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Gender Disparity in Service on Campus

Gender Disparity in Service on Campus

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Community service at Whitman is a dramatically gendered affair. Of the 206 active members of campus service clubs, 83 percent identify as female. This disparity ebbs and flows through the membership of every club on campus. The closest any group comes to an equal gender distribution is 33 percent male. This...

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Martin Luther King Celebrated With Service, Lecture

Sarah Cornett

January 28, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

A march, lecture, and day of service marked ways the Whitman community honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Whitman and Walla Walla Interactions Take Good and Bad

Sara Platnick

October 13, 2015


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Current interactions between Whitman College and the greater Walla Walla community are generally positive. However, recent incidents and events show both a positive and negative side to Whitman’s relationship with the community.

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Martina Pansze

November 6, 2014


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Living in the "Whitman Bubble," most students spend most of their time interacting with people their own age. However, some service learning organizations on campus are working with community members to break this generational disconnect. The mentor program matches Whitman students with children in...

‘College Coaches’ Changes Format, Still Has Goal in Mind

Anna Zheng

April 24, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

In the spring of 2010, Whitman alumna Emily Lorente '11 started an outreach program called College Coaches, which focused on one-on-one mentorship for students at Walla Walla High School. When the program was founded, Lorente worked for Walla Walla High and paired high school students with Whitman...

Students Celebrate Love on Valentines Day

Students Celebrate Love on Valentines Day

Annabelle Marcovici

March 5, 2014


Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photos

Photographer Annabelle Marcovici documents how Whitman students celebrated love on Valentines day this year. Among the students profiled, Marcovici profiles students from the Spring Break Service Trips who are selling Valentines Day cards to fundraise for their trips in March. [portfolio_slideshow]

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Serena Runyan

October 23, 2013


Filed under FEATURE

By participating in community service, students at Walla Walla University find a chance to break out of their routines and get involved within the community. WWU Community Service Coordinator Ellie Veverka helps to organize one big service event during each academic semester. Fall Service Day is s...

Welcome to Walla Walla University

Karah Kemmerly

October 23, 2013


Filed under FEATURE, Weekly Topic

This week, The Pioneer talked with the students and staff of Walla Walla University to find out more about spiritual life on campus, the first-year orientation program and student community service projects.

Service: Fundamental to Communities, Student Experience

Sayda Morales

April 26, 2013


Filed under OPINION

All throughout high school I volunteered in various service projects that served the New York City community. Some of these projects helped the elderly, while others helped inner city students like me. No matter the project, I remember feeling so empowered knowing that I had helped improve my community...

How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother

How I Met My Mother’s Mother’s Mother

Quin Nelson

March 7, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

All I had to start was an address and a phrase: "Find Your Ancestors" at 1821 2nd St. Intrigued by the vague advertisement in the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, I set out to clear up my equally vague family history. Is my dad a nationality other than "white"? How many of my Filipino "aunties" am I actually...

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

February 21, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the "Christian General" because of his deep religious piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although unlucky in the war, Howard recovered from his setbacks while posted as a corps and army commander ...

Knowledge is Power is Freedom

Sayda Morales

February 15, 2013


Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

I went to high school with Gossip Girl, and as the series suggests, she also made my life quite difficult. Nestled comfortably in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Nightingale-Bamford School, costing almost as much as a Whitman education, loomed over me five days a week for four years. From the mom...

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