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Letter to the Editor: ‘Graduate School Grief’

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2009

Dear Editor, I'd like to clarify some of the information written in the Pio article titled, "Graduate School Grief" on the front page of the Thursday, Dec. 3, issue. When I spoke with the author of the article at the Student Engagement Center on Wednesday, Dec. 2, I was told that this article was bein...

Letter to the editor: Debaters intrude into our home

Letter to the Editor

November 15, 2009

To The Pioneer, I'm writing in response to Gary Wang's column "Intolerance of high-school debaters unfair." I understand that the high school debate tournament is highlight for the high school students and that it is overall a good thing for our school. However, while living at Whitman I tend t...

Student input essential for Thursday’s ASWC Town Hall

Letter to the Editor

October 22, 2009

Editor, This semester, ASWC representatives will make important decisions that effect students' Whitman experience. ASWC reps need to hear from students at the Town Hall this Thursday at 7 in the Reid Ballroom!

 The Town Hall is an open forum for all Whitman students, and one ...

Reponse to “Who needs ideology?”

Letter to the Editor

October 15, 2009

Editor, In response to Gary Wang's piece entitled "Counterpoint: Who Needs Ideology?," I think Mr. Wang may be confusing ideology or "weltanschauung" (which translates, loosely, to "worldview") with partisanship. When he says that "[Obama's] not fitting into an ideological box," he should be saying...

Creative thesis no easy way out for English majors

Letter to the Editor

October 7, 2009

Editor, I appreciate that The Pioneer ran a piece about the English creative thesis last week, but I feel that the article misrepresented the rigor of the creative thesis and my opinion of critical theses. The latter is due both to a flippant comment on my part and the way that comment was used...

Letter to the Editor: More consideration for Jewish students needed

Letter to the Editor

October 1, 2009

Editor, Being a Jew is a big deal. I don't mean to appear arrogant, but when your religion lives by the catch phrase, "They tried to kill us, we survived, let's eat," you know your ancestors had it rough. When the Jews were allotted Israel from the U.N. in 1948, a war broke out. Hundreds of relatives...

Jewish community in Walla Walla should not be overlooked

Letter to the Editor

September 24, 2009

Editor: As everyone who has read Tzvetan Todorov's book "The Conquest of America"  knows, if you go looking for an answer that you want, you're not likely to find a different answer to your question. In the same way, if you go looking for a Jewish community in Walla Walla that you think should look...

Letter to the Editor re: Walla Walla Youth UNITE!

Letter to the Editor

May 18, 2009

Friday, May 8th was a landmark date for young people in Walla Walla. The first major gathering of young activists in Walla Walla: involving youth from Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC), Walla Walla University (WWU) and the community: met at Pioneer Park for food, folks fun and the o...

Enough with the greek bashing

April 30, 2009

EDITOR, ENOUGH with the greek bashing. I know, I know, you were really pressed for time this week. Let's see…I know! I'll write an article about the greek system! That way, I don't have to waste any time actually checking my facts, and I can practice my self-righteous indignation, which needs...

Radicalism has strong merits in our political environment

April 30, 2009

EDITOR, In his op-ed piece from April 23, Spencer Janyk claims, "Radical actions are far from productive, on the contrary, they invite their perpetrators to be smacked down by the policy pros who actually know what they're doing." I believe that in making this judgement Janyk fails to note the significance...

Medak-Seguin gets greeks wrong

April 30, 2009

EDITOR, Though I am absolutely flattered that Mr. Medak-Seguin believes sororities to be so omnipotent as to attract a significant number of women who otherwise would have remained independent simply by adding a fourth sorority, it is unfortunately a false assertion. The goal to be attained by adding...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

April 16, 2009

EDITOR, I find this article to be in bad taste and hold little merit. Janyk believes the Peace Corps was developed as an instrument of American imperialism, equating volunteers to brainwashing missionaries of poverty. What is their crime? Apparently helping people "start businesses, build roads,"...

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