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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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Exploring Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Ethnogeology Class

Nat Lange, Science & Environment Editor February 22, 2024

When I walked into Hall of Science Room 116 on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the consistent thump of mortar against pestle punctuated the classroom air. Tribal Elder Cultural Instructor Jim Baugh (Cherokee/Lakota/Arikara)...

Stream table helps geology labs rock

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 6, 2023

Whitman’s Geology Department celebrated a major victory last year after learning that their $97,000 grant request had been accepted, allowing them to purchase tools for use in the lab and the field....

How to celebrate Rocktober right

Conor Bartol, It’s rock-o-clock baby October 20, 2022

The following is transcribed from the local college radio: The month is nearly over, which means it’s time to rejoice with newfound fervor: that’s right, it’s ROCKtober, which means a nonstop,...

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

Claire Reichle 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

Clara Wheeler, Humor Writer 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...

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Former Astronaut, Alumna Returns to Whitman College

Marra Clay, Publisher 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

Audrey Kelly 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

Helen Angell March 13, 2014
The sabbatical program is an essential part of the Whitman College faculty’s ongoing professional development and provides numerous benefits—not only to the individual professor, but also to her or his students and to the entire Whitman community.
Drinks That Go With Your Major

Drinks That Go With Your Major

Aleida Fernandez 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

Dylan Tull 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.
Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull October 10, 2013
Entering into the tenth day of the government shutdown, the impact is felt throughout the Whitman community. Seniors' thesis research has come to a halt, the Outdoor Program has encountered numerous problems with closed federal land, and a variety of financial issues affect students.
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Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

Emily Williams 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 viewer right in the face.
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