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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. 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]

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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).

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. ‘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."

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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 ...

  56. 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.

  57. 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 ...

  58. 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 ...

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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.

  63. 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 ...

  64. 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 ...

  65. 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.

  66. 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 ...

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. Phi House Plans for Solar Panels Front Page Slideshow Greek Life News News Highlight October 10, 2013

    The Phi Delta Theta house is trying to become the most sustainable fraternity at Whitman by installing solar panels.

  73. When Sex Gets in the Way of Story A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow Reviews October 10, 2013

    Male and female leads are constantly at each other's throats with sexual tension. Why is that? And should they be?

  74. EA Sports Settlement Doesn’t Bode Well for NCAA Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight October 10, 2013

    After a recent settlement over the use of college athlete likenesses in video games, the NCAA seems to be losing the war over paying student-athletes.

  75. Pope Francis Sets New Tone Front Page Slideshow Opinion Opinion Highlight October 3, 2013

    I love sleeping. That's why I hated going to church. Every Sunday I would have to wake up at 8 a.m. and go with my parents down the street to our Catholic church. I didn't mind going to Sunday school, because it would be later in the afternoon. When I ...

  76. New First-Year Senators, ASWC Leadership Bring Enthusiasm for Change ASWC Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 3, 2013

    Five first-year senators were elected Tuesday. They join an ASWC excited for progress and innovation in the coming year.

  77. Walla Walla Symphony to Continue Century-Old Tradition with New Season Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow October 3, 2013

    Find out more about the Walla Walla Symphony and its upcoming season.

  78. Local Artist Displays Eclectic Work at Museum of Un-Natural History Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow September 26, 2013

    Meet Gerry Matthews, the colorful owner of the free downtown Museum of Unnatural History.

  79. Students Consider Future in Teach for America Front Page Slideshow News September 26, 2013

    Whitman ranks as the fifth top contributor to Teach for America among small liberal arts schools. The program offers incredible opportunities to students coming out of college, but also presents numerous challenges. Whitman alumni discuss their Teach for America experiences and why Whitman students are so drawn to the program. ...

  80. Acclaimed Writer Barry Lopez Shares Stories with Whitman Events Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight September 19, 2013

    Premier nature writer Barry Lopez spoke in Maxey Auditorium on September, 12th. Students, teachers, and community members listened eagerly as read passages from his works, as well as shared his thoughts on climate change and the environment.

  81. A ‘Dangerous’ Battle Cry to Rethink Racism Front Page Slideshow News September 19, 2013

    Mia McKenzie, author of the blog Black Girl Dangerous, discussed her own struggle with developing an identity as a queer person of color, as well as challenged mainstream conceptions of racism. She spoke on Friday, Sept. 13 in a packed Reid Campus Center coffeehouse.

  82. Women’s Soccer Off to Hot Start Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight September 19, 2013

    This year, the Missionaries look like a completely different team. They are off to their best start in over a decade, so far undefeated and having already amassed 14 goals for and only one against. In its first five games, the team has already matched its win total from last ...

  83. Spotify Versus iTunes A&E Front Page Slideshow September 16, 2013

    In the past year, Spotify has changed the face of music. But before that, iTunes reigned supreme. So who will be remembered? Or is there a place in history for both?

  84. Arcade-ia: From dream to reality A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow September 12, 2013

    Andrew and Laurie Largent opened Arcade-ia on Main St. last April. Find out how they made their business a success.

  85. Tennis Court Remodels Near Completion Despite Delay Front Page Slideshow News September 12, 2013

    Despite a week long delay due to rain, the tennis court remodels are looking better than expected and hold a promising future for the Whitman Tennis team.

  86. Coming Together Across the Pond Front Page Slideshow Sports September 12, 2013

    With our season having just begun, we now face another uphill journey through the Northwest Conference. As a team with little past success, we have high hopes without much history to build on. But we have the privilege of creating our own history, and with this great trip under our ...

  87. Idealism and Difference: Body Image at Whitman Circuit Front Page Slideshow Opinion Opinion Highlight August 29, 2013

    A guest columnist considers the Whittie approach to thinking about body image.

  88. A Day at the Downtown Market Circuit Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow August 29, 2013

    Take a stroll through the Walla Walla Downtown Farmers Market and discover organic produce, homemade cheese and delicious garlic scapes.

  89. A Primitive Paradise Circuit Front Page Slideshow Media Media Highlight Photo Essay Photos August 2, 2013

    Tucked away in the remote jungles and beaches of Costa Rica lies the Osa Peninsula, one of the most diverse and untouched areas on the planet. Although it's only half the size of Rhode Island, the Osa houses 2.5 percent of the Earth's biodiversity and contains the last standing virgin ...

  90. Eric Idle: the Pio Interview A&E A&E Highlight Circuit Front Page Slideshow May 13, 2013

    The commencement speaker and Whitman parent sits down with the Pio to talk writing, comedy and strange graduation rituals.

  91. Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving Circuit Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow May 13, 2013

    Environmental issues are a prominent concern amongst Whitman activists, yet many claim that their youthful idealism dies out once faced with the 'real world.' Here, the Circuit catches up with four environmentally-minded alumnae to see how post-grad life has affected their environmental vision.

  92. Guide to Summer in Walla Walla A&E Circuit Front Page Slideshow May 13, 2013

    Want to know what to do in Walla Walla after most folks have left? We've got you covered.

  93. Queer Students Face Additional Challenges with Dating Community Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight May 2, 2013

    Queer individuals discuss the challenges and benefits to queer dating at Whitman.

  94. Climbers from All Over the Northwest Hit the Climbing Wall for the Sweet Onion Crank Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight May 2, 2013

    Whitman's climbing gym hosted one of the largest regional climbing competitions last saturday after months of preparation.

  95. Encounters Classes Given Lesson in Activism Front Page Slideshow News May 2, 2013

    Students involved in the Whitman divestment campaign use Bill McKibben's visit as an opportunity to encourage student activism.

  96. In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 25, 2013

    Bon Appetit employees share the trials and tribulations of juggling their jobs with their lives off-campus.

  97. Seniors Combine Sports, Psychology Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight April 25, 2013

    Jed Jacobson and Leland Matthaeus had the unique opportunity of combining academics and extracurricular activities in their sports psychology thesis.

  98. Annual Bike Race Zooms Through Downtown Walla Walla Front Page Slideshow Media Videos April 23, 2013

    The Tour of Walla Walla drew bicycle racers and crowds to Walla Walla on April 19, 20 and 21. Videographer Faith Bernstein brings us the thrill and power of the races.

  99. Take Back the Night to See More Community Involvement Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 18, 2013

    FACE and the Walla Walla YWCA team up to put on Take Back the Night, a community march against sexual violence.

  100. Spring Intramurals Underway Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight April 18, 2013

    At a school as active and enthusiastic as Whitman, the intramural program is a popular facet of the outdoor community. While the varsity sports teams are all about competition and serious participation, intramural sports allow for those who are less competitive and more interested in the fun of a sport ...

  101. Senior Art Thesis Show A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow April 18, 2013

    Marking the opening of the Senior Thesis Exhibition, 5:30 p.m. tonight in the Olin Auditorium, there will be a visiting artist talk by Elizabeth Dove followed by a reception outside the Sheehan Gallery . The exhibition and reception will continue in the Fouts Center for Visual Arts Gallery, displaying the hard ...

  102. Students Gather for Candlelight Vigil, Honor Victims of Boston Marathon Blasts Front Page Slideshow Media News Show Photos April 16, 2013

    Over 50 students, faculty and community members gathered outside of Memorial Building Monday night, April 15 to commemorate the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with a candlelight vigil.

  103. Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 11, 2013

    A group of 15 students will begin teaching creative writing at the Washington State Penitentiary in a few weeks. They hope to increase dialogue between inmates and community members by publishing a literary journal of the inmates' work.

  104. ‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy A&E A&E Highlight Events Front Page Slideshow April 11, 2013

    Harper Joy Theatre's latest production will be Aaron Bushkowsky’s "My Chernobyl," a play that Whitman’s website describes as “a quirky romance, both touching and hilarious.” The plot follows “a naïve Canadian [who] travels to Belarus to give an inheritance to his father’s last remaining relative. While there he meets his ...

  105. Push for Gender-Neutral Housing Continues Front Page Slideshow News April 11, 2013

    Sophomore GLBTQ intern Evan Griffis is continuing to push administration to create a gender-neutral housing option for incoming students in the next two years.

  106. Extra Costs Leave ASWC Budget Tighter for Clubs Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight April 4, 2013

    ASWC allocated a portion of the funds set aside in the preliminary budget to clubs who attended the appeals meeting on Wednesday, April 3.

  107. Yearbook Remains Unfunded After First Budget Appeal Front Page Slideshow News April 4, 2013

    After debate last Sun. March 31 at the ASWC Senate meeting regarding the fate of Waiilatpu, Whitman's yearbook, ASWC Finance Committee has agreed to keep the yearbook running for another year by amending the organization's budget.

  108. Athlete Ally Founder Hudson Taylor Comes to Campus Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight April 4, 2013

    For the first eighteen years of his life, wrestler Hudson Taylor didn’t think he knew anybody who was gay. But since graduating from the University of Maryland in 2010, he has spent much of his time standing in front of college athletes around the country discussing the importance of recognizing ...

  109. eSports Reach Outside the Virtual World A&E Circuit Front Page Slideshow March 23, 2013

    The competive and exciting world of eSports at Whitman and beyond gets a critical look.

  110. Whitman and Mainstream Hip-Hop: Gender Battlegrounds A&E A&E Highlight Circuit Front Page Slideshow March 21, 2013

    Hip Hop came from humble roots, but over its 30 year evolution, sexism has become a greater part of the music in the genre's mainstream.

  111. The Greeks in Walla Walla Circuit Front Page Slideshow News March 21, 2013

    The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four sororities, to the south, and Whitman’s four fraternity houses to the north. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitman, with occasional recklessness that divide ...

  112. Behind the Scenes of the One Acts Circuit Front Page Slideshow Media Photo Essay March 20, 2013

    Photographer cade beck takes us behind the scenes to show the process behind the One Act Play Festival.

  113. John Lee: Varsity Aesthete Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight March 7, 2013

    Pitcher John Lee captures his experiences off the field with his camera

  114. How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 7, 2013

    One author's journey to find their ancestors at a local church, turns into a life changing experience.

  115. Video gamers find support to overcome addiction Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow March 7, 2013

    Video game addiction has the same ability to affect lives as any substance, but how do students overcome a non-physical addiction?

  116. Students Silenced by Mental Health Stigma Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 27, 2013

    A mental disorder can be almost as difficult to spot as it is to live with. Many students who suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions are doing so in silence, at Whitman and at schools across the country.

  117. Stars Behind the Scenes Propel ‘The Tempest’ A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 27, 2013

    Whitman’s performance of William Shakespeare’s play "The Tempest," set to run from Feb. 27 through March 3 at Harper Joy Theatre, is one of high drama, suspense and action. The large cast of characters is able to synthesize all of these aspects, but the play would not be complete without ...

  118. Whitman, Walla Walla University Accept Personal Marriage Views Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 27, 2013

    Whitman might not feel like a school where finding a soulmate is as common as the urban legends would have students believe. Usually Whitman students see the neighboring Walla Walla University as a school where students more commonly get married while at school—but how accurate is that assumption?

  119. Divestment Movement Continues to Gain Momentum Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 21, 2013

    Campus Climate Challenge’s (CCC) campaign to encourage Whitman to divest from fossil fuels has gained traction on campus, but has met with new challenges as students and administrators disagree over the best way to use the investment to lower the burning of fossil fuels.

  120. Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight February 21, 2013

    Senior Matthew Morriss has done things in the past six months most Whitman students only dream of. Not only is he spending time climbing and skiing in some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the region, but he isn't paying to do it, either.

  121. Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 21, 2013

    Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the “Christian General” because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although ...

  122. Study Abroad Returnees Face Adjustment Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 14, 2013

    The adjustment back to Whitman after studying abroad can be difficult for students on multiple levels, because of both the academic and social transition.

  123. Swimming Caps Off Season at NWC Championships Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight February 14, 2013

    Whitman’s men’s and women’s swimming teams finished second and third, respectively, to wrap up their season this weekend at the conference championships. Although the men and women finished in the same places as last year, the attitude leaving the meet was very different

  124. Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 14, 2013

    When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before.

  125. Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight February 7, 2013

    The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an incident where two students were shot at while running on Saturday.

  126. Catharsis On and Off the Stage: Tyler Schuh Talks About the One Act Play Festival A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow February 7, 2013

    Sitting on the couches upstairs in the Reid Campus Center, first-year Tyler Schuh discusses his experience writing for Whitman’s One Act Play Festival. Unlike most of the others who submitted plays, Schuh explained that it wasn’t only his first time writing for the play contest: It was also his first ...

  127. Revived Baseball Program on the Rise Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight February 7, 2013

    Coming off a disappointing season last year, the Missionaries have made the necessary steps to ensure that it doesn't happen again this year. Even after an off-season of intense training, the team certainly has not slowed down since coming back from winter break.

  128. ASWC Seeks Formal Student Representation Among Trustees ASWC Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight January 31, 2013

    In February, Whitman’s Board of Trustees will formally discuss student representation on the Board of Trustees, a long-time goal of leaders of the Associated Student of Whitman College (ASWC).

  129. Senior Day Swim Meet Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight January 31, 2013

    For four years, the seniors of Whitman’s men’s and women’s swimming teams have made the Harvey Pool a second home. Last Saturday, they climbed into the water for their last home meet ever.

  130. Students Discuss Assumptions Surrounding ‘Gluten-Free’ Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow January 31, 2013

    No longer a dietary restriction for those physically intolerant to gluten, people have adopted the gluten-free diet for a variety of reasons pertaining to health and well-being.

  131. Whitman Investments in Fossil Fuels Spurs Divestment Movement Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight January 24, 2013

    In its most recent effort to organize efforts to combat global warming, Climate Campus Challenge (CCC) aims to change Whitman College’s investment policy to encourage the college to withdraw funds, or "divest", from fossil fuel companies.

  132. Tennis Court Remodel Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight January 24, 2013

    Whitman's Board of Trustees will meet to make a decision on the possibility of expanding the tennis courts in the center of campus, impacting athletes and non athletes, alike.

  133. International Mo B. Raps with Purpose A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow January 24, 2013

    Mobi Njoku is a senior at Eastern Washington University, where he is an accounting and finance double major. Like many students, Njoku has a side hobby to keep him busy. However, when other kids are out playing disc golf, Njoku is carving out a nice rap career for himself as ...

  134. Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Front Page Slideshow Media Videos January 22, 2013

    The annual candlelit peace march down Main Street to commemorate the life and message of Martin Luther King, Jr., drew about fifty Whitman and Walla Walla community members this year on Monday, Jan. 21.

  135. Sybarite5 play at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival Front Page Slideshow Media Videos January 21, 2013

    Sybarite5, a critically acclaimed strings quintet played at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival this past weekend. The group regularly plays an eclectic mix of music consisting of different genres, time periods and styles.

  136. Faculty Retention Leads to Diversity Concerns Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight December 6, 2012

    Over the past year, the college administration and faculty have been talking more about the difficulties of handling faculty diversity on campus. Although the college makes efforts to recruit a racially diverse faculty, and has sought out larger numbers of female professors, in part to reflect the growing female proportion ...

  137. Club sports teams frustrated with scarce resources Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight December 6, 2012

      Over the years, many of Whitman's athletes have used their ambition and passion for sport to create a unique culture and community on campus: club sports. Instead of the strict structure of varsity athletics, with conference affiliations and coaching ...

  138. Reliance on Donations to Fund Assistant Coaches Leaves Varsity Programs Wanting More Front Page Slideshow Sports December 6, 2012

    Whitman College varsity athletes: all Missionaries, all fierce Northwest Conference competitors, all striving to represent Whitman on and off the field. But no two varsity teams at Whitman are made alike. Each individual team has a unique history at Whitman. Teams such as basketball and baseball have competed at the varsity ...

  139. Aviary Faces Possible Closure Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 29, 2012

    Preliminary hearings for the city of Walla Walla’s 2013 budget have placed Pioneer Park’s Aviary in peril. In the face of a budget shortfall due to low tax revenues, city officials say that the aviary may have to go unless volunteers can obtain sufficient funding from private sources.

  140. Humans Being: A Band About Being Human A&E A&E Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 29, 2012

    Emma Dahl gives us a look at Humans Being, a new band on the Whitman music scene.

  141. Magic: The Gathering—A Game’s Origins and Influence at Whitman College A&E A&E Highlight Circuit Front Page Slideshow November 26, 2012

    You may have heard of Magic: The Gathering, a widespread card game with roots at our very own alma mater. While its influence has spread far and wide, the gaming community remains strong at Whitman, in Walla Walla and in surrounding areas.

  142. Hootenannies build community in Waitsburg, Walla Walla Circuit Front Page Slideshow News November 26, 2012

    hoot·en·an·ny (n.): 1. an Appalachian colloquialism that was used in early twentieth century America as a placeholder name to refer to things whose names were forgotten or unknown. 2. An informal musical session at which folk singers and instrumentalists perform for their own enjoyment.

  143. A Look Into the Life of Rhonda, Prentiss Dining Hall’s Omelette Chef Circuit Front Page Slideshow News November 26, 2012

    Rhonda, famous maker of omelets, has become an iconic figure of the Whitman College community. We decided to sit down with her and learn about the woman behind the breakfast.

  144. Senior Leads Annual Drive for Letters of Gratitude Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 15, 2012

    Senior Lea Baker wrote a letter to her boyfriend going through U.S. Army basic training every day of her freshman year. When he couldn’t receive mail, she wrote to other soldiers deployed overseas—and enlisted fellow Whitman students to help. “The first year I did Letters of Gratitude it was kind of ...

  145. Three former Whitties globetrot into world of professional basketball Front Page Slideshow Sports Sports Highlight November 15, 2012

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association advertises the fact that most student athletes go pro in something other than sports. At Whitman, a small NCAA Division III school, the number of students whose athletic careers end with graduation is even higher. For three Whitman graduates last spring, however, that has not ...

  146. Visiting Writer Matt Bondurant Offers Advice, Sheds Light on Hollywood A&E Events Front Page Slideshow November 15, 2012

    In the latest edition of the Visiting Writers Reading Series, novelist Matt Bondurant spoke about his writing process and his experience having his novel "The Wettest Country in the World" adapted to the big screen.

  147. International Students Find Challenges and Friendships at Whitman Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight November 8, 2012

    International students come to Whitman knowing they will be in a place where very few people share their background and experiences. Though nearly all international students end up staying at the college for their whole undergraduate career, there’s no escaping the fact that Whitman is a small college with a ...

  148. ‘Shooting Simone’ Breathes Life Into History A&E A&E Highlight Events Front Page Slideshow November 8, 2012

    Things were aflutter in Harper Joy Theatre last Sunday as thespians and crew members prepared for a dress rehearsal of the second non-instant play of the term. [caption id="attachment_60133" align="aligncenter" width="640"] A rehearsal of "Shooting ...

  149. Wine sparks academic pursuit Feature Feature Highlight Front Page Slideshow November 8, 2012

    Walla Walla's wine industry is certainly a nice addition to the town for parents and seniors, but its emergence and growth also hold academic promise.

  150. Make-A-Difference Day Brings Together Students, Groups, Communities Front Page Slideshow News News Highlight October 31, 2012

    On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27, over 130 Whitman students, faculty and staff assembled in the Reid Ballroom to kick off 2012’s Make-A-Difference Day.