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The Student Body

The Student Body

Marra Clay

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, Media Highlight, Photo Essay, Photos

Whitman is active––this isn't a secret. With my fresh first-year perspective, I still meander around campus, jaw dropped in awe of both the physical and intellectual talents of my peers. From the soccer player who is a potter in her free time to the BBMB major who has a passion for singing, the students...

Spring Recipes Utilizing Ingredients Found in Made in Walla Walla Box

Spring Recipes Utilizing Ingredients Found in Made in Walla Walla Box

Karah Kemmerly

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Circuit

Two summers ago, I really got to know the food in Walla Walla. I tried several great restaurants and made weekly trips to the farmers' market with my then-housemate, and the two of us shared a Made in Walla Walla Box from the local Daily Market Coop. We received milk, bread, eggs, salad and new produ...

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism

Anna Zheng

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit, FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

It's no question that many people at Whitman are environmentally conscious of their environment and how much waste they generate. However, the question is why? The Pioneer takes a moment to ask Whitman community members to reflect on how environmentalism touches their lives. Margo Heffron, first-year P...

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Lachlan Johnson

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

In 1857, Frederick Douglas was quoted as saying, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." There are many serious issues facing the world, and those in power have shown little initiative in addressing them. It is increasingly clear that issues such as global warming, inequality and racism will requi...

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Sarah Cornett

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Circuit

Buddhist symbols hidden in white ink. A professor's passion inscribed on his inner arm. An ancient symbol of symmetry and harmony. The Whitman community––the faculty, staff and students that live and work in the pursuit of intellectual and emotional growth––express themselves in creative and dive...

Local Music, Wine: Walla Walla Musicians Thrive in Diverse Local Music Scene

Local Music, Wine: Walla Walla Musicians Thrive in Diverse Local Music Scene

Hannah Bartman

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, Circuit

In a small town like Walla Walla, it seems hard to imagine that a music community could flourish in diversity and style. This, however, is not the case. Walla Walla's small community enhances dialogue between musicians and creates a close-knit group of creative minds supported by the local venues of...

Cartoon: Bugs and Humans

Cartoon: Bugs and Humans

Luke Hampton

April 1, 2014


Filed under Campus Cartoon, Circuit

Cartoon by Eddy Vazquez....

Whitman and Goodwill: A Love Story

Whitman and Goodwill: A Love Story

Andy Monserud

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit, FEATURE

The thrift shop down the road from campus, Goodwill, sells Whitman College students hundreds of items each year. Goodwill Industries is a nonprofit organization that works to give disadvantaged people the skills required to succeed in the modern labor market. But the name is best known to Whitman...

‘The End of Night’ Review: Author Paul Bogard Seeks Natural Darkness, Inspiration

‘The End of Night’ Review: Author Paul Bogard Seeks Natural Darkness, Inspiration

Emma Dahl

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, Circuit, Reviews

As an astrophysics major who, during the evening hours, can reliably be found observing the cosmos from the roof of the science building, I am no stranger to the unwelcome invasion of light pollution. Here in Walla Walla, the western sky is particularly obscured by the glaring orange spotlights from the state penitentiary. When t...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 10

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 10

Shelly Le

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit, Letter from the Editor, Letter from the Editors

Spring is without a doubt my favorite time of year. Maybe it's just because I grew up in Salt Lake City, where you get to experience four seasons, or maybe it's because I think that nothing good can come out of three-plus months of below freezing temperatures, but springtime is quite possibly the best...

Whitman Crossword

Whitman Crossword

Natalie Berg

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit, Humor

In honor of our 10th issue, we give you a crossword about... Whitman! Clues: Across 1. Tallest building on campus 2. _____ Duckum 3. Residence hall named for a professor 5. Popular first-year course selection 6. Japanese house 7. Recently reclaimed Prentiss Hall section 10. Former "Health Center" 11. Tennis Center namesake 12. Two unrel...

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Helen Angell

April 1, 2014


Filed under Circuit

In the 2013-2014 academic year, 45 percent of the Whitman faculty are female, but women make up only 36 percent of Whitman's tenured professors. The first female professor to achieve tenure was an astronomy professor in 1972. The number of female tenured professors has grown steadily since the '70s, b...

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