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Maintaining faith during a pandemic

Photos by Annie Means
April 29, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, faith communities at Whitman College and around the world have had to adapt their worship.  For the Abrahamic faiths, important holidays occur in April....

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens
Printmaking students and community members took advantage of festivities to create holiday-themed designs on large and small prints.
October 28, 2015

Last Sunday, Walla Walla residents were invited to the Gesa Power House Theatre to partake in the town’s third annual Día de los Muertos celebration. During this event various community members, including...

Traditional Holiday Movies

December 4, 2014

With Thanksgiving Break officially over, I can finally get into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music like the Drifters "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" or Bing Crosby crooning "I'll Be...

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes

Olive prepares for holidays with cooking classes
November 20, 2014

November means many holidays are just around the corner, but it also means another year for Olive Marketplace and Cafe's annual Open Kitchen: Holiday Cooking Series. The series includes five classes,...

‘Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions

'Tis the Season: Whitties Share Unique Holiday Traditions
December 9, 2013

Asking people about their holiday traditions leads to incredibly diverse responses, from candles to nativity scenes to roller-skating to teddy bears. Whether the basis is cultural, religious, traditional...

Quiz: What Excessive Holiday Dish Are You?

December 9, 2013

American tradition is loaded with food. All of our holidays, especially in the latter half of the year, mandate feasts heavy on meat, potatoes and sugars. Which narcolepsy-inducing family meal are you? When...

”˜Tis the Season: Holiday Philanthropy at Whitman

December 19, 2012

It's the Holiday Season––a time to be grateful for what we have, large or small. For many students, it's also a time to give. It's true that college students can barely strangle an extra penny out...

Holiday Movie Season Promises Passion, Blood and Adventure

Holiday Movie Season Promises Passion, Blood and Adventure
November 26, 2012

The holidays are fast approaching––oh yeah, finals too––so here's a quick peek at some movies we can look forward to seeing now through winter break. Actually, two big blockbusters have already...

Best of holiday shopping

December 13, 2011

The holiday season is rolling around again, and we all know what that means––shopping madness. Before you buy your mom yet another gift certificate to Bath & Body Works, consider these fun and...

Savory holiday treat: rosemary garlic spread with gorgonzola

December 13, 2011

My family has a thing about garlic. I don't just mean that we use garlic often. I mean that, for my typical birthday dinner, we use about three heads of garlic for three people. A few years ago my family...

Walla Walla provides local gifts

December 2, 2010

With only two weeks left before the end of the first semester, it's time for students to start thinking about gifts for the holidays. Below, The Pioneer provides a list of the top eight local shops to...

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