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What “great sex” really means

Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

December 13, 2011

Whitman students, for the most part, are not afraid of sex: hearing about it, talking about it or having it. Hence, it was no surprise to see several hundred Whitman students show up in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 25 to hear Nicole Daedone speak about female orgasm. Though the lecture was titled "College Sex:...

Write On Me: A photo essay

Marie von Hafften

December 13, 2011

The week before Thanksgiving Break I posted 13 photographs around campus with the prompt: "Respond to what you see! Write on me." Based on response levels, I eventually consolidated the photos into Penrose Library. As an anthropology major and photographer, image interpretation is fascinating to me. It wa...

Profile: Kristin Vining, Whitman College music assistant

Contributed by: Kristin Vining

Alyssa Fairbanks

December 13, 2011

On a rather gray day in November, The Pioneersat down to chat with Kristin Vining, music assistant here at Whitman College about teaching, composing, and musical inspiration. Upon approaching her office, the sound of piano music fills the otherwise quiet hall. Sitting down to talk in Vining's cozy office makes one forget about the damp day outside. Despite housing both a baby grand piano and an up...

Best of holiday shopping

caitlinhardee

December 13, 2011

The holiday season is rolling around again, and we all know what that means––shopping madness. Before you buy your mom yet another gift certificate to Bath & Body Works, consider these fun and cheap holiday gift ideas. For the coffee lover: Crate & Barrel offers a beautiful 18 oz. ceramic m...

Savory holiday treat: rosemary garlic spread with gorgonzola

Ellie Newell

December 13, 2011

My family has a thing about garlic. I don't just mean that we use garlic often. I mean that, for my typical birthday dinner, we use about three heads of garlic for three people. A few years ago my family made one of our favorite dishes for Christmas Eve dinner. This dish involves consuming entire...

Hot poop scoop: Inside the oldest indie record store in Washington state

Mallory Martin

December 13, 2011

On first stepping inside Hot Poop, Washington's oldest independently owned record store, one is immediately overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff compacted into the small shop. Shelves upon shelves covered with semi-organized CDs and DVDs line the thin walkways. Band posters, banners and guitars of...

Keeping warm in winter with tasty holiday drinks

Alyssa Fairbanks

December 13, 2011

As chilly winter weather sets in, what could be more tempting than a warm holiday drink or something sparkling to welcome in the New Year? Here are a few recipes perfect for sipping on while studying by the fire in Reid or to impress friends at an upcoming party! Barcelona Hot Chocolate This hot chocolate, p...

‘Muppets’ brings staying power, charm to holiday movie season

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Nathan Fisher

December 13, 2011

Every great movie has to have characters you can love forever. "The Muppets" brings back to the big screen my own favorite characters and proves that some things never need to change. "There is only one Ms. Piggy and she is moi!" "The Muppets" follows Gary (Jason Segel) and his (maybe Muppet?) brother Walter (a puppet voiced b...

Best of recent album releases

caitlinhardee

December 13, 2011

M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming released Oct. 18 Celebrated electronic act M83's latest album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, is a massive departure from more ambient past albums, providing an emotive journey that is easily accessible to music fans across indie, rock and pop boundaries and has escaped the...

Amateur astrology: What will 2012 bring for you?

Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

Clara Bartlett

December 13, 2011

This article was co-authored by Clara Bartlett ARIES: Intense eye lust has been building up over the past semester between you and a classmate. So endure the possible awkwardness and reap the rewards of your risk. Ben and Jerry await you if all else fails. TAURUS: You're prone to making decisions on ...

Whittie Personality Quiz

Cara Lowry

December 12, 2011

This quiz was co-written by Christa Heavey and Grace Evans 1. What kind of shoes do you wear? A. Chacos or no shoes B. Leather lace-ups with a classic patina from that obscure vintage store no one's ever been able to find C. Uggs, Toms or slippers D. Cheap flip-flops or expensive loafers E. Cle...

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