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Artsy Senior Profiles

Artsy Senior Profiles

Emma Dahl

May 13, 2013

A senior's thesis is the period at the end of his or her sentence at Whitman College. Here are three outgoing seniors: summaries of their thesis work, their post-graduate plans and what they're going to miss most about being a Whittie. Ethan Maier, Music/Biology "Musically, my thesis was embodied in my...

Guide to Summer in Walla Walla

Guide to Summer in Walla Walla

Rachel Alexander

May 13, 2013

Come June, the Whitman campus can start to look a bit deserted. However, as anyone who's stayed on campus over a break can attest, Walla Walla doesn't actually shut down just because Whitman's not in session. If you're a grad who's sticking around for a few months, or a student who has summer plans in Walla Walla, don't fear: There's plenty to do once classes ...

eSports Reach Outside the Virtual World

eSports Reach Outside the Virtual World

Blair Hanley Frank

March 23, 2013

With their backs against a wall, the purple team sends one of their own with a last-second clutch play. The competitors take off their headsets and stand up from behind their computers. The crowd goes wild. Welcome to competitive video gaming, or eSports, as it is known to its enthusiasts. Week af...

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 ...

Which Campus Sculpture Are You?

Which Campus Sculpture Are You?

Elena Aragon

March 21, 2013

1.Out of the following, which movie would you most prefer to watch? a. "Ice Age" b. "Seabiscuit" c. "Frida" d. "Saw III" 2. What ethnic cuisine most suits your fancy? a. French b. English c. Brazilian d. Italian 3. Where do you spend the most time during your daily life? a. studying at the library, of course b. playing Frisbee or so...

Circuit Horoscopes

Elena Aragon

March 21, 2013

Aries- An unfortunate henna accident will cause people to ask you why they never noticed your skin disorder before.   Taurus- When someone confronts you about one of your offensive tweets, you adopt the "if you never offend someone you ain't tweeting right" philosophy.   Gemini-...

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...

Twinkies: A Retrospective

Twinkies: A Retrospective

Hannah Bartman

March 19, 2013

November 2012 marked the end of an era. It was the death of a snack that became an unofficial tag of American patriotism. It was the end of a cultural icon, a recognizable treat that held unsurpassed societal significance. Now, no 7-Eleven junk food aisle will ever be the same. This cream-filled, s...

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 ...

Magic: The Gathering––A Game’s Origins and Influence at Whitman College

Magic: The Gathering––A Game’s Origins and Influence at Whitman College

Emma Dahl

November 26, 2012

You may have heard of Magic: The Gathering, a widespread card game with roots at our very own alma mater. While its influence has spread far and wide, the gaming community remains strong at Whitman, in Walla Walla and in surrounding areas. In fact, the Magic community is one that pierces the notorious...

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