Circuit Letter from the Editor

Circuit Letter from the Editor

Rachel Alexander
May 13, 2013
Filed under Circuit, Letter from the Editor

I've sat down to write this letter half a dozen times, but it's always seemed like an impossible task. My predecessors, sitting where I am today, have reflected elegantly on their time at Whitman and spoken about how much running The Pioneer and producing The Circuit have shaped their college ex... Read more »

Guide to Summer in Walla Walla

Guide to Summer in Walla Walla

Rachel Alexander
May 13, 2013
Filed under A&E, Circuit, Front Page Slideshow

Come June, the Whitman campus can start to look a bit deserted. However, as anyone who's stayed on campus over a break can attest, Walla Walla doesn't actually shut down just because Whitman's not in session. If you're a grad who's sticking around for a few months, or a student who has summer plans in Walla Walla, don't fear: There's plenty to do once classes ... Read more »

Director of Forensics Jim Hanson Steps Down

Director of Forensics Jim Hanson Steps Down

Rachel Alexander
May 2, 2013
Filed under News

After coaching debate for 20 years, Director of Forensics Jim Hanson announced Monday that he would be stepping down in order to take a full-time position as Chair of the Department of Rhetoric. Debate team members and alumni have expressed shock, disappointment and frustration with the decision, which... Read more »

Final Letter from the Editor

Rachel Alexander
May 2, 2013
Filed under Letter from the Editor

This issue of The Pioneer will be the 91st and final issue I've worked on during my time at Whitman. I've saved my personal reflections for our graduation magazine, issue 7 of The Circuit. For now, I want to acknowledge everyone who has helped make this year challenging, fun and full of high-quality j... Read more »

Visualizing the ASWC budget

Rachel Alexander
April 2, 2013
Filed under Editors' Blog

Since ASWC released a preliminary budget on Sunday, there has been a lot of discussion on campus about the budgeting process. Many readers have commented on the information we've provided detailing cuts in the yearbook and other campus organizations, asking questions about how ASWC decides budgeting... Read more »

Notes on the Pio’s budgeting process

Rachel Alexander
April 1, 2013
Filed under Editors' Blog

In response to student concerns about ASWC's preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year, and specifically about the amount of funding given to The Pioneer, I would like to clarify several things about the budgeting process for The Pioneer and provide the campus with more information about how we use ... Read more »

Preliminary 2014 ASWC Budget Slashes Yearbook, Greekend Funding

Rachel Alexander
March 31, 2013
Filed under ASWC, News

Update: A more comprehensive article summarizing the current debate over funding the yearbook and discussion from ASWC Senate on Sunday, March 31 can be found here. ASWC has released a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014, which includes substantial cuts to Waiilatpu (the Whitman yearbook) and th... Read more »

Five generations of wheat

Five generations of wheat

Rachel Alexander
March 22, 2013
Filed under Circuit, News, News Highlight

"You want to know how farming has changed? Come here." Bob Hutchens motions for me to follow him into a large, grayish-blue shed that sits on his wheat farm just outside of Dayton, Wash. The ground is littered with wood shavings and other detritus which gives the impression that serious work happens inside. Bob opens a door and takes me into a gigantic room which ... Read more »

Circuit 6 Letter from the Editor

Circuit 6 Letter from the Editor

Rachel Alexander
March 18, 2013
Filed under Circuit, Letter from the Editor

When The Pioneer's editors sat down to plan this issue, we thought about doing a magazine focused on the future. After brainstorming article ideas, we quickly realized that focusing only on where the world is going is nearly impossible without discussing the past. So instead of an issue on history ... Read more »

The Pioneer Guide to Off-Campus Houses

The Pioneer Guide to Off-Campus Houses

Rachel Alexander
February 22, 2013
Filed under Campus, Guide, Guide Highlight

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Tuition Raise, Renovations, Student Representation Discussed at Latest Trustee Meeting

Rachel Alexander
February 14, 2013
Filed under News

Whitman's Board of Trustees approved the college's proposed budget during their meeting last week, as well as plans for renovating Baker Faculty Center, Memorial and the outdoor tennis courts. Representatives from ASWC also met with members of the Board of Trustees to discuss the possibility of having... Read more »

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Rachel Alexander
February 7, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, News, News Highlight

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an incident in which two students were shot at while running on Saturday. The students, sophomores Joseph Heegaard and Ryan Jacobsen, were running barefoot along Lower Waitsburg Road near the intersection of Robison Ranch Road.... Read more »