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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...

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Tracking the demise of the Whitman yearbook

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter February 4, 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,...

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. When Barbara Maxwell sent out an email asking for...

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. Between the Penrose Library archives,...

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