Senior profiles

Alyssa Fairbanks
May 9, 2012
Filed under Circuit, Feature, Weekly Topic

Rarely do Whitman students get the chance to hear about the innovative projects and newsworthy accomplishments of classmates beyond their immediate friend group. The Pioneer sat down with several graduating seniors––with a diverse range of academic passions and other interests around campus––to... Read more »

Interview with Professor David Schmitz

Interview with Professor David Schmitz

Alyssa Fairbanks
May 9, 2012
Filed under A&E, Circuit

The labels that have been assigned to current college-aged youth are endless, from the multitaskers and echo boomers, to the "Yes-We-Can" generation. The Pioneer sat down with Professor David Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, to place a discussion of generational labels in its historical... Read more »

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Alyssa Fairbanks
April 26, 2012
Filed under Feature

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Consumer Conciousness

Alyssa Fairbanks
April 26, 2012
Filed under Feature, Weekly Topic

This week Feature was inspired by a recent Seattle Times article: "Amazon a virtual no-show in hometown philanthropy." We sought to shed light on the interplay between big corporations and small local shops in Walla Walla. Ultimately, does buying local rather than corporate matter to Whitman students?

$400 million endowment explored

Alyssa Fairbanks
April 19, 2012
Filed under Feature, Weekly Topic

Whitman's $400 million endowment remains a mystery to many students. This week Feature delved into the substance behind the numbers; attempting to understand where the money comes from and what initiatives it supports here on campus.

Harvesting profits

Alyssa Fairbanks
April 12, 2012
Filed under Feature, Weekly Topic

Wine and onions foster a local economy centered on specialty products.

Beyond grapes: L’Ecole No 41 extends influence to community

Alyssa Fairbanks
April 12, 2012
Filed under Feature

Founded in 1983, L'Ecole No 41 is one of the oldest wineries in the Walla Walla Valley. The family-owned winery is located in the historic Frenchtown School in Lowden. Next year will be the 30th anniversary of L'Ecole. Marty and Megan Clubb,... Read more »

Spring day tripping

Alyssa Fairbanks
April 5, 2012
Filed under Feature, Weekly Topic

Spring in Walla Walla offers the chance for a mid-semester adventure. Whether you prefer to indulge in local food and drink, explore hiking trails or take an OP sea kayaking trip, opportunities outside the Whitman bubble abound.

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Alyssa Fairbanks
March 28, 2012
Filed under A&E, Circuit

Questions: 1. What are your top five favorite books of all time? 2. What was the most life-changing book you read while... Read more »

Maple Counter Café does brisk business with traditional family flavor

Alyssa Fairbanks
March 13, 2012
Filed under A&E, Circuit

Walking through the massive front doors of Maple Counter Café, one is enveloped by an atmosphere of warm, farmhouse style comfort. This welcoming atmosphere is created by the hard work of Kory and Rachel Nagler, the proprietors. "My family is a restaurant family. I was literally raised in a restaurant... Read more »

Wanted: male volunteers

Alyssa Fairbanks
March 1, 2012
Filed under Weekly Topic

Why is community service on campus largely dominated by female students?

Now is the Time

Alyssa Fairbanks
February 23, 2012
Filed under Feature, Weekly Topic

Fundraising campaign supports expansion of experiential learning and international emphasis.