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Editor-in-chief Caught Eating Dirt, Baking Powder

Editor-in-chief Caught Eating Dirt, Baking Powder

Quin Nelson

April 3, 2014


Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

The staff of the Whitman Pioneer is shaken and shocked after witnessing the downfall of their beloved leader. Senior Shelly Le, editor-in-chief of The Pioneer, was caught eating dirt and baking powder in the Pio office on Sunday night by junior Opinion Editor Kyle Seasly. After the Sunday staff meeting, Se...

One Team Gets More Sports Points Than Other Team

One Team Gets More Sports Points Than Other Team

Quin Nelson

April 3, 2014


Filed under Humor, Jack Issue

It was another exciting night at the ballpark where the Whitman team took on the other team at the game. The Missionaries did better than the other team, earning more sports points than their opponents, which means that they won. The game started with the ball being put on the field, and the...

Mering Makes History with Win at Nationals

Quin Nelson

March 24, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

Junior Karl Mering started nationals without his goggles and ended with a national championship. Mering had a successful stint at the Division III Swimming National Championships in Indianapolis, highlighted by a victory in the 100-yard butterfly that made him the first national champion swimmer in...

The Many Lives of Schoolboy Q

Quin Nelson

March 1, 2014


Filed under Between the Speakers, BLOGS

Schoolboy Q's long-awaited album Oxymoron leaked last week and was officially released on Tuesday, and it lives up to its name. Q embraces the contrasts and contradictions within him, and it gives his album a unique and intriguing perspective, proving that Q is more than just Kendrick Lamar's pranks...

LGBTQ Athletes Still Search for Place at Whitman

Quin Nelson

February 13, 2014


Filed under SPORTS

LGBTQ athletes who choose to play for the Missionaries sometimes face clashing ideals. While the college prides itself on being progressive and inclusive, the sports world can often be rigid and conservative. When these perceived opposites meet, which wins out? Although Whitman's accepting environment has c...

Secondhand Grammys

Quin Nelson

January 29, 2014


Filed under Between the Speakers, BLOGS

I watched the Grammys on Sunday night. Well, I watched it secondhand. In the year 2014, awards shows and most major television events are not entertaining in themselves so much as they are entertaining for the tweets, GIFs, and think pieces they spawn on the Internet. Grandiose, antiquated events like...

Whitman Women’s Basketball Holds Off Whitworth to Remain Undefeated

Quin Nelson

January 22, 2014


Filed under SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Whitman College women's basketball team survived a hotly contested game against the Whitworth Pirates, winning 60-57 on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Sherwood Center. The Pirates surged to an 11-2 lead at the start of the game, encouraged by the enthusiasm of a large traveling crowd and their full-court...

A Sense of Place

Quin Nelson

December 10, 2013


Filed under A&E Blogs, Between the Speakers, BLOGS

Over Thanksgiving break, I got to listen to a lot of Seattle music. On Wednesday, I went to see the Seattleite rapper Sol along with a bunch of other local rappers. On Friday, I saw Pearl Jam in Spokane in their penultimate show before they ended their tour in Seattle, where they started out decades...

Seattle, Bay Area Battle for Sports Supremacy

Quin Nelson

December 5, 2013


Filed under SPORTS

Seattle and San Francisco are two of the finest sports towns in the nation, but who has it better: the Emerald City or the Bay? Reporter Dylan Snyder and Sports Editor Quin Nelson weigh in. Dylan: One thing matters in professional sports: winning. Anyone who says otherwise can go take their "it...

What’s in a Name?

Quin Nelson

November 11, 2013


Filed under A&E Blogs, Between the Speakers, BLOGS

A couple weeks ago, Whitman hosted a concert for the bands Kitten and Shy Girls. Shy Girls turned out to be a bunch of men, while Kitten played alternative rock that certainly did not make anyone think of a cuddly feline. However, both names somewhat fit the bands; Shy Girls played a kind of seductive,...

Rally Against Racism, Cyberbullying Draws Attention from Board of Trustees

Rally Against Racism, Cyberbullying Draws Attention from Board of Trustees

Quin Nelson

November 7, 2013


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

Protesters gathered at Memorial Hall this Thursday afternoon to take part in the Rally Against Racism and Cyberbullying put on by members of the Whitman community, many of whom were supported by the Black Student Union (BSU) and Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment (FACE). After recent...

On Action Bronson and Misogyny

Quin Nelson

October 30, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Blogs, Between the Speakers

In a hip-hop landscape teeming with entertaining characters, Action Bronson is one of my favorites. He is a fat, bearded Albanian from Queens who took up rapping a few years ago after leaving his career as a chef. Through the handful of mixtapes he's put out, Bronson has cooked up a character for himself,...

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