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Editorial: Endorsing Joe Biden for president

October 28, 2020

The Wire's Editorial Board endorses Joe Biden for president. This endorsement is limited to the members of the Board, though we expect that many of the students, faculty and staff at Whitman College will...

Letter from the Editors

September 11, 2014

Fall is a great time for news. From fresh-eyed first-years to visiting professors, renovated facilities to new sports teams, there's essentially a flood of new information to take in at the start of the...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 11 Graduation Issue
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

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...

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 10

Photo by Marcovici
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

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
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

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
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...

Circuit 5 Letter from the Editor

November 26, 2012

As the end of fall semester approaches, many of us start thinking about the world beyond Whitman. For most students, winter break means a long trip home, often the first in months. Even for the few...

Letter from the Editor

September 6, 2012

I joined the staff of The Pioneer my freshman year at Whitman, mostly because I thought I'd have a better shot at making friends if I was involved in something on campus. I was a news reporter with no...

Letter from the Editor: Welcome back!

Rachel Alexander, Whitman Pioneer's new Editor-in-Chief.  Contributed by Ted Hendershot.
August 23, 2012

In high school, I was always that weird girl who couldn't wait for summer to end. As much as I loved camp and days at the beach, some part of me always longed for textbooks and missed sharing my lunches...

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