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Killing the Conservative Paradigm

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist
February 5, 2017
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

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. Trump show just how atypical of a Republican President he will be. The change of the Republi...

Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist
September 29, 2016
Filed under OPINION

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 the concept of feminism and yet still many seem to not ‘get it’ or believe that as a feminist...

The Frontier Days Parade You probably Didn’t Go To

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist
September 11, 2016
Filed under OPINION

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 Frontier Days Fair. The cavalcade ended a parade representing more than 125 organizations, including the Confederate Trib...

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

Austin Biehl, staff writer
March 10, 2016
Filed under Humor

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 name from a symbol of racist colonialism to something more culturally appropriate. “God dammit,” sw...

Supporting Critical Engagement

Ben Shoemake, Columnist
February 18, 2016
Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Conversations on the subject of power and privilege need to happen year-round, and real action needs to follow up as a result.

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Mascot Changed to the Fightin’ Ivory Towers

Mascot Changed to the Fightin’ Ivory Towers

Trevor Lewis, staff writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Humor

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 black friend.” Whitman’s new mascot, The Fightin’ Ivory Towers, is rapidly gaining popularity with ...

Check out “A Way With Words”

January 24, 2016
Filed under What's In A Name?

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 from my time in Argentina.   This morning, I was listening to an episode of "A Way With Words,"...

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