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Cultivating Passion: How Attending College in Wine-country Walla Walla has Refined Students’ Academic Interests

Photo by Elle Pollock
January 30, 2018

Location matters. According to the website “Visit Walla Walla,” there are 120 wineries and 2,800 acres of grapes in Walla Walla, and a select few students have shown that their passion for the viticulture...

Divestment movement expands fight against all forms of fossils

November 3, 2016

The Whitman Divestment movement needs to take things to the next level, according to club leader Gresham Merkel. The realization came about as the group was sitting around the GAC, eating leftover donuts...

Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Photo by Anna Dawson
April 7, 2016
Dorothy "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenberger '97, a first-generation educator astronaut, returned to Whitman to speak about Science, Technology, Engineer and Math (STEM) education

Bob Carson Leaves 40 Year Legacy of Enthusiasm

May 18, 2015

Even when the current managing editor of The Pioneer and ASWC senator balked at the slope ahead of her, Bob Carson was unafraid. Granted he had years more of experience with sledding down sand dunes, but...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike
March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program...

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major
December 9, 2013

After a rough day in classes, it's nice to sit down with a cold drink. But what about a drink specifically tailored to your studies? After careful analysis, we have found these eight majors' next drink...

Women in Science Panel Captivates Crowd

Women in Science Panel Captivates Crowd
November 7, 2013

A panel of five female science professors gathered for the Women in Science panel on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in order to shed light on the adversities that women face in the field of science. Led by Associate...

Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown
October 10, 2013

The tense, drawn-out government shutdown has entered into its 10th day, the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms ever closer and tensions have only increased between President Obama and the...

Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

The inside of the Barn
February 21, 2013

Whitman is a college with colorfully named houses. Sometimes those house names are based on inside jokes, puns and strange intricacies about the house. Other times, the reason for the name is staring the...

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

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

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies

Parental Guidance, Emphasis on Education Draws In Legacies
February 14, 2013

When senior Nick Marquiss sat down at his first Encounters class, he found himself sitting across the table from the same professor who taught his father decades before. This situation may seem...

Wine sparks academic pursuit

Photos by Catie Bergman.
November 8, 2012

Walla Walla's wine industry is certainly a nice addition to the town for parents and seniors, but its emergence and growth also hold academic promise. Professor Kevin Pogue of the geology department...

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