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



Come Ups 0 Posts



It's Owl Good 0 Posts

Everything and anything about those predatory birds we all love.



Le Lovely Kitchen 2 Posts



Tuggboat Art Life 13 Posts

Tuggboat's favorite music and film from whenever.



Under Close Examination 4 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.



Deixa Te Falar Uma Coisa 14 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.



DIScovering Denmark 0 Posts

Junior biology major Rachael lives and studies in Copenhagen, Denmark to learn Danish, study biomedicine, and collaborate on research. This is a blog about her life, travels, and musings in and around the EU.



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 15 Posts



One Woman Round Table 12 Posts

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



Northwest Sports Optimist 11 Posts




The Pioneer has a lot of uses, but in one sense, we are a record and a reflection of Whitman College. The Editors’ Blog is a record of The Pioneer itself in its efforts to capture Whitman.


Recent Blog posts

On Strike! Jul 9, 2014

Every day, from 11 to 1, a huge number of students wait in line for lunch at UFPI’s main cafeteria. Although the food is never anything special ... (more)


Into the Lençois Maranheses Jun 30, 2014

During Holy Week, I got to explore parts of Maranhão, the colorful state to the west of Piauí. Lençois ... (more)


再见 Jun 12, 2014

I’m heading back to the US on Saturday, which means my study abroad experience is almost officially over. I was talking with another CIEE student and it is really weird ... (more)


Brazilian English Jun 5, 2014

Not far from my house in Teresina stands the Riverside Shopping Center. The name of the place, as well as the food courts and chain stores inside, could make you ... (more)


Top 10 May 28, 2014

This post is somewhat overdue as our Spring Break was more than three weeks ago, but as finals are fast approaching, I need a reminder of the good ole vacation ... (more)


Dangerous Roads May 23, 2014

In the Dominican Republic last summer, almost every bus, taxi, and car had a decal like this slapped on the windshield:... (more)