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Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Opportunities Abound If You Know Where to Look

Pamela London

May 15, 2014

When my mom picked me up after my first semester at Whitman College, she asked me, "Are you sad that you only have seven semesters left?" At the time, I knew the answer: definitively yes. I was a varsity soccer player and English major-to-be living in Jewett Hall and the best section ever (3-West, fo...

Class of 2014 Senior Art Profiles

Class of 2014 Senior Art Profiles

James Kennedy

May 15, 2014

Three seniors at Whitman will be heading down the creative path after graduation. The Pioneer caught up with each of them before they leave to discuss what they will miss about Whitman, their plans for the future and how their creativity will drive their careers.  Katie Gorman Environmental Art...

Whitman Fosters Power of Beauty

Whitman Fosters Power of Beauty

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Allison Bolgiano '14 The spring of my junior year, I had two evening seminars in Maxey. Later in the semester, when I caught sunsets on my walks across Ankeny, I'd savor the golden light that turned Lyman's bricks merlot red and made green, glowing candles out of the leaves on the big trees. Ev...

Class of 2014 Student-Athlete Profiles

Class of 2014 Student-Athlete Profiles

Marah Alindogan

May 15, 2014

Ethan Parrish Ultimate Frisbee "I started playing ultimate in high school. I absolutely loved it. I was actually recruited to play baseball at Whitman, and I played on the team freshman year before I hurt my elbow and needed Tommy John's surgery. Two weeks after baseball season ended, I went to regionals for Ultimate and that year w...

Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles

Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles

Helen Angell

May 15, 2014

After graduation, some Whitman seniors will be heading all over the country and the world pursuing their goals with the help of fellowships. The Pioneer spoke with three students about the fellowships they received, the programs they will go on and what they will be doing in the near and distant ...

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

Students Must Engage More with Life Outside Whitman Bubble

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Jane Carmody '14 Before I arrived in Walla Walla, it was always a struggle to describe to those in my hometown where exactly I was going to be spending my undergraduate days. Walla Walla sounded like a fairytale, something unreal and too good to be true, but coming from Albuquerque, I guess I ...

Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles

Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles

Emily Lin-Jones

May 15, 2014

Many Whitman seniors conducted year-long thesis research as part of their major's graduation requirements. The Pioneer sat down with three members of the graduating class to discuss their projects, the scope of their research and results.  Colin Strong History Water and Power: A History of Large Dam Construction in Yunnan, China 1980 -...

Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member

Roberta Davidson to Step Down as Whitman English Faculty Member

Hannah Bartman

May 15, 2014

Professor of English Roberta Davidson will bring her 26-year career at Whitman to an end at the end of this year in order to move to southern California to write fiction. This year, Davidson has been the most senior faculty member in the English department, but she acknowledges that her passion t...

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Andy Monserud

May 15, 2014

By the time they move their tassels, many Whitman seniors-turned-graduates will have already determined what they will be doing once they leave Walla Walla. The Pioneer spoke with three students about their future plans and where life after Whitman will take them.  Jeremy Schofield "I'll be going to Yale Uni...

Whitman Students Maintain Family Legacy

Whitman Students Maintain Family Legacy

Natalie Berg

May 15, 2014

Senior Jacob Wright always wanted to come to Whitman College. Not only did his parents, Kevin Wright '87 and Debra Wright '89, both graduate from Whitman, they both work here today: Kevin Wright is the custodial supervisor and Debra Wright works in the Business Office. "I'd say I always wanted to...

Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’

Calling the Whitman Bubble ‘Home’

May 15, 2014

This guest column was written by Jillian Davis '14. We've completed the Clarette's challenge or failed at an attempt to do so. Pulled all-nighters or completed the quiet room challenge, seen many spontaneous naked laps, whether around Ankeny or through the library. (Maybe we even partook in a few.) We've fallen in love, made mist...

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