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Ashlyn and Annelise say bye bye :'(

Annelise Ellingboe and Ashlyn Quintus

May 16, 2020

Accommodating Annelise, Everything is changing. Just found out that I have to graduate at the end of the month? What the heck? I guess I didn't realize it, because I've spent the last few months pushing sand from this tiny zen garden back and forth in the other room. By the time it finally got sm...

The great debate: Ankeny 2

Many athletic classes and teams have begun to utilize Whitman's new sand volleyball court in a edition to Ankeny 2.

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 9, 2019

It troubles us all. For some, it manifests itself as night terrors. For others, it’s the reason they got a full letter grade and half below what they expected on their last exam. Yes. It’s the issue of what to call it. The second Ankeny thingy. That patch of grass bordered by Stanton, Anderson and Cleveland....

Steaming Manhole Cover a Portal to Opportunities

Clara Wheeler, Citizen of the Ebon Grounds

March 8, 2018

The constantly steaming manhole cover on Ankeny recently celebrated its eightieth consecutive week of emitting vapors. These fumes, that add to the mysterious atmosphere that enshrouds Ankeny like a shroud, likely stem from the fact that the manhole cover is a portal to an otherworldly dimension. The...

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

May 4, 2017

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m.. Alexander Stage. Free admission. Additional showtimes starting May 18. Dulcé Sloan: The award-winning...

Intramural Football Season Kicks Off

Elena Aragon

September 25, 2012

As the fall semester continues to whirl by with increasing speed, the intramural football season has taken off. IM football is an opportunity for students to form teams with goals of bonding, having fun and pursuing the ever-sought-after blue shirt. "IMs give you the chance to play with whatever friends...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work

August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman is by no means a large campus, the local lingo and affectionate campus aficionados can be a lot to...

Spring restlessness: Pio spotlights favorite places for spring recharge

Photo Credit: Ethan Parrish

Kate Robinette

April 14, 2011

For many Whitman students, the onset of warm sunny days brings some impatience with familiar haunts and with confining, formerly cozy work spaces. Productivity decreases, irritability increases and students feel that unless they get out and enjoy the sun, their semesters will not end admirably. Taki...

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