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Grading system fails to give adequate feedback

Grading system fails to give adequate feedback

Spencer Janyk

May 7, 2009

The cliché that liberal arts schools teach their students how to think has never made sense to me in the context of Whitman. Although official rhetoric about the school promotes "diversity," diversity of thought among students seems strongly discouraged. The process of grading is an integral ...

Violence against students not completely unwarranted

William Lawrence

May 7, 2009

Several weeks ago, The Pioneer listed "town-gown tension" as the seventh-worst thing about attending Whitman. "Townies," as citizens of Walla Walla are called, are viewed with amusement, fear and ignorance by Whitman students.   Any male between the ages of 18 and 30 is considered a threat if he...

What would Jesus say: ‘Revenge of the swine’

Jesus Vasquez

May 7, 2009

Pigs will kill you and your family! Or, at least, that's what the mainstream media seems to be portraying. After a slew of infections and deaths in Mexico, it seemed as if this novel virus was prepared to take the world by storm, raising fears of a pandemic throughout the world. Of course, this...

Real world is a scary place when you get down to it

Lisa Curtis and Alex Kerr

May 7, 2009

Summer time is fast approaching and soon we will all burst forth from the Whitman bubble. With papers to write and final exams to take, it's easy for us to complain about how hard our lives at Whitman are. The truth is that for every problem we have here there is a bigger, crazier problem in the real...

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