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Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
February 9
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Classroom Connections, a club at Whitman that sends Whitman students to tutor at Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), is all about making connections. Classroom Connections meshes the worlds of high school students and Whitman college students through Guided Study, a required study hall during the school...

Students embrace “dicks out for Harambe”

Ben Freedman, humor page editor
October 20
Filed under Humor

  Nearly five months have passed since the world lost Harambe, our last true hero. In honor of this milestone, The Wire turned to Whitties to recall the legacy of our fallen gorilla comrade. In a recent string of interviews, students were asked to shed their own insight into our generation’s simple but poigna...

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Clara Wheeler, staff writer
October 20
Filed under Humor

“Nothing is black and white!” shouted protestors this Saturday, carrying signs painted with all the colors of the wind on various colors of poster board. A couple of them included pictures of pandas, with their monochrome coats dyed rainbow hues. This protest is just the latest in a series of demonst...

Trustees want YOU! (to think they care)

Megumi Rierson, staff writer
May 5
Filed under Humor

Whitman has recently undergone a number of name changes to the various campus institutions that promote a history of colonialism and a general white supremacist attitude. There’s that fun line slash thing in the title of The Pioneer, and we’ve confirmed in several ground breaking studies that, ...

Whitties Helping Non-Whitties

Megumi Rierson, staff writer
April 28
Filed under Humor

As a humor writer for the Whitman College Pioneer (we’d love input on a less-racist name change, by the way), I am a vociferous proponent for making fun of the Whitman student body. Every day, I am bombarded with potential jokes about the various absurdities of living in this Birkenstoked hive min...

“Go On” dance recital invites collaboration between guest artist, instructors, students

Megan Hearst
November 12
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

After months of hard work, the dance department’s annual recital, this year titled "Go On," has come to fruition. The process, which began with auditions in September, culminates in the performance at Harper Joy Theatre, on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 pm. Dance professors Renee Archibald and Pe...

Students Speak Out on Global Studies

Lane Barton
November 5
Filed under NEWS

An ASWC resolution and an open letter signed by over 300 students indicates a strong level of support for the Global Studies Initiative.

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Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair

Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair

James Kennedy
December 11
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman's annual Arts and Crafts Fair provides an opportunity for Whitman students and Walla Walla locals to show off their art prowess and make a profit. Held Monday Dec. 8, the fair exhibited a combination of local community members, student-run businesses and amateur artists just looking for a little...

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Martina Pansze
November 6
Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

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...

Confronting Mexican cartels demands global attention

Jose Coronado
October 16
Filed under OPINION

It is not a myth: A huge part of Mexico is controlled by drug cartels that are even more powerful than the government.  In some counties of Mexico, cartels fund the political campaigns of congressmen and governors and effectively decide who wins the local elections. For years, the international press...

SFER Club Spreads the Word about Education on Campus

SFER Club Spreads the Word about Education on Campus

Josephine Adamski
April 24
Filed under NEWS

Students For Education Reform is a national student-lead organization dedicated to spreading awareness about educational reform and education injustice. Whitman College's chapter was established with ASWC in the spring of 2013 by seniors Claire Collins and Sara Sonnenblick in order to create an outlet...

Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull
October 10
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Politics

The tense, drawn-out government shutdown has entered into its 10th day, the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms ever closer and tensions have only increased between President Obama and the GOP. American citizens have been relegated to useless bystanders, turning the entire crisis into a frustratin...

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