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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Oral History in Walla Walla: Documentation as Empowerment

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter December 7, 2023

Walla Walla is alive with stories, which some local and campus-based projects are recording for public record. For some, storytelling might look like listening in rapt attention. For others, it’s collecting...

From the Archives: Symposium unites campus and attracts national attention (2006)

Chelsea Gilbert, Staff Writer February 23, 2023

This article originally appeared in the November 16, 2006 issue of the Whitman Pioneer. Editor's note: 17 years later, Power & Privilege will be celebrated on February 23, 2023 at Whitman College....

Photo by Carson Jones.

Although its doors are shut, Penrose Library carries on

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor September 24, 2020

While Penrose Library’s doors remain shut to the public, its employees continue to digitize records and expand digital collections to help faculty and students with their online semester. The library...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

Tracking the demise of the Whitman yearbook

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter February 3, 2020

After years of budget cuts and vacillating student interest, Whitman’s yearbook, previously known as Waiilatpu, went quietly out of publication in 2017. Its discontinuation has repercussions for both...

Ankeny Excavation Reveals Lives of Nineteenth Century Students

Clara Wheeler, staff writer February 25, 2016

A recent excavation done by the Whitman archival team at a dig site in an undisclosed and inaccessible corner of Ankeny revealed pages from the ancient college newspaper Unnamed, founded by the community...

Absence of houses for women’s fraternities has historic roots

Georgia Lyon February 25, 2016
The sexism of the past reaches into the present through the housing options available to Greek Life at Whitman College.

Take a Trip Back in Time

Karah Kemmerly November 7, 2013
This week, The Pioneer took a look at Walla Walla history. First we chatted with the president of the Kirkman House Museum board of directors about the museum's upcoming Festival of Converging Histories, a celebration of Victorian history and steampunk aesthetics. Then we talked with a research team about their work in the Whitman College and Northwest Archives.

Archive work––Erika Horwege profile

Kaili Masamoto October 25, 2012
While working inside Penrose Library may not sound like most people’s ideal way to spend summer vacation, senior Erika Horwege jumped at the opportunity.

Artifacts fly under campus radar

Hannah Bartman October 25, 2012
Many of the exhibits on campus fly under the radar of many students, ranking as features of the college that people have heard of but not actually taken the time to see--but they deserve to be seen.
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