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  1. Top 10 Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only May 28, 2014

    This post is somewhat overdue as our Spring Break was more than three weeks ago, but as finals are fast approaching, I need a reminder of the good ole vacation days. To start the trip, Christa Lee '15 and I went to visit last year's Chinese language assistant in Xi'an! ...

  2. Dangerous Roads Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa Off-Campus Blogs May 23, 2014

    In the Dominican Republic last summer, almost every bus, taxi, and car had a decal like this slapped on the windshield: - God is loyal. - God takes his time, but he never ...

  3. Volunteering at Migrant School Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only May 22, 2014

    There are a lot of migrant workers in China, over 130 million. Most migrant workers are leaving poor, rural villages and moving to cities on China’s eastern coast in search of better job opportunities. Most of these jobs are in factories, low-paying according to American standards, but much higher wages ...

  4. Das Ende Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? May 17, 2014

    It's really over. I leave Vienna tomorrow. I arrived in Vienna with high expectations. I had heard so many great things about the city, study abroad, etc. that I figured I would be in Austrian heaven from day one. As I noted in ...

  5. The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead? Circuit Front Page Slideshow Opinion May 15, 2014

    You’ve heard it before, you’ll hear it again: the last 15 years have given rise to technologies that have changed almost every aspect of our daily lives.

  6. Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look Circuit Opinion May 15, 2014

    Senior Pam London reflects on the challenges that Whitman has presented during her four years and how those challenges have helped uncover previously unknown opportunities.

  7. Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four Circuit Sports Sports Highlight May 15, 2014

    Seniors Marah Alindogan and Sarah Anderegg discuss their journey towards being on the Whitman women's basketball team, national runners-up and one of the most successful teams in school history.

  8. Class of 2014 Senior Art Profiles A&E Circuit May 15, 2014

    Three seniors at Whitman will be heading down the creative path after graduation. The Pioneer caught up with each of them before they leave to discuss what they will miss about Whitman, their plans for the future and how their creativity will drive their careers.

  9. Whitman Fosters Power of Beauty Circuit Opinion Opinion Highlight May 15, 2014

    Senior guest columnist Allison Bolgiano reflects on how Whitman has helped her realize the power of beauty.

  10. Class of 2014 Student-Athlete Profiles Circuit Sports May 15, 2014

    Ethan Parrish Ultimate Frisbee [caption id="attachment_89597" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Marra Clay[/caption] "I started playing ultimate in high school. I absolutely loved it. I was actually recruited to play baseball at Whitman, and I played on the team freshman year ...

  11. Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles Circuit News May 15, 2014

    After graduation, some Whitman seniors will be heading all over the country and the world pursuing their goals with the help of fellowships. The Pioneer spoke with three students about the fellowships they received, the programs they will go on and what they will be doing in the near and ...

  12. Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble Circuit Opinion May 15, 2014

    Senior guest columnist Jane Carmody urges students to experience life outside the "Whitman bubble."

  13. Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles Circuit Front Page Slideshow News May 15, 2014

    Many Whitman seniors conducted year-long thesis research as part of their major's graduation requirements. The Pioneer sat down with three members of the graduating class to discuss their projects, the scope of their research and results.

  14. Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member Circuit Front Page Slideshow News May 15, 2014

    Professor of English Roberta Davidson will bring her 26-year career at Whitman to an end at the end of this year in order to move to southern California to write fiction.

  15. Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles Circuit News May 15, 2014

    By the time they move their tassels, many Whitman seniors-turned-graduates will have already determined what they will be doing once they leave Walla Walla. The Pioneer spoke with three students about their future plans and where life after Whitman will take them.

  16. One Year Out: Reflections from the Class of 2013 Circuit News News Highlight May 15, 2014

    Whitman College's Class of 2013 discuss what life is like a year out from college. They provide insight on the post-grad journey towards happiness.

  17. Whitman Students Maintain Family Legacy Circuit Feature Feature Highlight May 15, 2014

    Thousands of Whitman students have passed through Whitman's doors, but not all of them have had other family members walk through their footsteps. The Pioneer looks at what draws families of students to join the Whitman communities across generations.

  18. Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’ Circuit Opinion May 15, 2014

    Senior guest columnist Jillian Davis examines how she has learned to call the "Whitman bubble" home and encourages students to immerse themselves in the unique culture of Whitman College.

  19. ‘Blue’: Perspective on the Process of An Art Major Thesis Circuit Media Media Highlight Photo Essay Photos May 15, 2014

    Senior studio art major Alecia Lindsay discusses the process of creating her senior art thesis, entitled 'Blue.'

  20. Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue Circuit Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors May 15, 2014

    The morning I left for college is still a vivid memory to me. I woke up at 5 a.m. to catch my flight and hurriedly said goodbye to my mother, upset that she wasn't able to come to the airport to drop me off. Yet, despite how clear this memory is to ...

  21. Cartoon: What I’m going to miss most Campus Cartoon Circuit Opinion May 15, 2014

    Cartoon by MaryAnne Bowen.

  22. The Most Popular Game in China Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only May 15, 2014

    I’m about to let you all in on a little secret. It’s…how to play the most popular game in China! Now, there really is no name to this game, although I presume nicknames have popped up all over China. It is really easy to play, but you rarely win, and ...

  23. Sexism: Apparently, Women Just Need to Stop Complaining One Woman Round Table Web Only May 13, 2014

    A recent article on Huffington Post addresses sexist advertisements. Specifically, it comments on SuitSupply’s latest ad campaign that features a man dressed in a smart looking suit surrounded by dancing women in tiny bikinis, with water joyously splashing over everyone. The article points out that this ad makes us ...

  24. Fruitcake and Cookies – The Messiah Will Come Again A&E Blogs Blogs Tuggboat Art Life May 10, 2014

    Hey. I'm sorry that it's been awhile, for those who care. Things are busy here this time of year. Since it's been such a long time I've decided to write about two songs in this post. I've been meaning to write about the first one, a classic song called "Fruitcake ...

  25. Triathlon and Field Day Media Media Highlight Photos May 8, 2014

    Whitman's Annual Spring Triathlon was held on the morning of May 3 this year, beginning at the Harvey Pool. Participants signed up as an individual or as a team and had to complete a 500 yard swim, 10 mile bike and a 5 k run.

  26. Dining Halls Divide Students Feature May 8, 2014

    The debate about which dining hall is best is always on, particularly among first-years on campus. It's not uncommon to hear arguments around campus about which dining halls have the best food, best seating, best atmosphere and best service—sometimes involving vehement attacks on one dining hall. Anyone who has lived in Jewett ...

  27. ‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience A&E Reviews May 8, 2014

    I was able to resist being seduced by “Game of Thrones” until post-midterms several weeks ago when I finally succumbed. This was the best worst decision that I’ve made in a long time.

  28. Class Of 2018 Contains More International Students News May 8, 2014

    After flooding campus with their famous white folders throughout April, the members of the Whitman College admitted class of 2018 have made their decisions. Of the 1,441 admitted first-year students, 381 have already committed to Whitman, and the Office of Admission plans to wait out a few more before admitting ...

  29. Senior Piano Recitals to Showcase Musical Mastery A&E May 8, 2014

    Two music majors, seniors Kaity McCraw, who is also majoring in religion, and Andrés Crane, who is also majoring in BBMB, both have upcoming senior piano recitals.

  30. Greekend Change Yields Mixed Reviews Sports May 8, 2014

    Participants of this year’s Greekend events likely noticed one major difference from the festivities of years past-- the sport played by the fraternities and sororities changed from the traditional flag football to volleyball.

  31. Wa-Hi Future Still Hopeful After Bond Failure Community News May 8, 2014

    On April 22, Walla Walla voters rejected a bond measure that would provide the funding to update Walla Walla High School’s 40-year-old facilities.

  32. Mease not Mooses: Sprinklers in the Rain Campus Cartoon Opinion May 8, 2014

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.  

  33. English Department Reinstates Creative Nonfiction Position News May 8, 2014

    For the 2014-15 academic year, the English department will offer Whitman College students various supplementary courses that will be taught by the new Creative Nonfiction Writing, Adjunct Assistant Professor of English Kisha Schlegel.

  34. NBA Should Have Dealt With Sterling Long Ago Sports May 8, 2014

    Commissioner Adam Silver has given Donald Sterling, the maligned owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a lifetime ban after his racist comments were made public. This is a rarely used punishment in the sporting world and only invoked in drastic circumstances. The majority of the viewing public however did not ...

  35. Failure, Difficulty Presented in Video Games Columnists Opinion Opinion Highlight May 8, 2014

    What does it mean for a creative work to be difficult? When we talk about a book or a movie being “difficult,” we usually mean it requires close scrutiny and multiple viewings in order to be fully understood and enjoyed. When we call a video game difficult, however, we usually ...

  36. Yearbook Here to Stay With Free Copies News May 8, 2014

    This past Wednesday marks the release of the first free edition of Waiilatpu, the Whitman College yearbook. Last year the yearbook was under review to be cut from the budget by ASWC.  The primary reason this was considered was because the yearbook, unlike other Whitman campus media organization publications, such ...

  37. Farewell Letter from 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief Letter from the Editor Letter from the Editors Opinion May 8, 2014

    Before stepping down from her position, Editor in Chief Shelly Le takes a moment to say words of thanks to those who have made her position possible.

  38. Seniors Prepare for Graduation Humor May 8, 2014

    Good bye and good luck

  39. EIC Interview Humor May 8, 2014

    a long overdue look into the mind of our Editor in Cheif

  40. ‘Yuppie Liberalism’ Represents Untenable Politics Columnists Opinion May 8, 2014

    I’d like to preface this column with a warning to Whitman’s rarest minority, conservatives. You probably have no interest in what I’m about to say, and, frankly, it’s not catered to you. There, you’re free to go back to preparing for finals without wasting your time on my ...

  41. Graduation Jumble Humor May 8, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_89210" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Illustration by Lya Hernandez.[/caption] Unscramble these fun graduation-related words!   thisnpienr evacid eslhmeos eprtsan ohsue collaoh raitbas rntekiwnog     Answers: internship, advice, homeless, parents' house, alcohol, barista, networking

  42. Memories (Slightly Worn) For Sale Humor May 8, 2014

    Timeless and Nostalgic! $50 OBO.

  43. Student Looks Back, Deems Class of 2014 Flawless Humor May 8, 2014

    You underclassmen have some work to do.

  44. ArtWalla Supports Large Collection of Public Art A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow May 8, 2014

    Walla Walla's art scene has been steadily growing over the years, and the variety of public art displayed in the downtown area is a testament to that trend.

  45. Students Prepare for Direct Democracy Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight May 8, 2014

    For the first time in memorable history, the entire student body will vote directly on two petitions in a legislative election. The first petition in the election, taking place Thursday, May 8, will determine student support for a resolution calling for a student on the Board of Trustees as a ...

  46. Off-Campus Students Learn to Cook Feature Feature Highlight May 8, 2014

    For some students who already enjoy cooking, living off campus gives them a reason to cook, but for students who do not have a knack for it just yet, Whitman offers students a variety of opportunities to refine their skills.

  47. Lawless Leads Women’s Tennis to Regionals Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight May 8, 2014

    Gearing up for Regionals this week and weekend, the Whitman women’s tennis team looks to have an even stronger showing than last year and move on to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament. One player the team will likely be able to count on to earn points is ...

  48. On- and Off-Campus Dining Feature Weekly Topic May 8, 2014

    Which dining hall is the best? And how do students adjust to life after the meal plan? This week, The Pioneer explores how Whitman students prefer to eat and cook their meals.

  49. Numbers in the News News May 8, 2014

    33 Number of countries that will take place in a global fast-food wage protest on May 15. (Al Jazeera) $15 Amount in hourly “fair wage” demanded for employees of McDonalds, Walmart and other businesses with yearly sales of over $50 million. (New York Times) 150 Number of U.S. cities that will participate in the protest. (TIME) 200 Number ...

  50. Voices from the Community // Issue 13 Opinion Voices of the Community May 8, 2014

    What has been the highlight of this school year? [portfolio_slideshow]

  51. Senate Round Up May 5 ASWC Unpacked May 7, 2014

    At the final senate meeting of the 2013-2014 school year, ASWC appointed several students to various committees and passed some bylaw amendments and a resolution. ASWC appointed Jaime Parades-Torres to the Technology Task Force, Ari Ronai Durning to the Sustainability Advisory Committee, Kangqiao Liao to the Bon App Advisory Committee, and ...

  52. Production Night Live Blog for May 7. Production Night Blog May 7, 2014

    What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 13 aka, the last issue of the year (taking place the evening of May. 7/early morning of May 8.) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor in Chief.

  53. Marriage Corner at People’s Park Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans Off-Campus Blogs Web Only May 7, 2014

    As many of you probably know, Chinese culture, like so many others, places great emphasis on marriage. China has been a patriarchal society since its origin over 5000 years ago, and as such, much value is placed on producing sons. With recent medical advances in the past few decades, the ...

  54. Crack Open a Cold One Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa Off-Campus Blogs May 5, 2014

    How do you like your beer?  Here’s how people in Teresina prefer it: Like a wedding dress  (Como vestido de noiva) Like a concrete worker’s leg  (Como canela de pedrero) Like a seal’s rear-end  (...

  55. A Man and His Pipe, Part III: “Father of His County” A Whittie Look at the Past May 2, 2014

    When Walla Walla was founded, it was, in the eyes of many, likely to be nothing more than a modest agricultural center.

  56. Congratulating the Pioneer and blue moon! ASWC Unpacked May 2, 2014

    Campus Media Organizations are a significant part of ASWC’s undertakings; here, we’ll take a moment to celebrate some of their achievements! blue moon just received the Silver Crown Award, a national distinction, from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for Volume 26 from last year.  blue moon has ...

  57. Technology Does Not Welcome Women One Woman Round Table Web Only May 2, 2014

    A few weeks ago, an article entitled “Technology’s Man Problem” was published in the New York Times. It chronicles the experiences of several women who worked or are working in technology, and the culture of sexism and male domination that pervades it. And to be sure, males dominate this ...

  58. Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges Feature Front Page Slideshow May 1, 2014

    Unlike other signifiers of identity, "first generation" comes attached to a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. Many who identify as first generation struggle at college with family finances, varying levels of cultural capital and feelings of isolation. However, not all do, and the phrase “first generation and working class” isn’t necessarily ...

  59. College Provides More Support For FGWC Students Feature May 1, 2014

    The current first-year class has the largest number of first-generation students that Whitman has ever seen, a trend accompanied by increasing administrative involvement in promoting conversations about socioeconomic diversity.

  60. Whitman Hires New Environmental Historian Professor News News Highlight May 1, 2014

    The history department has hired Jakobina Arch to fill a new tenure-track position as assistant professor of environmental history. Arch will be hired under the sabbatical replacement program to increase the size of permanent faculty instead of continuing to fill visiting professor spots.

  61. Students Bring Skills Back from Salsa Festival A&E May 1, 2014

    While there is no official Whitman club for the Latin dance salsa, a group of enthusiastic students recently attended the Rose City Salsa Festival held in Vancouver, Wash. from April 10-13.

  62. Art Department Heads in New Direction with Introductory Classes News May 1, 2014

    The art department has changed the structure of its introductory studio art classes, ending the popular Introduction to Visual Arts Practices class and instead creating more specialized "Foundations" courses.

  63. Triathletes Urge Others to Join Their Fun Sports May 1, 2014

    The Triathlon Club has only participated in one race so far - the Beaver Freezer in Corvallis, Oregon, which is one of the most popular triathlons for collegiate clubs all over the country. On May 3rd, they will also participate in the Whitman Triathlon.

  64. Financial Aid Presents Struggle, Opportunity for FGWC Students Feature Feature Highlight May 1, 2014

    Navigating the ups and downs of financial aid from semester to semester can pose a significant challenge for FGWC students, even with support from the Office of Financial Aid itself.

  65. Multiple Factors Determine Vocalist Preferences A&E May 1, 2014

    Do male and female vocals really make that much of a difference in the mood and essence of a song?

  66. Weigel Rides Bumpy Road to Cycling Success Sports May 1, 2014

    For Dessie though, the road to cycling success has never been easy. In fact, it didn’t start anywhere near a bike at all. Entering her junior year of high school in Boise, ID, Dessie was an all-state cross-country runner with aspirations to run in college. That’s when everything went wrong.

  67. ASWC Hosts Title IX Panel to Educate Students on Policy Changes ASWC News May 1, 2014

    Title IX is the primary federal policy that shapes how college campuses respond to cases of sexual misconduct, including rape. However, it is up to individual colleges to adopt sexual misconduct policies and investigation processes that comply with Title IX.

  68. MLB Season Starts in Dramatic Fashion Sports May 1, 2014

    On the field there has been no lack of controversy, from the new replay rules, to injuries, to maturity problems, to illegal substances. The MLB installed new rules to determine out/safe calls and the security of a catch in the field. This seems pretty straightforward, but came under critique when ...

  69. Mease not Mooses: World Problems Campus Cartoon Opinion May 1, 2014

    Cartoon by Asa Mease.

  70. Radical Surgery Needed for Planet Earth, Economy Columnists Opinion May 1, 2014

    Anybody who’s seen Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery might remember the scene in which Dr. Evil outlines his sinister plan to release toxic pollutants into the atmosphere and create a hole in the ozone layer. After an awkward silence, an underling must tell him that this has already happened.

  71. Low-Income Students Feel Graduation Blues Opinion May 1, 2014

    Graduation is coming just around the corner and the senior friends I've watched write theses and study for oral exams will be walking across the stage and bidding farewell to the place they've studied for the last four years. All of the late nights, early mornings, stress and hard work ...

  72. Henry Friedman Shares Survivor Story for Yom Hoshoah News May 1, 2014

    Whitman students, faculty and local residents arrived at Cordiner Hall to hear the story of Henry Friedman on Sunday, April 27. Friedman is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust, and he told the story of his daily struggles avoiding concentration camps and police officers.

  73. Education Must Accompany Global Vaccination Distribution Columnists Opinion May 1, 2014

    I don’t like to think of vaccines as controversial. I went to an alternative school where many parents chose not to vaccinate their kids. I never understood it. Not vaccinating against at least the classics, such as mumps, measles and rubella or polio, seems both foolish and selfish.

  74. Maximum Taste, Minimum Dining Hall Humor May 1, 2014

    With a food selection as diverse and unpretentious as that offered by Bon Appétit, the options for meals are seemingly endless. However, if you’re looking to cut down on the energy required to craft the perfect dining hall meal, these five tips can help you save time and get the ...

  75. Rosemary’s Poetry Corner Humor May 1, 2014

    If Robert Frost Were as Lazy as I. The hell are you? I think I know, but I could be mistaken though, for freezer-burn works to obscure that which you were three months ago.   I almost think I can recall a stir-fry made in early fall that fell behind the ice-cream tubs joining some frozen food cabal.   The ...

  76. Mix-’n-Match Jokes Humor May 1, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_88776" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Illustration by MaryAnne Bowen.[/caption] Set-ups: Knock Knock A Whittie walks into the green... So, I was on the bus with my mom... What do you call an undercover duck? What do you call a man with no arms and no legs reading Marx? What did ...

  77. Seniors: Do They Give a Crap? Humor May 1, 2014

    As the days dwindle by, bringing the class of 2014 closer and closer to graduation, it’s time to check in with them to see how much of a crap they still give about school. Economics major Red Loochen: “I’m done with everything. You could say I’ve been chillin’ on ...

  78. Robert Reich Lecture Confronts Income Inequality News May 1, 2014

    Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich gave a lecture Wednesday evening in a packed Cordiner Hall. Students, faculty, staff and Walla Walla community members attended the event, where Reich predominantly discussed income inequality and the influence of money in politics.

  79. Artists Cooperate in Walla PopUp Gallery A&E A&E Highlight May 1, 2014

    The Walla PopUp Gallery is a collaborative and economically innovative concept: a communal art gallery that opens for only a month in which all artists involved work for the gallery and profit from the sales.

  80. Women’s Tennis Sets Sights on Regionals Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports Whitman Tennis May 1, 2014

    Already having accomplished many of their goals of staying undefeated and hosting and winning the conference, the team can now look to their biggest goal, getting into the Elite Eight. This season brought a few changes to what the team does regularly and how they prepare for games.

  81. Voices From the Community // Issue 12 Voices of the Community May 1, 2014

    What would you run a triathlon for? Photographer Hayley Turner polls the community.

  82. First Generation Feature Weekly Topic May 1, 2014

    First generation and working class students speak out about class differences at Whitman.