For most Whitman students, interactions with legal authorities are virtually non-existent. However, when police interact with students, they usually only see the underbelly of campus activity.
Despite their past success, the Independent Women choral group didn't manage to register for the Choral Contest in time.
A closer look at the 87th annual Choral Contest.
Encounters has grown from obscurity into its own niche forum in just over a year of existence. As the administrator graduates, we look back at what brought us to this point, as well as what lies in the future of the website.
A look at two Whitties and their beloved (and stylish) vehicles.
In the new title-taking wave that is sweeping campus campaigns and organizations, there is a new player that hopes to re-imagine itself in a way that another campaign has already imagined itself: the Green Dot Program. Sexual Misconduct Coordinator Barbarella Mixwell announced on Tuesday, March 26 that the Green Dot Program ...
The Pio looks at some trends from recent years we'll be happy to leave behind.
The internet is integral to our college experience, but how much is too much? Whitman students are finding that lines that must be drawn before computer and internet use becomes an addiction.
Whitman might not feel like a school where finding a soulmate is as common as the urban legends would have students believe. Usually Whitman students see the neighboring Walla Walla University as a school where students more commonly get married while at school—but how accurate is that assumption?
When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before.
From waterfowl to raptors to songbirds, Walla Walla stands as both a figurative and literal bird sanctuary. In fact, it’s law.
One would think at first glance that Walla Walla would be a difficult place to navigate while being gluten-free. One would be wrong.
The gluten-free lifestyle is becoming more and more pronounced in American culture. No longer simply a diet for people with Celiac disease, how is gluten-free breaking through to mainstream food culture at Whitman?
Most Whitman students graduate eight semesters after they first start, but twenty percent of students don’t fit this traditional structure of study.
Some say it was once a morgue, while others tell tales that someone managed to live there, one thing is for certain: the Catacombs do exist.
Whitman has a lot of nooks and crannies that either become the stuff of myth or goals to reach. Some even carry a risk.
With the rise of e-resources and the internet in academia, how has learning been technologized?
hoot·en·an·ny (n.): 1. an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in early twentieth century America as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. 2. An informal musical session at which folk singers and instrumentalists perform for their own enjoyment.
The Board of Trustees wields very specific powers that can greatly change the way Whitman College works--but who is on the Board, and how does it operate?
Walla Walla's wine industry is certainly a nice addition to the town for parents and seniors, but its emergence and growth also hold academic promise.
Whitman College is nestled right in the middle of a rapidly growing wine haven. What promise does this fact hold for students and graduates, and what unique academic opportunities can be seized upon in a wine-filled Walla Walla?
It's 6:30 a.m. and it's dark. Still, the lights are on around campus, and students are awake and hard at work in the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center and Penrose Library. These aren't people pulling all-nighters, but people who wake up and get straight to business. This is a look into ...
While late nights and all-nighters seem to be the norm on campus, there is a sizable group of people on the flip-side of time management: they get up early to get work done.
Whitman College owns a vast collection of all kinds of relics and artifacts, but much of it goes unseen by the student population. This week, we take a look at these hidden gems.
As our folks pour into campus, we take a look at the role of of parents and parenthood on campus.
For many Whitman graduates, Walla Walla goes from being their second home to their fixed residence. What reels alumni back to this city and keeps them here?
A late-night study of nocturnal students in our very own library.
Whitman College is a campus that never sleeps, with many facilities and services open well into the night if not 24/7. Whether by choice or by vocation, people across campus operate on a nocturnal basis.
At first glance, hip hop culture may seem underrepresented at Whitman and in Walla Walla. However, new opportunities and personal stories prove just the contrary: hip hop is everywhere.
Whitman features students of all sorts of backgrounds, but one that often goes overlooked is one's educational background. There are those who went to public school and those that went to private school--but does that confer any advantage?
Wondering what all these new fitness studios that have popped up over the summer are all about? Are Whitman students willing to pay money to join up? This week's feature section gives you a closer look.
When people pour in from out of town, parking becomes impossible, and cowboy look-alikes become commonplace, it all points to one thing. The Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days is back for yet another year.
The fair was in the air this Labor Day weekend, and also at the fairgrounds. See how Whitman students experienced the annual Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days.
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Is Halloween just a complete drag for you? Do you just want to punt every little five-year-old you see wearing some dumb costume he or she bought at Wal-Mart? Do you want to incinerate all sorts of candies in a heaping ...
Dear Meghan, I would first like to let you know that your letter is well-received. I take what you say to heart and appreciate that you've come forward to give input where you saw fit. I would like to point out, though, that as creative as humor can get on the Backpage, ...
Ethan and his cohorts at the Whitman Pioneer perform "Popcorn," the 1972 hit by Hot Butter in this Production Night Production.
Think your 4-day was great? Wait 'til you read (and weep at) what that tool in your section did this weekend.
In this Production Night Production, Adam balks at two ideas. One, that he can't do the Saltine Challenge. Two, that people could assume that we made our staffers do this as a result of reading the highly informative Backpage. Just follow the yellow brick link.
In response to last week's squirrel issue, The Backpage brings you the first-ever Production Night Production: Squirrels, Inspired by Squirrels. Just follow the following magical link: magical link.
The Pioneer is under the wing of a new Editor in Chief, Patricia "Pati" Vanderbilt. To gain a sense of her vision for the paper, Backpage arranged a special interview with our enigmatic leader. BP: What grand plans do you have on the table for the paper this year? PV: I ...
Marvin Wenzel was distraught. The night before, he had seen a pretty brunette girl at the 80s dance with a ponytail off to the side, wearing bright pink spandex pants and a tie-dye tank top. He could totally see her sports bra as she danced with that one guy to ...
This year is just the same as any year. We all get to campus, do a little research and come to the same age-old realization. Girls outnumber guys, almost two to one. And to make matters worse for the poor Whitwomen of the world, a lot of these guys have ...
[caption id="attachment_32092" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Credit: Alex Bailey"][/caption] It struck first-year Darren Mulrey this Wednesday morning, while putting his pants on, that that thing his mom told him to do with the refrigerator in his Anderson dorm room was a great ...