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Hands-On Learning

Hands-On Learning

Rachael Barton

December 27, 2013

The Life Skills series is a weekly opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in everyday skills. Whitman staff members provide classes in everything raining from cooking to plumbing to crafting. In the Reid Resource room this past week, a 5 day workshop taught students how to make wooden...

Taught to Love Event Honors Memory of Nelson Mandela

Taught to Love Event Honors Memory of Nelson Mandela

Emily Volpert

December 16, 2013

This past Wednesday, December 11, in the Reid basement, a tribute was held for the life of Nelson Mandela. Musical and Spoken Word Performances were given and all were invited to participate. [portfolio_slideshow]

Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Jade Blake-Whitney

December 12, 2013

Videographer Jade Blake-Whitney shows us some of Karah Kemmerly's favorite winter recipes. Get the recipes and more ideas here: http://whitmanpioneer.com/arts/2013/12/09/winter-recipes/.

Whitman Gathers at Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

Whitman Gathers at Fourth Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

Anna Von Clemm

December 11, 2013

This past Monday, December 9, the Fourth Annual Arts & Crafts Fair took place in Reid Ballroom. Students, staff, and faculty sold handcrafted and homemade good of all shapes, flavors, and sizes. [portfolio_slideshow]

College Place Christmas Tree Lighting

College Place Christmas Tree Lighting

Rachael Barton

December 11, 2013

This past Wednesday, December 4, community members of Walla Walla and College Place congregated for the annual College Place Christmas Tree Lighting. The event was open to public and occurred at the fire station in downtown College Place. Santa Claus was present and hot chocolate was served! [portfolio_slideshow]

From Wheat to Bread: A Photo Essay on the Process of Breadmaking with Walla Walla Bread Co.

From Wheat to Bread: A Photo Essay on the Process of Breadmaking with Walla Walla Bread Co.

Caitlin Bergman

December 9, 2013

It's no secret that the average Whitman student has high expectations for a sandwich. In a small town amidst rolling wheat fields and extremely fertile ground, the colleges' location gives students easy access to fresh and local breads, arguably the sandwiches most crucial ingredient. The type of brea...

Winter Recipes

Winter Recipes

Karah Kemmerly

December 9, 2013

The winter holiday season is my favorite time of year. I love lights and winter coats and drinking hot tea. Winter is also a great time to whip up cozy eats and holiday treats. I hope you have fun trying these simple winter recipes! Winter Fruit Salad I often have a fruit salad as a quick break...

Creativity in Dining Halls

Creativity in Dining Halls

Marra Clay

December 9, 2013

Although the food from Bon Appétit has a certain flair, some first-years are already searching for ways to put a twist on the goods in the dining halls. Using a variety of vegetables from the salad bar, cereals of every shape and color, and making Sundae Sunday every day of the week, Whitman students...

Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow Strain Discusses ‘The Future of Food’

Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow Strain Discusses ‘The Future of Food’

Anna Von Clemm

November 16, 2013

This past weeks' Big Idea Talk at the Walla Walla Public Library featured Associate Professor of Politics Aaron Bobrow-Strain. With a set of panelists including Welcome Table Farm Owner Emily Asmus, Farm to School Coordinator Beth Thiel and Director of Corporate Responsibility at Broetie Orchards Roger...

Whitman Celebrates Diwali

Whitman Celebrates Diwali

Caitlin Bergman

November 7, 2013

This past Sunday, Nov. 3, the South Asian Student Association put on the Diwali Celebration; an afternoon filled with great food, traditional dress, live Indian musical performances, and a great time had by all. [portfolio_slideshow]

IHC Block Party Brings Fun to First Weekend of School Year

IHC Block Party Brings Fun to First Weekend of School Year

Halley McCormick

September 12, 2013

On the afternoon of Sept. 7, 2013, the Interest House Community came together to host the annual IHC Block Party. Boyer Avenue was blocked off and crowded with countless activities, crafts, food and performances. [portfolio_slideshow]

Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Sept. 11 Attacks

Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Sept. 11 Attacks

Caitlin Bergman

September 11, 2013

A small group of Whitman community members met on the south steps of Memorial Hall to honor of the victims and families of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The event, which was hosted by the Muslim Student Association, began the vigil singing a verse of John Lennon's "Imagine." After,...

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