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Letter from the Editor: Open letter to ASWC

Allison Cohen, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2021

The Whitman Wire is critical to delivering campus news, employing over 50 student reporters, photographers, illustrators, production associates and editors. However, ASWC is currently planning on holding...

Response to the COVID-19 pandemic: The Wire is moving forward

Alissa Antilla and Samarah Uribe April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has scattered our student body across the country.  Campus is nearly empty. Those who have remained must stay in their own dorms or off-campus homes due to Gov. Inslee’s stay-at...

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to the Whitman College Board of Trustees

Hannah Ferguson February 8, 2018

February 8, 2018 Dear Whitman College Board of Trustees, My name is Hannah Ferguson and I am one of the few Classics Majors here at Whitman. Despite being few in number, Classics majors are passionate...

Editorial: Wire Receives Letter from the KKK

Martina Pansze, Editor-In-Chief November 1, 2017

When an envelope addressed to the “Campus Student Media Group” appeared in The Wire’s mailbox, it had a stamp in place of a return address. The stamp read “Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan”...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue

Shelly Le May 15, 2014

The morning I left for college is still a vivid memory to me. I woke up at 5 a.m. to catch my flight and hurriedly said goodbye to my mother, upset that she wasn't able to come to the airport to drop...

Farewell Letter from 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief

Shelly Le May 8, 2014

When someone asks me what my favorite thing about Whitman is, there are a lot of things that come to mind, but one of the first is The Pioneer. I've worked for the paper every semester in college, with...

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Letter from the Editor: Circuit 10

Shelly Le April 1, 2014

Spring is without a doubt my favorite time of year. Maybe it's just because I grew up in Salt Lake City, where you get to experience four seasons, or maybe it's because I think that nothing good can come...

Letter from the Editor: Continue the Dialogue

Shelly Le January 30, 2014

Last semester, the Whitman campus engaged in a variety of critical discussions about race, both publicly in student panels on racism and anonymously through the online website Whitman Encounters. As both...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9

Letter from the Editor: Circuit Issue 9

Shelly Le December 9, 2013

One of my earliest childhood memories is of stealing raw dough that my mother had left to rise on our kitchen table to make bánh bao (Vietnamese pork steamed buns). I remember pinching off three...

Letter from the Editor: Mid-Semester Check-in

Shelly Le November 7, 2013

This is our ninth issue of the year, and while we've passed our halfway mark of the semester and of publication, now is a better time than any to reflect on the work we've done so far this semester. This...

Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Shelly Le September 12, 2013

This August, The Pioneer community lost one of our dearest members. Alumna Jamie Soukup Reid '10, her husband Will Reid and their unborn child passed away in a car accident in North Carolina as they were...

Letter From the Editor

Shelly Le August 29, 2013

Nearly three years ago to this day, I stepped onto campus absolutely unprepared for the following four years ahead of me. I'm not just talking about the fact that I was still packing my bags at 3 a.m....

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