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Steaming Manhole Cover a Portal to Opportunities

Clara Wheeler, Citizen of the Ebon Grounds

March 8, 2018

Filed under Humor

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

Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"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

Filed under SPORTS

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

Filed under A&E

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

Spring restlessness: Pio spotlights favorite places for spring recharge

Kate Robinette

April 14, 2011

Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

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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