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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...

Class of 2014 Student-Athlete Profiles

Class of 2014 Student-Athlete Profiles

Marah Alindogan

May 15, 2014

Ethan Parrish Ultimate Frisbee "I started playing ultimate in high school. I absolutely loved it. I was actually recruited to play baseball at Whitman, and I played on the team freshman year before I hurt my elbow and needed Tommy John's surgery. Two weeks after baseball season ended, I went to regionals for Ultimate and that year w...

Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles

Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles

Helen Angell

May 15, 2014

After graduation, some Whitman seniors will be heading all over the country and the world pursuing their goals with the help of fellowships. The Pioneer spoke with three students about the fellowships they received, the programs they will go on and what they will be doing in the near and distant ...

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Jane Carmody '14 Before I arrived in Walla Walla, it was always a struggle to describe to those in my hometown where exactly I was going to be spending my undergraduate days. Walla Walla sounded like a fairytale, something unreal and too good to be true, but coming from Albuquerque, I guess I ...

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