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A Walla Walla Taco Tasting

Sarah Cornett and Hannah Bartman
May 5, 2016
Filed under FEATURE

After a sunny Saturday of what can only be described as a Walla Walla taco challenge, three senior Pioneer writers admitted defeat.

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Being a Whittie at WWU

Being a Whittie at WWU

April 28, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Lauren Lewis tried to show me the bell atop their admin/philosophy/history building. It is tradition, I gleaned, for seniors to sign the bell, or the bell-access room (or something).

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Quiet in the Wallowas

Quiet in the Wallowas

Andrew Schwartz, Staff Reporter
April 21, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

On March 8th of this year, Kip Rand and Ben Vandenbos, friends from the college days at University Montana-Missoula, were backcountry skiing around Chief Joseph Mountain and Sacagawea in the Northern Wallowas.

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Crafting Comedy

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter
April 14, 2016
Filed under FEATURE

Varsity Nordic, the group of campus improvisers whose predecessors snagged their name from the defunded nordic ski team, generally meets three times a week at 10:00 p.m.

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Ankeny Field: 112 Years of Leisure

Ankeny Field: 112 Years of Leisure

Josh Ward, Staff Reporter
April 7, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

For over a hundred years, Ankeny Field has been the host of such gatherings and has been an important part of Whitman campus’ life and culture.

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Adventures with Godwin

Adventures with Godwin

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Mine and Godwin’s paths joined early last semester, in a class on Human Computer Interaction. We were part of a team that developed a prototype for journalism/news app. Godwin’s ways were not so much mysterious as impressive; we had made the prototype, and then unbeknownst and to the great delight of the other team member and I, remade the whole thing at the last second, just because, on a superior platform.

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Walla Walla Town Center to See New Life

Walla Walla Town Center to See New Life

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
March 3, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Walla Walla’s Blue Mountain Mall sits lonely on the corner of Myra and Rose. Its only store, a Shopko, is surrounded by vacant buildings.

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Animal Minds

Animal Minds

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

There are some things at which a pigeon is better than you. For one, pigeons can fly. Second, pigeons are more adept at finding their way home. Also, pigeons are probably better at the old game show, Let’s Make a Deal, hosted by Monty Hall, than you are.

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Muddy Frogwater No More

Muddy Frogwater No More

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
February 18, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Ten miles away, just a hop, skip, and a jump from campus, a new species extinction crisis is emerging. Over the past ten years, Milton-Freewater, or better known by some as Muddy Frogwater, has been defined in part by its wooden frog sculptures.

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Searching for Tha Truth

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under FEATURE

The room, of course, is Main Street Studios. The day, of course, is February the First, a Monday mind you, and for reasons which remain unclear, but which portend a future bright and cultured for this humble Washington Town, Houston rapper Trae the Truth is slated to perform as part of his “Truth Tour.”

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Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

February 11, 2016
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, NEWS, Weekly Topic

Students and faculty packed themselves into Olin 130 to hear the Global Study Symposium speeches regarding Human Zoos: Photography, Race, and Empire, on February 5th. The symposium featured speeches from guest-speakers Pascal Blanchard, Dominic Thomas, and Stephen Sheehi. Whitman professors and students a... Read more »

Outside of the Classroom

Outside of the Classroom

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

What do professors do when they're not teaching our classes and grading our papers? Whitman faculty from across the disciplines engage in interesting and powerful research outside of the classroom confines. We talked to a few professors about their current projects, and how their work has evolved over time.

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