Aleida Fernandez

I'm the Publisher. I make the hard decisions.


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  1. Oversight Committee Investigates Negative Campaigning in Junior-Class Senate Election ASWC Breaking News News Politics April 17, 2015

    Earlier this week, the ASWC Oversight Committee investigated a complaint regarding negative campaigning within the junior-class Senate election for the 2015-2016 academic year.

  2. Whitman Debate Team suspended for minimum 2 years Breaking News Community Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 9, 2015

    Following the recent cancellation of the Policy Debate Team season, President George Bridges wrote in an email today that the college would be suspending all Debate Team activities for a minimum of two years. The decision came after multiple years of Title IX complaints and other problematic behaviors by team ...

  3. Student protests require more action, less drama Columnists Opinion April 9, 2015

    In the last four years, there have been multiple student-led protests against perceived administrative faults or injustices. Each begins with primarily justifiable reasons, each riles up the majority of the student body, but each ends two weeks later.

  4. Jack Issue Letter from the Editors Humor Jack Issue April 2, 2015

    Dear Student Body: We give up. After nine months of listening to protests, staying up way too late on Production Night, responding to angry emails from frat presidents, falling asleep at ASWC senates and solely subsisting on Oreos, chips and baby carrots, we have decided to dissolve the Whitman College Pioneer effective ...

  5. Policy Debate Team Season Canceled Following Policy Violation Breaking News Community News March 22, 2015

    On Monday, March 16, Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer notified students, staff and faculty via email that the Whitman College Policy Debate Team's 2014-2015 season would be canceled.

  6. ‘Jane the Virgin’ steps in right direction A&E A&E Highlight Reviews February 19, 2015

    Growing up, I realized that Latina women were also typecast in almost oppressively one-dimensional stereotypes on television. Look at Eva Longoria who portrayed a conniving Latina homemaker who used her looks to advance her agenda in "Desperate Housewives." Or look at Sofia Vergara who plays the overly emotional, overly loud ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer Events Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight News Show September 11, 2014

    According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. With it becoming ever more popular in news outlets and popular culture, Tyson is confident that we will see a rise in future scientists.

  12. Letter from the Editors Letter from the Editors Opinion September 11, 2014

    Even while some things change, a lot of things will — and should — stay the same. As the two of us settle into our new roles, we look forward to seeing what the school year brings.

  13. Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson Events News September 10, 2014

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gives advice to Whitman students who haven't found their career calling.

  14. 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 ...

  15. Discovering How to Travel Alone Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? April 29, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_88442" align="alignleft" width="225"] The Victory Tower in Berlin.[/caption] When you travel alone there is a definite fear that you'll be lonely. With just your thoughts as company in a strange, new city it's hard to imagine having a ...

  16. Revisiting the Outdoors Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? April 1, 2014

    Before I studied abroad I never realized how much I like - and take for granted - the outdoors. I would never describe myself as an "outdoorsman," but parks, yards, hikes and just general "being outside" were an intrical part of ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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. ...

  19. Sticker Shock Blogs Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? February 27, 2014

    Today I looked at the Twenty Most Expensive Cities in the World. Two of the cities on the list I will be traveling to for Spring Break: London, the number one most expensive city, and Stockholm, Sweden, number 15. Next week I jet off to Copenhagen, Denmark, number 10. ...

  20. The Importance of Traveling with Like-Minded People Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? February 10, 2014

    My week-long trip to Italy started out as a disaster. Not only was our train to Florence canceled two times due to snow, but our first encounter with staff from the Austrian train company, ÖBB, left a rotten taste in our mouths as they helped everyone but us get a refund. ...

  21. You Only Ball Once Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? January 31, 2014

    It's ball season in Vienna. During January and February many Viennese - and tourists - don their best evening attire and dance the night away at a beautiful location until the wee hours of the morning. If it sounds like a Disney movie, it's because it basically is. This last ...

  22. The Shock of Culture Shock Off-Campus Blogs Sprechen Sie Englisch? January 24, 2014

    Culture shock (n). the personal disorientation a person may feel when experiencing an unfamiliar way of life due to immigration or a visit to a new country, a move between social environments, or simply travel to another type of life. [caption id="attachment_80634" align="alignleft" width="300"]...

  23. Tree of Life Offers Opportunity to Reflect, Heal A&E December 12, 2013

    The Tree of Life Ceremony is a part of the Walla Walla Community Hospice and provides those who have lost someone to reflect and start to heal.

  24. Drinks That Go With Your Major A&E Circuit December 9, 2013

    After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink of choice. Psychology: Gin and Tonic [caption id="attachment_79465" align="alignnone" width="420"]...

  25. Tommy’s Dutch Lunch: Never Leave Hungry A&E Circuit Front Page Slideshow December 9, 2013

    When I first walk into Tommy's Dutch Lunch, a small greasy spoon down W. Pine St., it's immediately obvious that the restaurant is a place full of stories. The decor is straight out of the 1970s and the walls are littered with paintings and a Union Bulletin profile from a ...

  26. History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla A&E Events Front Page Slideshow October 23, 2013

    Former pastor and Walla Walla community member Chuck Hindman transformed into a historical figure of Walla Walla's past Sunday. Part of Fort Walla Walla's ongoing Living History Series, Hindman captivated audiences with his turn as Reverend James H. Wilbur.

  27. When Sex Gets in the Way of Story A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow Reviews October 10, 2013

    Male and female leads are constantly at each other's throats with sexual tension. Why is that? And should they be?

  28. Instant Play Festival Returns This Weekend A&E Events September 26, 2013

    The Whitman College theatre department's annual Instant Play Festival returns this weekend with 14 new playwrights. A perennial favorite, the Instant Play Festival challenges the 14 playwrights along with volunteer actors, directors and techies to write an entire play over the course of a night and then stage, rehearse and perform ...

  29. ‘Dads’: Possibly Worst Show Ever A&E Reviews September 19, 2013

    Sexist and racist all in one go, Dads is pushing the boundaries for television viewers. The television show only reinforces real-life negative stereotypes which shouldn't be considered "trend-setting" or "edgy."

  30. Enjoy the Ride: 17 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your First Year Campus Circuit Guide Opinion August 29, 2013

    The rumors are true: being a first-year in college is hard. It’s scary and overwhelming, and I’ll be honest, the food is not—and never will be —as good as what you had at home. But if what they also say is true and hindsight really is 20/20, does that ...

  31. 8 Signs You Are a True Whittie A&E Jack Issue March 28, 2013

    So you say you're a Whitman student. You are a diverse student who's athletic and smart; you probably want to change the world. But as diverse as you are, you've probably noticed there's an uncannily similar student here... Want to fit in? Follow our eight fashion tips: [caption id="attachment_67766" align="alignleft" width="287"]...

  32. Upcoming Music Recitals Calendar A&E Events March 26, 2013

    The months after Spring Break mark Whitman's most musical time of year. With 10 student recitals in the coming weeks, there is an opportunity nearly every week to listen to Whitman College Music Department's talented musicians.

  33. Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 21, 2013

    Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the “Christian General” because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although ...

  34. Out of the ASHes: A Lost Bible, Two Bikes and the Real-Life Applications of Creeping Circuit Opinion November 26, 2012

    On an unusually warm Sunday night in mid-September of this year, I sat down for dinner at one of Olive’s outdoor tables with two friends and an almost complete stranger.

  35. Pioneer web profile: Tough Mudders tough it out Sports Sports Highlight October 5, 2012

    [caption id="attachment_56965" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The Tough Mudders celebrate before the race. Photo courtesy of Little[/caption] The self-proclaimed "toughest event on the planet," the Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12-mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test participants' all-around ...

  36. Men’s Soccer Falls to PLU 2-1 in Aggressive Game Sports September 30, 2012

    Whitman's men's soccer team fell to the Pacific Lutheran University Knights in an aggressive game Sunday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. From the beginning of the game the number two ranked Knights gave the number five ranked Missionaries quite a show as PLU played a highly offensive first half. In the ...

  37. Lessons Learned at “Parenting Magazine” Feature August 23, 2012

    Before I started my internship at Parenting Magazine’s headquarters in Orlando, Fla., I imagined my experience would be like “The Devil Wears Prada.” In my imagination, I was going to be like Anne Hathaway’s character: running around the streets of Orlando (looking fabulous, of course), getting coffee and unpublished versions ...

  38. Theta, Indie Men and Schwa take choral contest titles Events News April 29, 2012

    The 86th Annual Whitman Choral Contest returned to campus Friday, April 29 in Cordiner Hall. The Kappa Alpha Thetas, Independent Men and Shwa each took their respective categories. The three traditional awards - Best Male Group (independent or Greek group), Best Female Group (independent or Greek group) and Best Interlude ...

  39. Renaissance club brings medieval England to Whitman A&E April 28, 2012

    On Saturday, April 28, Whitmans Renaissance Faire Club transported the community back to merry old England in Shallotshire. The clubs annual event took place on Memorial Lawn with student and faculty dressed in Renaissance costumes, participating in Shakespearean plays and the events most popular event, unicycle jousting.

  40. Students elect next year’s senators News April 16, 2012

    Whitman students elected eight new senators and re-elected four current senators in ASWC elections on Monday, April 16. Rising seniors elected four new senators to ASWC. Al-Rahim Merali received 42 percent of the Count 1 vote, while Caroline Carr received 26 percent and Matt Tesmond and Eric Schmidt received 13 percent ...


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