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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 comings and goings in a week's issue, it gradually transitioned into a record of campus events and comp...

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 year or less, unforgettable memories are created. The Circuit tracked down students who lived in...

Five generations of wheat

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 is littered with wood shavings and other detritus which gives the impression that serious work happens inside. Bob opens a door and takes me into a gigantic room which ...

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 houses. These Greek chapters have peripheral locations but are of central importance to life at Whitm...

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, many of whom have been involved in the process for all 24 years of the contest's existence. The...

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 get a chance to observe the college over the long haul. For people who have spent years working at...

Circuit 6 Letter from the Editor

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 the world is going is nearly impossible without discussing the past. So instead of an issue on history ...

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

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 a proofreader for the Whitman College Pioneer. At 103 years old, Pearl Virginia Teeter is now the o...

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