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Ek Pakhwara (One Fortnight)

Helen Angell

September 9, 2012

Filed under Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

Namaste! Two weeks have already gone by in India. While I can't say I feel at home yet (and I'm not sure I ever will, when my looks alone bring stares in public), adjusting to life in Jaipur has been more of an adventure than a struggle (though always some of both). Below are some highs, lows, and general...

Thoughts from the Pasco Airport

Hanna Mosenthal

September 4, 2012

Filed under BLOGS, Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

This morning I embarked on my yearlong adventure away from Whitman to study abroad in Nantes, France and then Mérida, México. It's nine thirty am and I am already chilling in the Pasco airport, which was not an originally planned stop in my trip. I decided that I should leave Whitman at 5:50am for...

Seniors reflect on their time with The Pioneer

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 28, 2012

Filed under Editors' Blog

ALYSSA FAIRBANKS, Feature Editor The end of this semester brings the end of my time at Whitman, and specific to this post, the end of my involvement with Whitman's newspaper, the Pioneer. I have worked for the Pio since freshman year as an A&E reporter, A&E production associate, managi...

We’re here for the summer!

Josh Goodman

May 22, 2012

Filed under Editors' Blog

For the last 115 years, The Pioneer has more or less shut down for the summer, leaving a four month gap in our coverage of Whitman news. In the past this made sense--not much happened, and not many students were around to write or read a weekly newspaper. But with  more Whitties spending their summers ...

Growing your Favorite Burger


April 28, 2012

Filed under BLOGS

Why do you like your favorite food? Most people would say they like their favorite food because they like its taste. But most people don't realize that they not only take comfort in familiar flavors but also in the idea that their food comes from a familiar source. For example, The Guardian had a surv...

Concerns about sharing information in digital age


April 22, 2012

Filed under BLOGS

We live in the Information Age, where we can access more data than people before, with just the click of a button. There are many benefits such as the ability to look up information or directions online through a desk top or a handheld device. However, there is also a downside: according to techcrunch.com,...

Production night liveblog, part deux

Cara Lowry

April 19, 2012

Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

It's me again, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. Enjoy liveblog number two––a faithful account of the goings on of the evening of April 18, 2012 and the early morning of April 19. (Read the first one here) 5:04 p.m. I arrive in the Pio office. 5:05 p.m. Senior Reporter and Editor-in-Chief Elect Rachel Alexander tells me I should l...

CCC ponders sustainability revolving loan fund possibilities

Sam Chapman

April 16, 2012

Filed under BLOGS

The Sustainability Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) is the topic of the week among the Whitman Planeteers, soon to be formerly known as the Campus Climate Challenge. For those of you unfamiliar with the SRLF, it's a pool of $25,000 of Whitman College money set aside for projects that will increase the environmental...

Teaching Jobs and Job Security


April 10, 2012

Filed under BLOGS

One of the quips about the liberal arts education is that we only learn things that don't apply to the real world. A liberal arts degree might allow us to find another job in business or law or the public sector, but the liberal arts degree is most geared towards being an educator. For example, everyone...

What the CCC is up to this month

Sam Chapman

April 10, 2012

Filed under BLOGS

It's Earth Month, readers, and I can't think of a better time for me to actually do my job and fill this blog with the goings-on of CCC instead of my ponderous personal musings. If this is the first post you've read, it's important to note that the CCC is not a homogenous group, but is broken into several...

In defense of eco-buzzwords

Sam Chapman

April 4, 2012

Filed under BLOGS

Here's the latest dish out of the Campus Climate Challenge's smoke-filled room: we're thinking of changing our name, and this blogger is all for it. "Campus Climate Challenge" has a lot of problems. First of all, it's a mouthful––whenever I tell people who I blog for, I have to say "CCC" (which doesn't...

Production night productions: The Popcorn Dance

Sara Rasmussen

April 1, 2012

Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Pure skill. Featuring Managing Editor Cara Lowry, Photo Editor Ethan Parrish, and fall semester's Humor Editor Adam Brayton.

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