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The Student Body
April 1, 2014

Whitman is active––this isn't a secret. With my fresh first-year perspective, I still meander around campus, jaw dropped in awe of both the physical and intellectual talents of my peers. From the soccer...

Spring Recipes Utilizing Ingredients Found in Made in Walla Walla Box

Spring Recipes Utilizing Ingredients Found in Made in Walla Walla Box
April 1, 2014

Two summers ago, I really got to know the food in Walla Walla. I tried several great restaurants and made weekly trips to the farmers' market with my then-housemate, and the two of us shared a Made in...

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism

Why Are You Green: Whitman Community Reflects on Environmentalism
April 1, 2014

It's no question that many people at Whitman are environmentally conscious of their environment and how much waste they generate. However, the question is why? The Pioneer takes a moment to ask Whitman...

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member's Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement
April 1, 2014

In 1857, Frederick Douglas was quoted as saying, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." There are many serious issues facing the world, and those in power have...

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Senior Molly Johansen shows her white ink tattoo. Photos by Goard.
April 1, 2014

Buddhist symbols hidden in white ink. A professor's passion inscribed on his inner arm. An ancient symbol of symmetry and harmony. The Whitman community––the faculty, staff and students that live...

Local Music, Wine: Walla Walla Musicians Thrive in Diverse Local Music Scene

Photos by Bowersox
April 1, 2014

In a small town like Walla Walla, it seems hard to imagine that a music community could flourish in diversity and style. This, however, is not the case. Walla Walla's small community enhances dialogue...

Cartoon: Bugs and Humans

Cartoon: Bugs and Humans
April 1, 2014

Cartoon by Eddy Vazquez.

‘The End of Night’ Review: Author Paul Bogard Seeks Natural Darkness, Inspiration

'The End of Night' Review: Author Paul Bogard Seeks Natural Darkness, Inspiration
April 1, 2014

As an astrophysics major who, during the evening hours, can reliably be found observing the cosmos from the roof of the science building, I am no stranger to the unwelcome invasion of light pollution....

Letter from the Editor: Circuit 10

Photo by Marcovici
April 1, 2014

Spring is without a doubt my favorite time of year. Maybe it's just because I grew up in Salt Lake City, where you get to experience four seasons, or maybe it's because I think that nothing good can come...

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements
April 1, 2014

In the 2013-2014 academic year, 45 percent of the Whitman faculty are female, but women make up only 36 percent of Whitman's tenured professors. The first female professor to achieve tenure was an astronomy...

What Type Of Green Fits Your Personality?

April 1, 2014

1. What show would you most like to watch? a. a National Geographic documentary b. "Cake Boss" c. "Frasier" d. "All in the Family"   2. What's your dream vacation in the United States? a....

Cartoon: Animals

Cartoon: Animals
April 1, 2014

Cartoon by Sophie Cooper-Ellis.

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