Pioneer Blogs by Category



A Whittie Look at the Past 4 Posts

Explore the dynamic history of Whitman and Walla Walla through a discussion of its artifacts. Each post presents one or more images of pistols, gavels, dictionaries, diaries, hats, pipes, pearls, fence posts, Nobel Prizes, accessories for divination, and anything in between from the Whitman College Archives. Each item is then discussed for its specific context and greater historical significance.



Between the Speakers 9 Posts



Club Spotlight 0 Posts

Allison Kelly gives us the scoop on on-campus clubs.



It's Owl Good 0 Posts

Everything and anything about those predatory birds we all love.



Le Lovely Kitchen 2 Posts



Lights, Camera, I Like Movies! 8 Posts

Vincent Warne discusses a wide variety of topics related to film and culture.



Tuggboat Art Life 13 Posts

Tuggboat's favorite music and film from whenever.



Under Close Examination 7 Posts

Photography used to see things on the Whitman campus from an unusual perspective, as well as capture objects and events that may not be seen by a Whittie unless they look just a little bit closer.



Czech It Out 3 Posts

Sarah Cornett is spending the fall 2014 semester in Prague.



Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa 20 Posts

In "Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa," I share stories from my year as a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Brazil. I'll focus on what I learn while planning class activities for college students, struggling to become proficient in Portuguese, and comparing my experiences here and to my travels elsewhere in Latin America.



From Sweet Onions to Satay: Adventures in Indonesia 6 Posts

Maya Volk is spending the fall 2014 semester in Indonesia.



Jess Goes West 7 Posts

Jess Faunt '17 writes about her experiences on Whitman's Semester in the West program.



Little Sparrow with Dreams of Swans 17 Posts

Follow Rachel as she spends four months in Shanghai, China, the city of 24 million, and immerses herself in its rich culture, food, and history. Special attention will be paid to the changing roles of women and the family in modern Chinese households.



Living in History 6 Posts

An account of what I learn and experience during my time in Jerusalem on both an academic level and a personal level. I will address the significance of politics, religion and history in the area, under the frame of Jerusalem as an amazingly diverse and dynamic city.



Sprechen Sie Englisch? 9 Posts

A Whittie travels to Vienna, Austria and tries to find the best bratwurst, lederhosen, and beer while attempting to speak German.



ASWC Unpacked 25 Posts



Darwin's Finches 10 Posts

Sophomore Jessica Parker discusses zoology in the context of environmental and wildlife concerns.



One Woman Round Table 12 Posts

Contemporary issues and current events from a female student's perspective. Exploring both political and cultural landscapes.



What's In A Name? 7 Posts

Sophomore Ari Appel discusses the meaning and history of various linguistic trends.



Northwest Sports Optimist 11 Posts




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Recent Blog posts

In conclusion… Dec 15, 2014

It’s only been a week since Semester in the West ended, and I have already transformed a nomad to couch potato. Last night, curled up in my sleeping bag, I ... (more)


The Pangolin aka The Walking Artichoke Dec 3, 2014

Pangolins (also called scaly anteaters) are strange creatures that are quietly being eaten to extinction. They are coved in scales are actually modified hairs. They also have large claws on ... (more)


Climb Every Mountain…Or Just One Volcano Nov 30, 2014

As promised, here is a recap of the second half of my weeklong excursion, this part featuring adventures in North Bali. As you first read this entry the ... (more)


First-year Feature Nov 30, 2014

 Meet the lovely ladies of the 2014-2015 first-year senator delegation! Deepraj Pawar What drew her to Whitman: The amazing atmosphere when I visited. Everyone was so kind, supportive and motivated. I also ... (more)


The Poetry of Editing in “The Parallel Street” Nov 27, 2014

Five men are stuck in a room, forced to watch hundreds of video documents and work together to determine the shared meaning between all of them. If they do not ... (more)


Tokyo Triptych: “Tokyo-Ga,” “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo,” and “Sans Soleil” Nov 22, 2014

Japan has always had a rich cinematic history. It has produced some of the all time greatest and most influential directors, including the international cinema giants Kenji Mizoguchi, Akira Kurosawa, ... (more)