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Opening the Vault: Pio Through the Ages

Opening the Vault: Pio Through the Ages

Lachlan Johnson March 25, 2013

Since opening its doors in 1896, the Whitman Pioneer has had a long and diverse history of reporting on campus. While it began its life in an era when there were few enough students to cover each one's...

Four Years of Residence

Four Years of Residence

Caitlin Bergman March 24, 2013

First-year rooms become a home away from home for most Whitman students––a chance to redecorate and create lifelong friendships. Though most Whitties only live in a particular room on campus for one...

The Hutchens farm, just outside of Dayton, Wash.

Five generations of wheat

Rachel Alexander March 22, 2013

"You want to know how farming has changed? Come here." Bob Hutchens motions for me to follow him into a large, grayish-blue shed that sits on his wheat farm just outside of Dayton, Wash. The ground...

Comic by Julie Peterson


Julie Peterson March 22, 2013

The Greeks in Walla Walla

The Greeks in Walla Walla

Quin Nelson March 21, 2013

The bustling Whitman College campus is bookended by two essential social hubs: to the south, Prentiss Hall, home of Whitman's four women's fraternities, and to the north, Whitman's four fraternity...

Behind the Scenes of the One Acts

Behind the Scenes of the One Acts

cade beck March 20, 2013

Every year the Harper Joy Theatre produces the One Act Play Festival, a series of three single-act plays written by Whitman students. The plays are selected by a committee of theatre and literature experts,...

Whitman Through the Years

Whitman Through the Years

March 19, 2013

Most Whitman students stay in Walla Walla for four years before leaving to pursue grad school or a career elsewhere. Students might hear about Whitman's past or speculate about its future, but few of us...

Rachel Alexander 13, Editor-in-Chief.  Photo by Faith Bernstein.

Circuit 6 Letter from the Editor

Rachel Alexander March 18, 2013

When The Pioneer's editors sat down to plan this issue, we thought about doing a magazine focused on the future. After brainstorming article ideas, we quickly realized that focusing only on where...

Pearl Teeter.  Photos contributed by .

Whitman’s Oldest Living Alum: Pearl Virginia Teeter ’32

Libby Arnosti March 18, 2013

Eighty-one years ago, a woman with short dark hair and a pearl necklace sat at a desk with a stack of papers, combing carefully through each sheet with a red pen. Her name was Pearl Allan, and she was...

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