2014

Articles


150 during this time

  1. In conclusion… Jess Goes West December 15, 2014

    It’s only been a week since Semester in the West ended, and I have already transformed a nomad to couch potato.

  2. Office of Civil Rights investigations continue News News Highlight December 11, 2014

    The Office of Civil Rights is currently carrying out two separate investigations of Whitman College, one that began this November in response to alleged violations of Title IX and failure to uphold Whitman’s own policies on sexual assault, and another that began last spring for sexual harassment and intimidation involving ...

  3. Parade of Lights News December 11, 2014

    Colorfully lit floats, cars, bikes and horses lined up along Boyer Avenue on Saturday in preparation for Walla Walla’s 19th-annual holiday Macy’s Parade of Lights. Put on each year by the Downtown Walla Walla foundation, the parade starts just west of the Whitman campus at the intersection of Boyer and ...

  4. Community Collaboration Brings “The Nutcracker” To Life News December 11, 2014

    On Dec. 13, the Walla Walla community will have the opportunity to view two performances of the “The Nutcracker” in Cordiner Hall. The return of this biannual event, set up by the Walla Walla Symphony and Eugene Ballet Company with support from the Dance Center of Walla Walla and other ...

  5. Pribilsky: Convocation address should welcome but challenge students Letter to the Editor Opinion December 11, 2014

    Dear Editor: The students from Hillel-Shalom, whose letter (Nov. 13) regarded this year’s convocation speech, are to be commended for their courage in making public a debate that has played out largely in the shadows. They were correct to ...

  6. Bridges: On Race, Ferguson, and the Use of Deadly Force Letter to the Editor Opinion December 11, 2014

    As Whitman’s president, I am immensely proud of those students, faculty and staff who stood in solidarity last week on the steps of the Penrose Library in memory of Michael Brown, killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Thank you for causing our campus to pause and reflect on ...

  7. Inspiration at the Big Apple for Art students Feature December 11, 2014

    New York City is a playground for the senses. People fill the sidewalks, breathing in air that rings with Broadway tunes. The scents of food from all around the world – dumplings, pasta, gyros – mingled together to serenade seventeen senior Art and Art History majors and professors from Whitman ...

  8. December graduates say goodbye News December 11, 2014

    Multiple students are graduating from Whitman at the end of this semester. This happens for a variety of reasons, such as starting college in January, taking time off from college or finishing their degree a semester ahead of or behind schedule. Graduating seniors Olivia Bates and Sebastian Lowe both came in ...

  9. Study breaks ease end-of-semester tension News December 11, 2014

    During the week of finals, the Residence Life staff will hold study halls every evening to help students relax after stressful days. For Whitman students living in on-campus, organized study breaks are an integral part of residence life. While each Hall organizes its study breaks independently during the year, the end ...

  10. Holiday volunteer opportunities through the SEC Feature December 11, 2014

    Adopting a family sounds like a difficult task, but it doesn’t take much to provide a family with a more cheerful holiday season. Abby Juhasz, the community service coordinator in the Student Engagement Center, facilitates the Adopt-a-Family program every winter. Whitman students, faculty and staff can group together (like the Biology ...

  11. Kim Kardashian’s Butt + Open-Mindedness Columnists Opinion December 11, 2014

    I have not always described myself as the most “feminist” person. Sure, I participated in controversial social movements, notably in the gay rights movement by founding a gay-straight alliance at the boarding school I attended. But it took moving out of the South and into the ultra-liberal community that is ...

  12. Whitman’s sexual assault investigation process failed me Letter to the Editor Opinion Opinion Highlight December 11, 2014

    Earlier this year The Pioneer published a story about survivors of sexual assault on campus who reported their assaults to the administration. The following is a first-hand account from one of the survivors interviewed, Mallory*, about her assault and its ramifications for ...

  13. Online forum harassment Columnists Opinion December 11, 2014

    In my last column, I mentioned that after Anita Sarkeesian began calling out misogyny in the gaming industry, she was hit with intense online harassment that spiraled into death threats. Sarkeesian's personal information was also compromised, leaving her in a terrifying situation: Completely unknown harassers possessed the means to harm or ...

  14. Biracial identity leads to unexpected privileges Columnists Opinion December 11, 2014

    I’m biracial. While I love my identity, sometimes having multiple ethnicities leaves me feeling like I don’t belong because society hasn’t established a space for who I am. My confusion about race began in elementary school in San Francisco, where almost all of my class was ethnically Chinese. I was ...

  15. Voices of the Community // Issue 13 Opinion Voices of the Community December 11, 2014

    What would be your ultimate study break? Denali Elliott takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]  

  16. The Burden of Niceness Letter to the Editor Opinion December 11, 2014

    Over Thanksgiving break my nephew and I talked about how racism and sexism function in America. I asked how he would help people who are not white or male if he was ever in a position of power. His response was simple and immediate: “I will help other people only if ...

  17. Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair A&E Front Page Slideshow December 11, 2014

    While several of the tables at the Winter Craft Fair were occupied by student businesses and non-profit groups, the majority of students represented were individual artists selling off their personal work.

  18. “Birdman” plot fails but acting flies A&E Movie Reviews December 11, 2014

    After the movie ended, I sat in my seat and wondered, “What the hell did I just watch?”

  19. New show builds student dance community A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow December 11, 2014

    It is the student dancers whose hard work and training will set the pieces in motion. Students in the show come from all backgrounds and represent a variety of experiences with dance.

  20. Swimmers enter break near top of conference Front Page Slideshow Sports December 11, 2014

    The arrival of winter break means that Whitman swimmers have a monthlong rest in their meet schedule, giving the swimmers a chance to focus on their academics and training in preparation for the more intense second half of the season. The men’s team is 4-0, while the women’s team is 3-1. ...

  21. “Who Do You Run For?” races against cancer Cross Country Sports Highlight Varsity Sports December 11, 2014

    Often in sports, athletes will dedicate games or competitions to someone or something as a way of honoring the memory and doing what they do best with something greater in mind. That was the idea behind the “Who Do You Run For” campaign, an event put on by the Whitman Cross-Country ...

  22. High hopes for men’s basketball as conference play approaches Sports December 11, 2014

    While most Whitman students will be away from campus for close to a month over winter break, the time away for Whitman’s basketball teams is much less substantial. Both teams will leave on Dec. 22 and return on Dec. 28, just six days later. The men’s team will host Wells College ...

  23. Thunder Look to Bounce Back Sports December 11, 2014

    The early NBA season has been marked by several stories. From Lebron and the Cavalier’s slow start in Cleveland to the historically efficient Dallas offense, there is plenty to talk about. One team likely to contend for the title this summer has been all but forgotten due to injuries, but ...

  24. Stunning revelation about Whitman’s first snowfall Humor December 11, 2014

    Thursday November 13th Whitman’s first snowfall. All of the children are happy. The ignorant Whitman students do not know the truth. Around the end of October and beginning of November, Walla Walla’s temperature drops below freezing. This is a big hassle for the Washington State Penitentiary, forcing heating costs to rise above 200 million ...

  25. Walla Walla Watcher weighs in Humor December 11, 2014

    The following is an anonymous letter sent to the back page by a person identifying him or herself only as the “Walla Walla Watcher”. Our field analysts tell me it is both a follow up to and an elaboration of a post on the Whitman Encounters website(made on the ...

  26. Holiday Fun Feature Weekly Topic December 10, 2014

    There are plenty of fun volunteer opportunities in the Walla Walla area.

  27. Mease not Mooses: Alarm clock Humor December 7, 2014

    Comic by Asa Mease.

  28. PLU’s budget “Krise-is” NW News December 7, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on December 5, 2014. It was written by General Manager of MastTV and Mooring Mast Online Editor Allie Reynolds. Due to recent cutbacks in enrollment, changes will be happening campuswide during the next couple years. The university is currently ...

  29. Sister Outsider inspires at coffeehouse A&E Front Page Slideshow News December 6, 2014

    This evening, on Friday, Dec. 5th, slam poetry duo Sister Outsider performed at the FACE Equality Coffeehouse in Reid Basement. This event marked the sixth annual coffeehouse put on by FACE, or Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment. The event was sponsored by FACE, the Black Student Union (BSU), Club Latino, ...

  30. Holiday season creates spike in on-campus crime Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 4, 2014

    As the holidays approach, Whitman Security and the Walla Walla Police Department are preparing for what is typically the busiest time of the year for thefts and burglaries of Whitman students’ belongings. By increasing patrols and working together to identify suspects, Security and the WWPD hope to prevent crime and ...

  31. Vending machines provide convenience and controversy News December 4, 2014

    The first vending machine was created over 2,000 years ago by the Greek mathematician Hero, who also invented the syringe. On Whitman’s campus, vending machines have been around for fewer than 50 years. These days, instead of dispensing holy water in Egyptian temples, vending machines are designed to provide students, ...

  32. Internship grant program continues trend of expansion News December 4, 2014

    The Student Engagement Center (SEC) recently opened up applications for its summer internship grants. The grants, at 2,500 dollars each, are a core part of the SEC’s rapidly expanding internship program. The program more than quadrupled in size, from 30 grants to 130, between 2011 and 2014. Whitman and the ...

  33. Whitman recycling looks toward the future News December 4, 2014

    Whitman as an institution is generally regarded as environmentally conscious. However, while the college’s recycling program is highly visible on campus, those who are involved say there is much more work to be done. Tristan Sewell, recently hired to the position of sustainability coordinator, has spent the last year and a ...

  34. Profile: Lauren Hauck Feature December 4, 2014

    Senior Lauren Hauck is a History and Art History double major. She’s been involved with debate at Whitman since her first year when she learned parliamentary debate, and she became a policy debater her second year. This was all new to Hauck- she hadn’t debated before college like many debaters on ...

  35. Whitman Debate collaborates with Penitentiary inmates Feature Feature Highlight December 4, 2014

    Twelve members of the Whitman Debate Club will join inmates of the Washington State Penitentiary in debate on Thursday, December 4th. The topic? The groups will discuss whether an individual’s right to Internet anonymity should be absolute. An inmate selected the topic after a group discussion at the penitentiary during a ...

  36. Obama promises immigration reform Opinion December 4, 2014

    President Obama gave a speech about his immigration plan on Nov. 20, focusing on border security and delaying deportations of illegal immigrants. The first point he made was about giving additional resources to the border patrol. I think that this is good because it will stop immigrants from coming to ...

  37. How to meditate Columnists Opinion December 4, 2014

    Assuming I’ve hooked any of you Pioneer readers into the idea of meditation, I bet some of you are wondering exactly what to do once you finally sit down. The purpose of this column will be to provide a basis for how to meditate. With this basis will come several ...

  38. Public scrutiny of celebrities’ lives leads to greater accountability Columnists December 4, 2014

    In some respects, I understand the impulse driving our society’s fascination with celebrities. When we find a work of art entertaining or moving, it seems natural to want to transfer those feelings onto the people who produced that work of art, and actors, musicians and auteur directors are often the ...

  39. Whitman debate and the community Feature Weekly Topic December 4, 2014

    Meet a couple Whitman debaters and learn about their collaboration with the State Penitentiary.

  40. Voices of the Community // Issue 12 Opinion Voices of the Community December 4, 2014

    Do you feel safe on campus, physically or otherwise? Photographer Halley McCormick takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

  41. W Club boosts success for varsity athletes Sports Sports Highlight December 4, 2014

    As a Division III school, the Whitman athletics department has a unique challenge in budgeting and successfully funding all its sports programs from season to season. Though most costs are covered in the athletic budget allotted by the college, there is still typically a gap. To close that gap and fully ...

  42. IM Table tennis to replace putt putt Sports December 4, 2014

    Soon after winter break, intramural athletes will be forced to switch from putters to paddles, as the IM Committee replaces putt-putt with table tennis. The switch is a direct result of the closure of Sweet Putt, the popular Walla Walla indoor-outdoor putt-putt institution. After careful consideration of a number of ...

  43. Thanksgiving Football last Stronghold of Tradition Sports December 4, 2014

    Every Thanksgiving is marked around America by food, family and football. Every year the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys host an affair, and a rotating third game was added a few years ago. This year was especially poignant for us here at Whitman as the Seattle Seahawks took on the ...

  44. Student opera class showcases singing skills A&E December 4, 2014

    Today, Thursday, Dec. 3, students in Whitman's opera class will be showcasing their talents. The showcase takes place at 7:30 p.m. in Chism Hall and is the culmination of a semester's worth of work with Music Lecturer Dr. Monica Griffin Hunter's class. Opera is a rare form of music on campus, ...

  45. Actually Just Kind of and Almost A&E A&E Highlight December 4, 2014

    "Actually Just Kind of and Almost," the dance performance starting Dec. 11, reflects last year's introduction of dance to the theatre department, and Harper Joy Theatre has begun introducing dance-based shows into their typically play-oriented season lineup. "Seeing the dance production in our offerings at Harper Joy Theatre is a reflection of ...

  46. Traditional Holiday Movies A&E Movie Reviews Reviews December 4, 2014

    With Thanksgiving Break officially over, I can finally get into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music like the Drifters “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” or Bing Crosby crooning “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and watching my favorite holiday movies. Most people have movies they watch every year, ...

  47. Eccentric Athletes of the the Week Humor December 4, 2014

    Last week, the Pioneer did some squats at the gym with some of Whitman’s most eccentric athletes to talk about their seasons and hobbies. These are their stories… [caption id="attachment_94141" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Denali Elliott.[/caption] Dirk "The Steamroller" Murphy (Ultimate) How ...

  48. Moment of silence for Michael Brown Front Page Slideshow News December 3, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_94074" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Annabelle Marcovici[/caption] At 12:01 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, approximately 90 Whitman College students, faculty, and staff gathered in front of Penrose Library for a moment of silence in honor of Michael ...

  49. The Pangolin aka The Walking Artichoke Blogs Darwin's Finches December 3, 2014

    Pangolins (also called scaly anteaters) are strange creatures that are quietly being eaten to extinction. They are coved in scales are actually modified hairs. They also have large claws on their front legs, which they use for digging up ants’ nests. They then use their ant-eater-like tongue to lick them ...

  50. Climb Every Mountain…Or Just One Volcano Blogs From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia November 30, 2014

    As promised, here is a recap of the second half of my weeklong excursion, this part featuring adventures in North Bali. As you first read this entry the title may seem misleading, although I can assure you that I did in fact climb a volcano...I just did some other things ...

  51. First-year Feature ASWC Unpacked Blogs November 30, 2014

     Meet the lovely ladies of the 2014-2015 first-year senator delegation! Deepraj Pawar What drew her to Whitman: The amazing atmosphere when I visited. Everyone was so kind, supportive and motivated. I also loved how much opportunity there was and how active most students were on campus. The best thing she's eaten in the ...

  52. The Poetry of Editing in “The Parallel Street” Blogs Lights, Camera, I Like Movies! November 27, 2014

    Five men are stuck in a room, forced to watch hundreds of video documents and work together to determine the shared meaning between all of them. If they do not succeed at this task before the time is up, they will die. This is the premise of Ferdinand Khittl's 1962 ...

  53. Student deaths in the Northwest Front Page Slideshow News NW News November 26, 2014

    November has been a sad month in the Northwest Conference. This month marks the death of Aaron Altman of George Fox University, Parker Moore of Linfield College and Alex Sengoba of Whitworth University. [caption id="attachment_93609" align="alignnone" width="200"]...

  54. Big beards, bigger money: The first Bjug Harstad Day of Giving exceeds PLU’s expectations NW News November 26, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Mooring Mast of Pacific Lutheran University on November 21, 2014. It was written by PLU news writer Natalie DeFord. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers....

  55. Willamette student arrested on murder charge NW News November 26, 2014

    This story was originally published in The Willamette Collegian on November 18, 2014. It was written by Collegian Editor-in-Chief Zane Sparling and writer Bronte Dod of Willamette University. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. No bail is set for ...

  56. Missionaries fall to #13 St. Thomas Sports Weekend Recaps November 24, 2014

    The Whitman men’s basketball team dropped to 1-1 Thursday, Nov. 20 after a 96-86 loss to University of St. Thomas. Whitman took an eight-point lead into halftime and led for most of the game, but the Tommies pulled away late in a close, tightly called game. The Missionaries were led by ...

  57. 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 ...

  58. 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 ...

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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 ...

  62. 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 ...

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

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

  64. 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 ...

  65. 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.

  66. 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.

  67. 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.

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

    How did you meet your friends? [portfolio_slideshow]

  69. 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 ...

  70. 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 ...

  71. 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.

  72. 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 ...

  73. 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.

  74. 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 ...

  75. 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 ...

  76. 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 ...

  77. 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 ...

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

    Comic by Asa Mease.

  79. 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 ...

  80. 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.

  81. 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 ...

  82. 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 ...

  83. 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 ...

  84. 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 ...

  85. 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 ...

  86. 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 ...

  87. 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 ...

  88. 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.

  89. “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 ...

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. 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 ...

  95. 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.

  96. 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 ...

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

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

  98. 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.

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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 ...

  103. 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 ...

  104. 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, ...

  105. 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 ...

  106. 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.”

  107. ‘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.”"

  108. 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.

  109. 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 ...

  110. 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 ...

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

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.

  112. 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]

  113. 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 ...

  114. Planned Parenthood ad male Advertisements November 12, 2014

  115. 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 ...

  116. 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 ...

  117. 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 ...

  118. 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 ...

  119. 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 ...

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

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.

  121. 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.

  122. 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 ...

  123. 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 ...

  124. 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.

  125. 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 ...

  126. 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.                  

  127. 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]

  128. 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 ...

  129. 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 ...

  130. 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 ...

  131. 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 ...

  132. 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 ...

  133. 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.

  134. 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"]...

  135. 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 ...

  136. 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"]...

  137. 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"]...

  138. 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 ...

  139. 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 ...

  140. 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.

  141. 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.

  142. 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 ...

  143. 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, ...

  144. 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 ...

  145. 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."

  146. 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."

  147. 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.

  148. 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 ...

  149. 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.

  150. 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 ...