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Finding the Best Syrah- Eli Robinson

May 18, 2015

This article was written by graduating senior Eli Robinson.  While other more diligent seniors have been stressing the details of cell physiology, I've been drinking. Searching for the alleged Walla Walla "funk" has brought me to some of the more obscure wineries in the valley and can be a fun tr...

Audrey Vaughn’s “What I Learned Working at a Winery”

May 18, 2015

This article was written by senior mathematics major Audrey Vaughn. "Is that black cherry I taste?" The customer asks from across the bar, wine glass still held in midair. His face is hopeful and imploring, like a contestant on the "Price is Right" bidding on an at-home Jacuzzi. I want to tell him...

How Whitman Gets its Art: The Art Advisory Committee

Sarah Cornett

May 18, 2015

When students on campus returned from Summer Break this year, they were greeted by Frog Feet. Walking down the steps of Reid Campus Center, a red and yellow glass sculpture resembling amphibian appendages stood in a landing as they descended to the Post Office or the Bookstore. While this glass...

Senior Thesis Profiles

Natalie Berg

May 18, 2015

Many seniors have spent this year researching and writing theses in their major. The Pioneer spoke to three of these seniors about their projects. Nate Higby - Sociology The Pioneer: Tell me about the subject of your sociology thesis. Nate Higby: My thesis is looking at the relationship betwe...

Kathy Murray’s Welcome Letter

May 18, 2015

Dear Members of the Whitman Community, It seems like such a long time since November when my appointment was announced, and I am genuinely looking forward to settling into the Whitman campus and launching our work together on July 1. I was in Walla Walla for meetings in February and back on campus...

Bob Carson Leaves 40 Year Legacy of Enthusiasm

Audrey Kelly

May 18, 2015

Even when the current managing editor of The Pioneer and ASWC senator balked at the slope ahead of her, Bob Carson was unafraid. Granted he had years more of experience with sledding down sand dunes, but it's also doubtful that someone would deduct awesome points for such a badass habit. After a half-hour...

Sharing stories across generations

Sharing stories across generations

Natalie Berg

October 10, 2014

One of my big projects this summer was to set up the Northwest News Network, a collaborative news-sharing project among college papers throughout the northwest. This was an interesting task- it involved a lot of creeping on college news sites, trying to figure out who to contact at each school and bli...

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

Ben Caldwell

May 15, 2014

You've heard it before, you'll hear it again: the last 15 years have given rise to technologies that have changed almost every aspect of our daily lives. Cell phones and mobile computers of every shape, size and customizable color have ascended to the status of sacred objects that we insist on...

Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Pamela London

May 15, 2014

When my mom picked me up after my first semester at Whitman College, she asked me, "Are you sad that you only have seven semesters left?" At the time, I knew the answer: definitively yes. I was a varsity soccer player and English major-to-be living in Jewett Hall and the best section ever (3-West, fo...

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Off the Court: Basketball Seniors Reflect on Journey to NCAA Final Four

Marah Alindogan

May 15, 2014

This semester, seniors Marah Alindogan and Sarah Anderegg juggled the positions of being Pio sports reporters while also playing on the Whitman women's basketball team––national runners-up and one of the most successful teams in school history. Alindogan and Anderegg reflected on their journeys as Whit...

Class of 2014 Senior Art Profiles

Class of 2014 Senior Art Profiles

James Kennedy

May 15, 2014

Three seniors at Whitman will be heading down the creative path after graduation. The Pioneer caught up with each of them before they leave to discuss what they will miss about Whitman, their plans for the future and how their creativity will drive their careers.  Katie Gorman Environmental Art...

Whitman Fosters Power of Beauty

Whitman Fosters Power of Beauty

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Allison Bolgiano '14 The spring of my junior year, I had two evening seminars in Maxey. Later in the semester, when I caught sunsets on my walks across Ankeny, I'd savor the golden light that turned Lyman's bricks merlot red and made green, glowing candles out of the leaves on the big trees. Ev...

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