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Thanksgiving break reminds Whittie that most people fall somewhere between treebark-eating ultrafeminist and homophobic oil baron on political spectrum

Annelise Ellingboe, Inexplicable Corn Nut Addiction

November 29, 2018

First-year student Ernest Wilderby experienced severe culture shock after leaving Whitman for Thanksgiving for the first time since beginning school. Having become a kind of Cultural Bubble Boy within Whitman’s socially-conscious walls, the real world suddenly felt abrasive and intensely callous to the st...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second City came to Walla Walla’s Gesa Power House Theatre for one night, bringing their show, “The Sec...

Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair

Community Service groups sold crafts at the fair as a way to raise money for their cause. Photo by Tywen Kelly.

James Kennedy

December 11, 2014

Whitman's annual Arts and Crafts Fair provides an opportunity for Whitman students and Walla Walla locals to show off their art prowess and make a profit. Held Monday Dec. 8, the fair exhibited a combination of local community members, student-run businesses and amateur artists just looking for a little...

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Illustration by Cooper-Ellis

Audrey Kelly

October 16, 2014

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important to Whitman students, not decadent meals and days off of school, especially when their holidays don't line...

Snowbound explorations of love delight in ‘Bus Stop’

Credit: Allie Felt

Clara Bartlett

December 8, 2011

Consider this your Greyhound ticket to thoroughly enjoyable procrastination. From Thursday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 11, Harper Joy Theatre presents the romantic comedy "Bus Stop" by William Inge on the Alexander Stage, directed by Visiting Instructor of Theatre Katie Pearl. The Pioneer caught an earl...

Decreasing consumption during holiday season

Decreasing consumption during holiday season

Connor Guy

December 14, 2008

Between Thanksgiving and New Years Day, Americans produce 25% more waste than they do normally. This amounts to 25 million pounds of waste total during the holiday season. Since we like to think of ourselves as environmentally conscientious here at Whitman, here are a few ways you might keep yourself fr...

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