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Letter to the Editor

October 26, 2010

To the Editors: Last week the Pioneer published the board editorial entitled "ASWC must always be mindful when allocating student dollars."   We in ASWC are thrilled to participate in discussion about ASWC's role in serving the student body. As a former Finance Senator myself, I experienced the diff...

Letter to the editor

Heather Nichols-Haining

September 30, 2010

Dear Editor, In regards to Zach Duffy's article on implementing a mandatory volunteer policy, I present to you the following picture . . . Shovels dig into the freshly ground dirt outside a Habitat for Humanity house as a troop of Whitman volunteers smile in the early morning sunrise. Gary, the volunteer...

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Student Contributer

April 22, 2010

In last week's issue, William Witwer wrote a column urging the Catholic Church to "change the policies that may have contributed to the problem (i.e. doctrine requiring celibacy, prohibition against women being priests)." He also admitted, however, that he was "not sure what the facts are, exactly ....

Letter to the Editor

Student Contributer

March 2, 2010

To the Editor, In regard to the article "Pamphlet Guys" (Issue 5, p. 8):  I get that it's on the opinion page, and I believe that everybody is entitled to his or her own opinion.  However, I take great offense at the inclusion of a piece that dedicates one third of its content to bashing peoples'...

Letter to the Editor

Student Contributer

February 24, 2010

President Obama is promoting a new $300 billion economic stimulus program. When he took office in January 2009 he said the $787 billion stimulus program will create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010 and unemployment will remain below 8 percent. Unemployment is hovering around 10 percent and the jobs p...

Letter to the Editor

Student Contributer

February 21, 2010

It is almost contemptible that a page of the Op-ed section last week was dedicated to a point-counterpoint debate about the so-called Tea Party movement without a hefty asterisk explaining the degree to which it is corporately constructed, hypocritically propagated and disingenuously exalted by people...

Letter to the Editor

Student Contributer

February 17, 2010

Avatar romanticizes and essentializes Ewoks: I mean Native Americans. It shows positive images of less materialistic and more environmentally-balanced culture, and it suggests modern America could learn from it. Obviously reductive, stereotype-reinforcing and racist. Now, in all seriousness I'm not...

Letter to the Editor

Student Contributer

February 4, 2010

Dear Editors, In a recent editorial [on Jan. 28], your columnist Mr. Potter stated that "like all good conservatives, Americans are fearful of the concentration of power." Now, in past articles, Mr. Potter has tried to define what a 'true conservative' is. The statement, even by his previous definition,...

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘Students weigh in on file-sharing’

Letter to the Editor

December 10, 2009

Last week in a thoughtful, yet arguably misinformed piece, Caitlin Hardee likened music piracy to 'stealing your laptop and all of your hard work.'  We can all appreciate how horrific an event that might be, and the analogy certainly resonates with dominant conceptions of the free market and intellectual...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Democracy’ in America now an empty cliché

Letter to the Editor

December 9, 2009

In response to last week's "'Democracy' in America now an empty cliché," I'd like to point out that "democracy" is not a cliché, but rather a euphemism for capitalism. Yes, it is a word that is overused; however, its overuse does not betray a lack of original thought. But before I continue, there...

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...

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