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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...

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

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...

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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,...

Illustration by Kelsey Lund

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...

Illustration: Ruth Hwang

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...

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...

Credit: cade beck

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...

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...

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...

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...

Credit: Allie Felt

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...

Credit: cade beck

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,...

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