Whitman Wire

The man who brought us Uber

The man who brought us Uber

Katharine Gillen

October 11, 2016

Now, I’m from just outside NYC, so when I was assigned an article about Uber in Walla Walla, Washington, I was a tad skeptical. Uber? In Walla Walla? I’ve called Uber’s to the bustling streets of Manhattan, but the wheat fields of Walla Walla are another story entirely. Nonetheless, on Oct. 1 I ...

The Spectrum Apparel

The Spectrum Apparel

Olivia Gilbert

October 5, 2016

Clothing communicates a lot about the individual who wears it: personal style, political affiliation, favorite bands, a preference for wool over fleece or stripes instead of dots. What if, in addition to this list, clothing could convey something more meaningful–such as recognition of the broad...

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Walla Walla Rollergirls are Family, Badasses

Alissa Antilla

September 29, 2016

While many people express affection through hugs, the Walla Walla Sweets Rollergirls show affinity for one another by smashing into each other. Members of this all-women roller derby team, gain sisters alongside bruises and form an unconventional family that they are sometimes even closer with than t...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

The new fountain in Lakum Duckum may have a bigger impact on Whitman students than one may think. Apart from being visually pleasing, it also has ecological, aesthetic and health benefits. These include controlling the growth of algae and providing students with a relaxing atmosphere. The fountain...

Voices of the Community // Spring 2016 Issue 2

Tyler Warren, Videographer

February 5, 2016

Videographer Tyler Warren polls the community with the question: "Which whitman staff, faculty, or administrator would you like to have lunch with?"

Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight: Arthur Shemitz

Emma Cooper and Emma Casley

February 4, 2016

Junior Arthur Shemitz, Vice President of Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) and Chair of Student Affairs, sets a precedent not only in leadership on campus but also with his style. Style can be personalized through a variety of trends, like color-blocking or graphic prints, but Shemitz...

Style Spotlight with Arthur Shemitz

Style Spotlight with Arthur Shemitz

Emma Casley, Videographer

February 4, 2016

Videographer Emma Casley brings us this week's Style Spotlight featuring Arthur Shemitz, a Whitman College junior.

Marge Jesse – The Post Office Supervisor

Emma Casley and Hannah Poukish

November 13, 2015

Marge Jesse has been working in the Whitman post office for the past 18 years. This year she has decided to retire to spend more time with her daughter and two grandchildren in Spokane. Videographers Emma Casley and Hannah Poukish have put together this video as an opportunity for Marge to say a proper ...

Day of the Dead Festival

Hannah Poukish and Tyler Warren

October 28, 2015

Videographers Hannah Poukish, Tyler Warren, and reporter Eric Anderson explore the recent Dia de los Muertos Festival in Walla Walla, WA and investigate the relationship of Whitman College to the greater Walla Walla community.

KWCW Show of the Week

Hannah Poukish

September 30, 2015

Did you know that the Pioneer has a weekly podcast: The Pio Hour? Videographer Hannah Poukish interviews Andrew Schwartz and Anna Middleton, two of the show's four hosts. To listen to the Pio Hour live, tune in to KWCW 90.5 FM Mondays at 10 a.m., or visit The Pio Hour Podcast.  ...

The Mainline: A Whitman Pioneer Mini-Doc

Halley McCormick

February 20, 2015

The Mainline bus passes Whitman College over twenty-five times each weekday as it travels down Isaacs Avenue. Videographer John Lee brings us an investigation into what happens on the Mainline. This is a part of the Whitman Pioneer Mini-Doc video series. ...

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