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Sexual assault resources for survivors and their friends

The Editors

January 31, 2013


Filed under Campus, Guide

Campus resources Whitman's list of resources, as well as the full text of the college's Sexual Misconduct Policy, can be found here. This page includes information about the health center, counseling services on campus, and contacting the Dean of Students for things like no-contact requests and acade...

Walla Walla Farmers Market Seeks Two Different Locations

Walla Walla Farmers Market Seeks Two Different Locations

Sarah Cornett

January 31, 2013


Filed under Community, NEWS

The Walla Walla Farmers Market could look very different when it reopens in May if changes being currently discussed are implemented. The market, a beloved community institution located off Main Street across from City Hall, could permanently move to a location on the Walla Walla fairgrounds if a curr...

State House Committee Drafts New Higher Education Legislation

Emily Lin-Jones

January 31, 2013


Filed under NEWS

Having declared education a top priority for the 2013 term, Washington state legislators are opening the new legislative session by discussing a variety of higher education issues including tuition, financial aid programs and student debt. The House Committee of Higher Education met Tuesday, Jan....

Diets of Whittie Athletes

Diets of Whittie Athletes

Peter Clark

January 31, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

While most athletes understand the importance of a balanced diet, some athletes are still able to perform at a high level while consuming junk food. In the early part of his NBA career, superstar Derrick Rose's incredible performances were fueled with a steady diet of candy, particularly Skittles. After getting a stomach ulcer from eating too much sugar, Rose h...

Walla Walla Offers Photogenic Cocoa

Walla Walla Offers Photogenic Cocoa

Sam Adler

January 31, 2013


Filed under A&E, Reviews

I've always had a bit of trouble with hot cocoa. Neutered of the sexy acridness found in coffee, the drink that we often appropriate as hot chocolate has always seemed to me to be suspiciously docile. Inoffensive and innocent, it makes sense why it's probably most often drunk by kids and grown men...

From Sydney to Walla Walla: Chircu’s Journey to Whitman’s Basketball Team

From Sydney to Walla Walla: Chircu’s Journey to Whitman’s Basketball Team

Sarah Debs

January 31, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Phil Chircu is a long way from home, but the Australian Jan-start already has a big presence on campus. Coming from an impressive pre-college basketball career including playing on the Australian Under-14 National team and at the Under-17 world championships, Chircu is now an integral part of the ...

[email protected] Aims to Spice Up Campus Dance Scene

Emma Dahl

January 31, 2013


Filed under A&E

First-year Gillian Friedman was a competitive salsa dancer in Seattle before she came to Whitman. Now she hopes to bring the spirit and energy of salsa dancing to campus through a newly formed salsa club, entitled [email protected], through which she plans to offer free salsa lessons. Friedman explained...

Senior Starts Club for Multi-Ethnic Students

Senior Starts Club for Multi-Ethnic Students

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

January 31, 2013


Filed under NEWS

There are a variety of places to celebrate cultural diversity on Whitman campus. The Intercultural Center and certain clubs provide opportunities for students to take pride in their racial identities, yet Whitman lacks a space where students can examine what it means to belong to multiple cultures at...

A Gluten-Free Walla Walla Restaurant Guide

Adam Brayton

January 31, 2013


Filed under FEATURE

One would think at first glance that Walla Walla would be a difficult place to navigate while being gluten-free. However, restaurants old and new have a great variety of options beyond soups and salads to accommodate for the gluten-free foodie without having many hoops to jump through. Green Spoon ...

Style Spotlight: Cascade Lawrence-Yee ’16

Style Spotlight: Cascade Lawrence-Yee ’16

Brennan Johnson

January 31, 2013


Filed under A&E

Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's style spotlight: first year Cascade Lawrence-Yee. "I dress for myself and I dress to make myself happy. If I feel like I look good, then I act like I feel good." "If I know I'm going to be really tired in the coming...

Where’s Whittie?

Where’s Whittie?

Evelyn Levine

January 31, 2013


Filed under Humor

Missing Student Gender: a spectrum Race: Caucasian DOB: 06/24/94 Age Now: LEGAL Missing From: Olin Hall Height: 5'6'' Weight: 130 lbs Eyes: Brown Hair: Brown; medium length A first-year student went missing on Thursday. Security compiled a report as follows: The student (of unspecifi...

Year-Long Sabbaticals Lead to Greater Research Opportunities, Some Student Difficulties

Year-Long Sabbaticals Lead to Greater Research Opportunities, Some Student Difficulties

Maegan Nelson

January 31, 2013


Filed under NEWS

For faculty at a non-research-oriented school like Whitman, sabbaticals can be a much-needed time to further their research and catch up on recent developments in their field of study. But the time they take to accomplish this can sometimes clash with the needs of the students they advise. Ac...

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