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Transgender youth need our support now

Camilla Tarpey-Schwed, Columnist March 11, 2021

On his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order announcing that every individual, regardless of their gender identity, should be treated fairly and have equal access to resources...

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RBG’s complicated legacy

Ava Liponis, Columnist October 1, 2020

Our nation is grieving. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Sept. 18, was undeniably a civil rights icon and helped make enormous strides made for women’s rights. In 1996, she led the ruling decision...

Pio Past – ACLU President Defends Pornography

Ben Kunz, News Reporter March 29, 2018

The Pioneer published the following article in volume 107 issue 24 on May 1st, 1997. It was written by Jennifer Allen, a Staff Writer. “Censorship of pornography would be counterproductive to the...

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Diversity Takes Center Stage in City Council

Kate Grumbles, News Editor September 18, 2017

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Walla Walla City Council and community members gathered to discuss changes to the council’s electoral process. Walla Walla City Council is currently made up of seven members,...

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld December 5, 2013

Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world. While...

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No More Deaths reveals humanitarian issues close to home

April 5, 2012

This column was contributed by senior Lauren McCullough and sophomore Keiler Beers. Americans and Whitman students have a long legacy of being interested in humanitarian crises outside the United...

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