2014

Articles


150 during this time

  1. Tokyo Triptych: “Tokyo-Ga,” “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo,” and “Sans Soleil” A&E Blogs Blogs Lights, Camera, I Like Movies! November 22, 2014

    Japan has always had a rich cinematic history. It has produced some of the all time greatest and most influential directors, including the international cinema giants Kenji Mizoguchi, Akira Kurosawa, and Yasujiro Ozu, and some of the all time great films as well, like "Sansho the Bailiff", "Seven Samurai," and ...

  2. Office of Civil Rights investigates possible Title IX violation News November 20, 2014

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is currently investigating Whitman College for possible violation of federal law. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by Natalie*, a student who first spoke to the Pioneer this September about the alleged mishandling of her Title IX/sexual assault ...

  3. 14th President Murray will lead college into next phase Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 20, 2014

    Last Thursday the Presidential Search Committee named Kathleen Murray, currently provost and dean of faculty at Macalester College, as Whitman’s 14th president.

  4. ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure News November 20, 2014

    ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman’s 12 comparison colleges, in response to students’ desire to become more involved in the college’s process of hiring and granting tenure to professors.

  5. Social activist groups host dessert, discussion News November 20, 2014

    Student organizations Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) and Students for Education Reform (SFER) hosted a discussion of civil rights and social justice over ice cream on Wednesday afternoon. The event sought to foster conversations about social justice issues as well as to serve as a recruiting push for both ...

  6. Green Leaders investigate food waste News November 20, 2014

    Members of Whitman’s Green Leaders program are currently investigating ways to increase environmentally conscious practices in cooperation with Bon Appétit in Whitman’s dining halls and cafes. In recent weeks, Green Chief Officer Jacob Frei and other members of Whitman’s Green Leaders met with Bon Appétit General Manager Roger Edens for ...

  7. The Art of Listening Feature Weekly Topic November 20, 2014

    The Peer Listeners group promotes empathy, friendship and listening on campus.

  8. The Art of Listening: Peer Listeners offer chance to learn what it means to listen Feature Feature Highlight November 20, 2014

    “Can you envision a society where people don’t listen? What would happen?” -Michelle Janning, Professor of Sociology From sun-up till lights out on campus, students are talking and exchanging ideas in class, one voice followed by another. In the moments between classes we compare hours of lost sleep, pages of pending papers ...

  9. Increased social awareness leads to reconsideration of childhood literary love Columnists Opinion November 20, 2014

    I just saw a determined woman struggling to succeed in a crumbling, backwards society. I didn’t think to question the book’s glorification of rape and slavery, even though they now seem like such blatant underpinnings of the novel.

  10. Video game publishers more to blame for objectification of women than game buyers Columnists Opinion November 20, 2014

    These inclinations towards harassment and death threats do not reflect male gamers as a whole. I think we should be focusing more on the gaming industry’s role in perpetuating harmful portrayals of women than on the people playing the games.

  11. Letter to the Editor: divestment and economic diversity Letter to the Editor Opinion November 20, 2014

    Divestment has started answering this with another question: Why can’t our finances reflect our values and moral mission? The shift toward corporatization of our college has subsequently prioritized business interests before realization of institutional values.

  12. Voices of the Community // Issue 11 Opinion November 20, 2014

    How did you meet your friends? [portfolio_slideshow]

  13. Yearbook expands focus with new gallery A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 20, 2014

    By fall of this year, some of the pictures and quotes used in the 2013-2014 yearbook were assembled to create the art gallery currently residing in the Stevens Gallery. Waiilatpu members hope that this is only a first step, with the goal being to feature the same students from this month's gallery in a new ...

  14. Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes A&E November 20, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_93734" align="alignleft" width="198"] Olive is located at 21 E Main Street in downtown Walla Walla. Photo by Nikki Antenucci.[/caption] November means many holidays are ...

  15. Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel A&E Movie Reviews Reviews November 20, 2014

    Time was a big factor hindering the movie. By waiting so many years to make a sequel, filmmakers lose the original audiences.

  16. Men’s basketball presses for another strong year Sports November 20, 2014

    For a Whitman men's basketball team that boasts a thrilling run-and-gun offense, a frantic, trapping defense and a promising group of talents, the show at Sherwood will certainly be an exciting one this winter. Expectations are high. The team, which went 16-10 (11-5 in conference) last year, won their first DIII ...

  17. Horror movies bring necessary balance to film industry A&E Movie Reviews November 20, 2014

    Horror movies delve deeply into the dark side of human life. They explore insanity, homicide, rape, torture, hatred, depravity, the demonic side of religion and the  harsh unforgiving nature of the environment. These all lie outside of Hollywood's typical repertoire.

  18. New journey begins for national runner up Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports Women's Basketball November 20, 2014

    While the rest of the Whitman campus gears up for the end of the semester, the Whitman women’s basketball team has just started an arduous journey to live up to last year's historic season. The challenge of following the most successful basketball team in school history will not be an easy ...

  19. Huskies season captured in 27-26 loss to #14 Arizona Sports November 20, 2014

    The University of Washington football team (6-5) fell 27-26 to #14 Arizona (8-2) this past Saturday, Nov. 15 in what has surely been the most disappointing game of the Chris-Peterson era. With less than two minutes remaining and one time out for the Wildcats, the Huskies got a first down at around ...

  20. Dream continues for Whitman’s own Ben Eisenhardt Sports November 20, 2014

    Last time the Whitman community saw all-American basketball player Ben Eishenhardt was last May as he walked across the commencement stage after graduating from Whitman. His basketball journey, however, did not stop there. After years of injuries and setbacks, he will be playing for Elitzur Yavne, a team in the second division of ...

  21. Traditions: The Only Thing Sacred to US Humor November 20, 2014

    Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Traditions: the keys to keeping everything moving smoothly. When traditions are broken, society loses track of what it needs to do. Tradition is how this country has been functioning for the last couple hundred years. The United ...

  22. Mease not Mooses: The perfect mug Humor November 20, 2014

    Comic by Asa Mease.

  23. Manliness: The Art of Ruining Your Life for the Better Humor November 20, 2014

    Whitman students love to ask the question, “What does it mean to be a man?” Most often, we regurgitate our cookie-cutter answer that society forces guys to conform to its vision of what it means to be a man. I don’t understand people’s problem with this. In fact, I ...

  24. David Sedaris Comes to Walla Walla A&E Community Events Events News Web Only November 19, 2014

    David Sedaris spoke to a nearly sold-out crowd on Nov. 19 in Cordiner Auditorium. Sedaris was brought in by Main Street Studios in cooperation with Northwest Public Radio and Barnes and Noble.

  25. Amidst The Rice Fields Blogs From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia Off-Campus Blogs November 19, 2014

    We arrived at the village by foot,  which was perhaps the most practical way given the amount of potholes in the somewhat-paved road that were not quite catered for a four wheeled vehicle full of college students. In retrospect it also seemed like the most appropriate way to ...

  26. Funding debate dominates fourth senate meeting ASWC Unpacked Blogs November 19, 2014

    On November 16th, the ASWC Senate discussed senate procedures, further amended club bylaws, considered a hefty SLO fund request,  ratified two clubs, and passed a resolution by acclamation in memoriam of Parker Moore, a Linfield College student who died on Saturday night. Both the South Asian Students Association and ...

  27. Disappearing Sea Stars Blogs Darwin's Finches November 18, 2014

    Sea stars more commonly (and incorrectly) known as star fish, are dying off in vast numbers. Millions of individuals, from at least twenty different species along the west coast are “wasting” away. They are suffering from what is called a wasting disease or wasting syndrome. This disease is classified by symptoms ...

  28. Keep Calm and Ask for Help, from “The Crescent” NW News November 18, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Crescent of George Fox University on November 14, 2014. It was written by GFU writer Heather Harney. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. There are only four weeks left before finals. I ...

  29. Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student Breaking News Community Events Front Page Slideshow Media News Photos November 17, 2014

    At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, students, staff, and Walla Walla community members gathered on the steps of Memorial Hall for a candlelight vigil. Over seventy people convened to show support for the Linfield College community following the death of Linfield sophomore Parker Moore. Moore, a resident adviser and varsity ...

  30. PLU honors veterans, old and new NW News November 17, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on November 15, 2014. It was written by PLU news writer Genny Boots. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. “Thank you for your service” was an ...

  31. George Fox student dies after attending Halloween Party NW News November 17, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Crescent of George Fox University on November 5, 2014. It was written by George Fox editor-in-chief Leah Abraham. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. On Nov. 1, George Fox University sophomore Aaron ...

  32. Main Street Studio Presents Acoustic Night A&E Community Events Photos November 15, 2014

    Last night Main Street Studios presented Acoustic Night featuring Tim Atlas, Haley Heyndericks and Walla Walla's own Kory Nagler. All proceeds from the night went to the Artist Residency.

  33. “Pastoral: To Die in the Country”: Shuji Terayama’s Autobiographical Fiction Blogs Lights, Camera, I Like Movies! November 14, 2014

    Shuji Terayama's massive creativity far outweighs his recognition, at least in America. Born in 1935, he seemed to have limitless artistic energy, producing avant-garde poetry, drama, prose, photography, and film until his death in 1983. Naturally I've been most interested in his film work, so I can't speak much to ...

  34. New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer Breaking News Community Events Front Page Slideshow News November 13, 2014

    Earlier today, Dr. Kathleen Murray was announced as Whitman College’ s 14th president. Murray is currently the Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray will begin her presidency in July 2015, but first, she sat down with The Pioneer for a first interview.

  35. Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President Breaking News News November 13, 2014

    Dr. Kathleen Murray has been named Whitman College’s 14th president. Murray is the former Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray was selected from a nationwide search of about 100 candidates.

  36. Inside the financial aid machine News News Highlight November 13, 2014

    Financial aid was among the top concerns at the Board of Trustees’ meeting this past week. National financial aid expert Sandy Baum presented to the Board, faculty, and select staff and students to help place Whitman’s current challenges in a national context.

  37. College adviser to visit campus, discuss FGWC experiences Front Page Slideshow News November 13, 2014

    In an effort to continue discussions concerning accessibility and support for First Generation and Working Class (FGWC) students, Whitman College will bring guest speaker Vicki Madden to campus on November 17th and 18th.

  38. Registrar’s office seeks to improve pre-registration News November 13, 2014

    For students at Whitman, registration often means navigating the tricky business of choosing between classes, attempting to gain consent from professors and in some cases coping with less than ideal registration times. With the goal of bringing order and equity to this sometimes crazy process, the Registrar's Office is working ...

  39. Administration debuts Think About It online orientation program News November 13, 2014

    The online course, created by LawRoom online training subsidiary CampusClarity, covers four broad topics: “Sex In College,” “Partying Smart,” “Sexual Violence” and “Healthy Relationships”. Beginning next year, completion of the course will be required of all incoming students before their arrival on campus in the fall.

  40. Letter to the Editor: Hillel-Shalom clarifies misunderstanding around Convocation speech controversy Letter to the Editor Opinion Opinion Highlight November 13, 2014

    Dear Whitman Community, We are writing because we believe there has been a misunderstanding with regard to the faculty address at convocation this year. Our concern about Professor Elyse Semerdjian’s speech was not due solely to its content. We recognize that conversation regarding Israel/Palestine and other conflicts is important both in and ...

  41. Technology enhances studies Feature Weekly Topic November 13, 2014

    High-tech resources in sciences and art contribute to student learning

  42. Technology tools advance campus research, creativity Feature Feature Highlight November 13, 2014

    New technologies make the work of many departments at Whitman more efficient, freeing up time and energy to complete questions or surveys. They also can help make visible intensely complicated theorized concepts thought up decades ago by, say, Einstein, in the case of Beck’s mirrors.

  43. Modern meditators receive tangible benefits Columnists Opinion November 13, 2014

    This column is dedicated to all the people who know, deep down, that meditating (or ending their addictions and tackling their fears) could benefit their lives, but refuse to begin to practice.

  44. Immigration hopes rest with Democratic party resurgence Columnists Opinion November 13, 2014

    Latinos can only hope for the best now; they are between a Democratic Party that has not changed the immigration laws significantly and a Republican congress with many Tea Party members that are against immigration.

  45. Casting biased in favor of cisgender actors limits transgender actors’ opportunities Columnists Opinion November 13, 2014

    If casting directors refuse to consider transgender actors for cisgender roles, it seems particularly cruel to give transgender roles to cisgender actors, given that a substantial transgender role in a movie or TV show might surface once or twice a year, if that.

  46. Whitman volleyball digs in for strong finish Sports Sports Highlight November 13, 2014

    The Whitman volleyball team finished its season strong this weekend with wins on the road over Lewis & Clark College and George Fox University. The success came as a welcome end to a season that has featured many ups and downs, including a five-game skid before the current three-game winning ...

  47. Talent promises strong lax season Sports November 13, 2014

    As the colder winter months approach, the Whitman Men’s Lacrosse team has wrapped up their fall season that was characterized by growth and improvement from a team that lost a great deal of senior talent last season. Though the fall season almost entirely consists of practices to gear up for ...

  48. College football playoff system tested by rocky year Sports November 13, 2014

    Illustration by Luke Hampton. It is difficult to tell a college football team that managed to win all its games that it doesn't even have the chance to play for a national championship. Yet, that happened often under the BCS system, ...

  49. NBA quietly kicks off Sports November 13, 2014

    The NBA is proven drawing card to a variety of fans, but the biggest news tends to come during the summer months when playoff basketball combines with the NBA’s player-friendly team movement rule. The biggest stories usually come along late in the season and early in free agency. The NBA has gotten ...

  50. Visiting writer tries to reconcile Mormonism, personal history A&E A&E Highlight November 13, 2014

    On Thursday, Nov. 13, Shawn Vestal will give a talk as part of Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series. Vestal will talk about his writing which includes a collection of short stories named “Godforsaken Idaho” and his memoir “A.K.A. Charles Abbott.”

  51. ‘Interstellar’ A&E Movie Reviews Reviews November 13, 2014

    I am a huge fan of movies that explore the final frontier: space. My voyages to unknown worlds in “Star Trek” and going to infinity and beyond in “2001: A Space Odyssey” (or maybe that was “Toy Story") left me chomping at the bit for Christopher Nolan’s newest film, “Interstellar.”"

  52. Maroon 5′s ‘Animals’: glamorizing predatory behavior A&E November 13, 2014

    Is an artist allowed to glorify and glamorize malicious actions? Is it morally acceptable for a video producer to make stalking and preying on women sexy? The answer is a hard no.

  53. Birkenstock Recall leaves Whitman students shoeless Humor November 13, 2014

    Illustration by Emma Rust. Birkenstock Orthopädie GmbH & Co. KG, the German company that manufactures Birkenstocks, announced Friday that they are recalling all Birkenstocks bought since February 2007. The company is worried about a mad cow disease contamination in the ...

  54. Poems with Rendrick Heeson Humor November 13, 2014

    DAILY activities In the middle of the year of the middle age, Of a large bee decided it was his destiny to sit down upon that tree The tree wanted to see what the bee would do so he took a chance and went poo. Where that poo fell stood a beast ...

  55. Mease not Mooses: Dog people Humor November 13, 2014

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.

  56. Voices of the Community // Issue 10 Opinion Voices of the Community November 13, 2014

    Do you read the Pio? Photographer Denali Elliott takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

  57. Food, Money & Amendments: Third Senate Summary ASWC Unpacked Blogs November 12, 2014

    On November 2nd, the ASWC Senate convened for the third time this semester to appoint two students to the Bon Appétit Advisory Committee, consider legislation and discuss the college's budget priorities. First-years Greg Steigerwald and Rebecca Chinn both expressed enthusiasm about joining the Bon Appétit Advisory Committee prior to the unanimous vote that confirmed ...

  58. Robot Penguin Rover Blogs Darwin's Finches November 11, 2014

    In the latest Zoological news, baby penguin robots are conducting research on unsuspecting king, and emperor penguins. King penguins look very similar to their larger cousins the emperor penguins. King penguins also don’t live in the midst of Antarctica like the emperors, but live in the sub-antarctic islands close by. Researchers ...

  59. How the spoken “/” is improving English Blogs What's In A Name? November 10, 2014

    English is constantly growing and changing. No matter what rules are established, they get broken; conventions of grammar change, new words are invented, and old ones take on new meanings. Take the word "deal," for example. It can be used in many different ways: Ten bucks is not a very ...

  60. Everyone can be a feminist NW News November 9, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on November 7, 2014. It was written by PLU A&E writer Michael Diambri. Social equality is what the feminist movement stands for, but this has not always been the case. Whenever I have identified myself as a feminist ...

  61. The Post-Mumblecore Brilliance of “The Color Wheel” A&E Blogs Lights, Camera, I Like Movies! November 8, 2014

    After hearing so much positive buzz about Alex Ross Perry's new film "Listen up Philip", I decided to give his second film, "The Color Wheel", a spin. I had the opportunity to watch the film a while ago, but passed it up, writing it off as just another mumblecore film ...

  62. Off the Record Media Videos November 6, 2014

    [embed] https://vimeo.com/111065238 [/embed] Off the Record, a Whitman band featuring Jonas Myers (2013) and Maya Abramson (2015), has been becoming popular on campus this year. Videographer Emma Casley works with writer Daniel Kim to interview the duo to learn more about their music styles and the group's aspirations.   *This article has been ...

  63. Mease not Mooses: Aren’t we all just… Humor November 6, 2014

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.

  64. Statement on convocation from President’s Office draws skeptical response from faculty News November 6, 2014

    An e-mail sent by President George Bridges stating his intent to create guidelines for future convocation speeches as well as his request for suggestions from student religious group Hillel Shalom has led faculty to object to possible infringements on academic freedom.

  65. Board of Trustees’ meetings remain confidential News News Highlight November 6, 2014

    At each of their three annual meetings, the Board of Trustees makes decisions that direct the future of the college. However, meetings of the Board of Trustees and the governing committees which advise them are closed to the student body, and much of the process that goes into making the ...

  66. Board of Trustees Profiles News November 6, 2014

    Brad McMurchie Year of graduation: 1984 Lives in: Portland, Ore. Current/former jobs: President of Tumac Lumber Co. since at least 2000, served as the president of several other lumber corporations before that. Recently joined regional board of U.S. Bank in Oregon and southwest Washington Joined board: 2005 Role on the Board: Current chair of the board, chair of the Trustee ...

  67. How are trustees chosen? News November 6, 2014

    There are currently 17 Trustees sitting on the Board, which selects its own members for four-year terms. The Nominating and Governance Committee, headed by Vice Chair Nancy Serrurier, is responsible for finding new candidates for the Board.

  68. Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 6, 2014

    Living in the “Whitman Bubble,” most students spend most of their time interacting with people their own age. However, some service learning organizations on campus are working with community members to break this generational disconnect. The mentor program matches Whitman students with children in various elementary schools, and the Adopt-A-Grandparent program ...

  69. Students form relationships with community members Feature Weekly Topic November 6, 2014

    Through multiple service learning organizations on campus, students are creating long-term relationships with community members through the generations.                  

  70. Voices of the Community // Issue 9 Opinion November 6, 2014

    What changes would you like to see in the Whitman Health Center? Photographer Denali Elliot takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

  71. Celebrity Nude Photos Reveal the Insecurity of the Internet Opinion November 6, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_93054" align="alignnone" width="300"] Illustration by Hernandez[/caption] In September of 2014, the largest celebrity hacking scandal in history made its way to the forefront of pop culture news. Unidentified hackers illegally obtained naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Rihanna, and ...

  72. Ebola no excuse to fear West Africa Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight November 6, 2014

    Illustration by Eric Rannestad. In the beginning of medical training, one of the essential principles learned is “do no harm.” Most people who have been writing about ebola in the United States aren’t medical professionals, so they might ...

  73. Sterilization part of women’s right to choose Columnists Opinion November 6, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_93053" align="alignnone" width="186"] Illustration by Cooper-Ellis[/caption] When I was growing up, the future I envisioned for myself always included two assumptions: first, that I would get married, and second, that I would have children. I am sure that most girls and ...

  74. Horror movies scare with lack of story A&E Movie Reviews Reviews November 6, 2014

    Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After Halloween last week, I was reminded how much I hate being scared and how the horror movie genre is the worst.  Nothing (and I mean nothing) about horror films is attractive to me. When I ...

  75. Professor combines environmental themes in new play A&E Front Page Slideshow November 6, 2014

    With experience in play-writing, acting and directing, Johnston Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Jimmy Maize will bring his expertise to the latest Harper Joy Theatre production, "John Muir Wolf," for which he wrote the script. Drawing upon the folklore and recent events of the Pacific Northwest, Maize hopes this latest production ...

  76. Venues in town provide a variety of events A&E November 6, 2014

    The week, The Pioneer explored the variety of venues outside of campus that provide entertainment in Walla Walla.

  77. Off the Record A&E A&E Highlight November 6, 2014

    Two weeks ago a new band popped up on campus whose three performances all drew big crowds. The band, named Off the Record, is the two-piece project of senior Maya Abramson and Writing Support Specialist Jonas Myers, '13. [caption id="attachment_93018" align="aligncenter" width="640"]...

  78. Whitman swimmers drench feet in early meet Front Page Slideshow Sports November 6, 2014

    The Whitman men’s and women’s swimming teams have begun their 2014-2015 season last weekend with a successful showing at the first meet of the season in Salem, Ore. As a team, Whitman placed third out of six in the relays and in the sprint meet the men and women placed one ...

  79. New Exhibit at Sheehan Gallery A&E November 6, 2014

    On Oct. 17th, a new exhibit opened at Sheehan Gallery and it runs through the Dec. 12th. It features the artwork of two Japanese-American artists, Makoto Fujimura and Teresa Tamura. While Fujimura’s exhibit consists of paintings, Tamura’s consists of photographs. [caption id="attachment_93086" align="aligncenter" width="640"]...

  80. XC breaks school records in NW Conference Sports November 6, 2014

    Whitman men and women placed third and fourth respectively in the NWC cross country championships in Salem, Ore. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Two men and two women finished in the top ten in the eight- and six-kilometer races. [caption id="attachment_93031" align="alignright" width="300"]...

  81. Sweets throw their way into offseason Sports Sports Highlight Sports Profiles November 6, 2014

    Though the Ultimate Frisbee season will not start until next semester, the men’s and women’s Ultimate teams at Whitman are already hard at work prepping for what they hope will be yet another successful season for both programs. With emerging new talent poised to fill voids left by graduating seniors ...

  82. Husky Basketball facing pivotal season Sports November 6, 2014

    The Pac-12’s rise to national prominence in the past few years has not come without a cost. Pac-12 basketball has hit a bit of a lull recently. Traditional powerhouses Arizona and UCLA have maintained strong teams, but teams in the northwest like Washington and Oregon haven’t been able to keep pace. Lorenzo ...

  83. Air travel offers unexpected pleasures Humor November 6, 2014

    I miss flying. Being from Seattle, I always drive to Walla Walla and so my time in the sky has been severely diminished. I can’t help but feel nostalgic for an airplane ride.

  84. Nut shrinkers are league underdog Humor November 6, 2014

    Fantasy Football is taking over Whitman’s campus, but one man is the most mediocre of them all. Kyle Seazly is owner/GM/president/coach of the startup TKE1 league’s Steroid Nut Shrinkers. The Nut Shrinkers have jumped out to a hot 4-4 record, good enough for fifth place of the eight-team league.

  85. The Fanged-Deer Returns Blogs Darwin's Finches November 4, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_92886" align="alignnone" width="225"] The fanged deer is a species that hadn't been spotted in over half a century.[/caption] An endangered deer that hasn’t been spotted since 1948 was recently sighted in northeastern Afghanistan by a team of researchers. The Kashmir musk ...

  86. In the Mood for American Blogs What's In A Name? November 2, 2014

    What is American cuisine? Hamburgers, apple pie and barbecue are distinctly American. But many other foods that Americans eat, we do not call American. Pizza, for example, is Italian, despite being widely eaten in the US, and prepared differently than it is in Italy. When it comes to food in general, ...

  87. Sophistication in the West Jess Goes West Off-Campus Blogs November 2, 2014

    Saturday, November 1st, 2014 - El Cornado Ranch, AZ El Cornado Ranch is so expansive, it's impolite to ask the owners for it's exact acreage.  Out here, property and cows are the measure of one's wealth.  However, the couple who own the ranch aren't interested in comparisons of their prosperity to ...

  88. Interview with Sheriff John Turner Community News October 30, 2014

    “The office of Sheriff is a unique law enforcement office in that it responds, reacts, and is responsible directly to the people who elect it. There’s no bureaucracy, there’s no city council or county manager, there’s no position between me and the people who elected me."

  89. Interview with sheriff candidate Sgt. Tom Cooper Community News October 30, 2014

    “[The Sheriff’s Office] should act in concert with the Walla Walla Police Department to do everything that’s possible to make sure that the Whitman experience … is as positive of an experience as possible."

  90. Sheriff candidates face off in heated race Community News October 30, 2014

    The Pioneer sat down with each candidate to explore their views of issues affecting the Whitman community.

  91. Carry That Weight demands action on sexual assault Front Page Slideshow Media Media Highlight News Photos October 30, 2014

    Activists from Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment (FACE) carried a dorm mattress around Whitman’s campus as part of the Carry That Weight national day of action on Wednesday, Oct. 29. They joined students at over 130 colleges calling attention to campus sexual assault and pressing for changes in the campus ...

  92. Community prepares for high school debate tournament News October 30, 2014

    This year, over 190 high school students from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia are expected to attend the tournament. This year the influx of high schoolers falls over the Halloween weekend.

  93. Printmaking Students Question, Learn From Poster Removal News News Highlight October 30, 2014

    Political posters typically have a short lifespan around the Whitman campus, due to a combination of vague policies on where materials can be posted and the rapid removal of posters with political messages. The rapid removal of political posters was particularly visible at the end of September and beginning of October ...

  94. Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 30, 2014

    Throngs of people fill Hong Kong’s Central district, packed shoulder to shoulder. The square echoes with a cacophony of voices and slogans. The atmosphere is tense; policemen in neon yellow vests try to contain the crowd as occasional violence erupts. Plumes of pepper spray sometimes fill the air as people ...

  95. Former Shell CEO to be new Whitman prez Humor October 30, 2014

    In a controversial announcement, Whitman College announced that Ben van Beurden, the Dutch CEO of the Shell Oil Company, will be the next President of the college. This end of the search has come after months of shady backroom bar meetings at the Green, candidate interrogations and discussions with Grow ...

  96. Latin America lags behind on self-made billionaires Opinion October 30, 2014

    I was happy Latin America had something to be proud of this year — until I learned that most of these new billionaires are the sons of current billionaires

  97. Voices of the Community // Issue 8 Voices of the Community October 30, 2014

    If you could create any IM sport at Whitman, what would it be and why? Videographer and photographer Tywen Kelly takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

  98. ‘Gone Girl’ invites criticism, raises questions concerning feminist artists’ responsibilities Opinion Opinion Highlight October 30, 2014

    While I agree with Smith’s and Gloudeman’s assertions that myths about the prevalence of false rape accusations harm actual rape survivors, I disagree that “Gone Girl” perpetuates these myths.

  99. Students on Hong Kong Feature Weekly Topic October 30, 2014

    International students share their take on protests in Hong Kong.

  100. Flag Football: more than just fun Sports Sports Highlight October 30, 2014

    Intramural sports sometimes get the reputation of being all about fun and not competition. This stereotype couldn’t be more false, especially after this year’s contentious flag football playoffs. “We take it pretty seriously. Obviously we want to go out and have a great time, it’s one of the most fun parts ...

  101. World Series turns orange and black Sports October 30, 2014

    The World Series is the peak of America’s pastime. Although baseball has lost the title of America’s favorite sport to football, the World Series is the pinnacle of sports traditions. This year we saw two completely different teams in the seven game series. The San Francisco Giants came in to the ...

  102. Men’s soccer fights through adversity to end Sports October 30, 2014

    For a men’s soccer team that has played, and lost, in four different overtime games this season, the year has turned into an arduous slog. The team currently holds an 8-9 record overall (4-7 in the Northwest Conference). They have been forced to struggle with a wide array of injuries, ...

  103. Flaming Lips new album needs help from new friends A&E Reviews October 30, 2014

    The album like the destructive interference of waveforms; whereas either band stands well enough on its own two feet, trying to combine them results in something indigestible.

  104. Second-annual Day of the Dead festival draws crowd for art A&E Front Page Slideshow October 30, 2014

    Attendees of second annual Dia de los Muertos celebration could see students' finished woodblocks inked up and pressed into prints via a steamroller, buy some authentic Mexican food or merchandise or even get in on the printmaking fun themselves by carving their own mini wood block to press onto a ...

  105. KWCW show of the week A&E A&E Highlight October 30, 2014

    The show has many fans, including unsuspected popularity among teenagers in Ohio.

  106. The Backpage pontificates Humor October 30, 2014

    “Don’t talk about poop when trying to woo a woman. This is day-one stuff, kid.”

  107. Backpage presents: Educational films Humor October 30, 2014

    The act of studying consists of checking Facebook.com, searching for YouTube videos, and finding new music on the internet. However, usually these do not accomplish anything besides extending study time and giving you an excuse to say you got less sleep than the other Whitman student. You were “studying so ...

  108. Mease not Mooses Humor October 30, 2014

    Comic by Asa Mease.

  109. Planned Parenthood ad female Advertisements October 30, 2014

  110. “Rhythms of India” Showcases Indian Culture Media October 29, 2014

    On Saturday, October 25, Rhythms of India, a bhangra and bollywood dance company, performed for students and their families in Reid Campus Center Ballroom. Videographer Emma Casley brings us the highlights of the rich and vibrant dance form. [embed] https://vimeo.com/110371593 [/embed]

  111. Students must continue to pressure administration about economic diversity Board Editorials Opinion October 29, 2014

    The administration promises they will be taking student concerns into account in their next meetings in November and February, yet there is no accompanying promise of transparency, no means for students or faculty to hold trustees accountable to a meaningful change in policy

  112. “The Whitman Experience” News October 29, 2014

    On Monday, Oct. 27th, the Whitman College Office of Communications premiered a new promotional film for the college. The video, which was introduced by Chief Communications Officer Michelle Ma, features commentary from a few professors, administrators and current and recently graduated students. Although it centers on academics, the film highlights a ...

  113. The River Wolf Darwin's Finches October 28, 2014

    When most people think of otters, the image that comes to mind is something small, cute, playful and cuddly. But in the Amazon the local otters are known by another name: river wolf. They get this fierce name from their voracious ...

  114. From “The Crescent”: Leaving the battlefield and hitting the books NW News October 27, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Crescent of George Fox University on October 15, 2014. It was written by George Fox staff writer Amy Rose. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. [caption id="attachment_92551" align="alignnone" width="229"]...

  115. The Awesome Mind Puzzles of Alain Robbe-Grillet A&E Blogs Blogs Lights, Camera, I Like Movies! October 27, 2014

    I've been watching the films of Alain Robbe-Grillet lately. He's best-known as the writer of Alain Resnais's "Last Year at Marienbad" but after "Marienbad" he went on to write and direct quite a few films of his own. I'll be looking at three films by him in this post, which show an ...

  116. PLU introduces Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor NW News October 26, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on October 24, 2014. It was written by PLU guest writer Erin Flom. The film “Sweet ...

  117. Missionary mascots hold tenuous place in college’s culture Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 23, 2014

    Though never formally adopted by the college, the Missionaries have been the school’s de-facto mascot for over a hundred years. Attempts to change the logo have been made since the 1920s, but generally failed due to opposition from alumni and an inability to unite the opposition in support of another ...

  118. ASWC resolution advocates switch to test-free admissions ASWC News October 23, 2014

    The ASWC resolution emphasizes the role of standardized testing in admissions as one that perpetuates inequality and lends an advantage to students from more privileged backgrounds. Due to a variety of factors, including unequal access to supplemental materials and tutoring, the average score of white students is almost 300 points ...

  119. KWCW agrees to FCC compromise over 8-year paperwork backlog News October 23, 2014

    KWCW signed an agreement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this summer to avoid court proceedings after they discovered an 8-year backlog of unfiled documents near the end of last year. The station will continue to broadcast under a limited license under supervision from the FCC.

  120. Humans vs Zombies searches for more bodies News October 23, 2014

    As of Sunday there were 73 participants, armed with nerf guns and rolled up socks, signed up to play the campus-wide game of tag. While this number of players is fairly consistent with recent semesters, it follows a trend of declining participation over the past few years.

  121. Glean Team and Organic Garden help fight hunger in community Feature October 23, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_92402" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Marra Clay[/caption] With boxes picked of deformed fruit and baskets of free vegetables, Whitman Glean Team and Organic Garden are doing their best to help the Walla Walla community’s food insecurity issues. Gleaning is the ...

  122. Food Sustainability at Whitman Feature Weekly Topic October 23, 2014

    How does Whitman make efforts to keep fight food insecurity and reduce waste?

  123. “The Interview” needlessly antagonizes North Korea Opinion October 23, 2014

    What the makers of the film think is a joke is actually a passive-aggressive attack rooted in nationalistic hatred.

  124. Poor school bathroom sanitation an obstacle to educating Indian girls Opinion October 23, 2014

    Amid the international movement to provide more girls with education, unclean bathrooms seem like a particularly unnecessary and sad deterrent.

  125. Voices of the Community // Issue 7 Media Voices of the Community October 23, 2014

    What are you doing for Family Weekend? A poll by photographer Nikki Antenucci. [portfolio_slideshow]

  126. Vivisection questions taboos Opinion Opinion Highlight October 23, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_92441" align="alignnone" width="187"] Illustration by Coopper-Ellis[/caption] A few weeks ago, I did an experiment in biology lab that involved cutting open the body cavity of a live frog and dripping adrenaline onto its still-beating heart. The results, a dramatically increased ...

  127. Seniors showcase skills in “Top Girls” A&E October 23, 2014

    Senior theater majors have been preparing senior projects for "Top Girls". Sarah Ann Wollet, Caroline Rensel and Kathryn Bogley have been researching their roles and the play, while senior Anne Szeliski has been preparing as stage manager

  128. Diversity dialogue continues in art A&E Front Page Slideshow October 23, 2014

    Watkins decided to use her major and passion, art, to open a dialogue on diversity issues on campus.

  129. KWCW show of the week: Junk Drawer A&E October 23, 2014

    On "Junk Drawer," the father-son duo plays a combination of classic rock to Cat Power.

  130. Faculty-student film raises race issues with stuffed animals A&E A&E Highlight October 23, 2014

    On Oct. 15, Professor of Film and Media Studies Robert Sickels and junior Evan Martin showed their joint project, documentary "Seven Ways from Sunday," to a packed Kimball Auditorium. The film, created this summer, is a collection of seven individuals' experiences with ethnicity. Sickels and Martin began work on the film ...

  131. Soccer twins help churn out wins for team Sports Sports Highlight October 23, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_92365" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Linnea Soo '18 (left) and Alissa Soo '18 bring dynamism to the women's soccer team. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.[/caption] On most ...

  132. Harvin to Jets in Shocking Move Sports October 23, 2014

    The Seattle Seahawks shocked the NFL world late last week when they traded one of their most talented players, Percy Harvin. Many recognize the name because of his standout career at the University of Florida, or his iconic kick return that helped Seattle dominate the Broncos in last year’s Super ...

  133. National Team Invites Sweets Front Page Slideshow Sports October 23, 2014

    Six women from the Whitman Sweets Ultimate Frisbee team have received invitations to try out for the 2015 U-23 national team held this November. Juniors Arianne Lozano, Elissa Picozzi, and sophomores Claire Revere, Margo Heffron and Nina Finley will try out Nov. 15-16 in Dublin, Calif. this year. Senior Julia ...

  134. College protocol helps concussed early, often Sports October 23, 2014

    A severe head injury, especially the kind with the potential to recur, is a student’s and athlete’s worst nightmare. Although they attract the most controversy at the professional and D-I levels of athletics, concussions remain a major issue at Whitman as well. Concussions are suffered in varsity sports, everyday life and ...

  135. Ultimate Frisbee: A serious sport Humor October 23, 2014

    The one aspect this country of America really holds above everything else is sports. That is why soccer is not one of the most watched sports in America and NASCAR has 75 million fans. Football has been America’s love since day one except for baseball. It is a different story. ...

  136. Townies destabilize vast swaths of Beta’s lands Humor October 23, 2014

    It has been only three months since militant townies first started making an appearance in Beta’s sacred lands. However, since that time and because of some lightning-fast tactical raids, the townies have managed to gain control of the gravel pit, the rope swing and Kyle Seasly’s guitar. Now, I know ...

  137. Mease not Mooses: Parents Humor October 23, 2014

    Comic by Asa Mease.

  138. Untranslatable Words Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa Off-Campus Blogs October 23, 2014

    If you ask a Brazilian for a Portuguese word that can’t be translated into English, he or she will probably think of the word saudade (sao-DAH-gee). Saudade is a feeling of longing for someone or something that isn’t present. When I say that I miss ...

  139. “Gotham” disappointing for Batman lovers and casual fans alike A&E Reviews October 22, 2014

    The show attempts to keep things interesting by constantly dropping members of Batman’s Rogues’ Gallery into improbable places.

  140. The Horror of the Unseen in ‘Berberian Sound Studio’ Lights, Camera, I Like Movies! October 21, 2014

    I’ve been watching a lot of horror movies lately in anticipation of Halloween. One that stood out was “Berberian Sound Studio”, an independent British film from 2012. Directed by Peter Strickland, it tells the story of a shy sound engineer named Gilderoy and his slow descent into madness while he ...

  141. Second Senate Summary ASWC Unpacked Blogs October 20, 2014

    At its second meeting of the 2014-2015 school year on October 19th, the ASWC Senate ratified Racquetball Club, approved three finance requests, and passed a potentially pivotal piece of legislation. First-years Ethan Gladhill and Zach Collins played racquetball at the national level in high school and hope to spread their passion for ...

  142. Glacier Mountaineering Trips Web Only October 19, 2014

    This piece was contributed by Henry Samson. The Fall 2014 semester for Glacier Mountaineering students at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington began with a twist. Throughout the first week of introductions to new classes and settling into living spaces, we geared up for an ice-climbing trip to Mt. Hood. For ...

  143. Rhino Poaching – No End in Sight Darwin's Finches October 19, 2014

    Rhinos have been killed, their horns taken for aesthetic and pseudo-medicinal properties for thousands of years. Many different groups of people throughout history used rhino horn for different things. The Greeks thought that it purified water and the Persians thought that it could detect poisoned liquids. The most prevalent use ...

  144. Pacific Lutheran’s poster campaign spreads across South Sound NW News October 18, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on October 3, 2014. It was written by PLU guest writer Genny Boots. My Language My Choice is taking to the streets of Pierce, Thurston and King counties....

  145. My Experiences with Race in Brazil Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa Off-Campus Blogs October 18, 2014

    In June, I went with American and Brazilian friends to the small town of Pedro II for a music festival. There were several groups of journalists roaming around doing interviews, which we Americans – Leslie, Laura Rose and I – were not anxious to ...

  146. Brazil’s Hottest City Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa Off-Campus Blogs October 18, 2014

    When I tell Brazilians from São Luís to São Paulo that I live in Teresina, their response is unchanging: “It’s hot there, isn’t it?” It is. Even people here accept that heat is Teresina’s claim to fame. More than once ...

  147. Robbed Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa Off-Campus Blogs October 17, 2014

    My first time almost being assaulted, I was in Rio. I was strolling along Copacabana beach deep in conversation with my friend Nick when a man approached us. He asked if we spoke English. Used to getting that question, we both said yes....

  148. A 4-Day Adventure: From Writing This Blog to Not Writing This Blog What's In A Name? October 17, 2014

    After a relaxing 4-day break, Tuesday evening was finally upon me. I wrote this: “When I got out of class on Friday afternoon, I envisioned myself spending the majority of 4-day break at my desk, intently working on blog posts. I sat down and went straight to work. By that evening, ...

  149. The Fragile Rock Jess Goes West Off-Campus Blogs October 17, 2014

    October 3, 2014 - Comb Ridge, UT "Soft as the earth is mankind and both need to be altered" -W.H. Auden Somewhere deep in southeastern Utah, outside the unexpected town of Bluff, rock is holding time in place.  A wave frozen in space, Comb Ridge rises from the earth perpetually at its ...

  150. Jalan-jalan ke Java Blogs From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia Off-Campus Blogs Web Only October 17, 2014

    Hello blog readers! I hope you all haven’t started to think that I was eaten by a giant gecko (tokek) or chicken (ayam) or duck (bebek) or mosquito (nyamok), because I’m very much alive and well in Bali. I have been back from Java for about a week and ...