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A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

A Perspective on Cultural Appropriation

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

October 31, 2017

The issue of cultural appropriation has been and still is very debatable and some would say ‘controversial’, because apparently we still don’t have a clear idea of what appropriating a culture truly is like. However, this issue becomes more prominent and even more debatable during Halloween time...

Last North Hall “Haunted Hospital” Goes Out With a Scream

Last North Hall “Haunted Hospital” Goes Out With a Scream

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2017

On October 28, North Hall hosted the final annual “Haunted Hospital” to bring in the Halloween weekend. This year’s event was particularly bittersweet for students, staff and community members because it marked the end of a decade-long tradition. According to Mike White, Resident Director of...

North Hall continues tradition of Halloween frights for charity

Emma Cooper

November 5, 2015

"But that is where I discovered that there is a simple and very satisfying joy in scaring the pants off of your friends and neighbors."

George Fox student dies after attending Halloween Party

November 17, 2014

This story was originally published in The Crescent of George Fox University on November 5, 2014. It was written by George Fox editor-in-chief Leah Abraham. This story is printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between many northwestern collegiate newspapers. On Nov....

The Horror of the Unseen in ‘Berberian Sound Studio’

Vincent Warne

October 21, 2014

I've been watching a lot of horror movies lately in anticipation of Halloween. One that stood out was "Berberian Sound Studio", an independent British film from 2012. Directed by Peter Strickland, it tells the story of a shy sound engineer named Gilderoy and his slow descent into madness while he mixes...

Tale of Wolfman College

Tale of Wolfman College

Melina Hughes

October 31, 2013

It was a gorgeous 65 degree fall day, a light, crisp breeze ruffling the leaves under the golden autumn sun. A lovely day by all accounts, but that was the day the wolves came to Whitman College... It started slowly, first a wolf was seen smoking behind Olin Hall, a second and third standing in the sandwich line at Prentiss Dining Hal...

Haunting on Issacs Avenue

Rosemary Hanson

October 31, 2013

Though North Hall has long been rumored to be the most haunted place on campus, recent reports coming out of Jewett Hall may challenge that claim. First-year roommates Alan Bazonrkinson and Bruce Stevens of 2-west report a number of disturbing occurrences. "We keep hearing voices at all hours of the...

Dots: Why?

Evelyn Levine

October 31, 2013

Dear Dots manufacturers, It's Halloween time, and that means candy! Finally, an excuse to eat sweet, chocolatey, nougaty, fruity and chewy yum. The packages are exciting, the colors are exciting and the joy brought to the children's faces (especially my face) is exciting. Finding new candy is great...

Walla Walla Celebrates with Colorful Community Events

Walla Walla Celebrates with Colorful Community Events

Isabel Mills

October 31, 2013

This Halloween season, Walla Walla is filled with events, including a festival, a fundraiser and a family tradition. One of the events is the very first Day of the Dead Festival, which was held at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26. It featured a Latino concert,...

Happy Halloween!

Karah Kemmerly

October 31, 2013

This week, The Pioneer went to the first annual Día de los Muertos community festival to check out the student artwork. We also chatted with alumnus Stanley Wilson '66 about his 2004 thriller novel set in Walla Walla's supposedly haunted cemetery.

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

Nathan Fisher

October 31, 2012

With Halloween this week, I succumbed to my hankering for an old-fashioned monster movie. The local theater offered a plethora of bloody and gruesome movies, but since I am still recovering from the unexpected bloodbath in "Seven Psychopaths," I decided on the animated monster-filled "Hotel Transylvania." Admittedly, "Hotel Transylvania"...

Scary Things

Scary Things

Sara Portesan

November 7, 2011

Before you read any more of this blog, a quick survey please! Look at the next two photos and comment below (or think in your head or tell the person next to you) what you think they are of. I will get back to these in a minute; jump to the end if you simply cannot wait.   First, a little about my Hallo...

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