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Fraternities roll out drink testing kits and fundraise to purchase more

Grace Jackson, News Reporter November 18, 2021

Whitman’s four fraternities purchased drink testing kits at the beginning of the semester, based on a suggestion from sorority members. Now, the Inter Fraternal Council (IFC) is fundraising to purchase...

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Greek Life Attracts Fewer New Members

Tywen Kelly, Publisher September 27, 2017

Sororities and fraternities this year both experienced a low turnout for recruitment and rush, resulting in smaller pledges classes all around. The fraternities received a total of 53 pledges, notably...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

IFC President Impeached, Campus Falls Into Moral Abyss

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor September 29, 2016

Seventy years ago, FDR signed executive order 9066, forcing Japanese-Americans to move into wartime internment camps. Twenty years ago, Bill Clinton accepted inter-marital fellatio inside the oval office....

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Letter encourages first years to hold back on fall recruitment

Christy Carley, News Editor September 15, 2016

It was the summer of ‘69 when all incoming students of Whitman College last received a letter encouraging them to refrain from participating in fall Greek organization recruitment. This past  Friday,...

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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...

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