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Creative Voices of Whitman

Sarah Cornett

May 13, 2013

It is no secret that the Whitman community is one full of passionate people. As a prospective student, I decided to come to Whitman for that reason. Whitties are all really interested in something and they pursue these interests passionately and humbly. Whether meeting environmental activists, artists,...

Circuit Letter from the Editor

Circuit Letter from the Editor

Rachel Alexander

May 13, 2013

I've sat down to write this letter half a dozen times, but it's always seemed like an impossible task. My predecessors, sitting where I am today, have reflected elegantly on their time at Whitman and spoken about how much running The Pioneer and producing The Circuit have shaped their college ex...

Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Sam Chapman

May 13, 2013

At Whitman, ideals are one thing you can always count on finding somewhere. There is no shortage of people who believe strongly in something––in the end of rape culture, the abolition of modern slavery, the inadvisability of GM crops––and assert that the only way to get it is to fight for it. This...

Guide to Summer in Walla Walla

Guide to Summer in Walla Walla

Rachel Alexander

May 13, 2013

Come June, the Whitman campus can start to look a bit deserted. However, as anyone who's stayed on campus over a break can attest, Walla Walla doesn't actually shut down just because Whitman's not in session. If you're a grad who's sticking around for a few months, or a student who has summer plans in Walla Walla, don't fear: There's plenty to do once classes ...

How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

How well do campus resources prepare students for life after Whitman?

Rachel Alexander

May 9, 2012

Before I set off for Whitman, my parents sat down to give me some good old-fashioned advice. After all the usual concerns about studying hard and making good use of my time in college, they turned to my eventual course of study. "Make sure you major in something practical," they said, without much elaboration. I re...

The Circuit: Graduation Edition

The Circuit: Graduation Edition

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 9, 2012

My fellow seniors and I are about to let go of one of the main things that has defined us over the past several years: Soon, we will no longer be Whitman students. This definition and all that accompanies it for each of us is slowly shifting into the past tense. I suspect, however, that a lot of what...

Whitman teaches us to create the world we live in

Whitman teaches us to create the world we live in

May 9, 2012

This column was contributed by Alice Minor '12 We've tried to climb Styx or observed someone fail to do so. Thrown or been hit by a Frisbee. Attempted the Reading Room challenge or watched Sam Alden's legendary YouTube triumph. Been to or at least seen profile pictures of the ‘80s dance. Oh yeah, and w...

Senior profiles

Alyssa Fairbanks

May 9, 2012

Rarely do Whitman students get the chance to hear about the innovative projects and newsworthy accomplishments of classmates beyond their immediate friend group. The Pioneer sat down with several graduating seniors––with a diverse range of academic passions and other interests around campus––to discuss ...

Senior post-grad plans: Meghan Bill, Jimmy Kaplan, Adam Delgado

Sylvie Luiten

May 9, 2012

Meghan Bill "[My plans are] still being formed. I wrote my thesis on museums in the local area because I'm really interested in museum studies and museum education, so I'm searching for opportunities there. But, I have an internship this summer with the Smithsonian Association, which is the educational arm of the Smithsonian Institution. I'm going to be working with them all...

Senior sports profiles: David Michaels, Katie Tackman

Peter Clark

May 9, 2012

David Michaels "Training for me is ya know, getting up at 6 a.m., working out, lifting with our assistant coach, Coach Garnett. We get up [and] lift, I go to classes, come back, get up shots for 45 minutes or an hour. Then I meet back with him and get in an hour and a half of ball handling, shots off the dribble, post moves, various things. Depending on the day, either get up more sho...

Senior thesis profile: Gaea Campe

Senior thesis profile: Gaea Campe

Shelly Le

May 9, 2012

Major: Environmental Humanities Thesis title: Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: An Ecological Imperative "My thesis examines the interconnections between biodiversity and linguistic diversity and builds the argument that preserving the world's endangered indigenous languages is an ecological imperative. Indigenous languages have been spoken in the sam...

Interview with Professor David Schmitz

Interview with Professor David Schmitz

Alyssa Fairbanks

May 9, 2012

The labels that have been assigned to current college-aged youth are endless, from the multitaskers and echo boomers, to the "Yes-We-Can" generation. The Pioneer sat down with Professor David Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, to place a discussion of generational labels in its historical...

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