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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

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)


Amidst The Rice Fields Nov 19, 2014

We arrived at the village by foot,  which was perhaps the most practical way given the amount of potholes in the somewhat-paved road that were not quite catered ... (more)


Funding debate dominates fourth senate meeting Nov 19, 2014

On November 16th, the ASWC Senate discussed senate procedures, further amended club bylaws, considered a hefty SLO fund request,  ratified two clubs, and passed a resolution by acclamation in memoriam of ... (more)


Disappearing Sea Stars Nov 18, 2014

Sea stars more commonly (and incorrectly) known as star fish, are dying off in vast numbers. Millions of individuals, from at least twenty different species along the west coast are ... (more)


“Pastoral: To Die in the Country”: Shuji Terayama’s Autobiographical Fiction Nov 14, 2014

Shuji Terayama's massive creativity far outweighs his recognition, at least in America. Born in 1935, he seemed to have limitless artistic energy, producing avant-garde poetry, drama, prose, photography, and film ... (more)


Food, Money & Amendments: Third Senate Summary Nov 12, 2014

On November 2nd, the ASWC Senate convened for the third time this semester to appoint two students to the Bon Appétit Advisory Committee, consider legislation and discuss the college's budget ... (more)