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Greeks Going Green introduced to promote environmental sustainability

Greeks Going Green introduced to promote environmental sustainability

Dylan Tull

October 13, 2011

After a long night at the fraternities on any given weekend, the amount of waste left behind from the parties is astounding. Glass bottles are strewn about the sidewalk and red plastic cups fill trashcans to the brim. While Whitman has a reputation of being environmentally conscious, Whitman frat...

Alpha Phi commences colonization

Alpha Phi commences colonization

Molly Johanson

September 29, 2011

First-year Julie Peterson admits that she signed up to rush because she wanted free food. Fortunately, she found more than food. She is one of this year's 70 new members of Whitman's established women's fraternities, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Gamma and Kappa Kappa Gamma.   A record high of 130 girls...

Self-esteem boosted through Greek life involvement

September 29, 2011

This column was contributed by Katie Haaheim Like many of us Whitties, I had a less than graceful social experience in high school. (The only time I was asked to slow dance with a boy, I literally ran away and hid in the bathroom. I was that awkward.) As a teenager, I generally felt ill at ease in ...

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Molly Smith

March 3, 2011

This article was also co-authored by Derek Thurber with contribution from Rachel Alexander and Josh Goodman. Several weeks ago, The Pioneer was approached by senior Dan Hart with some of the allegations described below. As a result of his coming forward, we began an investigation into his claims as we...

Holding out for a hero: Mr. Whitman pageant raises funds for Hondurans

Holding out for a hero: Mr. Whitman pageant raises funds for Hondurans

Lea Negrin

October 29, 2009

The Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority has long been awaiting the draw of the red curtain in Cordiner Hall this Friday, Oct. 30, for their eighth annual Mr. Whitman pageant. A fundraiser for a chosen non-profit organization, the event brings eight male contestants to compete in formal attire, swim wear, talent and que...

Kappas, kids celebrate annual Dr. Seuss Day

Kappas, kids celebrate annual Dr. Seuss Day

Jamie Soukup

March 5, 2009

When local Walla Walla youth read the book, "Oh the Places You'll Go," they might not have realized that one of those places was Whitman College. Last Sunday, March 1, the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) put on their fifth annual Dr. Seuss Day event at Reid Campus Center, in conjunction with the ...

Proud to be a Phi

Letter to the Editor

March 5, 2009

Dear Gabriela, It makes me sad that you feel so poorly towards the Whitman College Greek system, an institution that I am so grateful for. In an effort to try and change your opinion I would like to extend to you (and anyone else that might have serious concerns about the Greek system) an invitation to...

Egregiously irresponsible depiction of a minority group on collegiate grounds

Letter to the Editor

March 5, 2009

Dear Gabriela, We know people will always disagree. Disagreement leads to two potential outcomes: the first, as your article demonstrates, is one of anger and exacerbation of differences. The second, and more positive outcome, is that disagreement can lead to constructive discussion. It was difficu...

Greek shirts fittingly convey conformity culture

G.L.S.

February 26, 2009

William Lawrence, in last week's column, was right to criticize the creative bankruptcy of Greek shirts lazily sporting co-opted corporate logos. As a first-year I was baffled by a shirt that declared "Kappa" in the Hooters logo. "OK," I thought, "Kappas are into sisterhood, boobs and wings?" I...

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