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A Q&A with student commencement speaker Seth Bergeson

A Q&A with student commencement speaker Seth Bergeson

Nate Lessler

May 18, 2010

Senior Seth Bergeson was chosen by his classmates as this year's student commencement speaker. A history major from Seattle, Bergeson is notorious for spending as much time in his room studying as socializing with his endless group of friends, which is to say, a lot. During his time at Whitman, Bergeson has...

Build understanding of policy basics

Build understanding of policy basics

jamessledd

May 18, 2010

Whitman students love to celebrate the merits of a liberal arts education. Unlike many other college students, we brag our educations are well-rounded. English majors must brave the science building at least a few times; physics majors are forced to write papers on Homer's "Odyssey." The idea is that Whi...

Think about it

Think about it

Spencer Janyk

May 18, 2010

In 1836 Marcus Whitman and Henry Spalding founded a mission at the behest of the American Board of Foreign Missions. It was established at Waiilatpu, near present-day Walla Walla. Because of non-payment for property taken by the mission, encroachment on American Indian trade and the constant outbreak of dise...

Seniors instrumental in environmental efforts of last four years

Rachel Alexander

May 18, 2010

For environmentally-minded Whitties, the last four years have been an exciting time. Two greenhouse gas emission audits have been completed. Students now grow salad greens on the roof of the Hall of Science and distribute compact fluorescent light bulbs to Walla Walla residents as a regular weekend activity....

Class of 2010 moves on to new schools, career opportunities

Lea Negrin

May 18, 2010

The Whitman College class of 2010 will soon be spreading across the globe for jobs, civil service and a variety of other opportunities. "Whatever it is they are doing . . . they want to be engaged, they want to do something that makes a difference, they want to move ahead with their lives and so they...

On music, songwriting, the Internet and more: A conversation with Gareth Campesinos!

On music, songwriting, the Internet and more: A conversation with Gareth Campesinos!

Andrew Hall

May 18, 2010

When Los Campesinos! and No Age came to town last week, we sat down with frontman Gareth Campesinos! and No Age's Randy Randall. The full interviews with both are available online on KWCW's station blog. The Pioneer's Andrew Hall: How long have you been on this U.S. tour for? Gareth Campesinos!: Not as...

Fox News commentator Juan Williams to challenge grads with charged ideas

jeremyguggenheim

May 18, 2010

Journalist Juan Williams, a political commentator for Fox News and NPR, will be delivering the commencement address during Whitman's May 23 graduation ceremony. Williams, who was born in Panama but spent most of his childhood in New York, graduated from Haverford College in 1976 with a degree in philosophy....

Campus bands: the year in review

Campus bands: the year in review

caitlinhardee

May 18, 2010

You can't play rock music in an ivory tower. This cliché is drilled into pop culture by bands like Green Day: bands who drop out of, never enter, or otherwise flee the world of academia and stake their lives in music. Despite this, Whitman harbors an astoundingly vibrant scene of bands and musicians...

Sherwood

Sherwood

Dujie Tahat

May 12, 2010

The end of this semester marks the end of the first year of the newly-remodeled Sherwood Athleic Center. With both Baker Ferguson Fitness Center and Sherwood up and running, Whitman now boasts a two-part state of the art athletic facility. Five years removed from the original planning of the rem...

For international seniors, a world of choices awaits

For international seniors, a world of choices awaits

jennywillis

May 10, 2010

The end of senior year is tough for just about everyone but the most pragmatic and punctilious of students, but for 14 in the class of 2010 there's more to consider than finishing a thesis. For Whitman's international students, graduation poses questions and issues of a different nature than those fa...

Graduate programs attract small, driven group of seniors

Rebecca Bright

May 10, 2010

"So what are you going to do next year?" For many soon-to-be graduates, it's a chilling question. "Taking a year off," "applying for internships" or "working," can be quick responses for students who aren't quite sure where their lives will go next. Yet for a driven: and relatively small: group...

Walla Walla bucket list: Seniors share favorite local pastimes

amychapman

May 9, 2010

What do you want to do before you graduate? Seniors around campus are in the process of compiling and crossing off items on their graduation bucket lists. Haven't been thinking ahead? The Pio is here to help, with a list made from interviews with over 20 Whitman seniors. Not a senior? Try crossing off ...

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