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  1. How Whitman Gets its Art: The Art Advisory Committee Circuit Front Page Slideshow May 18, 2015

    When students on campus returned from Summer Break this year, they were greeted by Frog Feet. Walking down the steps of Reid Campus Center, a red and yellow glass sculpture resembling amphibian appendages stood in a landing as they descended to the Post Office or the Bookstore. While this glass sculpture by Washington ...

  2. Kathy Murray’s Welcome Letter Circuit Front Page Slideshow May 18, 2015

    Read incoming President Kathy Murray's welcome letter to the Whitman community.

  3. Bob Carson Leaves 40 Year Legacy of Enthusiasm Circuit Front Page Slideshow May 18, 2015

    Even when the current managing editor of The Pioneer and ASWC senator balked at the slope ahead of her, Bob Carson was unafraid. Granted he had years more of experience with sledding down sand dunes, but it’s also doubtful that someone would deduct awesome points for such a badass habit. After ...

  4. Students sit in for divestment as trustees deliberate Front Page Slideshow News May 7, 2015

    From noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 272 students, faculty and staff members joined members of ASWC and Divest Whitman in a sit-in to protest the college’s investments in fossil fuels.

  5. Die-in protests police violence Community Front Page Slideshow News May 7, 2015

    On Friday, May 1, over three dozen students and staff staged a protest in front of Penrose Library in response to instances of police brutality in the United States. Students made signs and then lay on the ground, resembling dead bodies. Organized by the Black Student Union (BSU),  the protest ...

  6. Student-run cycling team finishes season strong Front Page Slideshow Sports May 7, 2015

    The cycling team here at Whitman operates at a varsity sport level; however, it is entirely student run. Because it does not have a coaching staff, the team is required to plan every single race event as well as workouts and practices. The team is also required to plan their events ...

  7. OCR visit draws crowds, incites controversy Front Page Slideshow News April 30, 2015

    Investigators from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) visited Whitman from Wednesday, April 22 to Thursday, April 23 to determine whether or not the college is following its professed Title IX and sexual assault policies. In the week prior to the OCR visit, the college launched a contentious publicity campaign ...

  8. Hanford advocacy groups hold alternative to State of the Site meeting Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 30, 2015

    Maxey Auditorium played host to a community-led meeting on the Hanford Nuclear Site on Wednesday, April 29. Organized by a collection of advocacy groups involved in the cleanup at Hanford, the event, along with several similar events across the Pacific Northwest, served as a substitute for the Department of Energy’s ...

  9. Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 30, 2015

    As the clock strikes 8 p.m., women start to trickle into the climbing gym. By 8:05, Beyoncé is blasting from the speakers, and women are harnessing up and beginning to climb. Every other week, The Whitman Climbing Center hosts Ladies’ Climbing Night from 8 to 10 p.m. Started by juniors Josephine Adamski ...

  10. Men’s soccer announces new head coach Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight April 28, 2015

    In the wake of former Men’s Soccer Head Coach Mike Washington’s retirement, the Whitman Athletic Department, with the help of student-athletes, has successfully completed a nationwide search to fill the empty post. The hiring committee is excited to announce that Jose Cedeno will assume responsibilities as head coach of the program, ...

  11. Newly elected ASWC leaders prepare for next year ASWC Front Page Slideshow News April 23, 2015

    As the 2015–2016 school year approaches, ASWC’s elected Executive Council plans new ways to address student concerns and seeks to increase student involvement in college decision-making processes. With President George Bridges stepping down, ASWC hopes to work with incoming President Kathleen Murray to revisit several policies in the new school ...

  12. Seniors install final pieces A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 23, 2015

    As another academic year comes to a close, seniors throughout all disciplines have worked hard to provide a capstone to their Whitman experience in the form of a thesis. All 14 senior art majors have a unique task in that they must create a whole series of work that will ...

  13. Regional diversity brings different views Front Page Slideshow News April 21, 2015

    While most Whitman students still come from the West Coast, regional diversity is growing. Students from regions outside the Pacific Northwest can have a different perspective on campus culture and customs.

  14. Debate team suspended for alcohol violations, allegations of misconduct Front Page Slideshow News April 16, 2015

    The Whitman Debate team was suspended for a minimum of two years on April 9th, after an investigation by administration revealed violation of team and school policies. The investigation primarily focused on violations of alcohol protocol by debaters and coaches during a 2015 tournament. Allegations of gender discrimination and ...

  15. Practice outpaces policy in sexual misconduct investigations Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 16, 2015

    It has been over two months since ASWC passed a resolution calling for changes to Whitman’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. While many of the resolution’s suggestions have been adopted in practice, several remain unaddressed, and none have been formally added to college policy.

  16. Is Yik Yak the next Whitman Encounters? Feature Front Page Slideshow April 16, 2015

    Allie Donahue, Martina Pansze, and Audrey Kelly contributed reporting. Walking around campus, it is not unlikely that you’ll hear a student or two talking about Yaks. While it is possible that they are speaking of large wild oxen, they are more likely discussing the latest social media craze to overtake campus ...

  17. Whitman Debate Team suspended for minimum 2 years Breaking News Community Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 9, 2015

    Following the recent cancellation of the Policy Debate Team season, President George Bridges wrote in an email today that the college would be suspending all Debate Team activities for a minimum of two years. The decision came after multiple years of Title IX complaints and other problematic behaviors by team ...

  18. Women’s lax exceeding expectations Front Page Slideshow Sports April 9, 2015

    With two games left in their inaugural season, the Whitman Women's Lacrosse Team is still searching for an elusive second win. After registering first in their opening match of the year, the program still faces the steep learning curve of transitioning from club to varsity status. At times, however, they ...

  19. Walla Walla Food truck culture expands, grows in popularity A&E Front Page Slideshow April 9, 2015

    The first Food Truck Night of the season took place last Monday, April 6 and was welcomed with open hearts and mouths by many Whitman students and community members alike. The Food Truck Night, consisting of 15 different food trucks, will take place the first Monday of every month and ...

  20. Singled Out: Is profiling a problem on campus? Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight March 12, 2015

    Last fall, a student alleged that a Whitman security officer racially profiled him in a tense encounter on campus. Now, administrators and concerned community members are divided on how to identify and deal with profiling on campus.

  21. Myra Street divide: The Relationship Between Walla Walla U, Whitman Feature Front Page Slideshow March 12, 2015

    This article is written based on the observations of three individuals and is not in any way meant to represent the views of the individual institutions.  [caption id="attachment_96498" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Walla Walla University. Photo by Rachael Barton.[/caption] On a typical Whitman student's path ...

  22. Young talent on rise for Whitman baseball Baseball Front Page Slideshow Sports Varsity Sports March 12, 2015

    Although the Whitman Baseball Team might still be trying to hit its stride, it’s certainly not all doom and gloom for the young squad. The program recently secured its first regular season win and glimpsed the star potential of one of its many first years. Meet Whitman’s silver lining, Adrian Vela, a first-year ...

  23. Divestment student referendum Front Page Slideshow News March 5, 2015

    An ASWC student referendum on support for fossil fuel divestment was put to a vote on Tuesday, March 3. The resolution passed with strong support, with 85.39 percent of voters voting "yes." More than half of the student body voted on the resolution; 849 total votes, or a 55.60 percent ...

  24. The 3 W’s: Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College Feature Front Page Slideshow March 5, 2015

    Whitman students rarely have the occasion to gussy themselves up, but the evening of Feb. 5 was one of those nights for Whitman seniors. They strode self-confidently through Reid Campus Center, ignoring the students in sweats eating from Café 66. Some adjusted their ties, others tugged down their pencil skirts. Before ...

  25. Death becomes them: Senior theatre majors take final bow A&E Front Page Slideshow March 5, 2015

    "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" opens on March 5 in the Harper Joy Theatre. The two leading roles will be played by seniors Emily Krause and Tory Davidson. Krause will be playing Rosencrantz and Davidson will be playing Guildenstern. As part of the theatre major senior project, they each have researched ...

  26. Students call for removal of Snake River dams Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 26, 2015

    Rethink Dams was formed this January by sophomore Fiona Bennitt after she was inspired by the documentary "Dam Nation." The new group will work to raise awareness both on campus and in the wider Walla Walla community and to educate people about the potential benefits of breaching the Ice Harbor, ...

  27. Study looks toward future of Heritage Square Front Page Slideshow News February 26, 2015

    Heritage Square Park, the small park near the corner of Main Street and Colville Street, has long been maligned as a center for street crime and a spot for Walla Walla’s homeless to crash. This summer a number of Walla Walla community members, including some Whitman students and faculty, ...

  28. Record-breaking swim season continues for select athletes Front Page Slideshow Sports Varsity Sports February 26, 2015

    The energy from their sweep against Whitworth to end the regular season carried both the men’s and women’s swim teams through their Northwest Conference Championship finals. The men took first place earning 697.5 points, ending Whitworth's 12-year NWC winning streak. And the women finished second with 524 points, marking only the ...

  29. Students, faculty hold vigil for shooting victims Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 19, 2015

    Whitman students and faculty held a vigil in the Amphitheatre on Monday, Feb. 17th for the late Pasco, Wash. resident and police shooting victim Antonio Zambrano-Montes and for Chapel Hill shooting victims Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha.

  30. On Diversity, Inclusion and Equity at Whitman Front Page Slideshow Letter to the Editor Opinion Opinion Highlight February 19, 2015

    President George Bridges writes to the editors in light of the recent Pasco shootings about violence, racism, and the second annual Power and Privilege Symposium

  31. Walla Walla native returns home to build relationships through Wingman A&E Front Page Slideshow February 19, 2015

    On the corner of Main and Palouse sits Walla Walla’s first wings and beer restaurant: Wingman Birdz and Brewz. Owned by Brendon Mendoza, a born-and-raised Walla Wallan, Wingman has been open for roughly two months and aims to build a strong and loyal local culture.

  32. A close look at club continuity Front Page Slideshow News February 12, 2015

    As students only spend four years on campus, clubs often disappear when interest fades or members graduate. Content, leadership and a sense of community can all play a role in ensuring a club survives across multiple generations of students, according to the current members of Whitman's older student organizations.

  33. Walla Walla STAR Project aids former prisoners Community Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 12, 2015

    Transitioning to a life out of prison can be difficult for many former inmates. A report from the Washington State Department of Corrections states that 31.2 percent of those released from prison will reoffend within three years of their release.

  34. Northam leads tennis team to new heights Front Page Slideshow Sports February 12, 2015

    Whitman's Athletic Department is in the middle of a renaissance of sorts that has seen a number of different sports experience historic success over the last decade. Still, there are dominant programs, and then there is Whitman College tennis, winners of the last nine Northwest Conference championships and owners of an ...

  35. Divestment refuels for spring Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 5, 2015

    Though the Whitman College Board of Trustees stated the college will not divest from the fossil fuel industry, students in the Divest Whitman movement are still trying to change their minds. Students and faculty in favor of divestment hope the combination of the faculty resolution passed last week, and a victory ...

  36. Lady Sweets to host regional tournament Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight February 5, 2015

    Written by Riley Foreman The Whitman Ultimate Frisbee program recently received some news that made their upcoming season even sweeter. Last week Director of Club Sports Skip Molitor approved Whitman’s bid to host the men’s and women’s regional tournament, which is set to take place during the first weekend of May. Earlier ...

  37. Poet Kane Smego turn ideas into spoken word A&E Front Page Slideshow February 5, 2015

    Slam poet Kane Smego will be performing from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. in the Reid Coffeehouse on Friday, Feb. 6. Aspiring or experienced poets can also attend a workshop at 4 p.m. where Smego will help students transform their ideas into spoken word poetry. Smego is renowned speaker, poet and ...

  38. State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu comes to campus as MLK speaker Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight January 29, 2015

    State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu visited campus for a speech and a conversation with President George Bridges and the student body on Tuesday, Jan. 29. As this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day speaker, Justice Yu spoke on race, poverty and the criminal justice system to a crowd of students, ...

  39. Winter Art Salon exhibits new media and technology A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow January 29, 2015

    The eighth annual Student Winter Art Salon opened at the Sheehan Gallery last Saturday, Jan. 24 and will remain open until Feb. 13. The art pieces featured are all completed in studio art classes at Whitman and the pieces displayed were chosen by three studio art faculty members. This year’s ...

  40. Baseball Looks To Build On Last Season’s Success Baseball Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports January 29, 2015

    This article was authored by Riley Foreman. The temperatures outside may not reflect it, but the Whitman baseball team has spring fever. The clubhouse impatiently waits for the opportunity to post a consecutive winning record and build on their seventh-place conference finish last season. To repeat such a feat would be difficult ...

  41. Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair A&E Front Page Slideshow December 11, 2014

    While several of the tables at the Winter Craft Fair were occupied by student businesses and non-profit groups, the majority of students represented were individual artists selling off their personal work.

  42. New show builds student dance community A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow December 11, 2014

    It is the student dancers whose hard work and training will set the pieces in motion. Students in the show come from all backgrounds and represent a variety of experiences with dance.

  43. Swimmers enter break near top of conference Front Page Slideshow Sports December 11, 2014

    The arrival of winter break means that Whitman swimmers have a monthlong rest in their meet schedule, giving the swimmers a chance to focus on their academics and training in preparation for the more intense second half of the season. The men’s team is 4-0, while the women’s team is 3-1. ...

  44. Sister Outsider inspires at coffeehouse A&E Front Page Slideshow News December 6, 2014

    This evening, on Friday, Dec. 5th, slam poetry duo Sister Outsider performed at the FACE Equality Coffeehouse in Reid Basement. This event marked the sixth annual coffeehouse put on by FACE, or Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment. The event was sponsored by FACE, the Black Student Union (BSU), Club Latino, ...

  45. Holiday season creates spike in on-campus crime Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 4, 2014

    As the holidays approach, Whitman Security and the Walla Walla Police Department are preparing for what is typically the busiest time of the year for thefts and burglaries of Whitman students’ belongings. By increasing patrols and working together to identify suspects, Security and the WWPD hope to prevent crime and ...

  46. Moment of silence for Michael Brown Front Page Slideshow News December 3, 2014

    [caption id="attachment_94074" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Annabelle Marcovici[/caption] At 12:01 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 1, approximately 90 Whitman College students, faculty, and staff gathered in front of Penrose Library for a moment of silence in honor of Michael ...

  47. Student deaths in the Northwest Front Page Slideshow News NW News November 26, 2014

    November has been a sad month in the Northwest Conference. This month marks the death of Aaron Altman of George Fox University, Parker Moore of Linfield College and Alex Sengoba of Whitworth University. [caption id="attachment_93609" align="alignnone" width="200"]...

  48. 14th President Murray will lead college into next phase Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 20, 2014

    Last Thursday the Presidential Search Committee named Kathleen Murray, currently provost and dean of faculty at Macalester College, as Whitman’s 14th president.

  49. Yearbook expands focus with new gallery A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 20, 2014

    By fall of this year, some of the pictures and quotes used in the 2013-2014 yearbook were assembled to create the art gallery currently residing in the Stevens Gallery. Waiilatpu members hope that this is only a first step, with the goal being to feature the same students from this month's gallery in a new ...

  50. New journey begins for national runner up Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports Women's Basketball November 20, 2014

    While the rest of the Whitman campus gears up for the end of the semester, the Whitman women’s basketball team has just started an arduous journey to live up to last year's historic season. The challenge of following the most successful basketball team in school history will not be an easy ...

  51. Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student Breaking News Community Events Front Page Slideshow Media News Photos November 17, 2014

    At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, students, staff, and Walla Walla community members gathered on the steps of Memorial Hall for a candlelight vigil. Over seventy people convened to show support for the Linfield College community following the death of Linfield sophomore Parker Moore. Moore, a resident adviser and varsity ...

  52. New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer Breaking News Community Events Front Page Slideshow News November 13, 2014

    Earlier today, Dr. Kathleen Murray was announced as Whitman College’ s 14th president. Murray is currently the Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray will begin her presidency in July 2015, but first, she sat down with The Pioneer for a first interview.

  53. College adviser to visit campus, discuss FGWC experiences Front Page Slideshow News November 13, 2014

    In an effort to continue discussions concerning accessibility and support for First Generation and Working Class (FGWC) students, Whitman College will bring guest speaker Vicki Madden to campus on November 17th and 18th.

  54. Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 6, 2014

    Living in the “Whitman Bubble,” most students spend most of their time interacting with people their own age. However, some service learning organizations on campus are working with community members to break this generational disconnect. The mentor program matches Whitman students with children in various elementary schools, and the Adopt-A-Grandparent program ...

  55. Professor combines environmental themes in new play A&E Front Page Slideshow November 6, 2014

    With experience in play-writing, acting and directing, Johnston Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Jimmy Maize will bring his expertise to the latest Harper Joy Theatre production, "John Muir Wolf," for which he wrote the script. Drawing upon the folklore and recent events of the Pacific Northwest, Maize hopes this latest production ...

  56. Whitman swimmers drench feet in early meet Front Page Slideshow Sports November 6, 2014

    The Whitman men’s and women’s swimming teams have begun their 2014-2015 season last weekend with a successful showing at the first meet of the season in Salem, Ore. As a team, Whitman placed third out of six in the relays and in the sprint meet the men and women placed one ...

  57. Carry That Weight demands action on sexual assault Front Page Slideshow Media Media Highlight News Photos October 30, 2014

    Activists from Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment (FACE) carried a dorm mattress around Whitman’s campus as part of the Carry That Weight national day of action on Wednesday, Oct. 29. They joined students at over 130 colleges calling attention to campus sexual assault and pressing for changes in the campus ...

  58. Shedding light on Umbrella Revolution Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 30, 2014

    Throngs of people fill Hong Kong’s Central district, packed shoulder to shoulder. The square echoes with a cacophony of voices and slogans. The atmosphere is tense; policemen in neon yellow vests try to contain the crowd as occasional violence erupts. Plumes of pepper spray sometimes fill the air as people ...

  59. Second-annual Day of the Dead festival draws crowd for art A&E Front Page Slideshow October 30, 2014

    Attendees of second annual Dia de los Muertos celebration could see students' finished woodblocks inked up and pressed into prints via a steamroller, buy some authentic Mexican food or merchandise or even get in on the printmaking fun themselves by carving their own mini wood block to press onto a ...

  60. Missionary mascots hold tenuous place in college’s culture Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 23, 2014

    Though never formally adopted by the college, the Missionaries have been the school’s de-facto mascot for over a hundred years. Attempts to change the logo have been made since the 1920s, but generally failed due to opposition from alumni and an inability to unite the opposition in support of another ...

  61. Diversity dialogue continues in art A&E Front Page Slideshow October 23, 2014

    Watkins decided to use her major and passion, art, to open a dialogue on diversity issues on campus.

  62. National Team Invites Sweets Front Page Slideshow Sports October 23, 2014

    Six women from the Whitman Sweets Ultimate Frisbee team have received invitations to try out for the 2015 U-23 national team held this November. Juniors Arianne Lozano, Elissa Picozzi, and sophomores Claire Revere, Margo Heffron and Nina Finley will try out Nov. 15-16 in Dublin, Calif. this year. Senior Julia ...

  63. Student representatives influence policy from Governing Board Committees ASWC Front Page Slideshow News October 16, 2014

    Student representatives on governing boards play an important role on campus, providing students’ perspectives and advocating for student values to Board members who make the final decisions about how the college in run. However, without a direct voice when the full board meets to make decisions, student representatives are at ...

  64. Microsoft donates to expand computer science program Front Page Slideshow News October 16, 2014

    Illustration by Eddy Vazquez. Whitman College, in their efforts to establish a more substantial and competitive computer science program, recently solicited a significant contribution from the Microsoft Corporation to help develop a comprehensive course of study. Although the college had ...

  65. Racism hides beneath the surface of professional sports Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight October 16, 2014

    I have been a fan of professional sports for as long as I can remember. Watching college and professional football every weekend hasn’t been a hobby; it’s been an obsession. Growing up my heroes were Jerry Rice, Jeff Garcia, and Julian Peterson. I never read comic books, because my superheroes were ...

  66. Umatilla, Forest Service negotiate future of Spring Mountain Front Page Slideshow News October 9, 2014

    Because of the importance of the mountain to the Umatilla tribe’s cultural heritage, many individuals within the tribe are concerned about ongoing usage of the mountain by the climbing community. In particular, religious leader Armin Minthorn wants to ensure the respectful use of such a valuable cultural resource.

  67. Lawless twins take Regionals by storm Front Page Slideshow Sports October 9, 2014

    The Whitman women’s tennis team opened its fall season with a brilliant showing at the USTA/ITA Regional tournament hosted here at Whitman from September 26–29. The team swept both singles and doubles. Senior twins Courtney and Morgan Lawless won doubles in a very convincing fashion (6–1, 6–1), and Courtney won ...

  68. Dragfest returns with renewed vigor Front Page Slideshow News October 3, 2014

    Whitman’s annual Dragfest has returned this year in the form of a three-part series organized by GLBTQ.This year Dragfest consists of three events; the first of which, Vanity Fair, took place Saturday, Sept. 27. Mainly planned by Sophomore Jessica Beccari, co-president of GLBTQ, the event aimed to teach people about ...

  69. Many groups fund activism workshop A&E Front Page Slideshow October 3, 2014

    Today artist and activist Dana Lyons will be offering both a workshop and concert for students. Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) has been working on bringing Lyons to campus since last semester, but many groups on campus have helped to put on today’s events. Senior Collin Smith was instrumental in gaining support ...

  70. Ahead of the curve?: investigating sexual assault on campus Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 2, 2014

    This article is the second in a two-part series exploring incidences of sexual assault on college campuses and how they are handled at Whitman and by colleges nationwide. In the first part of this series, The Pioneer explored gaps in Whitman’s Title IX process through survivor experience. Some have spoken ...

  71. Sexual assault survivors unhappy with investigative process Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight September 25, 2014

    Whitman began adjusting its student sexual misconduct judicial processes almost a year ago when it unveiled a new sexual misconduct response process in fall 2013. Last spring, a student complainant put it to use for the first time.

  72. Vigil for Ferguson Front Page Slideshow News September 25, 2014

    The Black Student Union (BSU) held a march and vigil to call attention to racist police brutality on the steps of Memorial Hall. The event was inspired by the now-infamous July shooting of Michael Brown, a young black man, by police in Ferguson, Mo., and further violence by police during ...

  73. Preseason trips more than just vacations for varsity athletes Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports September 25, 2014

    One of the perks of being a varsity athlete at Whitman College is the implicit privilege, or obligation, to travel. Whether it is within the Pacific Northwest or to various places around the globe, it is no doubt that Whitman varsity athletes are well-travelled. Between the Bahamas, England and Hawaii, ...

  74. Students protest lack of economic diversity over alumni weekend Front Page Slideshow News September 20, 2014

    Protests against the lack of socioeconomic diversity on campus continued throughout the day on Saturday, as students worked to alert alumni visiting campus of the lack of socioeconomic diversity at the college. The first action of the day took place when First Generation & Working Class students distributed pamphlets explaining theirs ...

  75. Art Installation Calls Attention to Lack of Economic Diversity Front Page Slideshow News September 18, 2014

    Before sunrise on Thursday, September 18th, a group of Whitman students created an unauthorized art installation on the steps of Memorial Building to protest and draw attention to issues of oppression and diversity on Whitman’s campus. The art installation builds on discussions of Whitman being ranked the least economic of ...

  76. Safety comes first, but policies remain unclear for alcohol, marijuana Front Page Slideshow News September 18, 2014

    Whitman maintains strict policies against marijuana out of concern that the federal government may cut off essential financial aid and other funding should the college be found in violation of the federal law. Despite the law and official policy, students frequently use both marijuana and alcohol at Whitman and nationwide. ...

  77. Gap Years Offer Students More Stability Entering College Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow September 11, 2014

    As the three of these gap-year students now settle into life at Whitman, they are all shaped by their experiences in the last 12 months. “It’s pretty easy for me to settle in a new place,” said Popenoe. “I’m not really dealing with the homesickness part that a lot of ...

  78. New Art Hire Brings Experiences Abroad to Campus A&E Front Page Slideshow September 11, 2014

    A major aspect of Skillin-Brauchle’s background is her work as a trans-disciplinary artist. She has done work with drawing and printmaking, along with interactive performance pieces

  79. Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer Events Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight News Show September 11, 2014

    According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. With it becoming ever more popular in news outlets and popular culture, Tyson is confident that we will see a rise in future scientists.

  80. The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead? Circuit Front Page Slideshow Opinion May 15, 2014

    You’ve heard it before, you’ll hear it again: the last 15 years have given rise to technologies that have changed almost every aspect of our daily lives.

  81. Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles Circuit Front Page Slideshow News May 15, 2014

    Many Whitman seniors conducted year-long thesis research as part of their major's graduation requirements. The Pioneer sat down with three members of the graduating class to discuss their projects, the scope of their research and results.

  82. Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member Circuit Front Page Slideshow News May 15, 2014

    Professor of English Roberta Davidson will bring her 26-year career at Whitman to an end at the end of this year in order to move to southern California to write fiction.

  83. ArtWalla Supports Large Collection of Public Art A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow May 8, 2014

    Walla Walla's art scene has been steadily growing over the years, and the variety of public art displayed in the downtown area is a testament to that trend.

  84. Students Prepare for Direct Democracy Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight May 8, 2014

    For the first time in memorable history, the entire student body will vote directly on two petitions in a legislative election. The first petition in the election, taking place Thursday, May 8, will determine student support for a resolution calling for a student on the Board of Trustees as a ...

  85. Lawless Leads Women’s Tennis to Regionals Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight May 8, 2014

    Gearing up for Regionals this week and weekend, the Whitman women’s tennis team looks to have an even stronger showing than last year and move on to the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament. One player the team will likely be able to count on to earn points is ...

  86. Invisible Category: First-Generation Students at Whitman Face Unique Challenges Feature Front Page Slideshow May 1, 2014

    Unlike other signifiers of identity, "first generation" comes attached to a diverse spectrum of backgrounds. Many who identify as first generation struggle at college with family finances, varying levels of cultural capital and feelings of isolation. However, not all do, and the phrase “first generation and working class” isn’t necessarily ...

  87. Women’s Tennis Sets Sights on Regionals Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Varsity Sports Whitman Tennis May 1, 2014

    Already having accomplished many of their goals of staying undefeated and hosting and winning the conference, the team can now look to their biggest goal, getting into the Elite Eight. This season brought a few changes to what the team does regularly and how they prepare for games.

  88. Whitman gets Married to Fossil Fuels Front Page Slideshow News April 30, 2014

    Campus activist group Divest Whitman staged a mock wedding between the college and fossil fuel companies Wednesday afternoon, protesting the recent trustee decision to reject the possibility of divestment from fossil fuels.     [portfolio_slideshow]

  89. Gumboot Dances its Way to Walla Walla A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 24, 2014

    Language, tradition, rhythm and Walla Walla all meet in the Southern African dance of Gumboot. Led by senior International student from Southern Africa Thabo Liphoto, approximately ten Whitman students have gathered to perform this unique dance at events on and off campus.

  90. ASWC Budget Passes with Ease Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 24, 2014

    The Associated Students of Whitman College finalized its 2014-2015 budget with unusual ease on Sunday after just under 20 minutes on the floor with no senators voting against it.

  91. Sweet’s Revere Makes Junior National Team for Second Time Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Sports Profiles April 24, 2014

    First-year Claire Revere came into Whitman already boasting one Junior National team appearance and this year, she made the team once again. Following a written application process, Revere was selected to go to the physical tryouts at the west coast location and was selected from the 80 girls chosen to ...

  92. Pre-professional Majors, Liberal Arts Model in Conflict Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 17, 2014

    In recent years, faculty and students have discussed the pros and cons of entering college with a specific major and career plan already in mind.

  93. Whitman Updates Advertising Strategy with Social Media Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 17, 2014

    Whitman is increasing its presence in the fast-paced social media world. Whitman is integrating social media into its advertising strategies in order to help Whitman reach a larger audience of prospective students, current students and alumni.

  94. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to Speak at Commencement Front Page Slideshow News April 17, 2014

    Last week the Communications Office announced that Sally Jewell has been selected as this year’s commencement speaker. Jewell, United States Secretary of the Interior and former CEO of R.E.I., will address commencement attendees on May 25th.

  95. Senior Art Theses Experiment with Medium, Message A&E A&E Highlight Events Front Page Slideshow April 10, 2014

    Each year, the senior art majors at Whitman College each produce an art project as the culmination of his or her focus throughout senior year, which is then exhibited at galleries on campus.

  96. Tuition Increase Pressures Students’ Finances Front Page Slideshow News April 10, 2014

    The cost of tuition at Whitman for the 2014-2015 academic year will be raised $1,290 to $44,440, a 2.9 percent increase from last year and the smallest percent increase in the last decade.

  97. Search Committee Prepares to Pick Next President Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 10, 2014

    The search for Whitman's next president will be nationwide and exhaustive, and it will require hard work, expertise and months of dedicated service from those chosen to serve on the presidential search committee.

  98. Driver Hits Cars, Bicyclist on Park Street Breaking News Front Page Slideshow News April 4, 2014

    A driver in a red Silverado struck eleven cars and left one bicyclist injured Friday afternoon, April 4 after apparently losing control of his vehicle while driving through campus.

  99. The Student Body Circuit Front Page Slideshow Media Highlight Photo Essay Photos April 1, 2014

    Whitman's active- this isn't a secret. With my fresh first year perspective, I still meander around campus, jaw dropped in awe of both the physical and intellectual talents of my peers.

  100. Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism Circuit Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 1, 2014

    It's no question that many people at Whitman are environmentally conscious of their environment and how much waste they generate. However, the question is why? The Pioneer takes a moment to ask Whitman community members to reflect on how environmentalism touches their lives.

  101. Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement Circuit Front Page Slideshow Opinion Opinion Highlight April 1, 2014

    There are many serious issues facing the world, and those in power have shown little initiative in addressing them. It is increasingly clear that issues such as global warming, inequality and racism will require strong popular movements for progress to be made.

  102. Whitman College President George Bridges to Step Down Following End of Now is the Time Campaign Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight March 13, 2014

    Bridges' retirement marks increased student and faculty diversity, improved academic programs by adding more experiential learning opportunities, and raised national visibility for the college.

  103. Whitman Professors Collaborate to Make Environmentally Conscious Art A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 13, 2014

    Married artist duo Assistant Professor of Art Nicole Pietrantoni and Adjunct Instructor of General Studies Devon Wootten have created a book arts mixed poetry piece now on display at the Walla Walla Foundry Vineyards.

  104. Student Academic Advisor Program Strengthens Community Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 13, 2014

    More than 30 years after its creation, the Student Academic Advising program remains successful in helping new students and bringing a stronger sense of community to first-year housing. The program, run through a collaboration between the Academic Resources Center and the Residence Life and Housing Office, was originally created to ...

  105. Walla Walla’s Best Dance Crew Raises Money for Worthy Cause A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 6, 2014

    The third annual Walla Walla's Best Dance Crew will be held this upcoming Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. in Cordiner Hall. The event is organized by Whitman's Kappa Alpha Theta chapter to raise money for Theta’s national philanthropic organization, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

  106. Whitman Renovates Hall of Science to Comply with Standards Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight March 6, 2014

    The Hall of Science and Memorial Hall's heating and cooling system, as well as Whitman’s irrigation infrastructure, are undergoing renovations this semester in order to comply with national environmental standards.

  107. Counseling Center Addresses Increased Student Demand Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 6, 2014

    This month, the Counseling Center decided to go through with hiring a new counselor in accordance with an ASWC resolution passed last semester. The addition of another counselor is a response to the increasing demand and sometimes limited availability of counseling services on campus.

  108. Supporters Remain Determined to Keep Aviary Open Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 27, 2014

    With the possibility of the Pioneer Park Aviary closing in the coming year due to lack of funds, its longtime volunteers and supporters remain adamant that it should stay in operation.

  109. Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight February 27, 2014

    Whitman’s All-American Honorable Mention swimmer Claire Collins has every right to brag about her record breaking accolades, but when it comes to her success, Collins offers nothing but modesty. Collins, who took first place in the 200 breaststroke in the NWC Championship last week, is currently waiting to hear ...

  110. Power and Privilege Symposium Organizers Seek to Continue Dialogue Around Campus Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 27, 2014

    The Power and Privilege Symposium held on Thursday, Feb. 20 was one of the most well-attended events at Whitman in recent memory. The majority of the Whitman community spent the day engaging in dialogue about issues of power, privilege and identity, as the faculty cancelled classes to ensure that all ...

  111. Nordic Ski Team Rides Strong Season Into Nationals Front Page Slideshow Sports February 20, 2014

    Whitman students rejoiced in the recent snow flurries, using the white tundra of Ankney as a field for snowball fights and building snowmen. While the near foot of snow brought fun and games, Whitman’s Nordic Ski Team used it as a rare opportunity to get practice runs in around Ankney ...

  112. New Whitman Commercials Draw on Filmmaking Students’ Talents A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 20, 2014

    This upcoming Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. a group of approximately 150 students will gather to help film a new commercial promoting Whitman’s small and personal community.

  113. Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather Community Front Page Slideshow News February 20, 2014

    During freezing temperatures earlier this winter, volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church into an emergency warming center for the city’s homeless. The center provided warm cots to those homeless who could not or preferred not to sleep in Walla Walla's existing shelters.

  114. Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 13, 2014

    Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. Students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heightened awareness about the seriousness of concussions and their impact on the brain.

  115. Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity Columnists Front Page Slideshow Opinion February 13, 2014

    At first glance, the Hall of Science, with its fancy chemistry equipment, lecture halls with built-in computer desks and display cases of taxidermy animals, might seem like it has something for everyone.

  116. Mertens Hopeful for Change in Sports Culture Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight February 13, 2014

    In Conner Merten’s hometown of Kennewick, Washington, it was not uncommon for him to hear his athletic teammates, coaches or fans say things such as “you suck dick” or “fag.” However, following his winter break from Williamette this year, after years of confusion, self-resentment and acting what his community perceived ...

  117. Divest Whitman Hopes Personal Letters Lead to Public Response Front Page Slideshow News February 6, 2014

    Since ASWC passed a resolution last spring calling for a committee to look into the possibility of divestment, no official response from the college has been given. In response, Divest Whitman turned to the letters as a new, untried method of communication between students, alumni and the administration.

  118. Residence Life Shuts Down Camp Whitman Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 6, 2014

    Residence Life brings an end to Camp Whitman, the period between the end of finals and graduation. Students must move out of residence halls by Thursday, May 22 this year, in order to prevent disruptive behavior.

  119. ‘What I Be’ Project Aims to Empower Students A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 6, 2014

    This week, the Whitman Events Board, the Office of Admission and the Whitman Active Minds Club have brought a unique art and social justice project to campus called "What I Be."

  120. Whitman Seeks Sustainable Solutions at Conference Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight January 30, 2014

    In an effort to focus campus sustainability efforts and learn from peer institutions, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Tristan Sewell will travel with five Whitman students to the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. Whitman is co-sponsoring the event, which will take place at Western Washington University.

  121. Off-Campus Studies Office Welcomes Students Back From New Programs Feature Front Page Slideshow January 30, 2014

    Members of the junior class return from new study abroad programs, such as the international studies program in Denmark.

  122. Ferenz Leads Women’s Basketball to Outstanding Start Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight Sports Profiles Varsity Sports Women's Basketball January 30, 2014

    With a 17-0 record so far in the 2013-2014 season, sitting atop the NWC and ranked #3 nationally, the Whitman women’s basketball team is following up their Elite Eight National Championship run last season with a very promising season so far. This level of dominance is due in large part ...

  123. Cross Country Team Unites Community for Cause Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight December 12, 2013

    On the night of Thursday December 6, temperatures in Walla Walla reached 11 degrees Fahrenheit, and with the six mile per hour wind blowing, it felt like one degree. Instead of curling up in their rooms like most people would, the Whitman cross-country team was outside, running lap after lap ...

  124. Debate Team Collaborates with Penitentiary for First Ever Debate Community Events Front Page Slideshow News December 12, 2013

    Two years ago, a member of the Washington State Penitentiary education staff, Dr. Joe Cooke, Jr., approached the Whitman debate program about hosting a debate where Whitman students and prisoners debate together over current issues. Dec. 3, 2013 marked the date of the first ever debate.

  125. Media Studies Professor’s Departure Raises Questions About Hiring Process Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 12, 2013

    Current Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies Annie Petersen was not hired for the new tenure track position in the department position and will leave after this academic year. The lack of student regard in the hiring process has produced issues between the administration and students.

  126. Setting the Table: A Look at The Food Pantry of Walla Walla Circuit Community Front Page Slideshow News December 9, 2013

    The Food Pantry of Walla Walla is tucked into the basement of the First Presbyterian Church on First Avenue and Poplar Street. This modest facility, taking up only two rooms of the church, is run by an equally modest volunteer community that works together to provide food for those in ...

  127. Tommy’s Dutch Lunch: Never Leave Hungry A&E Circuit Front Page Slideshow December 9, 2013

    When I first walk into Tommy's Dutch Lunch, a small greasy spoon down W. Pine St., it's immediately obvious that the restaurant is a place full of stories. The decor is straight out of the 1970s and the walls are littered with paintings and a Union Bulletin profile from a ...

  128. Meet Owners of The Colville Street Patisserie Circuit Feature Front Page Slideshow December 9, 2013

    Shelly Le sits down for a Q&A with the owners of The Colville Street Patisserie, Tiffany Cain and Whitman alumnus David Christensen '99, to ask them about how they met, their favorite moments while owning the Patisserie and the downsides to being small-business owners.

  129. Independent Quilting Supply Store Succeeds Despite Tough Market Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow December 5, 2013

    Read more about Stash, Walla Walla's independent quilting supply store.

  130. Counseling Center Lacks Sufficient Resources for Students Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 5, 2013

    In the 2011–2012 school year, over 27 percent of students used the Counseling Center resources compared to the national average where nine to 12 percent of students at small colleges sought counseling services.

  131. Whitman Sweets Strive to Utilize Youth, Depth Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight December 5, 2013

    The Whitman Sweets men's ultimate frisbee team lost some talent from last season but are looking to succeed this year with a more balanced attack. After a couple successful tournament, the team is feeling optimistic about this strategy.

  132. Students Press for Action Against Racism ASWC Events Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 21, 2013

    Outrage at specific incidents of racism has evolved into demands for decisive action on campus, putting pressure on Whitman's administration to instigate change.

  133. Interfaith Coalition on Poverty Hosts Hunger, Homeless Awareness Event Feature Front Page Slideshow November 21, 2013

    The week of Nov. 18 through Nov. 22 was the 2013 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Find out more about Walla Walla's campaign to raise awareness about these issues.

  134. Bon Appetit Employees Face Minimal Health Coverage Community Front Page Slideshow News November 21, 2013

    Bon Appétit employees work long hours in difficult and fast-paced jobs. When injuries occur, they cannot use the Whitman Health Center, and their vacation days and break times are small in number. Though Bon Appétit employees on campus generally have good relationships with higher-up campus officials, nationally the catering company ...

  135. Meet Whitman Watson Fellowship Nominees Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 14, 2013

    Learn more about the four Whitman students continuing on in the Watson Fellowship application process.

  136. Balancing Act: How Will ASWC Manage More Clubs and a Bigger Budget? Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 14, 2013

    ASWC is working to alleviate pressure from an increase in club funding requests, as well as balance the student fee and lifecycle fund. While ASWC funding has remained relatively stable for the last five years, the recent budget crunch raises the question of whether this austerity is the beginning of ...

  137. ASWC Resolution Encourages Greater Counseling Resources ASWC Front Page Slideshow News November 14, 2013

    Although the Counseling Center on campus is available to all Whitman College students, recent efforts from ASWC have moved to ensure that the center is not only open to all students but is also able to serve all students' needs. ASWC Senate passed a resolution on Nov. 3 supporting the ...

  138. Mystics Discuss Spirituality at Local Church A&E Front Page Slideshow November 7, 2013

    Mysticism has long been at odds with the Church. But at First Congregational Church, mysticism and spirituality has found a safe home for Dr. Joy Kachel to discuss mystical aspects of different world religions.

  139. Junior Receives World of Children Award Front Page Slideshow News November 7, 2013

    Junior Sarah Cronk will receive the World of Children Award, often referred to as the "Nobel Prize for Child Advocates," on Nov. 7. Cronk will receive a $35,000 grant to expand the work she has been doing with her nonprofit, The Sparkle Effect.

  140. Whitman Debate Team Suspended Due to Discrimination Front Page Slideshow News November 7, 2013

    The debate team is on hold from travel and competition due to Title IX concerns. This development is only the latest in a series of recent dramatic changes for the team. Unable to compete, team members are struggling with the vague terms of the suspension.

  141. Rising in Number: Faculty Adjust to Swell in Number of Biology Majors Front Page Slideshow News October 31, 2013

    The graduating class of 2014 has 97 Biology majors, the highest number of graduates in one discipline ever to graduate from Whitman College. The faculty has had to adjust, making short term and long term plans in order to manage the rapidly growing department.

  142. Nuclear Power Offers Different Solution Front Page Slideshow Opinion Opinion Highlight October 31, 2013

    After Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island (nuclear power plants that unintentionally exposed thousands to radioactivity), it has been taboo for an environmentalist to be pro-nuclear. While I don’t mean to be unsympathetic to the victims of radioactivity-caused cancers, we should not forget nuclear’s enormous benefits. The hysteria these disasters ...

  143. Budget Turmoil Risks Cutting Aid Partnership in Guatemala Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 31, 2013

    Every summer Whitman Direct Action (WDA) travels to Guatemala to research economic development and humanitarian aid, but this tradition may soon come to an end. Ambivalence from members of the ASWC Finance Committee left WDA questioning whether they can count on any support and wondering how to fund this year’s ...

  144. History Comes Alive at Fort Walla Walla A&E Events Front Page Slideshow October 23, 2013

    Former pastor and Walla Walla community member Chuck Hindman transformed into a historical figure of Walla Walla's past Sunday. Part of Fort Walla Walla's ongoing Living History Series, Hindman captivated audiences with his turn as Reverend James H. Wilbur.

  145. Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 23, 2013

    Active religious participation among Whitman students, and college students in general, appears to be small compared to that of the rest of the population. The small groups of students who do practice their religions, in whatever form, at times feel stigmatized, and thus religious discussion is further muted. Where is ...

  146. Varsity Teams Give Back to Community Front Page Slideshow Sports October 23, 2013

    Whitman sports are reaching out to the community through camps and lessons, building relationships and teaching skills.

  147. Blue Mountain Humane Society Gets Involved in Community Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 17, 2013

    Find out more about the Blue Mountain Humane Society and their work in the community.

  148. Spotlight Fades From Divestment Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 17, 2013

    Second semester of last year, the divestment movement received significant attention on campus. Now, the messages and publicity seemed to have faded.

  149. Reapers Looking at Bright Future Front Page Slideshow Sports October 17, 2013

    The Whitman Reapers rugby team is looking forward to a strong year thanks to an infusion of young talent.

  150. Localizing the Shutdown Front Page Slideshow News Politics October 10, 2013

    Entering into the tenth day of the government shutdown, the impact is felt throughout the Whitman community. Seniors' thesis research has come to a halt, the Outdoor Program has encountered numerous problems with closed federal land, and a variety of financial issues affect students.