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Living in the dorms during a pandemic

Photos by Annie Means
April 30, 2020

When the Memorial Building clock tower strikes noon, the once bustling flow of students to Cleveland Commons for the lunchtime rush has now subsided to just a handful. While the days grow warmer and longer...

BREAKING: Bon Appetit revealed to be reason why Whitman College is a D3 school

November 9, 2018

Starved after a strenuous practice of fitness and running, the Whitman soccer team rushes into the Cleveland Commons searching for a highly caloric and protein filled meal. Aghast at the price of one hamburger...

Local Coffee on Campus

October 22, 2018

The newly renovated Jewett Cafe opened this week to positive responses from the Whitman and larger Walla Walla community. The cafe partnered with Walla Walla Roastery to bring fresh and local coffee...

Going Green: Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Illustration by Elie Flanagan
October 8, 2018

Whitman’s plans to become zero waste by 2030 and carbon neutral by 2050 are officially underway after the construction of Stanton Hall and the Cleveland Dining Hall, both LEED (Leadership in Energy and...

Straight Cookin’ in the Back: A Peek into Bon Appétit Prep

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
Behind the scenes, with Bon Appetit.
September 9, 2017

Salad, sandwiches and tlayuda for this Thursday lunch at the Prentiss dining hall. Students flurried across the dining hall floor during the high noon chaos, scattered about the various lines. “Hey!”...

Employees Speak, but Nobody Listens

May 4, 2017

For some the phrase “labor rights” might call to mind that grainy photo from the Lawrence Strike, the one with a mob of flag bearing laborers facing down a row of well armed soldiers. For others it...

Bon App Cultivates New Flavor Palate

March 30, 2017

Opening early next week, Bon Appetít will start rolling out a new meat to tickle the taste buds and ensnare the senses–human flesh. They are excited to introduce Whitman College to this new culinary...

Following Food: The Story Behind Your Dining Hall Plate

Photo Alan Mendoza
The story behind what's on your dining hall plate.
October 22, 2015
The food that many students gaze at through the windows of the dining hall three times a day is merely the tip of the vast iceberg that is Bon Appétit's food production outfit.

Green Leaders investigate food waste

Photo by Tywen Kelly
November 20, 2014

Members of Whitman's Green Leaders program are currently investigating ways to increase environmentally conscious practices in cooperation with Bon Appétit in Whitman's dining halls and cafes. In recent...

Dining Halls Divide Students

May 8, 2014

The debate about which dining hall is best is always on, particularly among first-years on campus. It's not uncommon to hear arguments around campus about which dining halls have the best food, best seating,...

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism
April 1, 2014

It's no question that many people at Whitman are environmentally conscious of their environment and how much waste they generate. However, the question is why? The Pioneer takes a moment to ask Whitman...

Creativity in Dining Halls

Creativity in Dining Halls
December 9, 2013

Although the food from Bon Appétit has a certain flair, some first-years are already searching for ways to put a twist on the goods in the dining halls. Using a variety of vegetables from the salad bar,...

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