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Creative Voices of Whitman

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...

Circuit Letter from the Editor

Editor-in-Chief Rachel Alexander. Photo by Susie Krikava.
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...

Whitman Alumni Find Environmentalist Views Evolving

Thorndike organized this project.
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,...

Guide to Summer in Walla Walla

Illustration by Kelsey Lund
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...

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

Illustration: Ruth Hwang
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...

The Circuit: Graduation Edition

The Circuit: Graduation Edition
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...

Whitman teaches us to create the world we live in

Credit: cade beck
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...

Senior profiles

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...

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

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...

Senior sports profiles: David Michaels, Katie Tackman

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...

Senior thesis profile: Gaea Campe

Credit: Allie Felt
May 9, 2012

Major: Environmental Humanities Thesis title: Sustaining Linguistic Diversity: An Ecological Imperative "My thesis examines the interconnections between biodiversity and linguistic diversity...

Interview with Professor David Schmitz

Credit: cade beck
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,...

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