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Music professor inspired by female Walla Walla composers


Susan Pickett, the Catherine Gould Chism Chair of Music at Whitman College, discussed her recently released book on Wed., Mar. 11. The book, "Marion and Emilie Frances Bauer: From the Wild West to American Musical Modernism,"  provides the first comprehensive account of the lives and professional accomplishments of these two remarkable sisters. The Pioneer sat down with Pickett to find out more about the journey of her book. The Pioneer: What led you to the decision to choose Marion and Emily Frances Bauer and write a book about them? Dr. Susan Pickett: [About 25 years ago] I was looking for new music to perform [since] I am a violinist. I decided that I would focus on American composers, and so I went over to Penrose [Library] and there was a dictionary of American composers that was published in the late 1940s. It had many names of people I had never heard of, so I was browsing through ... (more)

Theta raises whopping amount for CASA


On March 7, it was once again time for Kappa Alpha Theta’s annual fundraiser, Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew. Each ... more...

KWCW Show of the Week: Routine Maintenance


Show: Routine Maintenance Time: Fridays, 8 a.m.– 10 p.m. Host: Nolan Bishop KWCW gives first-year Nolan Bishop  the venue to explore ... more...

Death becomes them: Senior theatre majors take final bow


"Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" opens on March 5 in the Harper Joy Theatre. The two leading roles will be ... more...

Fresh music: best new albums for spring


Indie music fans, rejoice! This spring has been huge for quality indie releases, from small artists releasing their debut album to household ... more...

KWCW Show of the Week


Show title: Bring Da' Ruckus Time: 12-2 a.m. on Mondays Host: Tim Kent AKA DJ Yung Whippa Snappa... more...


Pay attention to effects of pop culture


Illustration by Lya Hernandez. All have witnessed, experienced or at ... more...

Community Service groups sold crafts at the fair as a way to raise money for their cause. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair


While several of the tables at the Winter Craft Fair were occupied by student businesses and non-profit groups, the majority ... more...


Sister Outsider inspires at coffeehouse


This evening, on Friday, Dec. 5th, slam poetry duo Sister Outsider performed at the FACE Equality Coffeehouse in Reid Basement. ... more...