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Spring Composers Concert: Communicating through creation

Sophomores Annika Cahill and Ash Wells perform student-composed work in the Spring Composers Concert. Photos by Amara Garibyan
February 27, 2020

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Chism Recital Hall reverberated with song: the sonorous bellow of a cello, the bright voices of horns, the smooth sweetness of a clarinet. The Spring Semester Composers Concert, which...

A Merger and a Whole Lot More

Attributed to Bob MacDonnell
Josh Jensen fills new role as Vice President for Enrollment and Communications
September 12, 2017

Josh Jensen splits his week between the Boyer and Penrose houses. Two days at the former, three at the latter. His movement across campus is the most visible change since the merger of the Communications...

Love Letters in the Digital Age

November 17, 2015

The research of Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning on the use of written love letters in modern times has gotten some broader attention after a lecture at the University of St. Thomas and an article...

In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space

In Long Distance Relationships, Couples Need Space
October 15, 2015

Illustration by Luke Hampton. Like it or not, technology, social media, and constant connectedness are defining aspects of our generation’s identity. We utilize technology in nearly all aspects of...

Let’s talk about talking

October 15, 2015

Let's talk about sex. More specifically, let's talk about talking during sex. Many of us have probably at some point or another reached that critical moment in sex when something needs to happen differently....

Graduating Administrator Plans Future of ‘Encounters’

Illustration by Katie Emory
April 18, 2013

Whether it's for creative expression, brutally honest opinions or sexual curiosity, Whitman Encounters provides a forum for the emotions kept behind doors on campus. It has become a Whitman norm, and...

Uneven Libidos Require Cooperation to Resolve

February 14, 2013

My girlfriend and I are both seniors at Whitman, and I'm worried that our busy schedules are hurting our sex life. On a normal night, we'll curl up on the couch together, and maybe cuddle a little, but...

The Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees
November 15, 2012

You've heard the name thrown around: the Board of Trustees––"The Board of Trustees is on campus this weekend," or "Come to this networking event with the Board of Trustees"––but many Whitties have...

We Can Work It Out: Talking About Sex

October 10, 2012

I want to talk to my boyfriend about sex, but I think he is a lot less comfortable talking about it than I am. We've been dating for a while (and are sexually active), but I don't know how to have the...

Columnist responds to reactions to Oct. 6 ‘Take it slow when dating Chinese girls’

October 20, 2011

Undoubtedly, my last column, "Take it slow when dating Chinese girls," has received lots of attention and has even led to questioning of the production process and ethics of The Pioneer. Therefore, I think...

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