2014 March

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  1. ‘Art Outside the Box’ Features Artwork from Whitman Staff Media Media Highlight Photos March 30, 2014

    From March 25-30 during an event called "Art Outside the Box," the main floor of Penrose library featured 45 works of art by staff members at Whitman College.

  2. We the People Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa March 29, 2014

    We all know that English and Spanish combine to form Spanglish, while Portuguese and Spanish together are Portuñol.  During a recent conversation with my family, I struggled to name the mix of Portuguese and English that I speak with my coworkers at the university.  My mom took a stab at ...

  3. 南京周末旅行 (Weekend Trip to Nanjing) Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only March 26, 2014

    This past weekend was the CIEE Weekend Trip and I along with 27 other students and 3 professors went to Nanjing. The other options were Hangzhou, Yangzhou, and Wu Zhen but I chosen Nanjing because of its rich history. Nanjing (南京)is the capital of Jiangsu province in Eastern China and literally ...

  4. Women’s Basketball Falls in National Championship Game of the Week Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports Weekend Recaps Women's Basketball March 25, 2014

    The Whitman women’s basketball team fell to the FDU-Florham Devils in the D-III national title game Saturday night 80-72, ending a record-breaking season for the Missionaries.

  5. Mering Makes History with Win at Nationals Sports March 24, 2014

    Junior Karl Mering started Nationals without his goggles and ended as a national champion. Despite an early mishap, Mering had a very successful stint at D-III Nationals in Indianapolis, highlighted by a victory in the 100-yard butterfly, making him the first national champion swimmer in Whitman.’s history.

  6. Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title Sports Varsity Sports Weekend Recaps Women's Basketball March 21, 2014

    With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (26-4) Friday night, the Missionaries (30-1) advanced to the first national championship game in program history. Whitman will play for the Division III national title Saturday night against Farleigh Dickinson University, Florham.

  7. Whitman’s Yearly Tuition Increase Lowest in Decade Breaking News News March 20, 2014

    The Board of Trustees have set tuition to $44,440 for the 2014-2015 academic year, a 2.9% increase from last year.

  8. Holy Living in History Web Only March 20, 2014

    Jerusalem is a holy city. A bridge between the material and the spiritual. Many would say between the earth and the heavens. But what is holy?: “Connected to a god or a religion/ religious and morally good” — Merriam-Webster. As I walk home through the botanical gardens on a ...

  9. “The Goddess” Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only March 20, 2014

    Despite what some days may feel like, I am taking other courses in Shanghai besides my Chinese language class! Last week in Chinese Film and Cinema, we watched Wu Yonggong’s “The Goddess,” which was released in 1934. “The Goddess” was part of the 1930s overall leftist-turn of Chinese cinema, which ...

  10. Women’s basketball advances to Final Four Sports Varsity Sports Web Only Weekend Recaps Women's Basketball March 19, 2014

    The game is done, the nets are cut down and for the first time in program history the Whitman women’s basketball team has danced all the way to the Final Four.

  11. Everything but the Kitchen Sink Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa March 17, 2014

    Looking for a place to live here has got me wondering whether the phrase “everything but the kitchen sink” has its origins in Brazil. Apartments and houses for rent in Brazil are generally unfurnished.  That would be fine, except that unfurnished here means that everything that can be removed has been removed: the ...

  12. Carnaval no Brasil Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa March 17, 2014

    Mike, Anna, and I spent Carnaval the way most people from Teresina choose to: we left town to relax on the beach.  It wasn’t wild, but it did help me straighten out my priorities here. Our destination was Parnaíba, Piauí’s second largest city.  The center of Parnaíba has colorful colonial buildings, ...

  13. Slice of Seattle in Shanghai Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only March 16, 2014

    Today, I joined a fellow CIEE student (Margot) at a coffee shop (Magodo’s 520 Coffee) across from ECNU to work on homework together. I’ve been to lots of coffee shops in Shanghai and they are very similar to the US. Starbucks and Coffeebean & Tea Leaf are basically the same, ...

  14. Mease not Mooses: Gettin’ Deep Campus Cartoon March 14, 2014

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.

  15. Águas de Março (Waters of March) A&E Blogs Blogs Tuggboat Art Life March 14, 2014

    Hey. I'm done with midterms. It's officially spring break. I hope everyone has a great one and here's a song to kick it off:

  16. A weekend in Tel-Aviv I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category Living in History March 14, 2014

    Right now I'm riding the bus to Tel-Aviv for the weekend, something that's become somewhat of a habit amongst my friends and I. It takes about an hour to get to Tel-Aviv from Jerusalem, and hostels dot the city downtown and close to the beach, making the trip all ...

  17. Retiring Dean Leaves Legacy In SA Program Feature March 13, 2014

    Associate Dean of Students for Academic Support Services Clare Carson will retire at the end of the semester after 38 years working on campus. During her tenure, Carson helped create the Student Academic Advisors program that trains peer advisers to help each incoming class make the transition from high school ...

  18. Reducing Black Actors to Limited Roles Reinforces Negative Stereotypes Opinion Opinion Highlight March 13, 2014

    I want to first start off by saying I am so happy to hear about the success films "12 Years a Slave" and "Django Unchained" have received lately. It is nice to see actors and actresses of color receiving recognition for their talents, and I am extremely proud.

  19. Men’s Golf Team Drives to Improve Sports Sports Highlight March 13, 2014

    Life on the Whitman men's golf team has not been easy as of late. The team has had to deal with horrible weather, defecting players, and a conference that ranks as one of the best in the country. Despite these challenges, the Missionaries still believe that they can overcome anything ...

  20. Walla Walla Guitar Festival to Feature West Coast Blues A&E March 13, 2014

    Walla Walla will be hosting the third annual Coyote King’s Invitational Walla Walla Guitar Festival this weekend, which will feature 16 blues and roots bands including artists from all over the West Coast.

  21. Women’s Lacrosse Prepares to Become Varsity Sport Sports March 13, 2014

    Silly costumes and lacrosse sticks are not the typical outfit combination students might expect to encounter when walking across Ankney Field. However, last week, the women’s lacrosse team was seen dressed up in crazy outfits to bring attention to and celebrate the start of their spring 2014 season. This annual ...

  22. Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike News March 13, 2014

    The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty’s ongoing professional development and provides numerous benefits—not only to the individual professor, but also to her or his students and to the entire Whitman community.

  23. Students Reach Out After Carleton Frisbee Tragedy Community News March 13, 2014

    Last week, college frisbee teams across the country mourned the Feb. 28 death of three Carleton College ultimate players in a car crash. The deaths of Carleton Ultimate Team members James Adams, 20, of St. Paul, Minn., Paxton Harvieux, 21, of Stillwater, Minn. and Michael Goodgame, 20, of Westport, ...

  24. Sloan Conference Unites Jocks and Nerds Sports March 13, 2014

    No, it’s not the classroom. Nor is it a locker room. The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference is a home to both jocks and nerds. Last weekend representatives from the two parties met in Boston to discuss the relationship between numbers and sports. I mingled with team owners, statisticians, coaches, ...

  25. Sex, Gore Found in ’300′ Prequel A&E Movie Reviews Reviews March 13, 2014

    If you're looking for gushing blood, unattached limbs and air-brushed abs, "300: Rise of an Empire" is the mediocre movie to see.

  26. Should Syracuse Hit the Panic Button? Sports March 13, 2014

    Rarely do you see a team start off as well as the Syracuse Orange did this season, only to throw it all away when the first roadblock arrives. The Orang cruised to a 25-0 start to the season, but have since dropped four of the last five.

  27. Theatre, Encounters Partner to Bring Texts to Life News March 13, 2014

    Performances of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet were held March 5th to 9th in Harper Joy Theatre (HJT) as part of the collaboration between Whitman’s Theatre Department and the Encounters faculty. This is the second year HJT has incorporated a performance of one of the texts in the Encounters syllabus.

  28. Spring Break Dos, Don’ts, Maybes? Humor March 13, 2014

    Maximize your fun while minimizing bodily injury!

  29. Birth is Magical Experience for All Humankind Columnists Opinion March 13, 2014

    Last week, Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment put on Breaking Ground, the annual monologue show written by Whitman students, professors and alumni. I wrote and performed a monologue about my experiences working as a volunteer doula in a hospital’s birth center. Doulas are birth attendants who support and advocate for ...

  30. How to Have The Best Spring Break Ever! Humor March 13, 2014

    Everything I know about spring break I learned from movies.

  31. Spring Break Mad-Lib Humor March 13, 2014

    Have fun ________-ing on your Spring _______!

  32. Real Eco-change Might Happen in Secret Opinion March 13, 2014

    A few weeks ago, a friend forwarded me a blog post about something called the Huron Mountain Club in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This regional secret society is exclusive to the ultra-rich, completely disavows its own existence and made Henry Ford wait in line for ten years until a ...

  33. Students Prepare for Spring Break Service Trips News March 13, 2014

    The 2014 spring break service trips take off to their various locations next week, and the students leading and attending the four different trips are finishing their preparations. Spring break service trips are week-long excursions during the two-week Whitman College break, two leaving the first week and two the second week. During ...

  34. Students List Plans for Weeks of Relaxation Humor March 13, 2014

    Who can focus on midterms when spring break plans are just so much better?

  35. Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight March 13, 2014

    Bridges' retirement marks increased student and faculty diversity, improved academic programs by adding more experiential learning opportunities, and raised national visibility for the college.

  36. Whitman Professors Collaborate to Make Environmentally Conscious Art A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 13, 2014

    Married artist duo Assistant Professor of Art Nicole Pietrantoni and Adjunct Instructor of General Studies Devon Wootten have created a book arts mixed poetry piece now on display at the Walla Walla Foundry Vineyards.

  37. New Bond Measure Brings New Hope for Walla Walla High School News March 13, 2014

    In April, citizens of Walla Walla will be voting on a new bond to renovate aging Walla Walla High School. It was created in response to the rejection of a previous bond to update the school last spring.

  38. Student Academic Advisor Program Strengthens Community Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 13, 2014

    More than 30 years after its creation, the Student Academic Advising program remains successful in helping new students and bringing a stronger sense of community to first-year housing. The program, run through a collaboration between the Academic Resources Center and the Residence Life and Housing Office, was originally created to ...

  39. The SA Program Feature Weekly Topic March 13, 2014

    This week, we take a look at Whitman's SA program and it's role on-campus and in the community.

  40. Production Night Live Blog for March 12 Blogs Editors' Blog Production Night Blog March 12, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 7 (taking place the evening of March 12/early morning of March 13) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 4:25 p.m.: We're in for issue 7! I (Managing Editor Pam) am getting us off and running. 4:26 p.m.: Feature PA Jess announces ...

  41. Hypnotic Hydrology Under Close Examination March 12, 2014

    Sometimes, I think that the Whitman community takes our access to water for granted. We live in a desert. Walla Walla is not meant to have green grass and luscious rivers flowing through it, but our campus serves as an oasis full of greenery and sparkling brooks. I meandered by ...

  42. Getting in Touch with my Other Heritage Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? March 12, 2014

    Growing up I have always been identified - and truthfully, often have identified myself - as Cuban. I am one half Cuban from my dad's side, and from that half I inherited my outward appearance: olive skin, almond-shaped eyes, thick eyebrows, "Latina curves," loads of leg hair. I am also ...

  43. Senate Round Up March 9 ASWC Unpacked March 12, 2014

    At Sunday’s meeting, the ASWC senate recognized two new clubs and confirmed the new heads of each campus media organization (CMO).

  44. Language, Gender, and Patriarchy One Woman Round Table Web Only March 12, 2014

    Examining the ways in which gendered language perpetuates our patriarchal society.

  45. Women’s Basketball Starts NCAA Tournament With Two Wins Game of the Week Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports Weekend Recaps Women's Basketball March 10, 2014

    Following a close loss to the Whitworth Pirates in the Northwest Conference Championship, there were doubts whether the previously undefeated, previously #1 nationally ranked Missionaries Women’s Basketball team was the real deal. If their Friday night performance in the first round of the NCAA D3 Playoffs against Chapman is any ...

  46. A Typical Day in Shanghai Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only March 10, 2014

    7:30 am: Wake up and review for daily Chinese quiz (~30 new characters) 8:30 am: Eat breakfast with host mom or dad 9:10 am: Leave for school 9:20 am: Catch bus to school or walk to metro if bus hasn’t arrived yet by 9:20 9:50 am: Arrive at school 10: 00 am: Chinese class begins 11:50 ...

  47. Keeping Up With My Trash TV Obsession Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? March 10, 2014

    People who know me, know I love trash TV. There is nothing like sitting down and watching an episode or two (or three) of "The Mindy Project," "The Bachelor/ette," or - my guiltiest obsession - "Dance Moms." Watching trash TV is my way of winding down after a long day. ...

  48. Halloween Times One Thousand Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa March 9, 2014

    Name three things that come to mind when you think of Brazil. Is Carnaval one of them? I got my first taste of this over-the-top celebration last weekend. On Saturday, Teresina held Corso, which is a sort of warm-up to the real Carnaval festivities that start tomorrow. When all of us ETAs ...

  49. Posted in Teresina Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa March 9, 2014

    As I wait in Miami International Airport, it’s hard to imagine what the next ten months in Brazil have in store. I’m sure now that the experience will be positive, but I wasn’t so sure earlier. This summer, the Fulbright program accepted me as an English teaching assistant in Brazil as ...

  50. Stay Another Day A&E Blogs Tuggboat Art Life March 7, 2014

    Hey. My song today is so emotional that I might not even be able to make it through this post without having to walk the streets in solitude in order to calm down.

  51. Culture Shock Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only March 7, 2014

    Many people told me I would experience culture shock when I came to Shanghai, but I did not take any of their comments seriously. Last summer, I lived on the Thailand/Burma border doing volunteer work with Burmese migrant workers and we lived in really basic conditions: bucket showers, squat toilets, ...

  52. Cryptid Expands Shirt-Making Process A&E March 6, 2014

    Whitman Cryptid is a T-shirt design group of less than a dozen students lead by junior Jesus Chaparro and will open an online website for their work on Mar. 9.

  53. Women’s Basketball Finds Strength in Family Culture Sports Through their eyes March 6, 2014

    A common question that head women's basketball coach Michelle Ferenz always asks her players is: “what do you hang your hat on?” In my four years as a women's basketball player, I never answered that question for myself – until now. My team is having one of the most successful ...

  54. WEB Concert Process Contains Multiple Steps News March 6, 2014

    On Thursday, Feb. 27, Whitman Events Board hosted the headlining artist Sol featuring Skizzy Mars and Sam Lachow. Hosting big concerts at Whitman proves difficult, due to its being a small institution a few hours away from any metropolitan cities like Seattle and Portland.

  55. Whitman Faculty, Staff Members Receive Recognition News March 6, 2014

    Whitman professors, faculty and staff are often honored for their hard work throughout the year. Three of Whitman's faculty and staff members, featured here, have recently received huge acknowledgements of their projects and accomplishments.

  56. Students Seek Counseling Center Alternatives Feature March 6, 2014

    There are alternative resources to the Counseling Center on campus and in the community, but unfortunately not as many students seem to take advantage of them.

  57. Moyes’s Hard Work, Focus Pay Off Baseball Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports March 6, 2014

    The Whitman Baseball program has certainly had its share of ups and downs, and the recent success has really been something new to the older players on the team, who endured two consecutive four win seasons in 2011 and 2012. Last year, the team went 16-22 after a coaching change ...

  58. Only Famous Artists Can Release Music on the Fly A&E March 6, 2014

    Emma Dahl expands in her column that dropping an album is a useful tool only for popular artists, and takes the focus away from artistic ability.

  59. Sweets Overcome Adversity for Solid Start to Season Sports March 6, 2014

    President's Day Weekend marked a challenging yet promising opening of the season for both the men's and women's ultimate teams. While both teams faced adversity, the success found in the face of defeat during this first tournament is a sign that both Whitman Sweets teams are on the right track.

  60. Mease not Mooses: A Not So Distant Future Campus Cartoon Opinion March 6, 2014

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.

  61. Cold War Continues with Russian Action Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight March 6, 2014

    Three years ago, the world saw its greatest outburst of revolutionary fervor this century. In what we now call the Arab Spring, a revolt in Tunisia inspired protests across the Muslim world, which led to the overthrowing the governments of three countries, gaining rights for the citizens of many others ...

  62. SEC Partners with Koru News March 6, 2014

    Whitman’s Student Engagement Center announced their partnership with Seattle-based company, Koru on Feb. 20, adding to the array of post-Whitman resources the SEC offers to Whitman students and young alumni.

  63. Obama Displays Steadiness in Crisis Opinion March 6, 2014

    President Obama’s steady hand has helped guide him through a multitude of crises internationally. Although his foreign policies of drone use and internal surveillance are frustrating, his level-headed approach to crises allow him to come out on top.

  64. Fun Facts about the Female Body Humor March 6, 2014

    Men just can't seem to understand women's bodies. From the wandering womb to the excessive ear hair, female anatomy is one big fat mystery. Here are a few little-known facts about the female body to help enlighten our male readers.

  65. Review of Etrian Odyssey III Opinion March 6, 2014

    Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is the third installment of Atlus's dungeon-crawling series for the Nintendo DS. It largely follows the format of the previous entries in the series: you form a party of adventurers, consisting of princesses, gladiators, pirates and the like, and then descend into a vast, ...

  66. Recent Graduates Find Career Opportunities with City Year Community News March 6, 2014

    As seniors approach their last few months of college, one big question looms before them: “What’s next?” A few graduating seniors go another route, electing to work short-term with nonprofit organizations. One such nonprofit, AmeriCorps, offers a number of programs for just that purpose. Those programs include an ...

  67. #liberated: Tweets From a Well-Intentioned Feminist Humor March 6, 2014

    Check out my twitter feed about everything feminist @verbosefeminist. Let's empower women—even if gender doesn't actually exist since it's totally a societal construct. You can read about this in my thesis. #liberated

  68. Shadow Day Encourages Students to Pursue College News March 6, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_84654" align="aligncenter" width="381"] Illustration by Lya Hernandez.[/caption] Fifty students from Walla Walla High School will visit the Whitman campus on Wednesday, April 16 as part of the annual Shadow Day organized by Club Latino and First Generation/Working Class. For more than ...

  69. Three Tips for the Fashionable Feminist Humor March 6, 2014

    Ladies! Tired of fashion magazines' unattainable standards of beauty? We have the latest and greatest spring trends that will also help you smash the patriarchy.

  70. Fake Ad: Self-Burning Bra Humor March 6, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_84650" align="aligncenter" width="447"] Illustration by Lya Hernandez.[/caption] Desperate to take a stand for feminism? Want to, say, burn your bra? We've found a way to ease your struggle: the self-burning bra automatically goes up in flames every six hours and rematerializes ...

  71. Walla Walla’s Best Dance Crew Raises Money for Worthy Cause A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 6, 2014

    The third annual Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew will be held this upcoming Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall. The event is organized by Whitman's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter to raise money for Theta’s national philanthropic organization, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

  72. Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight March 6, 2014

    The Hall of Science and Memorial Hall's heating and cooling system, as well as Whitman’s irrigation infrastructure, are undergoing renovations this semester in order to comply with national environmental standards.

  73. Counseling Center Addresses Increased Student Demand Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 6, 2014

    This month, the Counseling Center decided to go through with hiring a new counselor in accordance with an ASWC resolution passed last semester. The addition of another counselor is a response to the increasing demand and sometimes limited availability of counseling services on campus.

  74. Outside the Center Feature Weekly Topic March 6, 2014

    With more and more students using the Counseling Center's resources, the center is looking into hiring an additional counselor—and students are seeking alternative resources, on campus and off.

  75. Beauty and the Beholder, Part Two One Woman Round Table Web Only March 5, 2014

    I’m going to pick up where I left off in my last post: Discussion of Differing Perceptions of Beauty, Part Two. Last week, I wrote about the evolution of societal perception of the perfect female figure. This week, I’m going to discuss the differing perceptions of female attractiveness between women and ...

  76. Production Night Live Blog for March 5 Blogs Editors' Blog I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category Production Night Blog March 5, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of March 5/early morning of March 6) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 4:57 p.m.: An ongoing discussion about common themes of the Live Blog reminds me (Managing Editor Pam) to start the Live Blog!  5:00 ...

  77. Students Celebrate Love on Valentines Day Media Media Highlight Photos March 5, 2014

    Photographer Annabelle Marcovici documents how Whitman students celebrated love on Valentines day this year. Among the students profiled, Marcovici profiles students from the Spring Break Community Service Trips who are selling Valentines Day cards to fundraise for their trips in March.

  78. Women’s Basketball Stumbles in NWC Title Game Game of the Week Sports Varsity Sports Women's Basketball March 3, 2014

    In the final Northwest Conference contest of the season, the Whitman vs. Whitworth rivalry saw another instant classic Saturday night. This time it was for the conference title, and the Pirates finally found a way to best the previously undefeated Whitman women’s basketball team, 68-65.

  79. Atmadja Duma Strachilu A&E Blogs Tuggboat Art Life March 3, 2014

    I came across this gem about a year ago during the summer. The song is called “Atmadja Duma Strachilu”, sung by a women’s choir called Le Mystère des voix Bulgares, or, The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices.

  80. Navigating City of 上海 (Shanghai) Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs March 1, 2014

    I have now been in Shanghai for a week and cannot believe how much has changed since my first night. My first evening in Shanghai was pretty rough, mostly because my plane was delayed in Vancouver for four hours. I’m a pretty relaxed, go with the flow, traveler because I ...

  81. A Man and His Pipe, Part I: “Considerable Noteworthy History” A Whittie Look at the Past March 1, 2014

    This specimen is perhaps the finest piece of smoking paraphernalia you’ve ever laid eyes on. The material is meerschaum, a rare mineral found almost exclusively in a valley in western Turkey.

  82. The Many Lives of Schoolboy Q Between the Speakers Blogs March 1, 2014

    Schoolboy Q’s long-awaited album Oxymoron leaked last week and was officially released on Tuesday, and it lives up to his name. Q embraces the contrasts and contradictions within him, and it gives his album a unique and intriguing perspective, proving that Q is more than just Kendrick Lamar’s prankster friend.

  83. Meet the Communications Committee ASWC Unpacked March 1, 2014

    Enjoy this brief introduction to the somewhat newly established but bourgeoning ASWC Communications Committee! Anna von Clemm Title: Executive Director of Communications Favorite vegetable: Definitely eggplant. Seriously, 100% the best thing ever. Fun fact about her hometown: It’s also the home of Mark Zuckerberg. What are you looking forward to this semester in ASWC? I am ...

  84. Old Town (南市) Shanghai Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only March 1, 2014

    Today was my first day in Shanghai without CIEE orientation activities, so with my trusty Lonely Planet guidebook in hand, I headed for Old Town Shanghai. There are 11 districts in Shanghai and Old Town is one of them. I chose to spend the day in Old Town because it’s ...