News October 17, 2013

    Whitman's Glean Team harvest fruits and vegetables from farms around the Walla Walla valley and donate them to local food banks, in order to provide healthy food to those in need as well as save food which would otherwise go to waste.

  66. Pets Provide Companionship for Off-Campus Housers Feature October 17, 2013

    Meet Abby and Constantine, two off-campus pets.

  67. Men’s Cross Country Chasing Big Goals Sports Sports Highlight October 17, 2013

    With team chemistry, young talent, and a new competitive hunger, the Whitman men's cross country team has enjoyed one of its best seasons in years.

  68. Campus Cartoon: Four-Day Migration Campus Cartoon Opinion October 17, 2013

    Campus Cartoon by Asa Mease

  69. Students Drunk, Essays Crunk Humor October 17, 2013

    Professors in uproar about crunk essays.

  70. Whitman Spirits Humor October 17, 2013

    The true spirit of Whitman College.

  71. Louie Provides Comfort for Students at Counseling Center Feature October 17, 2013

    Meet Louie, an adorable helper at the counseling center.

  72. Different in Similarity A&E October 17, 2013

    Music brings a world of conflicting opinions. And yet, they are more alike than you may think.

  73. Trainers Give Their All for Athletes Sports October 17, 2013

    Whitman athletic trainers Jon Eckel and Nathan Fry are essential in keeping student-athletes happy and healthy.

  74. Meat’s Contribution to Climate Change Opinion Opinion Highlight October 17, 2013

    According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, the meat industry emits more greenhouse gases than the whole transportation sector combined. That’s right, all fossil fuels burned by cars, trucks, buses, trains, boats and planes emit fewer greenhouse gases than raising animals for food. 18 percent of our emissions ...

  75. Renovations Modernize, Increase Efficiency News October 17, 2013

    Students returning to campus were greeted with multiple office changes. Many administrative offices were renovated, or moved buildings, in efforts to improve efficiency.

  76. Genetic Modification Bill Doesn’t Go Far Enough Opinion October 17, 2013

    Much of this rise in voter recruitment enthusiasm stems not from the handful of Walla Walla city and county offices up for grabs this year, but from Initiative Measure 522, a bill added to the ballot this year that would require labels on some genetically modified foods. The bill resembles ...

  77. Banksy Comments on Modern Consumerism Opinion October 17, 2013

    Do you ever judge things by price? Sometimes when feeling spendy I might buy the $4 pasta sauce instead of the two dollar Ragu. I assume that the four dollar sauce is better because the grocery store is charging me more for it, but I really don’t know. I let ...

  78. All Students for Consent Gains National Attention News October 17, 2013

    Whitman's All Students for Consent club won the Consent Revolution Awards, put on by awareness and anti-rape media outlet Force. ASC was featured in prominent publications, including the Huffington Post and Bitch Magazine, for their recent win and their "Ask for It" Campaign.

  79. Louis Perry to be Remembered Community News October 17, 2013

    Louis Perry, Whitman’s eighth president, passed away at age 95 in Washington Odd Fellow’s Home on Sept. 8, 2013. During his time as president, Perry greatly increased the college's asset base and endowment. His legacy lives on in the form of the the Louis B. Perry Summer Student-Faculty Research Endowment, ...

  80. Blue Mountain Humane Society Gets Involved in Community Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 17, 2013

    Find out more about the Blue Mountain Humane Society and their work in the community.

  81. Spotlight Fades From Divestment Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 17, 2013

    Second semester of last year, the divestment movement received significant attention on campus. Now, the messages and publicity seemed to have faded.

  82. Haze of the Corn Maze Dayz Craze Humor October 17, 2013

    Crazy haze-y dayz-y grazey maze-y maise-y corn.

  83. Reapers Looking at Bright Future Front Page Slideshow Sports October 17, 2013

    The Whitman Reapers rugby team is looking forward to a strong year thanks to an infusion of young talent.

  84. Say Hello to Our Furry Friends Feature Weekly Topic October 17, 2013

    This week, The Pioneer took a look at animals in the community. First we interviewed volunteers at the Blue Mountain Humane Society to find out more about their goals and projects. Then we chatted with some off-campus pet owners to learn more about their animal companions.

  85. Find Your Spirit Quiz Humor October 17, 2013

    How everyone thinks of you.

  86. Voices of the Community: Issue 6 Opinion Voices of the Community October 16, 2013

    If the school could spend money on anything, what would that be? Videographer Skye Vander Laan polls the community on what they think Whitman should spend money on if they could spend it on anything.

  87. Production Night Live Blog for Oct. 16 Editors' Blog Production Night Blog October 16, 2013

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Oct. 16/early morning of Oct.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  88. Four Day Relaxation, Fro-yo Excursion Blogs Editors' Blog October 15, 2013

    I can't speak for the entire staff, but fall break (lovingly termed at Whitman as four-day) has undoubtedly been a much breath of relaxation. In the hectic weekly production cycle we have at The Pio it can be hard for people outside of the staff to remember that we're students ...

  89. Men’s Soccer Falls to Whitworth Sports October 14, 2013

    Despite a strong second half, the Whitman men's soccer team fell to the Whitworth Pirates 2-1.

  90. Women’s Soccer Dominates George Fox Scores Varsity Sports October 13, 2013

    Looking to bounce back from a rough road trip against UPS and PLU, the Missionaries women's soccer team (8-5, 4-5 NWC) faced the George Fox University Bruins (3-6-2, 1-4-2 NWC) on Sunday, Oct. 13 in a Northwest Conference match. A solid team effort, both on offense and defense, led to a ...

  91. 10 signs you are an obnoxious Seahawks fan Northwest Sports Optimist Web Only October 13, 2013

    Due to the recent success of the Seahawks, Seattleites are experiencing a fandom revival, and relearning how to be annoying. What follows are the top ten characteristics of the modern 12th Man: 1. You ignore Richard Sherman’s blatant pass interference, but scream uncontrollably at the TV when the corner on Golden ...

  92. Danny Brown, Pusha T, and Old Guy Rap A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 13, 2013

    The release of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail was the day rap became mortal. Mr. Carter, one of the greatest rappers of all time, not only put out a mediocre piece of work—it was boring. Over eccentric beats, Jay showed himself to be in a creative rut, unable to make ...

  93. Fracking Offers Few Unbiased Answers Opinion Opinion Highlight October 10, 2013

    The public debate on hydraulic fracturing (the process of pumping a mixture of water, sand and chemicals into the ground to crack rock formations and release natural gas) is nearly impossible to follow. It’s hard to find unbiased information on a subject so intermingled with political and economic self-interests.

  94. Long-Distance Cyclists of Whitman Feature Feature Highlight October 10, 2013

    Find out more about three Whitman students who have cycled extremely long distances.

  95. Localizing the Shutdown Front Page Slideshow News Politics October 10, 2013

    Entering into the tenth day of the government shutdown, the impact is felt throughout the Whitman community. Seniors' thesis research has come to a halt, the Outdoor Program has encountered numerous problems with closed federal land, and a variety of financial issues affect students.

  96. Find Balance While Watching Movies A&E October 10, 2013

    Should movies be analyzed all the time? When is it OK just to turn off your brain and enjoy?

  97. Intramural Coaches: Whitman’s 12th Man Sports October 10, 2013

    Many IM football coaches not only sign up for this seemingly thankless job-- they stick with it year after year.

  98. Whitman Cycling Team Extends Helping Hand to Community Feature October 10, 2013

    Learn more about the Whitman Cycling Team and their service projects within the Walla Walla community.

  99. Don’t Get Rid of Paper Opinion October 10, 2013

    Sure, it gets lost and crumpled, and it kills vast swaths of forest with each year’s batch of senior theses. Sure, it costs money to print things and money to buy notebooks. And God knows we don’t need to spend any more on textbooks than we already do. But I'm ...

  100. Roller Derby a Hit With Whitman Students Community News October 10, 2013

    Walla Walla's roller derby has recently gained a Whitman student, along with a new crop of avid fans. This popular, hard-hitting sport is a dynamic and unique viewing experience for fans.

  101. Syrinx Effect Brings Cinematic Flair to Chamber Music A&E October 10, 2013

    Syrinx Effect is unlike anything the Friday's at Four Series has ever seen. First off, it's just a sax duo. And second, they use electronics as readily as a saxophone uses reeds.

  102. Whitman Athletes Take Style Seriously Sports October 10, 2013

    While most Whitman students dress in flannels, Birkenstocks, and Patagonia jackets, Whitman athletes can be found proudly wearing other symbols of athletic wear.

  103. Mr. Autumn Pageant Humor October 10, 2013

    Sweaters on Sweaters on Sweaterton.

  104. World Police Return to Libya Opinion October 10, 2013

    If you’ve ever watched "The Simpsons," you know that Homer Simpson has a good heart. He messes up (a lot) often because of poor reasoning or self-interest, but he tries to be better and is rarely ever truly malicious.

  105. Sapolil Cellars Offers More Than Just Wine Tasting A&E October 10, 2013

    Sapolil Cellar is a hidden gem in Walla Walla. It's a winery, yes, but it's also so much more than that.

  106. ‘Whistling Vivaldi’ Encourages Discussion of Stereotypes News October 10, 2013

    Claude Steele's "Whistling Vivaldi" is the summer book for the class of 2017. It was chosen with the intention of encouraging discussion of stereotypes and identity. Steele will visit Whitman to discuss his book on Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall.

  107. Self-Defense Class a Success Events News October 10, 2013

    A popularity of new self defense class for women is encouraging Whitman to consider adding it as a future SSRA class.

  108. Fall’s Worst Fusion Foods Humor October 10, 2013

    Pumpkin Spice Lattes? THINK AGAIN.

  109. Phi House Plans for Solar Panels Front Page Slideshow Greek Life News News Highlight October 10, 2013

    The Phi Delta Theta house is trying to become the most sustainable fraternity at Whitman by installing solar panels.

  110. When Sex Gets in the Way of Story A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow Reviews October 10, 2013

    Male and female leads are constantly at each other's throats with sexual tension. Why is that? And should they be?

  111. EA Sports Settlement Doesn’t Bode Well for NCAA Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight October 10, 2013

    After a recent settlement over the use of college athlete likenesses in video games, the NCAA seems to be losing the war over paying student-athletes.

  112. Campus Cartoon: Puffy Jacket Posers Campus Cartoon Opinion October 10, 2013

    Campus Cartoon by Asa Mease

  113. Riding in Style Feature Weekly Topic October 10, 2013

    This week, The Pioneer met with three students who completed long-distance bike rides from their hometowns to Whitman at the start of this academic year. We also talked with a few members of the Whitman cycling team about several of their community service projects.

  114. Fall Haiku Humor October 10, 2013

    I am freezing cold should I turn on the heating I am much too cheap

  115. Who Stole My Seasonal Pies? Humor October 10, 2013

    A Whodunnit. Was it you?

  116. Esteemed Federal Judges Demonstrate Possibility of Success in Legal Field News October 9, 2013

    Three renowned federal judges, James Robart, '69, Richard Jones, and Ricardo Martinez visited campus Oct. 4, to discuss the legal field with students interested in a future in law. They discussed their own careers and the personal obstacles they faced along the path to the prestigious positions they now hold. ...

  117. Voices of the Community: Issue 5 Opinion October 8, 2013

    If you could take a class in anything what would it be? Videographer Tanner Bowersox polls the community on what classes they would like to take if they could take a class in anything.

  118. Percival and Behroozian Obtain New Leadership Roles ASWC News October 7, 2013

    ASWC recently elected new leadership during their first Sunday senators meeting of the year. Sophomore Jack Percival and senior Kayvon Behroozian gained new titles of leadership at the first ASWC Senate meeting of the year Sunday night.

  119. Weekend Recap: Whitman Volleyball Team Drops Consecutive Games to PLU, UPS Sports Varsity Sports Weekend Recaps Whitman Volleyball October 7, 2013

    Whitman volleyball was unable to overcome some tough competition this past weekend, losing to PLU and UPS.

  120. General Busyness and Excursion to Temuco I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category October 6, 2013

    Currently I am sitting on my hotel room bed in Temuco, a city in Southern Chile (one of the furthest South before you start wondering if you're in Patagonia). We arrived here on Wednesday and will be here until the 14th. Last week I was exceedingly busy with a spanish oral ...

  121. Don’t change the channel when the Seahawks are playing Northwest Sports Optimist Web Only October 6, 2013

    Last Sunday, many a Seahawks fans awoke early to watch the morning matchup against the Houston Texans. By halftime, a loss in the Seahawks’ future seemed inevitable, as they trailed 20-3. Seattle RB Marshawn “Beast Mode” Lynch fumbled for a turnover, Russell Wilson was sacked twice, and Houston QB Matt ...

  122. New Courts Play Host to Whitman Tennis Dominance Sports Sports Highlight October 3, 2013

    This past weekend, the new tennis courts paid huge dividends as the Whitman men's tennis team hosted and dominated the annual Fall USTA/ITA Regional Championships.

  123. Campus Cartoon: Netflix Failure Opinion October 3, 2013

    Campus Cartoon by Asa Mease

  124. Annie Ocean: A New Student Band Watched Over by Environmentally Conscious Witch A&E October 3, 2013

    Annie Ocean is Whitman's hottest new student band. The Pioneer sat down with them during one of their jam sessions.

  125. Why Whitties Drink: The Overlooked Reasons Opinion October 3, 2013

    Loosening the mood and lowering inhibitions are not the only reasons Whitman students consume alcohol. In fact, the use of alcohol is most strongly promoted when it's not even in our presence.

  126. Off-Campus House Break-Ins Leave Students Shaken News October 3, 2013

    A number of off-campus break-ins occurred late Sunday night. The incidents have left students cautious and shaken.

  127. Broke College Student’s Guide to Video Games A&E October 3, 2013

    Broke but still want to game? Check out James Kennedy's top games for the student like you.

  128. Music Majors Commit In and Out of the Classroom Feature October 3, 2013

    Learn about the busy lives of several music majors on campus.

  129. Self-Guided Spirit Animal Quest Humor October 3, 2013

    Recommended: Have a friend read this out loud while you meditate.

  130. Hillel Builds Sukkah Despite School Restrictions, State Laws News October 3, 2013

    If you walked past the Amphitheatre last week, you might have been perplexed by the roofless tent set up there. Members from Hillel-Shalom, the Jewish student organization on campus, set up the structure, called a sukkah, on Sunday, Sept. 22, in celebration of the holiday of Sukkot.

  131. ‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies A&E Reviews October 3, 2013

    At first glance, "Don Jon" looks like just your average movie about a porn-addicted Joisey boy. Take a deeper look however and it reveals more about the human spirit than just a plethora of naked and writhing bodies.

  132. Men’s Soccer Bounces Back After Rough Preseason Sports October 3, 2013

    With continued determination, the Missionaries men's soccer team has fought their way past a tough preseason to go undefeated in their first two weeks of conference play.

  133. Letter to the Editor: Lighten Up, Whitman Letter to the Editor Opinion October 3, 2013

    An open letter to the student nighttime cyclist I encountered last week: You were dressed in black and you had no lighting. Sitting at the stop sign in my car, I saw that all the oncoming vehicle lights to my left were far enough away for me to safely make ...

  134. Nuts to You Humor October 3, 2013

    What a local squirrel thinks about student life

  135. Worm Composting Proves Unsustainable for Whitman News October 3, 2013

    Whitman's composting club is experimenting with new strategies after its worm composting program proved unsustainable.

  136. What To Do When There’s Nothing To Do A&E A&E Highlight October 3, 2013

    Can't think of a way to survive the slow period right before Four Day? We got you covered.

  137. Linsenmayer Leading Voice for Volleyball Team Sports Sports Profiles October 3, 2013

    Hannah Linsenmayer has been pivotal to the Missionaries' recent success and will continue to help the team throughout the season with her leadership and skill set.

  138. Mythical Beasts & Where to Find Them Humor October 3, 2013

    Mythical Beasts and Where to Find Them

  139. Filibusters Waste Taxpayers’ Time Columnists Opinion October 3, 2013

    Filibuster. Filibuster. It’s a fun word, isn’t it? J.K. Rowling thought so when she named a fictional brand of magical fireworks after it. It sounds so silly and happy-go-lucky. What isn’t funny is the fact that a filibuster is even more idiotic than it sounds. Chronically aimless and generally ...

  140. David Williams Looks to Progressive Economic Theory to Re-Orient Business Events News October 3, 2013

    Alumnus David Williams '67, former CEO of Shoreline Banking, believes in business that promotes sustainability in three categories: people, planet and profit. His lecture, titled "Making Money is a Result, Not a Purpose," advocated for the beneficial role businesses should play in the community.

  141. Pope Francis Sets New Tone Front Page Slideshow Opinion Opinion Highlight October 3, 2013

    I love sleeping. That's why I hated going to church. Every Sunday I would have to wake up at 8 a.m. and go with my parents down the street to our Catholic church. I didn't mind going to Sunday school, because it would be later in the afternoon. When I ...

  142. Swiftly Redefining Notion of Sex Symbol Opinion October 3, 2013

    Taylor Swift has taken the sex out of a public love life by turning her relationships into albums, but there is a problematic icon that is much more problematic than her “girl next door” image suggests. While it is refreshing to have a young woman in pop culture that isn’t ...

  143. New First-Year Senators, ASWC Leadership Bring Enthusiasm for Change ASWC Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 3, 2013

    Five first-year senators were elected Tuesday. They join an ASWC excited for progress and innovation in the coming year.

  144. Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 3, 2013

    Find out more about the Walla Walla Symphony and its upcoming season.

  145. Now Is The Time For Horsies Humor October 3, 2013


  146. The Sound Of Music Feature Weekly Topic October 3, 2013

    Just in time for the start of their new season, The Pioneer sits with the conductor of the Walla Walla Symphony to find out more about his job and history. Then feature writers take a look at the busy lives of several music majors.