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Autism Awareness at Whitman

Georgia Lyon

April 7, 2016

Autism Awareness Month provides the opportunity to reflect on autism and how autistic students are supported on campus.

Whitman Students Build Wind Turbine

Photo by Marra Clay.

Georgia Lyon

November 19, 2015

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...

Whitman’s Plans for Active Shooter Scenario

Whitman's Plans for Active Shooter Scenario

Georgia Lyon

October 22, 2015

Due to the five campus shootings have taken place in the nation in the last month, Whitman's administration and security staff as well as local law enforcement have tentative plans to make the Whitman community more aware of what to do and where to go in an active shooter scenario.

Civil Rights Leader Diane Nash Visits Campus

Josephine Adamski

February 6, 2014

Renowned Civil Rights Movement activist Diane Nash visited campus last week to hold a training in nonviolent activism for students and to give a public lecture in Cordiner Hall. Nash is best known for being an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement. Her nonviolent activism touched numerous parts...

Enjoy the Ride: 17 Tips to Help You Make the Most of Your First Year

Illustration: Luke Hampton

Aleida Fernandez

August 29, 2013

The rumors are true: being a first-year in college is hard. It's scary and overwhelming, and I'll be honest, the food is not––and never will be––as good as what you had at home. But if what they also say is true, and hindsight really is 20/20, does that mean that foresight must be myopic? Doesn't have to be! ...

Restaurant Guide in Walla Walla

Shelly Le

February 28, 2013

Looking for a bite to eat outside of Whitman's dining halls? Not sure what your options are? Look no further! The Pioneer has compiled a list of Whitman favorites. Pricing Guide: $$: 8-15 dollars $$$: 16-20 dollars $$$$: 20+ dollars   Casual Eats: $$––Graze; 5 South Colville Street Mon-Sat ...

Chances to Escape: A Guide to Towns and Cities Outside Walla Walla

Karah Kemmerly

February 28, 2013

Looking for a change of scenery? It might seem like Walla Walla is in the middle of nowhere, but there are actually plenty of options for students looking to get away for a while. Below are some of Whitties most favorite places to visit for a day-trip out of Walla Walla. Waitsburg Drive just 20 miles east, and...

The Pioneer Guide to Off-Campus Houses

The Pioneer Guide to Off-Campus Houses

Rachel Alexander

February 22, 2013

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Hiking near Walla Walla

Eagle Cap Wilderness Lookout

The Editors

February 21, 2013

Looking to get off campus and enjoy the natural beauty around Walla Walla? Whether you're a seasoned backpacker or someone looking to kill a few hours on a Saturday afternoon, we have trail suggestions for you. More information, including guidebooks and trails maps for almost all of the areas listed...

General Campus Resources

Shelly Le

February 14, 2013

Whitman Health Center Whitman's health center runs 24 hours a day and offers a range of services that include in-house lab testing, vaccines and travel health assistance, physical and massage therapy, and HIV and STD testing, among others. Limited general physcian hours for spring 2013 semeste...

Eating while broke: a guide to beating the grocery stores and delicious home cooking

Eating while broke: a guide to beating the grocery stores and delicious home cooking

The Editors

February 7, 2013

As a growing wine tourism destination, Walla Walla is known for its many fine restaurants. That's all well and good for when your parents are in town, but what about when you're broke and need to find something tasty? Don't worry––The Pioneer has you covered. Here are some tips for eating cheap in...

Sexual assault resources for survivors and their friends

The Editors

January 31, 2013

Campus resources Whitman's list of resources, as well as the full text of the college's Sexual Misconduct Policy, can be found here. This page includes information about the health center, counseling services on campus, and contacting the Dean of Students for things like no-contact requests and acade...

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