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Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under A&E

One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Political action on campus not focused on presidential election

Andy Monserud
September 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

With a little over a month before Election Day, Whitman students are shaping their voting plans. On the Whitman campus, student political groups are turning away from the contentious presidential election and toward other forms of organizing, including promotion of down-ticket candidates, registering fello...

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter
September 29, 2016
Filed under A&E, Community, Front Page Slideshow

Excitement and joy took over the atmosphere at Pioneer Park as dancers whirled in the center of an appreciative audience of varying races and backgrounds. The chance to bring these people together came in the form of the 23rd annual Diversity Day Multicultural Arts Festival, which took place on Sund...

Washington State Considers Carbon Tax

Elizabeth Friedman
September 29, 2016
Filed under NEWS

The Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) is trying to drum up support in favor of initiative i732, a bill that will create a state-wide carbon tax. The carbon tax is a revenue neutral approach to a carbon price. CCC is working with Carbon Washington, a non-partisan organization that’s trying to bring a c...

Students prepare for presidential primaries

February 18, 2016
Filed under Community, NEWS, Politics

While the most vocal Whitman students feel the Bern when it comes to their president of choice, Whitman students are backing many different candidates this presidential season.

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Outdoor Program plans for future

Lane Barton
February 19, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The staff of Whitman's Outdoor Program are developing and implementing a new strategic plan to help guide the program's focus through 2020. The new strategic plan will take into account student, staff and alumni feedback via survey, and it includes goals such as enhancing collaboration with departments...

Fencing club arms new recruits

Lachlan Johnson
February 19, 2015
Filed under NEWS

The Whitman Fencing Club has nearly doubled in size in the past month after an unprecedented 10 new first-years began regularly attending practices. To equip the new recruits, the Fencing Club received emergency funds from the ASWC contingency fund. Though one of the oldest student activities on...

Pio Past: Students, faculty join in Selma sympathy march

Lachlan Johnson
February 19, 2015
Filed under NEWS

Originally published March 18, 1965 Author unknown For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. Three-thirty this past Sunday ...

New Alt-J Release “All This Is Yours” takes us to an alternate reality

New Alt-J Release “All This Is Yours” takes us to an alternate reality

Emma Dahl
October 9, 2014
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Illustration by Asa Mease. Conjuring up a good sophomore album is always a challenge, especially when the debut album was so highly praised. However, I can say without a doubt that Alt-J's second release, All This Is Yours, is emotional, introspective, sometimes melancholy and obtusely sad, but still beautiful. The album...

Sherman Alexie amuses, enthralls at Cordiner appearance

Andy Monserud
October 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Sherman Alexie, the author of Whitman's 2014 summer reading book, "Reservation Blues," came to campus Wednesday, Oct. 1. He delivered a speech to a packed house in Cordiner Hall, which consisted of Whitman and Walla Walla community members as well as members of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian...

Betas consider future of housing

Lane Barton
October 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

With the conclusion of the 2014 fall recruitment cycle, all Greek life institutions will be winding down from a flurry of activities and welcoming new members to their ranks. But members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, in addition to greeting a new pledge class, have been dealing with internal discussions...

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