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Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon
March 28
Filed under Campus, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Weekly Topic

By the spring of 2016, some of Whitman’s physics students will have finished building a vertical axis wind turbine. The wind turbine, which will be located between Penrose Library and Harper Joy Theater, will be the first student-constructed wind turbine on a college campus. Because of the relatively...

A Walla Walla Pub Crawl

A Walla Walla Pub Crawl

Andrew Schwartz, Staff Reporter
November 19
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Last Saturday, newly minted 21 year-old Andrew Schwartz (also a host of the Pio Radio Hour show on KWCW) decided to hit the town. What kinds of nightlife would Walla Walla offer? He set out with Features editor Hannah Bartman, and Pioneer photographer Alan Mendoza to four destinations: Fat Cat’s, The Bo...

Talking about Guns

Talking about Guns

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
October 28
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Growing up in a suburb on the outskirts of LA County did not give me extensive immersion into the world of guns. My parent’s interest in the Quaker society and Zen meditation probably didn’t help much either. With this in mind, it’s easy to understand my surprise when, in my first-year at Whitm...

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Claire Ommen, Features writer
October 22
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The food that many students gaze at through the windows of the dining hall three times a day is merely the tip of the vast iceberg that is Bon Appétit's food production outfit.

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Whitman Students and the Juvenile Justice Center

Whitman Students and the Juvenile Justice Center

Kamna Shastri, Features Reporter
March 28
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Agriculture, social inequalities, high class wine culture, and educational institutions intermingle along with all aspects of the criminal justice system here in Walla Walla.

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Students Fundraise to Aid Saipan after Typhoon

Students Fundraise to Aid Saipan after Typhoon

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter
October 7
Filed under FEATURE

Junior Emily Dotts was in Walla Walla when she received an email from her mom in anticipation of Typhoon Soudelor, the most powerful storm of 2015 which was about to hit her home island of Saipan.

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Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
October 1
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion...

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

Claire Ommen, Features writer
September 24
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

With the beginning of the new academic year, all students feel the financial pressure of buying textbooks. With a steady increase in the price of textbooks in the last ten years, many students have sought alternatives to purchasing traditional textbooks. Students see e-books or retailers such as Amazon...

Upcoming Climate Action Plan Promotes Campus Sustainability

Kamna Shastri, Staff Writer
September 17
Filed under FEATURE

Imagine a wind turbine, its blades slowly turning as it stands between the science building, Harper Joy Theater, and Penrose Library. Picture a campus shimmering with the reflections of solar panels, retrofitted for rooftops. Think of going to the dining hall and leaving with a reusable to-go box in...

Walla Walla Cannabis Company

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor
September 10
Filed under FEATURE

At the very end of Main Street, where one would expect to see tumbleweeds rolling lazily across the street, there is soon to emerge a new kind of weed – a kind of weed that has garnered national attention and pushed Washington on the map of progressive social ideals. The Walla Walla Cannabis Co...

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Whitman Student Among Three Firefighters Killed in Crash

Sarah Cornett and Lachlan Johnson
August 20
Filed under Breaking News, FEATURE, NEWS, News Highlight

A Whitman student was among three U.S. Forest Service firefighters killed in a vehicle crash on Wednesday night near Twisp, Washington. The student, Tom Zbyszewski, was a rising junior from Carlton, Washington. He was 20 years old. At Whitman, Tom was a physics major and lived in Lyman House. He was...

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