Whitman Wire

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, students have been grappling with the physical and mental effects of the coronavirus in everyday ...

Campus: Our Home

Sophomore Brayden Preskenis stands with the tiny home he has been building since he was 13.

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 it be in one of the residence halls, a fraternity or President Murray’s own college-owned addre...

TonyTalks: Welcome Back

Illustration by Megan Waldau

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 (like this is school or something,) and the best hazing ritual that the college has ever practiced:...

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, the students’ insights offer the chance to reconsider how where we live impacts how we live. ‘C...

Dear Mom: Alcohol Advice

Illustration by Meg Cuca

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 necessarily healthy, and I’m kind of worried about my habits! I think I need help finding bal...

New Disinterest House to Open

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

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 lack of interest its own kind of passion?” This emptiness will be filled by the new Disinterest House, ...

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 fraternity obligates me to sit sweaty and disgruntled behind a large folding table on the Cordiner side lawn...

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 thing in the title of The Pioneer, and we’ve confirmed in several ground breaking studies that, ...

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 25 for an exciting evening uniting the college's green clubs, ASWC and Whitman's sustainability...

Roses Aren’t 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 in bloom on the west side of Maxey. The roses aren't red- most people look at flowers and acknowle...

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 serves as an oasis full of greenery and sparkling brooks. I meandered by the Admissions building...

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