Oversight Committee Investigates Negative Campaigning in Junior-Class Senate Election

Aleida Fernandez
April 17, 2015
Filed under ASWC, Breaking News, News, Politics

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. The complaint arose from another Senatorial candidate as a result of a Facebook post under the heading "Continuity." The post... Read more »

Whitman Debate Team suspended for minimum 2 years

Aleida Fernandez
April 9, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Front Page Slideshow, News, News Highlight

**The investigation into the suspension of the Whitman Debate Team is ongoing. The Pioneer will report more information as it becomes available. 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 D... Read more »

Student protests require more action, less drama

Aleida Fernandez
April 9, 2015
Filed under Columnists, Opinion

It is time Whitman students stop small-scale, apathetic protesting. 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... Read more »

Jack Issue Letter from the Editors

Aleida Fernandez
April 2, 2015
Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

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... Read more »

Policy Debate Team Season Canceled Following Policy Violation

Aleida Fernandez
March 22, 2015
Filed under Breaking News, Community, News

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. The cancellation follows a policy violation regarding alcohol consumption while on tournament travel. Spencer was... Read more »

‘Jane the Virgin’ steps in right direction

Aleida Fernandez
February 19, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Reviews

In late elementary school and throughout middle school I participated in a local summer theater program. For five summers I was cast in various roles (the femme fatale, the sassy older sister, the help) that, at the time, didn't mean anything to me. I was just happy to have a speaking part. I tell thi... Read more »

David Sedaris Comes to Walla Walla

David Sedaris Comes to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez
November 19, 2014
Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Events, News, Web Only

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. Sedaris read three essays about his family, his height, and people who insist on pronouncing foreign words like natives. A N... Read more »

Main Street Studio Presents Acoustic Night

Main Street Studio Presents Acoustic Night

Aleida Fernandez
November 15, 2014
Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Photos

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, a new program created by Walla Walla Center for the Arts and Main Street Studios. "We just want to let [the artis... Read more »

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez
November 13, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow, News

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 received her Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1979. She went on to receive her Master of... Read more »

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Kathleen Murray Named Whitman’s New President

Aleida Fernandez
November 13, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News

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. The search committee, which was composed of staff members, faculty members an... Read more »

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez
September 11, 2014
Filed under Events, Front Page Slideshow, News, News Highlight, News Show

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. The astrophysicist and director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium is optimistic that popular interest in the subject is on the rise. This last spring, Tyson's show, "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," aired on FOX to stellar reviews and with... Read more »

Letter from the Editors

Aleida Fernandez
September 11, 2014
Filed under Letter from the Editors, Opinion

Fall is a great time for news. From fresh-eyed first-years to visiting professors, renovated facilities to new sports teams, there's essentially a flood of new information to take in at the start of the semester. And this year, more than ever, as the search for President Bridges' successor continues,... Read more »