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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Who Does the Educating Here?

Aya Mahmoudi, Opinion Columnist February 22, 2024

For over half of this school year, Whitman College has committed a series of questionable political actions that have disenchanted our community and lifted the veil on our administration’s incompetence. If...

Letter to the Editor: A Teachable Moment

Julie Charlip, Professor of History, Emerita November 2, 2023

This is what professors like to call a teachable moment. As one of the few Jewish faculty (albeit emerita) associated with Whitman, I feel compelled to weigh in on the report that Jewish students are...

BREAKING: Students occupy Memorial, urge divestment, policy changes

BREAKING: Students occupy Memorial, urge divestment, policy changes

Kasey Moulton, Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 10:30 a.m., approximately 150 students gathered outside Penrose Library in support of Palestine following the recent escalation of conflict between Israel and Hamas. Whitman’s...

How the Lone Star State is battling censorship

Noelle Texidor, Opinion Columnist February 16, 2023

Soon after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capital in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2021, Twitter banned the then-president from its platform. The ban was wildly polarizing, with some arguing that the...

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Anonymity Trumps Need for Censorship

Bill Landefeld November 14, 2013
Have you ever had a question that you didn't feel comfortable asking anybody? Well, I know that myself and many other Whitman students have. Luckily at Whitman, there is such a place that you can do this, and it is on a website called Whitman Encounters. However, this outlet to freely speak your mind might not be around for much longer.
Illustration: MaryAnne Bowen

War against censorship: Never surrender

Peter Chen December 1, 2011
I never had convenient access to Twitter, Facebook or Youtube for nearly two years before I came to Whitman College this fall. To access these websites, I had to use a special software called “FreeU," and even though I could open website pages, sending a comment and video would take forever because it takes a long time to climb over the Great Fire Wall (GFW).

Industry insiders speak on music business in crisis

caitlinhardee December 1, 2011
On Friday, Nov. 11, it was announced that EMI Music would be acquired by Universal Music Group, while EMI Publishing will be absorbed by Sony. The Pioneer spoke to a range of industry insiders and music lovers on these developments and their implications for a struggling business.
Illustration: Eddy Vazquez

Student group efforts to bring back free expression wall at a standstill

Rose Woodbury September 29, 2011
Last semester several students formed a group interested in reinstating the Free Expression Wall, a space where students could display their thoughts and opinions. The wall was made up of a piece of plywood that hung outside the main entrance of Olin Hall. It was removed in April of 2007.

Don’t Let Ego Sabotage A Free Mind

Dingli October 7, 2010
It's terrible to live in a smothering place with all the control imposed by others; but, it's no better if we have no awareness of the invisible ego box. The only way out is keep your mind wide open and never ever let your ego sabotage it.
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