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Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert
November 10, 2016
Filed under FEATURE

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

Comedian Andy Hendrickson performs at Reid Campus Center

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer
October 27, 2016
Filed under A&E

The basement of Reid Campus Center is undoubtedly a change of scene for a comedian that made his career in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. Despite the different crowd, visiting comic Andy Hendrickson, who performed at Whitman College on Oct. 20, proved that his dry, witty humor transcend...

Whitman Events Board Shapes Student Programming

Georgia Lyon
March 10, 2016
Filed under ASWC, Community, NEWS

Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the student-run group in charge of programming on campus.

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The Pio talks gaming, genres with Robert DeLong

The Pio talks gaming, genres with Robert DeLong

Megan Hearst and Martina Pansze
February 14, 2016
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The Pioneer sits down with EDM artist Robert DeLong. DeLong was brought to perform at Whitman on Feb. 11th by Whitman Events Board along with openers Chrome Sparks and Colours. His newest album “In the Cards” was released last September.

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Immigration Week Seeks to Educate, Inspire Action

Helen Angell
April 17, 2014
Filed under NEWS

An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. Current immigration policies criminalize these individuals, and at least 2 million deportations have taken place since Obama took office in 2008. Activists across the nation are taking action to stop these detentions, deportations...

ASWC Fee Raised $14 For 2013-14 Academic Year

ASWC Fee Raised $14 For 2013-14 Academic Year

Lachlan Johnson
February 10, 2013
Filed under ASWC, NEWS

The ASWC Senate voted on Sunday, February 10th to raise the ASWC student fee an additional $14 for the academic year of 2013-14. The fee, now $350 per student, was raised to adjust for inflation and an expected decrease in student body size, as well as provide more funding for club sports and allow...

Whitman psychs up for Seattle rap act Macklemore, Ryan Lewis

Alex Hagen
March 1, 2012
Filed under A&E

On Saturday, March 3, Seattle-based hip-hop artist Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis will play a sold-out show in the Reid ballroom.  The concert, which was only announced on Feb. 17, has already sparked a great amount of interest among Whitman students. Sponsored by the Whitman Events Board, the...

PostSecret’s Frank Warren encourages students to share secrets

PostSecret’s Frank Warren encourages students to share secrets

Emily Lin-Jones
December 1, 2011
Filed under NEWS, News Highlight

On Friday, Nov. 18, Whitman students were greeted with a blank index card in their mailboxes along with a note urging them to write down a secret and submit it to WEB's annual PostSecret Gallery Show. This year the show coincided with a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 30, by Frank Warren, creator of the original...

Harry and the Potters bring magic to Whitman

Harry and the Potters bring magic to Whitman

Alex Hagen
November 3, 2011
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

Famed "wizard rock" band Harry and the Potters  took the stage of the Reid Campus Center on Saturday, Oct. 29, delivering an energetic, exciting concert experience. The show was made possible by KWCW, WEB and the DJs of "The Witching Hour." While interviewing the band during a tour stop in Portland la...

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