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International Women’s Day: gender equality beyond representation

Goldie Cameron, News Reporter March 9, 2023

International Women's Day is celebrated annually on March 8. It is a day to recognize the achievements and contributions of women around the world. The day is also an opportunity to highlight the progress...

ASWC executive council undergoes multiple changes

Abby Malzewski, Editor-in-Chief March 9, 2023

On Feb. 7, an email with the subject line, “ASWC EC Changes,” was sent to the Whitman community. The body of the message announced recent changes to the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC)...

A year has passed since Putin declared war on Ukraine. Has anything changed?

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter March 9, 2023

It has been over a year since what President Volodymr Zelenskyy referred to as Ukraine’s “longest day": Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.  Since then, the largest conflict in Europe...

Photo taken from book cover.

Judge Margaret McKeown presents book on Justice William O. Douglas

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter March 9, 2023

Braving the cold outside, attendees shuffled into Olin Auditorium for this year’s Whitman-sponsored William O. Douglas lecture on March 1. Widely regarded as Whitman’s most famous alum, William O....

From the Archives: Whitman grad faces real world

Alasdair Stewart, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

This op-ed originally appeared in the March 9, 1995 issue of the Whitman Pioneer. Alasdair Stewart is a 1994 graduate of Whitman College with a degree in anthropology. The following article has been edited...

Breaking: Whitman students participate in protest of recent U-B story

Breaking: Whitman students participate in protest of recent U-B story

Jake Lee and Abby Malzewski March 8, 2023

Photos by Jake Lee. Editor's Note: On Monday, March 6, a group protested outside of the Union Bulletin offices downtown. The protest was in response to the U-B's coverage of the local rape...

Attempted armed robbery puts local schools in lockdown

Goldie Cameron, News Reporter March 2, 2023

On Friday, Feb. 17, two shots were fired in an attempted robbery on Sprague Avenue. At 8:35 a.m., the Walla Walla Police Department (WWPD) received a phone call reporting the shots fired. Given the proximity...

Photo contributed by Community Change Team.

Together23: destigmatizing addiction and trauma

Sara Marshall, News Editor March 2, 2023

The Walla Walla Community Change Team (CCT) is a coalition of several Walla Walla organizations and community partners dedicated to promoting a trauma-informed, recovery-oriented system of care that centers...

Ohio train derailment evokes concerns for the impacted community

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter March 2, 2023

The small town of East Palestine, Ohio was left shaken after a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed on Feb. 3, 2023. The derailment spilled hazardous materials and sparked fears about the potential...

Photo by Andy the Photographer.

What’s new at two of Walla Walla’s libraries?

Sebastian Squire, News Reporter March 2, 2023

Located just a few blocks away from Whitman campus, the Walla Walla Public library is housed in a 52-year-old building. The age of this building can show, as it leaks when it snows and grass grows...

Illustration by Payton Davies.

Rethinking the Walla Walla watershed

Katherine Ellis, News Reporter March 2, 2023

The Walla Walla Basin is a watershed that encompasses the Washington and Oregon border. The effects of climate change will further reduce streamflow in the watershed in upcoming years. The quantity...

Power and Privilege: legacy, access and institutional barriers

Leo Cohen, Podcast Reporter February 23, 2023

Whitman’s first symposium on race relations occurred in Nov. 2006 following a party where students attended in blackface. Images circulated, the story became national news and conversation sparked regarding...

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