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Vol. CLIV, Issue 9
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Infographic by Sara Rasmussen

End of an era: The life, death of Harry Potter fan culture

Sara Rasmussen March 13, 2012
Wizard rock enthusiast Sara Rasmussen writes on the end of Harry Potter fan culture's golden age.
The Circuit, Issue 2

The Circuit, Issue 2

Patricia Vanderbilt March 13, 2012
Does anyone else get a serious case of the winter blahs every February? I spent a fair amount of time last month searching "beach vacation" on google and imagining I was somewhere with sand and sun—somewhere worry-free. But in the process of putting together Issue 2, I realized that I need to wake up and smell the paper mill.

‘First Aid Kit’ delicately probes wounds of the soul

caitlinhardee March 13, 2012

As March winds chill your bones and roil the skies in a haze of gray, revel in the melancholy for a moment and tune your ears to the sweet sorrow of Swedish folk-pop act First Aid Kit. Consisting of sisters...

‘Half the Sky’ an eye-opening look at women’s issues in developing countries

The Editors March 13, 2012
"Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women," a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is an eye-opening work about the consequences of discrimination against women in developing countries.
I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

I never thought this could happen at Whitman.

Rachel Alexander March 13, 2012

Note: Although both perpetrators and victims of sexual assault can be any gender, all of the people who were willing to speak to me for this article about being sexually assaulted were women who had...

“The Descendants” captures powerful, emotive picture of family love

Nathan Fisher March 13, 2012
Every weekend I try to entice my Jewett Hall buddies to join me while I "work" by watching a movie—usually, a mindless bloody action adventure is an easy draw. Surprisingly, last weekend I persuaded the gang to see “The Descendants," and none of us were disappointed.

Maple Counter Café does brisk business with traditional family flavor

Alyssa Fairbanks March 13, 2012

Walking through the massive front doors of Maple Counter Café, one is enveloped by an atmosphere of warm, farmhouse style comfort. This welcoming atmosphere is created by the hard work of Kory and Rachel...

A student’s guide to college cooking

Ellie Newell March 13, 2012
How do you navigate the thousands of grocery store options so that you come home with delicious healthy food and don't break the bank in the process? Food critic Ellie Newell shares her tips and a scrumptious pasta sauce recipe.

Comprehensive guide to campus housing options

Mallory Martin March 13, 2012
With on-campus housing deadlines looming after spring break, A&E reporter Mallory Martin has prepared a comprehensive guide to help you through the jungle of housing options.
Illustration: Ariel Carter-Rodriguez

The Missionary: A History, A Drama

Matt Tesmond March 13, 2012

The Whitman Missionary is slowly dying. Don't believe me? Take a walk around campus. Count how many times you run into "Marc the Missionary" or even see the term Missionary used. It's harder than playing...

Do you need something glossy in your life?

Do you need something glossy in your life?

Patricia Vanderbilt February 29, 2012

Hey Pio readers! Does anyone want something shiny in their lives? Not to fear, The Pioneer is bringing you Issue 2 of The Circuit; set to arrive just before Spring Break. But wait! There's more!...

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