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Visiting Writers, Lasting Lessons

Visiting Writers, Lasting Lessons

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

October 7, 2015

The upcoming VWRS events will span many different disciplines.

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

Claire Ommen, Features writer

September 24, 2015

With the beginning of the new academic year, all students feel the financial pressure of buying textbooks. With a steady increase in the price of textbooks in the last ten years, many students have sought alternatives to purchasing traditional textbooks. Students see e-books or retailers such as Amazon...

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

The Book Reborn: Is Print Actually Dead?

Ben Caldwell

May 15, 2014

You've heard it before, you'll hear it again: the last 15 years have given rise to technologies that have changed almost every aspect of our daily lives. Cell phones and mobile computers of every shape, size and customizable color have ascended to the status of sacred objects that we insist on...

barnesandnoblesdates.com

Melina Hughes

April 24, 2014

Name: Harper Collins Physical age: 22 Metaphorical age: 187 Gender: Non-fiction Female Looking for: Fictional Male, preferably tall, dark and handsome with an air of mystery. Deal-breakers: Predictable plot lines and cliché endings. Deal-makers: Thick spines, tiny type, plot twists, publis...

E-Books Versus Print Books

E-Books Versus Print Books

Kaili Masamoto

November 29, 2012

Junior Nick Budak began his personal e-book journey only about a month ago, yet he is already a convert––for him, there is no turning back to the days of ordinary print books. A friend lent him an Amazon Kindle while Budak was studying abroad in Beijing, and he plans to purchase his own very soon....

Attack of the clones

Zach Gordy

October 18, 2012

With the Backpage's amazing journalistic team revealing scandal after scandal this year, the school is threatening to close down The Pioneer for fear of future embarrassment. However, a journalist's job is not done until every last bit of news is reported on and revealed to the public. Last Friday w...

101 best books: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Dana Thompson

September 13, 2012

I'm a list person. You know the type: those slightly uptight hyper-organizers with categorized Moleskines and Evernote synced to both their laptop and their smartphone. People to whom sticky notes are tiny, multi-colored deities and whiteboards are the altars upon which they are worshipped. People who...

A Parisian Interlude…

A Parisian Interlude…

Dana Thompson

June 17, 2012

Okay, to be completely honest, I haven't finished any books since my last post. I sincerely apologize. What kind of book blogger am I? I did start reading "A Tale of Two Cities" and promptly had a dream that I met Charles Dickens (he was fatter than I had thought) and had him sign my copy of "Cities" plus two boo...

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Professors’ Personal Libraries

Alyssa Fairbanks

March 28, 2012

Questions: 1. What are your top five favorite books of all time? 2. What was the most life-changing book you read while in college or at grad school? Why? 3. What is a book that you are eager to add to your collection? Don Snow, senior lecturer of environmental humanities and general studies ...

For those who plan on living abroad

kathynguyen

September 10, 2011

My mom is sending me a package in a couple days with things that I wish I had brought (luckily it's my birthday so I have a good excuse for getting this package sent to me despite all the complications of the Argentine Customs :)). Luckily, I brought  most  of what I want here, even though I feel...

Walla Walla booksellers keep business local

Walla Walla booksellers keep business local

Sean McNulty

October 28, 2010

Bookstores are a colorful segment of local business in Walla Walla. Two local booksellers, North Star Comics and Earthlight Books, cater to different segments of the community with unique inventories and approaches to bookselling. Both, however, share a deep connection with the area. North Star C...

What to read this year

What to read this year

Hadley Jolley

November 13, 2009

Thanksgiving break makes for a good chance to get cozy with a blanket and a good book, instead of the usual required reading for class. Here, The Pioneer presents a recommended book list for those students for whom reading for pleasure is a such a distant memory they can't think of what to read....

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