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A scary story to tell in the dark: Dignity lost in Sig basement

Maddie Ott, Hot 'n Bothered

November 7, 2019

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, not quite stormy, but in the low thirties with a brisk and terribly biting wind. Nothing seemed amiss. ‘Twas a Friday night after a long and arduous week of participating occasionally in class. You deserve this weekend, plus you and your friends are good peopl...

Tales from beyond the Frat: Confessions in the wake of partaking in the Jaeger challenge

Dylan Snyder

April 30, 2015

Now while the story I am about to tell is mostly true, details have been changed to protect the innocent as they were involved in the story. But the fear, passion, elation and misery that is discussed is all too real. I don't recommend doing this to anyone, unless they want to feel completely at a loss...

Jackpage: Note found!

Jack Swain

April 16, 2015

The other day, I found a crumpled letter in a wastepaper basket. What was I doing snooping through the garbage? An ordinary person might think it unusual to browse through trash cans, but I find it actually quite worthwhile. You really can get to know someone by searching through their trash. I'm seri...

Whitman College Pioneer given national comedy nods due to Jack Issue’s success

Kyle Seasly

April 9, 2015

Springtime is recognized around the world as a season of rebirth, fresh beginnings and a renewed sense of nymphomania. This spring, however, greeted many Backpage writers with the bitter taste of failure –– similar to the taste of octopus droppings (although some cultures do regard this as a delicacy). Indeed,...

You Only Ball Once

You Only Ball Once

Aleida Fernandez

January 31, 2014

It's ball season in Vienna. During January and February many Viennese - and tourists - don their best evening attire and dance the night away at a beautiful location until the wee hours of the morning. If it sounds like a Disney movie, it's because it basically is. This last week I had the opportunity...

[email protected] Aims to Spice Up Campus Dance Scene

Emma Dahl

January 31, 2013

First-year Gillian Friedman was a competitive salsa dancer in Seattle before she came to Whitman. Now she hopes to bring the spirit and energy of salsa dancing to campus through a newly formed salsa club, entitled [email protected], through which she plans to offer free salsa lessons. Friedman explained...

Pioneer Web Profile: Sophomore Umair Meredia Dances into the Spotlight

Pioneer Web Profile: Sophomore Umair Meredia Dances into the Spotlight

Elena Aragon

December 1, 2012

As captain of Whitman dance club Step One, it is no surprise that sophomore Umair Meredia enjoys dancing. The Pioneer had the opportunity to spend some time with him in his room on the third floor of the Phi house. Zebra-print soft blankets cover the couch and the floor, so soft color-changing light reflects nicely on the white part between the stripes. An interesting Buddha tapestry is on t...

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