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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...

Walla Walla provides local gifts

Nate Lessler

December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to check out for holiday gifts: all within just a very short distance of campus. 1. Bright's Candies...

Bookstore Institutes Temporary Bag-Check Policy

Joe Volpert

September 16, 2010

The Whitman College Bookstore initiated a temporary bag-check policy for the first week of the semester in order to prevent theft.   Students were asked to leave their bags outside the bookstore prior to entering. "It was one less thing we had to worry about," said Douglas Carlsen, director of the...

Students, co-workers mourn death of 11-year Whitman staff member

Gillian Frew

October 21, 2009

Ann Jauhiainen took pride in her work.   As general merchandise buyer for the Whitman College bookstore, she devoted more than 11 years of service to the campus, and was the recipient of Whitman's Town-Gown Award (now the Pete and Hedda Reid Service to Walla Walla Award) in 2007.   She participated...

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