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Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla

September 29, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

While many people express affection through hugs, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls show affinity for one another by smashing into each other. Members of this all-women roller derby team, gain sisters alongside bruises and form an unconventional family that they are sometimes even closer with than t...

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Voluntourism on the rise: a call to reexamine how we help

Olivia Gilbert

September 22, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

We have all seen this photo on social media: a varying number of white people are surrounded by a varying number of smiling brown or black children. The backdrop is vaguely exotic–perhaps the white people are even sporting ‘native’ clothing. The whole thing is tied together with a nebulous quote...

Gluten-Free and Easy

Gluten-Free and Easy

Alissa Antilla, Olivia Gilbert, and Katharine Gillen

September 15, 2016


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Nestled in a quiet nook of the Walla Walla airport, Hidden Valley Bakery provides a peaceful respite from the hustle and bustle of the airport. The Paige family, who have owned the bakery for 16 years, aims to provide a home-away-from-home for their customers. In order to cater to people with different...

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

September 8, 2016


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If you walked by the Walla Walla County Republican Headquarters in the red brick building on Second Avenue last week, you would not have found a soul there. Travel about a mile south though, and you would have found, amid the smell of fried dough and the mechanical whirs and jerks of a dozen carnival r...

A Walla Walla Taco Tasting

Sarah Cornett and Hannah Bartman

May 5, 2016


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After a sunny Saturday of what can only be described as a Walla Walla taco challenge, three senior Pioneer writers admitted defeat.

Being a Whittie at WWU

Being a Whittie at WWU

April 28, 2016


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Lauren Lewis tried to show me the bell atop their admin/philosophy/history building. It is tradition, I gleaned, for seniors to sign the bell, or the bell-access room (or something).

Quiet in the Wallowas

Quiet in the Wallowas

Andrew Schwartz, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2016


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On March 8th of this year, Kip Rand and Ben Vandenbos, friends from the college days at University Montana-Missoula, were backcountry skiing around Chief Joseph Mountain and Sacagawea in the Northern Wallowas.

Crafting Comedy

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016


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Varsity Nordic, the group of campus improvisers whose predecessors snagged their name from the defunded nordic ski team, generally meets three times a week at 10:00 p.m.

Ankeny Field: 112 Years of Leisure

Ankeny Field: 112 Years of Leisure

Josh Ward, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2016


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For over a hundred years, Ankeny Field has been the host of such gatherings and has been an important part of Whitman campus’ life and culture.

Adventures with Godwin

Adventures with Godwin

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer

March 10, 2016


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Mine and Godwin’s paths joined early last semester, in a class on Human Computer Interaction. We were part of a team that developed a prototype for journalism/news app. Godwin’s ways were not so much mysterious as impressive; we had made the prototype, and then unbeknownst and to the great delight of the other team member and I, remade the whole thing at the last second, just because, on a superior platform.

Walla Walla Town Center to See New Life

Walla Walla Town Center to See New Life

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor

March 3, 2016


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Walla Walla’s Blue Mountain Mall sits lonely on the corner of Myra and Rose. Its only store, a Shopko, is surrounded by vacant buildings.

Animal Minds

Animal Minds

Andrew Schwartz, Feature Writer

February 25, 2016


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There are some things at which a pigeon is better than you. For one, pigeons can fly. Second, pigeons are more adept at finding their way home. Also, pigeons are probably better at the old game show, Let’s Make a Deal, hosted by Monty Hall, than you are.

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