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Searching for Tha Truth

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer

February 11, 2016


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The room, of course, is Main Street Studios. The day, of course, is February the First, a Monday mind you, and for reasons which remain unclear, but which portend a future bright and cultured for this humble Washington Town, Houston rapper Trae the Truth is slated to perform as part of his “Truth Tour.”

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Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

Eighth Annual Global Studies Symposium

February 11, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category, NEWS, Weekly Topic

Students and faculty packed themselves into Olin 130 to hear the Global Study Symposium speeches regarding Human Zoos: Photography, Race, and Empire, on February 5th. The symposium featured speeches from guest-speakers Pascal Blanchard, Dominic Thomas, and Stephen Sheehi. Whitman professors and students a...

Outside of the Classroom

Outside of the Classroom

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor

February 4, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

What do professors do when they're not teaching our classes and grading our papers? Whitman faculty from across the disciplines engage in interesting and powerful research outside of the classroom confines. We talked to a few professors about their current projects, and how their work has evolved over time.

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Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Emma Cooper and Emma Casley

February 4, 2016


Filed under A&E, FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

Junior Arthur Shemitz, Vice President of Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and Chair of Student Affairs, sets a precedent not only in leadership on campus but also with his style. Style can be personalized through a variety of trends, like color-blocking or graphic prints, but Shemitz...

Greater than the grape

Greater than the grape

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer

January 28, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Danika Rothwell (’16), who has now been working as a tasting room assistant at Palencia Wineries in Walla Walla for over half of a year, laments that her time for such frivolous low-end wine consumption has passed. In her days of yore, she says wine stood “on a scale of manageability. Can you drink this, yes or no?”

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Cyber Security

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer

December 10, 2015


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Phishing attacks – fishing is an apt analogy, as the hackers essentially just throw lines out there, hoping people will bite and reveal their passwords – are common.

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Missing the Sun: Change of Season Affects Student Health and Well-being

Claire Ommen, Features Writer

December 3, 2015


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As the semester nears its end, the general health of the Whitman campus is nearing its low-point for the year. Factors such as stress, season, weather and sleep patterns, are all reaching their peak affect upon students.

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Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Georgia Lyon

November 19, 2015


Filed under Campus, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Weekly Topic

By the spring of 2016, some of Whitman’s physics students will have finished building a vertical axis wind turbine. The wind turbine, which will be located between Penrose Library and Harper Joy Theater, will be the first student-constructed wind turbine on a college campus. Because of the relatively...

A Walla Walla Pub Crawl

A Walla Walla Pub Crawl

Andrew Schwartz, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Last Saturday, newly minted 21 year-old Andrew Schwartz (also a host of the Pio Radio Hour show on KWCW) decided to hit the town. What kinds of nightlife would Walla Walla offer? He set out with Features editor Hannah Bartman, and Pioneer photographer Alan Mendoza to four destinations: Fat Cat’s, The Bo...

Talking about Guns

Talking about Guns

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Growing up in a suburb on the outskirts of LA County did not give me extensive immersion into the world of guns. My parent’s interest in the Quaker society and Zen meditation probably didn’t help much either. With this in mind, it’s easy to understand my surprise when, in my first-year at Whitm...

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Claire Ommen, Features writer

October 22, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The food that many students gaze at through the windows of the dining hall three times a day is merely the tip of the vast iceberg that is Bon Appétit's food production outfit.

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