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Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles

Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles

Emily Lin-Jones

May 15, 2014

Many Whitman seniors conducted year-long thesis research as part of their major's graduation requirements. The Pioneer sat down with three members of the graduating class to discuss their projects, the scope of their research and results.  Colin Strong History Water and Power: A History of Large Dam Construction in Yunnan, China 1980 -...

Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member

Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member

Hannah Bartman

May 15, 2014

Professor of English Roberta Davidson will bring her 26-year career at Whitman to an end at the end of this year in order to move to southern California to write fiction. This year, Davidson has been the most senior faculty member in the English department, but she acknowledges that her passion t...

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Andy Monserud

May 15, 2014

By the time they move their tassels, many Whitman seniors-turned-graduates will have already determined what they will be doing once they leave Walla Walla. The Pioneer spoke with three students about their future plans and where life after Whitman will take them.  Jeremy Schofield "I'll be going to Yale Uni...

One Year Out: Reflections from the Class of 2013

One Year Out: Reflections from the Class of 2013

Sarah Cornett

May 15, 2014

Following graduation, students have a great spectrum of plans. Some students may be on their way to graduate school. Others may have a job or internship lined up. Some may return home and others may spend time traveling, liberated from the confines of an academic schedule. For members of the class of 201...

Whitman Students Maintain Family Legacy

Whitman Students Maintain Family Legacy

Natalie Berg

May 15, 2014

Senior Jacob Wright always wanted to come to Whitman College. Not only did his parents, Kevin Wright '87 and Debra Wright '89, both graduate from Whitman, they both work here today: Kevin Wright is the custodial supervisor and Debra Wright works in the Business Office. "I'd say I always wanted to...

Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’

Calling the Whitman Bubble 'Home'

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Jillian Davis '14. We've completed the Clarette's challenge or failed at an attempt to do so. Pulled all-nighters or completed the quiet room challenge, seen many spontaneous naked laps, whether around Ankeny or through the library. (Maybe we even partook in a few.) We've fallen in love, made mist...

‘Blue’: Perspective on the Process of An Art Major Thesis

'Blue': Perspective on the Process of An Art Major Thesis

Alecia Lindsay

May 15, 2014

"Blue" was an idea that I came up with last semester. I was walking home from the Fouts Center for Visual Arts when an idea struck me. I immediately turned around and went straight back to the art building. I needed to talk to someone about this idea, and I found just the person––my ever-supportive...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue

Shelly Le

May 15, 2014

The morning I left for college is still a vivid memory to me. I woke up at 5 a.m. to catch my flight and hurriedly said goodbye to my mother, upset that she wasn't able to come to the airport to drop me off. Yet, despite how clear this memory is to me today, it's almost surreal how different I've...

Cartoon: What I’m going to miss most

Cartoon: What I'm going to miss most

Luke Hampton

May 15, 2014

Cartoon by MaryAnne Bowen....

The Student Body

The Student Body

Marra Clay

April 1, 2014

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

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

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...

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