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Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Events, NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

Antigo Nick Contemporizes Greek Tragedy

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events

The classic Greek tragedy of Antigone has been brought into contemporary times through Anne Carson’s unique and radical translation of the play, “Antigo Nick” (alternately spelled “Antigonick”). The play, directed by Professor Jessica Cerullo, was performed in Harper Joy Theater from Nov. 10 throu...

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Events

A boy’s head is stuck in a bear’s mouth, people speak of stealing free things and two lovers hold themselves hostage in “This From Cloudland,” an original piece written and directed by Whitman Professor of Theater Kristen Kosmas. The opening performance took place on Wednesday, October 19 a...

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Poetry, dance, music and theatre were intertwined in a moving performance at Walla Walla Community College. “A Poetry and Dance Project” was held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8, and was centered around the poems of Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher, paired with other art forms including music and dance. The s...

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

Renaissance Faire Brings Fun to Campus

Sara Platnick

April 28, 2016


Filed under Community, Events, NEWS

Jugglers, blacksmiths and jousters made their appearance last weekend at the annual Renaissance Faire, a daylong source of entertainment hosted in front of Memorial Hall.

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Marra Clay, Publisher

April 7, 2016


Filed under Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenberger '97, a first-generation educator astronaut, returned to Whitman to speak about Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) education

David Sedaris Comes to Walla Walla

David Sedaris Comes to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

November 19, 2014


Filed under A&E, Community, Events, NEWS, Web Only

David Sedaris spoke to a nearly sold-out crowd on Nov. 19 in Cordiner Auditorium. Sedaris was brought in by Main Street Studios in cooperation with Northwest Public Radio and Barnes and Noble. Sedaris read three essays about his family, his height, and people who insist on pronouncing foreign words like natives. A N...

Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student

Candlelight vigil honors Linfield College student

Halley McCormick

November 17, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, NEWS, Photos

At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, students, staff, and Walla Walla community members gathered on the steps of Memorial Hall for a candlelight vigil. Over seventy people convened to show support for the Linfield College community following the death of Linfield sophomore Parker Moore. Moore, a re...

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

New President Kathleen Murray Sits Down With The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez

November 13, 2014


Filed under Breaking News, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Earlier today, Dr. Kathleen Murray was announced as Whitman College' s 14th president.  Murray is currently the Provost and Dean of Faculty at Macalaster College in Minnesota. Murray received her Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1979. She went on to receive her Master of...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez

September 11, 2014


Filed under Events, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight, News Show

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. The astrophysicist and director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium is optimistic that popular interest in the subject is on the rise. This last spring, Tyson's show, "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," aired on FOX to stellar reviews and with...

Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

Aleida Fernandez

September 10, 2014


Filed under Events, NEWS

Lecturer Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist since he was nine. According to Tyson, the universe called to him on a trip to the New York planetarium and there was no way he could ignore it. In an interview with The Pioneer, Tyson was asked what advice he would give to Whitman students who, perhaps, hadn't heard their ca...

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