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Dealing in Absolutes: Lessons Learned with Anti-Ranching Activists

Alex Brott

August 23, 2012

I am a creature of compromise. It started as soon as I could understand my parents' dinner-table conversations. Both of them work in human resources, making them among the most politically correct human beings on the planet. In their line of work mediation, collaboration and compromise are the Holy ...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work

August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman is by no means a large campus, the local lingo and affectionate campus aficionados can be a lot to...

Eating Cheap in Walla Walla

Rachel Alexander

August 23, 2012

As a growing wine tourism destination, Walla Walla is known for its many fine restaurants. That's all well and good for when your parents are in town, but what about when you're broke and need to find something tasty? Don't worry––The Pioneer has you covered. Here are some tips for eating cheap in...

First-Year Advice from a Rising Sophomore

Molly Emmett

August 23, 2012

Class of 2016: Welcome to Whitman! There's no doubt that this is a very exciting time for you. It's a time for independence and a time for self-discovery, but sometimes, a little advice from someone who has been there before can help. After all, they say hindsight is 20/20. So think of these more as h...

Embracing the Laziness of a Summer at Home

Alex Hagen

August 23, 2012

Like many of my friends and classmates at Whitman, I was a bit reluctant to go home for the summer. After finals culminated in the cathartic joy of Holi and other celebrations, I realized that I had grown even more fond of this school and its wonderful community than I had anticipated. After an insanely...

Class Encounters of the Different Kind

Karah Kemmerly

August 23, 2012

When Jordan Conneely began her first year of college, she signed up to take a year-long first-year seminar class. In this mandatory course, Conneely and her peers discussed texts from several different disciplines in a small class setting and worked to improve their writing abilities. Although this soun...

Open Road Chaos

Open Road Chaos

Elizabeth Cole

August 23, 2012

My mom is a talented woman. She is a well-practiced photographer and a gifted pianist, but her strongest talent is her ability to navigate us toward any traffic jam within a ten-mile radius without fail. No matter how hard she tries to avoid them, we inevitably end up crawling down the interstate at...

Quiz––What Coffee Shop Drink Are You?

Elena Aragon

August 23, 2012

1. What is your favorite summer article of clothing? a. Jeans year-round, baby b. Booty shorts c. Bro tank d. Flip flops 2. What activity would you most likely be engaging in if you were in a park? a. Frisbee b. Laying in the grass c. Running around d. Playing on the playground 3. Which...

Domestic violence affects privileged communities

August 23, 2012

This article was written by Lian Caspi '13. "Domestic violence in Jackson Hole? Is that even an issue?" This was the inevitable question I received while describing my summer work. At an internship working with abuse victims in the wealthiest county in the nation, I expected an abused populati...

Entire Summer Movie Season Recap

Nathan Fisher

August 23, 2012

MMMMOOOVIES were my great escape from working a zillion hours at two minimum-wage jobs lifeguarding and scooping balls at the golf-driving rang. Thankfully, this summer was filled with great flicks. Here's my arbitrary grouping of movies that I saw this summer. Enjoy! Risqué (Shakin' your junk!):...

A Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean

A Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean

Halley McCormick

August 23, 2012

A Painted Ship Upon a Painted Ocean: A Ferry Ride in the Life of an Islander Photo essay by Halley McCormick To get home, I travel by ferry through Washington's San Juan Islands. On one of these trips home, a man sitting on the ferry bench politely declined my request to take his picture, but a few min...

Fall 2012 Horoscopes

Elena Aragon

August 23, 2012

Aries You will finally learn that it takes a whopping nine minutes to reach Olin Hall from the dreaded SoBo, after being late to class every day the first week. Taurus Victory will be yours next week when you manage to get your load through the Jewett laundry room in under four hours. Gemini It...

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