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Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

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Apr 1, 2014

In 1857, Frederick Douglas was quoted as saying, “Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” There are many serious ... (more)


Letter from Divestment Movement to Whitman Board of Trustees

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This letter was authored by members of the Divest Whitman organization in response to the ... (more)

Some Responsibility for Shoddy Journalism Falls on Readers

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For reasons irrelevant to this column, I found myself watching Fox News last week during ... (more)

Federal Campaign Reform Requires Transparency

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court defined money as speech in Buckley v. Valeo, U.S. federal ... (more)

Birth is Magical Experience for All Humankind

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Last week, Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment put on Breaking Ground, the annual monologue show ... (more)



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Feb 13, 2014

I’ve often heard it said that people at Whitman don’t talk about race.  It is quite true ... (more)

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Dear Whitman Pioneer, I wanted to express my thoughts about the article published entitled "Residence Life Shuts Down Camp Whitman," published ... (more)


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Production Night Live Blog for April 2

Apr 2, 2014

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 8 (taking place the evening of April 2/early morning of April 3) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer’s Editor-in-Chief. 4:11 p.m.: I (Managing Editor Pam) am ... (more)


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Apr 1, 2014

Editor-in-Chief Shelly Le welcomes spring and the second half of the Whitman semester in her Circuit Letter from the Editor, commemorating the magazine's tenth issue.


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Some Responsibility for Shoddy Journalism Falls on Readers

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For reasons irrelevant to this column, I found myself watching Fox News last week during ...


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Review of Etrian Odyssey III

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Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City is the third installment of Atlus's dungeon-crawling series for ...


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Lessons of Obama’s Presidency Should Not Be Saved for Farewell Address

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When George Orwell first arrived in Barcelona in 1936, as described in "Homage to Catalonia," ...