Quin Nelson

Quin Nelson is the sports editor for the Whitman Pioneer.

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  1. Editor-in-chief Caught Eating Dirt, Baking Powder Humor Jack Issue April 3, 2014

    The staff of the Whitman Pioneer is shaken and shocked after witnessing the downfall of their beloved leader. Senior Shelly Le, editor-in-chief of the Pioneer, was caught eating dirt and baking powder in the Pio offices on Sunday night by junior opinion editor Kyle Seasly.

  2. One Team Gets More Sports Points Than Other Team Humor Jack Issue April 3, 2014

    The game started with the ball being put on the field and then the players began to move. They moved along with the ball up and down the playing area, calling out to one another as if to say, “Hey! Move that sports ball my way! I believe I will ...

  3. Mering Makes History with Win at Nationals Sports March 24, 2014

    Junior Karl Mering started Nationals without his goggles and ended as a national champion. Despite an early mishap, Mering had a very successful stint at D-III Nationals in Indianapolis, highlighted by a victory in the 100-yard butterfly, making him the first national champion swimmer in Whitman.’s history.

  4. The Many Lives of Schoolboy Q Between the Speakers Blogs March 1, 2014

    Schoolboy Q’s long-awaited album Oxymoron leaked last week and was officially released on Tuesday, and it lives up to his name. Q embraces the contrasts and contradictions within him, and it gives his album a unique and intriguing perspective, proving that Q is more than just Kendrick Lamar’s prankster friend.

  5. LGBTQ Athletes Still Search for Place at Whitman Sports February 13, 2014

    Whitman's varsity sports program provides a clash of ideals for LGBTQ athletes who choose to play for the Missionaries. While the college prides itself on being progressive and inclusive, the sports world can often be rigid and conservative. When these perceived opposites meet, which wins out?

  6. Secondhand Grammys Between the Speakers Blogs January 29, 2014

    I watched the Grammys on Sunday night. Well, I watched it secondhand. In this, the year 2014, awards shows and most major television events are not entertaining in themselves so much as they are entertaining for the tweets, GIFs, and thinkpieces they spawn on the Internet. Grandiose, antiquated events like ...

  7. Whitman Women’s Basketball Holds Off Whitworth to Remain Undefeated Sports Women's Basketball January 22, 2014

    The Whitman College women’s basketball team survived a hotly contested game against the Whitworth Pirates, winning 60-57 on Thursday evening at Whitman’s Ball Court.

  8. A Sense of Place A&E Blogs Between the Speakers Blogs December 10, 2013

    Over Thanksgiving break, I got to listen to a lot of Seattle music. On Wednesday, I went to see the Seattleite rapper Sol along with a bunch of other local rappers. On Friday, I saw Pearl Jam in Spokane in their penultimate show before they ended their tour in Seattle, ...

  9. Seattle, Bay Area Battle for Sports Supremacy Sports December 5, 2013

    Seattle and San Francisco are the two finest sports towns in the nation, but who has it better, the Emerald City or the Bay? Reporter Dylan Snyder and editor Quin Nelson weigh in:

  10. What’s in a Name? A&E Blogs Between the Speakers Blogs November 11, 2013

    A couple weeks ago, Whitman hosted a concert for the bands Kitten and Shy Girls. Shy Girls turned out to be a bunch of men, while Kitten played alternative rock that certainly did not make anyone think of a cuddly feline. However, both names somewhat fit the bands; Shy Girls ...

  11. Rally Against Racism, Cyberbullying Draws Attention from Board of Trustees Breaking News News November 7, 2013

    Protesters gathered at Memorial Hall Thursday afternoon to take part in the Rally Against Racism and Cyberbullying put on by members of Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment (FACE) and the Black Students Union (BSU).

  12. On Action Bronson and Misogyny A&E A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 30, 2013

    In a hip-hop landscape teeming with entertaining characters, Action Bronson is one of my favorites. He is a fat, bearded Albanian from Queens who took up rapping a few years ago after leaving his career as a chef. Through the handful of mixtapes he’s put out, Bronson has cooked up ...

  13. Is Kendrick Lamar Having Fun Yet? A&E A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 24, 2013

    It’s convenient that King Kendrick is a catchy, alliterative phrase, because I think hip-hop fans will be calling him that for a long, long time.

  14. Problems Arise with Kanye West’s Ego Between the Speakers Opinion October 23, 2013

    My seventh-grade self will always defend Kanye West. His Late Registration was the first album on my first iPod and I have stuck with the guy ever since. While he still creates brilliant music, West’s role in the public conscience has gone from gifted artist to ridiculous diva. And the ...

  15. The Whitman Music Dichotomy A&E A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 21, 2013

    Frats aren’t always known for musical diversity, but this was not the case at the TKE house on Friday night. Hosting their all-campus “Space Jam” party, the house was able to display both sides of the Whitman music experience under one roof. The first ninety minutes of the party were centered ...

  16. Danny Brown, Pusha T, and Old Guy Rap A&E Blogs Between the Speakers October 13, 2013

    The release of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail was the day rap became mortal. Mr. Carter, one of the greatest rappers of all time, not only put out a mediocre piece of work—it was boring. Over eccentric beats, Jay showed himself to be in a creative rut, unable to make ...

  17. Coming Together Across the Pond Front Page Slideshow Sports September 12, 2013

    With our season having just begun, we now face another uphill journey through the Northwest Conference. As a team with little past success, we have high hopes without much history to build on. But we have the privilege of creating our own history, and with this great trip under our ...

  18. Coming Back Stronger Circuit Sports Sports Highlight August 29, 2013

    Sophomores Katrina Allick and Jenna Dobrin (tennis), Robert Maislin (baseball), and Brennan Johnson (Ultimate) came into this summer fresh off their first year of college athletics with their eyes set on coming back stronger next year. They checked in over the middle of the summer to give a look into ...

  19. The Inimitable, Irreplaceable Professor Hashimoto Circuit News May 13, 2013

    Leaning back in his swivel chair, hands clasped over his stomach, Associate Professor of English Irvin “Hash” Hashimoto sits calmly in an office that looks like it was torn apart by a natural disaster. This is because Hashimoto, 68, is retiring, and packing up all of the belongings he has ...

  20. The FAH Keeps Abreast of Local Research A&E April 25, 2013

    The Fine Arts House displays the best chests cast for breast cancer.

  21. Allen Stone, a Man with a Message and a Voice A&E April 11, 2013

    Up-and-coming soul singer Allen Stone, who has earned praise from the likes of USA Today and The New York Times, is busy on a worldwide tour but will soon find his way to Whitman for a show in the Reid Ballroom. The Pioneer caught up with him on the phone ...

  22. Captivity under the NKOTB A&E Reviews April 11, 2013

    See how this author fared after three hours of listening to New Kids On The Block.

  23. Justin Timberlake Puts on a New Suit for the 20/20 Experience A&E Reviews April 4, 2013

    The sweet sounds of Justin Timberlake's new album highlight maturity, growing up.

  24. The Greeks in Walla Walla Circuit Front Page Slideshow News March 21, 2013

    The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four sororities, to the south, and Whitman’s four fraternity houses to the north. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitman, with occasional recklessness that divide ...

  25. How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 7, 2013

    One author's journey to find their ancestors at a local church, turns into a life changing experience.

  26. Stars Behind the Scenes Propel ‘The Tempest’ A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 27, 2013

    Whitman’s performance of William Shakespeare’s play "The Tempest," set to run from Feb. 27 through March 3 at Harper Joy Theatre, is one of high drama, suspense and action. The large cast of characters is able to synthesize all of these aspects, but the play would not be complete without ...

  27. Whitman Women Lose, Men Triumph in Conference Semi-Finals Sports Weekend Recaps February 22, 2013

    In a hard-fought NWC semi-final matchup, the Whitman women’s basketball team came up a few plays short of victory, falling to the Whitworth Pirates 55-54 Thursday evening at Ball Court.

  28. Grammys 2013: Winners and Losers A&E February 14, 2013

    The world's biggest night for music occurred Sunday, Feb. 10. Despite the new, more conservative dress code, the 2013 Grammy Awards still managed to have a plethora of surprises and NSFW moments. Let's take a look at the night's ...

  29. International Mo B. and Warm Gun end MLK Week with a bang A&E Events January 26, 2013

    Pio reporter, Quin Nelson recaps International Mo.B's captivating rap performance at Reid Campus Center on Friday night, Jan. 26.

  30. International Mo B. Raps with Purpose A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow January 24, 2013

    Mobi Njoku is a senior at Eastern Washington University, where he is an accounting and finance double major. Like many students, Njoku has a side hobby to keep him busy. However, when other kids are out playing disc golf, Njoku is carving out a nice rap career for himself as ...

  31. WEEKEND RECAP: Whitman Goes Bananas, Slugs UC Santa Cruz Men's Basketball Varsity Sports December 1, 2012

    The Whitman College men’s basketball team dominated the University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, beating them 87-65 Thursday night at Ball Court. The Banana Slugs were overwhelmed immediately by Whitman’s defensive intensity, committing ten turnovers in the first half. The Missionaries raced out to a 20-4 lead behind their defensive ...

  32. American Politics Panel Provides Interesting, Drama-Free Discussion Community News Politics October 31, 2012

    “The Future of American Politics: Civility vs. Gridlock," put on by the Diversity Coalition of Walla Walla, provided the community with a passionate panel on politics in Reid Campus Center Monday night, Oct 29. The event began with a small introduction from Dr. Steve Rubin, a former psychology professor at Whitman ...

  33. Dr. Frannie Smith Gives Mind-Blowing Lecture on Nuclear Energy News October 25, 2012

    Dr. Frannie Smith, who works with Pacific Northwest National Labs, delivered an engaging and insightful lecture on the past, present and future of nuclear energy Wednesday night in the Brattain Auditorium. Dr. Smith was brought in by the Geology department as a part of the Whitman College Visiting Educator Series. With ...

  34. WEEKEND RECAP: Men and Women’s Soccer Scores Varsity Sports October 21, 2012

    Saturday, Oct. 20: Women's: The Whitman women’s soccer team defeated George Fox University 1-0 Saturday at the Whitman Soccer Complex with a performance even more impressive than the score would seem to indicate. Despite not scoring a goal, Whitman put forth one of their best stretches of soccer yet in the first half. ...

  35. WEEKEND RECAP: Whitman Volleyball loses Friday, upsets PLU Saturday Scores Whitman Volleyball October 14, 2012

    Friday, October 12: The Whitman volleyball team put forth a solid effort but could not overcome the impressive performance of the University of Puget Sound, who are ranked 13th nationally, losing 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 22-25 on Friday night at George Ball Court. The Missionaries jumped out to an 11-7 lead in the ...

  36. Whitman Volleyball Seals the Deal, Friday, Plays Tough Saturday Scores Whitman Volleyball October 7, 2012

    Friday, October 4 The Whitman volleyball team was able to overcome a shaky start to beat the Linfield Wildcats convincingly three sets to one on Friday night at George Ball Court. The beginning of the game placed the spotlight on the referees more than the either of the two teams competing. Due ...

  37. Dr. Jim Brady brings cave archaeology to life Events News October 4, 2012

    With a lecture title like “Death and Sacrifice at Midnight Terror Cave,” Dr. Jim Brady created Indiana Jones-level expectations for his speech. It was no Temple of Doom, but Dr. Brady was very entertaining and engrossing in his lecture Thursday evening in Olin Hall on his archaeological exploits in Midnight ...

  38. Women’s Soccer Settles for Scoreless Tie Against PLU Scores Sports Varsity Sports September 30, 2012

    The Whitman women's soccer team played well but ended up with a 0-0 tie against Pacific Lutheran University on Sunday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. As was the case Saturday, the Missionaries established control early on. Center midfielders Hallie Swan and Jaclyn Rudd were solid as usual, and outside players such ...

  39. Women’s Soccer Team Falls to Puget Sound 2-0 Scores Sports Varsity Sports September 30, 2012

    Despite dominating possession for most of the game, the Whitman women's soccer team fell to the University of Puget Sound 2-0 at the Whitman Soccer Complex on Saturday. Whitman took immediate control of possession in the first half, looking nothing like a team that has not beaten the UPS women since ...

  40. Instant Play Festival finishes strong with an entertaining day two A&E Events September 23, 2012

    What do boots, the words “Show me your hands!” and an offstage crash have in common? That was for the playwrights of the Instant Play Festival to create and the audience to find out Sunday night on the Alexander Stage at Harper Joy Theatre. The seven playwrights whose works were performed ...

  41. Whitman Volleyball Turns in Dominant Performance in Victory Over Willamette Scores Whitman Volleyball September 21, 2012

    The Whitman volleyball team made quick work of Willamette University Friday night at Ball Court, sweeping the Bearcats three games to none. Before seizing control of the match, Whitman had to withstand a back-and-forth first game. Neither team was able to hold a lead for long, nor extend a lead ...

  42. Women’s Soccer Bounces Back, Beats Willamette 1-0 Scores Sports Varsity Sports September 15, 2012

    Hungry for their first conference win of the season, the Whitman women's soccer team ground out a solid 1-0 victory over the Willamette Bearcats Saturday at the Whitman Soccer Complex. The Missionaries again got off to a strong start with Whitman dominating ball possession in the first half. Whitman was able ...

  43. Women’s Soccer Team Drops Home, Conference Opener to Rival Whitworth Sports Varsity Sports September 12, 2012

    Despite a promising first half, the Whitman women's soccer team lost their home and conference opener to the Whitworth Pirates at the Whitman Soccer Complex Wednesday afternoon. The Missionaries put on quite a show in the first half, bombarding the Whitworth goal with 11 shots while only allowing one. The Whitworth ...

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