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Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman's Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman

November 22, 2011

I figure there is no better time than right after a showcase of my camel ride in the Sahara to speak a bit about how I got here. If you are a Whitman student who is interested in studying abroad but reliant on financial aid to do so, then here are a few tips: 1: If you are already receiving financial...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Camels, Macaques, Schoolgirls and Dune Boys

But they still had seagulls.

Alex Norman

November 22, 2011

Well, as usual, this post is a bit overdue, but a couple weeks ago we had our Southern Excursion and WOW, what a trip! To be sure, we spent much of our time travelling to the Middle Atlas, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, the High Atlas, Marrakech and Essaouira in a bus, but each stop we made was well worth the...

Ben Lerchin

January 16, 2010


U2’s “Free” Concert: You’re Doing it Wrong

Blair Hanley Frank

November 10, 2009

To celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago today, world-famous rock group U2 held a free concert at the Brandenburg Gate. Free, in this case, means that the tickets were free of charge, not that anyone could go and see the aforementioned concert. In fact, in a case of what I certainly hope...

Descend into “Descent”

Blair Hanley Frank

October 27, 2009

With the release of J.C. Hutchins's novel "7th Son: Descent," the Pio is partnering with several other blogs and content authors to release a 100-page, Special Edition PDF excerpt of the book, but we're doing it with a twist. From today until Thursday Nov. 6, I'll be taking submissions of reviews...

Shocker of the Week: Miley Cyrus Quits Twitter!

Blair Hanley Frank

October 12, 2009

In a development that has sent shock waves through the entire Internet, Miley Cyrus, star of Hannah Montana, and daughter of Billy Ray, has ceased using Twitter. The outcry has been so severe, she has even earned her own hashtag, #mileycomeback. For those of you who don't know, a hashtag is something Tw...

An Excellent Healthcare Debate

Alex Potter

September 27, 2009

Check out this debate between the number two Republican in the House and his Democratic colleague from Virginia. A thorough debate of the issues that unfortunately demonstrates just how much more thoroughly the Democrats have thought through the health care issue....

Tech Tidbit: This is why you don’t mess with gamers.

Blair Hanley Frank

September 16, 2009

Do video games lead to violence? I don't think so, but owning a samurai sword certainly might: Detectives are still interviewing a Johns Hopkins University student who fatally lacerated the upper body of a man breaking into his off-campus residence overnight. The suspect also suffered a nearly-seve...

Women’s tennis places third at NWC

Whitman Tennis Team

April 21, 2009

The Whitman women placed third at the NWC tournament in Yakima, Wash. on April 17 and 18. In the semis, the Missionaries fell to Linfield College for the third time this season, 5-1. They rebounded the next day to beat Pacific University, 6-0, to take third place. Whitworth University topped Linfield...

Russ Caditz-Peck and Submission

Alex Kerr

March 20, 2009

When the admittedly professional journalist Russ Caditz-Peck argues for Whitman College's right to withhold all but three staplers, here, he demonstrates the exact greed-defending mentality that allowed these AIG bonuses to pass. Listen to the people cry! A certain G. Frew admits, "today I needed t...

Entitlement and Alex Kerr

Russ Caditz-Peck

March 11, 2009

An aspiring "journalist" nicknamed Alex Kerr provides evidence here that we are truly Generation Me; a peer group of entitled, self-absorbed, and self-important complainers who refuse to buy their own staplers. On that note, how does the 3rd floor library men's bathroom consistently smell so much wors...

How does this school not have staplers?

Alex Kerr

March 6, 2009

1) This is a college 2) College students write papers 2a) often more than one page 2b) ... 3) Multiple page papers require staplers 4) This school has three staplers 5) How is this still true?!?!

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