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Tino’s Bridge Corner #2

Tino Mori, Columnist

September 24, 2015

Hello! Welcome back to this little corner of Bridge-related malarkey! If you read last week's column and have returned for more, then you've got some serious gumption! Let's get started with some bridge lingo, eh? The Post-Mortem: There are two parts to any hand of bridge: the bidding and the play....

Game Night at Sweet Basil

Emma Cooper, Columnist

September 24, 2015

If you're looking for more than just pizza at Sweet Basil, Wednesday nights are the time for you. Sweet Basil hosts the Walla Walla Go Club (WWGC) game night each week on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. A few Whitman students, especially members of the Japanese club, have frequented Go Club. Go is an...

Movie Drinking Games

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2014

Last Thursday, I was curling up on my couch with a nice glass of wine getting ready to start my Shonda Rhimes night with "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy" when it dawned on me that hey, I'm drinking a glass of red wine just like Olivia Pope–– she in an Armani suit with a 1991 bottle and me in sweatpants...

Walla Walla Book Nooks Delight Buyers

Serena Runyan

September 26, 2013

Despite the spread of chain stores like Barnes and Noble and the recent proliferation of e-books, independent bookstores still contribute to the heartbeat of Walla Walla. Doing away with unfamiliarity and the pressure of stark untouched pages, these smaller family-owned shops make it easy to just let...

Modern shooters should focus on story

Modern shooters should focus on story

Blair Hanley Frank

December 8, 2011

Fair warning: this column contains  graphic  spoilers for the "Modern Warfare" series and "Battlefield 3." It's the holiday season, and that means there's a bumper crop of video games pouring out of development houses and vying for our screen time. Two of the biggest releases this year are ...

Growing eSports requires accessibility

Growing eSports requires accessibility

Blair Hanley Frank

November 17, 2011

Sometimes, when I'm bored, I like to watch other people play video games. I'm not alone, either: an entire community has sprung up in support of "eSports," which is a fancy term for what most people would consider competitive video gaming. Interestingly, it's fairly popular: Video streams of popular...

Video game morality needs to grow up

Video game morality needs to grow up

Blair Hanley Frank

February 3, 2011

Spoiler Warning: I'll be discussing important plot points from "Mass Effect" and "Bioshock". You have been warned. Humans have always told stories. It's in our nature. Up until recently, however, it's been impossible to truly put yourself into a story. That's why video games are cool: it's finally possi...

Walla Walla provides local gifts

Nate Lessler

December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to check out for holiday gifts: all within just a very short distance of campus. 1. Bright's Candies...

Humans vs. Zombies excitement hits campus

Humans vs. Zombies excitement hits campus

Sean McNulty

September 16, 2010

On Wednesday, Sept.15, more than 240 Whitman students jumped into Humans vs. Zombies, a notorious game of on-campus tag. For the first few days, the humans work furiously to avoid the single zombie disguised in their midst. In little more than a week, there will be only a handful left. Two humans escaped the game alive last year. T...

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