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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

How to initiate: Backpage edition

Callie Brown February 5, 2015
It’s the dawn of a new age: second semester has officially begun. It’s been two weeks long, so obviously it makes sense that everyone is completely exhausted already. The countdown to spring break has already begun, and sickness is sweeping over this campus like a new form of the plague. The days of break are long behind us and pale faces, incessant coughing, and, of course, that one annoying person in the library that can’t stop sniffling has become the new norm. In other words, the student body has started looking more like sleepwalkers than those excited Whitties that circulate during the warmer sunny days. However, some people actually have an excuse for this weariness (besides staying up watching entirely too much Netflix): initiation week.

Wholesome group activities that are totally awesomer than any initiation practices

Elena Aragon October 6, 2011

Looking for some fresh and creative ways to initiate your group? Consider these exciting options that not only catalyze bonding but also test the strengths of the individuals joining, creating some solid...

Cry for help from a ‘Pioneer’ writer

Tabor Martinsen October 6, 2011

In light of this week's newspaper initiation, my boss asked me to write an article about my  experience thus far so here it is. On the first day, Satan my boss Adam made me clean his dirty laundry...

Illustration: Eddy Vazquez

TKE puts Pio staff on probation

Dana Thompson October 6, 2011
The Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity has placed The Pioneer on probation for questionable goings-on during the infamous Pioneer Initiation Week, a representative said on Wednesday.
Credit: Ethan Parrish

Allegations of hazing leveled against TKE initiation practices

Molly Smith March 3, 2011
Whitman's administration is investigating claims that TKE initiation violates the college's Code of Conduct and hazing policy.
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