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Pio Radio Hour Twelve

Natalie Berg

May 3, 2015

This week on the Pio Radio Hour, "Things we Fear." - Militarization of the police force, featuring an interview with Kevin Huxoll, head of Walla Walla Police Dept.'s SWAT team - Climate change: the divestment sit-in - Income inequality, featuring an interview with Andrew's father Peter Schwartz,...

Student protests require more action, less drama

Aleida Fernandez

April 9, 2015

It is time Whitman students stop small-scale, apathetic protesting. In the last four years, there have been multiple student-led protests against perceived administrative faults or injustices. Each begins with primarily justifiable reasons, each riles up the majority of the student body, but each ends two...

Pio Radio Hour Ten

Natalie Berg

April 5, 2015

Today on The Pio Radio Hour: stories of love and language. Listen here! - A conversation with Associate Professor of English Mary Raschko, Taylor Middleton and first-year Robin Rounthwaite about the development of English and dialect. - Students Mira Engel, Chris Hankin, Kai Tsubota, Marta Pi...

Policy Debate Team Season Canceled Following Policy Violation

Aleida Fernandez

March 22, 2015

On Monday, March 16, Provost and Dean of Faculty Pat Spencer notified students, staff and faculty via email that the Whitman College Policy Debate Team's 2014-2015 season would be canceled. The cancellation follows a policy violation regarding alcohol consumption while on tournament travel. Spencer was...

KWCW show of the week: The Pio Hour

Daniel Kim

February 26, 2015

Show: The Pio Radio Hour Time: Sunday - 10 a.m. Hosts: Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz Teaming up with The Pioneer is the "The Pio Radio Show" during which first-year hosts Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz discuss and report on various news topics. Some of these topics come from storie...

‘Jane the Virgin’ steps in right direction

Aleida Fernandez

February 19, 2015

In late elementary school and throughout middle school I participated in a local summer theater program. For five summers I was cast in various roles (the femme fatale, the sassy older sister, the help) that, at the time, didn't mean anything to me. I was just happy to have a speaking part. I tell thi...

Pio Radio Hour Eight

Natalie Berg

February 15, 2015

Today on the Pio Radio Hour: -An update about the Divest Whitman campaign from Natalie Berg. Read her story here: -A story about the prison rehabilitation process and the STAR Project, featuring interviews with former inmates, Senior Lecturer of Philosophy and General Studies Mitch Clearfield ...

Pio Radio Hour Seven

Natalie Berg

February 1, 2015

Today on The Pio Radio Hour: - An interview with staff reporter Christy Carley about the upcoming Power & Privilege Symposium and the history of the event - An interview with Seahawks fan Max Hanson, who is stoked about the Super Bowl! - An interview with Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland,...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

Aleida Fernandez

September 11, 2014

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. The astrophysicist and director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium is optimistic that popular interest in the subject is on the rise. This last spring, Tyson's show, "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," aired on FOX to stellar reviews and with...

Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

Real World Advice From Neil deGrasse Tyson

Aleida Fernandez

September 10, 2014

Lecturer Neil deGrasse Tyson has said that he knew he wanted to be an astrophysicist since he was nine. According to Tyson, the universe called to him on a trip to the New York planetarium and there was no way he could ignore it. In an interview with The Pioneer, Tyson was asked what advice he would give to Whitman students who, perhaps, hadn't heard their ca...

Das Ende

Das Ende

Aleida Fernandez

May 17, 2014

It's really over. I leave Vienna tomorrow. I arrived in Vienna with high expectations. I had heard so many great things about the city, study abroad, etc. that I figured I would be in Austrian heaven from day one. As I noted in my first blog post, this wasn't really the case. Yet somewhere along the ...

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Discovering How to Travel Alone

Aleida Fernandez

April 29, 2014

When you travel alone there is a definite fear that you'll be lonely. With just your thoughts as company in a strange, new city it's hard to imagine having a good time without someone to share it with. Isn't that what travel is all about? Experiencing and sharing in new cultures with other people? Whe...

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