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Students contend with the impact of coronavirus in daily life

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor April 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of Whitman students. The majority of buildings on campus have shut down and Washington state residents have been ordered to stay home. As a result,...

Campus: Our Home

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter September 28, 2018

Alternative Living Situations Audrey Hecker   The distinctive culture of the Whitman community is fostered within the unique living spaces that our students, faculty and staff create. Whether...

Illustration by Megan Waldau

TonyTalks: Welcome Back

Anthony Reale, Crab Polisher September 23, 2018

Ah, the scent of first-year confusion. This is the one of those things that brings me back to campus every year, alongside watching first-years bump into statues and apologize, actually do homework...

Familiar Faces, Strange Places

Familiar Faces, Strange Places

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor March 30, 2017

The multi-generational, the secluded, the tiny: enter the living spaces of four Whitman students who call their unconventional dwellings “home.” By upending traditional college living experiences,...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Dear Mom: Alcohol Advice

Mom February 23, 2017

Dear Mom, I am a Whitman sophomore and I am worried that I go out too much—I have a lot of fun getting drunk with my friends and I drink usually three nights a week. I know that this behavior isn’t...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

New Disinterest House to Open

Clara Wheeler, staff writer October 9, 2016

In recent years, the Interest House Community has felt an absence in their ranks. “Some students simply do not care about anything,” said IHC Resident Director Jean Nye. “In a way, isn’t a complete...

Campus republicans have less sense of humor than expected

Trevor Lewis, staff writer September 15, 2016

Twelve o’clock descends upon the sweltering lawn as my attention is caught by a large sign with “Rick for President” written in large red and blue font. The activities fair is in full swing and my...

Trustees want YOU! (to think they care)

Megumi Rierson, staff writer May 5, 2016

Whitman has recently undergone a number of name changes to the various campus institutions that promote a history of colonialism and a general white supremacist attitude. There’s that fun line slash...

Not Everyone is Beautiful

Peggy Li, Columnist October 7, 2015
Implicit in saying that “everyone is beautiful” is the notion that everyone needs to be beautiful.

Upcoming Event: Sustainability Summit!

Sonya Kuzminski February 23, 2015

Interested in learning about Whitman's sustainability initiatives? Looking for ways to get involved in sustainability-focused clubs and projects on campus? Come to the Reid Coffeehouse at 7 p.m. on February...

Roses Arent Red

Roses Aren’t Red

Marra Clay September 19, 2014

Fall 2014- back to Whitman. Back to The Pioneer, back to classes, back to late nights in the library and finally back to taking photos of our incredible campus. Here are a few shots from the lovely roses...

Hypnotic Hydrology

Hypnotic Hydrology

Marra Clay March 12, 2014

Sometimes, I think that the Whitman community takes our access to water for granted. We live in a desert. Walla Walla is not meant to have green grass and luscious rivers flowing through it, but our campus...

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