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Reel Rock returns to showcase diverse climbing stories

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter March 25, 2021

For its third year, the Whitman Climbing Club and WEB will be teaming up to bring the Reel Rock Film Festival to campus on Friday, March 26. Senior Emery Hansell has been working with Reel Rock’s...

Reel Rock 14 goes from giant Whitman orgy to more intentional sex club

Maddie Ott, Munchkin With An Appetite November 21, 2019

Last year, Reel Rock was steamy. The greater outdoor community and their brave companions indulge in some of the most sexually explicit activity Maxey Auditorium has seen, besides Rocky Horror. Reel Rock...

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Crank, Climbing Reach New Heights

Conor Scanlon, Staff Reporter April 27, 2017

In its twenty fifth year, last weekend’s annual Sweet Onion Crank bouldering competition brought nearly 200 students from schools across the Northwest to campus for a day chock-full of laughs and challenging...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter April 6, 2017

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s...

Photo by Natalie Mutter

Whitman Climbing Team Ascends to New Heights in NC3 Rankings

March 3, 2016

Most Whitman students know about the huge climbing wall and it’s popularity regardless of whether or not they actually climb. But what students might not know is that Whitman has a club climbing team...

Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor February 4, 2016
In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

Banff Film Festival comes to Whitman

Emma Cooper January 28, 2016

Climbers, boarders, bikers, and river-surfers gathered into Cordiner Hall on Jan. 19 for this year's Banff Film Festival event. The Banff Film Festival plays annually in Banff, Alberta, where hundreds...

Dana Bolster '17 is another avid participant of Ladies Climbing Night. Photo by Hannah Bashevkin.

Ladies’ Climbing Night offers space to women climbers

Martina Pansze April 30, 2015

As the clock strikes 8 p.m., women start to trickle into the climbing gym. By 8:05, Beyoncé is blasting from the speakers, and women are harnessing up and beginning to climb. Every other week, The...

Photo by John Brooksbank

Umatilla, Forest Service negotiate future of Spring Mountain

Nolan Bishop October 9, 2014

In recent months, members of the Umatilla tribe have initiated conversations with the Forest Service about the usage of Spring Mountain, a site of cultural significance to the tribe and a popular rock...

College students from all over the Pacific Northwest gathered at the Whitman College Climbing Center for the Sweet Onion Crank climbing festival last weekend. Photos by Catie Bergman.

Climbers from All Over the Northwest Hit the Climbing Wall for the Sweet Onion Crank

Kyle Howe May 2, 2013

Last Saturday, climbers from all over the Pacific Northwest arrived at Whitman for the annual Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition. The Crank allows climbers of all skills to participate in the competition...

Matthew Morris.  Photos contributed by Morriss, this photo courtesy of Nathan Liechty.

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

Tristan Gavin February 21, 2013

Senior Matthew Morriss has done things in the past six months most Whitman students only dream of. Not only is he spending time climbing and skiing in some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the...

Credit: Eduardo Vazquez

Dean de Benedictis embarks on mountainous musical odyssey

caitlinhardee September 8, 2011

In Whitman's vibrant liberal arts setting, it's common to find students who are equally devoted to creative pursuits and the great outdoors. This August, The Pioneer spoke with a musician who embodies...

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