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The Circuit: A Pioneer Publication

The Circuit: A Pioneer Publication

Patricia Vanderbilt

December 13, 2011

Welcome to the first issue of The Circuit. The Pioneer is a continuously evolving entity. Every issue is a product not only of the current staff, but of those who have come before and the contributions that they made to the paper's development. This magazine is a part of The Pioneer's legacy for ...

TV rundown: best and worst of fall season

TV rundown: best and worst of fall season

Mallory Martin

December 13, 2011

"Once Upon A Time" With rich sets, gorgeous costumes, endearing characters and an engaging storyline, "Once Upon a Time" was my surprise favorite this season. I had low expectations for this late season opener, which follows a small town in Maine where Anderson and the Grimms' most popular storybook characters hav...

Best of Whitman fashion

Best of Whitman fashion

cade beck

December 13, 2011

For our magazine issue, The Pioneer brought together some of our previous Style Spotlighters with some new faces. First-years Lauren Platman and Evelyn Levine, sophomore Andy Martin, junior Eli Smith and senior Nanyonjo Mukungu share style tips and fashion philosophy. Andy Martin: "I am a big fan of the bow t...

The Pio’s guide to crafty, homemade holiday gifts

The Pio’s guide to crafty, homemade holiday gifts

Cara Lowry

December 13, 2011

Cookie Jars Karah Kemmerly Growing up, my mother made a few of these every year to give out to the relatives. I'm including a cookie recipe, but you can make the jars with dry ingredients for other types of cookies or muffins as well. They're easy to make, and they look quite festive. What you'll...

What “great sex” really means

What “great sex” really means

December 13, 2011

Whitman students, for the most part, are not afraid of sex: hearing about it, talking about it or having it. Hence, it was no surprise to see several hundred Whitman students show up in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 25 to hear Nicole Daedone speak about female orgasm. Though the lecture was titled "College Sex:...

Write On Me: A photo essay

Marie von Hafften

December 13, 2011

The week before Thanksgiving Break I posted 13 photographs around campus with the prompt: "Respond to what you see! Write on me." Based on response levels, I eventually consolidated the photos into Penrose Library. As an anthropology major and photographer, image interpretation is fascinating to me. It wa...

Profile: Kristin Vining, Whitman College music assistant

Profile: Kristin Vining, Whitman College music assistant

Alyssa Fairbanks

December 13, 2011

On a rather gray day in November, The Pioneersat down to chat with Kristin Vining, music assistant here at Whitman College about teaching, composing, and musical inspiration. Upon approaching her office, the sound of piano music fills the otherwise quiet hall. Sitting down to talk in Vining's cozy office makes one forget about the damp day outside. Despite housing both a baby grand piano and an up...

Best of holiday shopping

caitlinhardee

December 13, 2011

The holiday season is rolling around again, and we all know what that means––shopping madness. Before you buy your mom yet another gift certificate to Bath & Body Works, consider these fun and cheap holiday gift ideas. For the coffee lover: Crate & Barrel offers a beautiful 18 oz. ceramic m...

Savory holiday treat: rosemary garlic spread with gorgonzola

Ellie Newell

December 13, 2011

My family has a thing about garlic. I don't just mean that we use garlic often. I mean that, for my typical birthday dinner, we use about three heads of garlic for three people. A few years ago my family made one of our favorite dishes for Christmas Eve dinner. This dish involves consuming entire...

Hot poop scoop: Inside the oldest indie record store in Washington state

Mallory Martin

December 13, 2011

On first stepping inside Hot Poop, Washington's oldest independently owned record store, one is immediately overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff compacted into the small shop. Shelves upon shelves covered with semi-organized CDs and DVDs line the thin walkways. Band posters, banners and guitars of...

Keeping warm in winter with tasty holiday drinks

Alyssa Fairbanks

December 13, 2011

As chilly winter weather sets in, what could be more tempting than a warm holiday drink or something sparkling to welcome in the New Year? Here are a few recipes perfect for sipping on while studying by the fire in Reid or to impress friends at an upcoming party! Barcelona Hot Chocolate This hot chocolate, p...

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