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The Purpose of Power and Privilege

Alondra Contreras, Columnist March 1, 2018

Throughout my four years at Whitman I have asked this question more than once during the P&P Symposium season. As a woman of color, I often find myself doing more work than my white peers. The Power...

Revising Our Sordid Pasts

Jack Fleming, Columnist November 9, 2017

In this age of alternative facts and Russian-sponsored fake news, it behooves us to remember Spanish poet and philosopher George Santayana’s words of wisdom – “those who cannot remember the past...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

Killing the Conservative Paradigm

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist February 5, 2017

In years past, both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have closely represented the views of their respective parties. This is no such year. The campaign promises of President Donald J....

Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 29, 2016

No one has ever taken me very seriously when I’ve told them that I am a feminist. They usually say: ‘Oh, so you hate men?’ or something equally dismissive. And I am annoyed that I must always explain...

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

The Frontier Days Parade You probably Didn’t Go To

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist September 11, 2016

Last Saturday the pastoral smell of manure hung in the air as 150 flag-bearing equestrians rode through the streets of downtown Walla Walla in celebration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the...

Alumni and Administration Enraged About the Name Change of…What’s that Paper Called Again?

Austin Biehl, staff writer March 10, 2016

In an unexpected turn of events, it seems that people have actually read an article published in the Pioneer. Vitriolic anger exploded last week when the Pio announced its radical decision to change its...

Supporting Critical Engagement

Ben Shoemake, Columnist February 18, 2016
Conversations on the subject of power and privilege need to happen year-round, and real action needs to follow up as a result.
Mascot Changed to the Fightin’ Ivory Towers

Mascot Changed to the Fightin’ Ivory Towers

Trevor Lewis, staff writer February 18, 2016

Illustration by Claire Revere.  Market analysts were able to confirm today that this has indeed been the most precipitous decline in white guilt on campus since George Bridges claimed to “have one...

Check out “A Way With Words”

January 24, 2016

Hello readers. It's been a while. I was abroad last semester in Argentina. Needless to say, I'm excited to get back to blogging. At some point I'm hoping to write about the linguistic points of interest...

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