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Back from Abroad

Back from Abroad

Emily Lin-Jones

January 30, 2014

Students returning from their fall semester off-campus studies programs share highlights from their experiences, plus a look at the changes made at home in the Off-Campus Studies Office.

Chastity Belt Rocks Out with New Album ‘No Regerts’

Chastity Belt Rocks Out with New Album ‘No Regerts’

Emma Dahl

September 12, 2013

If you've been at Whitman for more than a year or two, odds are you may have heard of Chastity Belt, an all-female rock-and-roll group of Whitman alumni who play fun, relaxed punk-y jams. Back in their Whitman days, Chastity Belt played numerous house shows, and while they are currently located in Seattle, the band continues to acknowled...

Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Shelly Le

September 12, 2013

This August, The Pioneer community lost one of our dearest members. Alumna Jamie Soukup Reid '10, her husband Will Reid and their unborn child passed away in a car accident in North Carolina as they were returning home from a friend's wedding. Jamie and Will were married in May of this year. During h...

Debate Team Moves Forward Under New Director

Shelly Le

September 12, 2013

When Professor of Forensics Jim Hanson resigned from his director of forensics position last spring, several questions about the future of the team remained unanswered. Uncertainty about the reasons for Hanson's resignation and concerns about the Title IX investigation of the team conducted in sprin...

Internships Provide Professional Avenues for Students’ Environmental Passions

Serena Runyan

September 12, 2013

This summer, several environmentally conscious Whitman students flooded the internship scene. Their experiences ranged from collecting data in the field, editing radio advertisements or protesting with united mining workers, but all were able to put their passion and education to the test. Junior environmental studies-geol...

Whitman Branches Out To Tree-Based Energy Source on Campus

Whitman Branches Out To Tree-Based Energy Source on Campus

Molly Johanson

September 12, 2013

Instead of a triumphant ribbon-cutting ceremony catered with little cakes by Bon Appétit, the unveiling of Whitman's expanded green energy system, Whitvironmenttm, was conducted through a simple trial run to an excited audience of dozens this Monday. Jorge Watercrossing, Whitman's president, demonstrated to the crowd the triumphant charging noise of his iPhone as he plugged it...

‘In Utero’ 20 Years Later

Kyle Seasly

September 12, 2013

Kurt Cobain, for various reasons, will forever remain somewhat mysterious. He was a killer songwriter, yet admitted blatantly to ripping off the Pixies in a Rolling Stone interview. The circumstances surrounding his entrance into the infamous "27 Club" will always lead to finger-pointing at Courtney...

Whitman Rushes Pledge Process

Whitman Rushes Pledge Process

Tristan Gavin

September 12, 2013

If you ask anyone about his or her Greek organization on campus, most will make the classic, defensive claim that Whitman Greek life is different. And it is –– or so I believe. But if the fraternities and women's fraternities (that a third of the campus are involved in) are really as inclusive and nurturing as they are made out to be, then why does Greek r...

High hopes for Lady Sweets after Nationals

High hopes for Lady Sweets after Nationals

Kyle Howe

September 12, 2013

During the beginning of the summer, the Whitman Lady Sweets Ultimate Frisbee team was hard at work at the Division I College Championships, the first national tournament for the team, where they would establish themselves as a powerhouse Ultimate team. The team began the tournament ranked 19th, b...

Arcade-ia: From dream to reality

Arcade-ia: From dream to reality

Sean McNulty

September 12, 2013

If you want to start a video arcade, you first need game cabinets. The component parts of basic arcade cabinets are simple: plywood wrapped in printed vinyl siding, a video display and no more circuitry than a home PC. As a whole, they can be incredibly expensive. Arcade-ia, which opened on Main Street i...

Tennis Court Remodels Near Completion Despite Delay

Tennis Court Remodels Near Completion Despite Delay

Hannah Bartman

September 12, 2013

The tennis courts, which are currently encased in a fence of construction, are due to open on Sept. 23. Unexpected rain caused a week-long delay in early June, but after three and a half months of construction the courts will be open in time for the Men and Women's Fall Tournament, which runs Sept. 27-29. "I b...

The Actual Whitman College Campus Map

The Actual Whitman College Campus Map

Elena Aragon

September 12, 2013

Olin Hall - Welcome to the land of always being early. Because the clocks are behind by about five minutes, it is possible to leave Jewett at 8:59 and arrive by 8:57. Prentiss Hall - Could this dorm be any harder to navigate? Apparently it's shaped like some sort of consonant, but it's not entirely evident. The dining hall is disproportionately gi...

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