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Whitman’s Yard Sale Means More Than Cheap Furniture

Whitman’s Yard Sale Means More Than Cheap Furniture

Sarah Cornett

September 12, 2013

Last Friday, Sept. 6 marked the continuation of an event the Physical Plant has put on for 19 years –– the Whitman College Surplus Yard Sale. [portfolio_slideshow] Each year, employees of the Physical Plant gather unwanted furniture –– ranging from chairs to typewriters –– from Whitman...

New Faculty Beat the Odds

New Faculty Beat the Odds

Lachlan Johnson

September 12, 2013

Whitman College welcomed nine new tenure-track professors to campus this September after a long application process that chose each professor out of a pool of hundreds of applicants. The new faculty will teach subjects in every academic division, ranging from dance and rhetoric studies to geology and...

Not Enough Activities at Activities Fair

Melina Hughes

September 12, 2013

The flurry of opening week activities and opportunities often leaves first-years completely overwhelmed. This year, however, one first-year was not impressed with the offerings. Dorphoebe Jones spoke to The Pioneer about being greatly underwhelmed by the number of campus groups that were represented ...

What Kind of First-Year Are You?

Evelyn Levine

September 12, 2013

1. It's time to go ‘Storm The Field' and you say: a.) Let's go storm that field! I'll wear my Whitman shirt and a name tag so people remember who I am and know that I love Whitman already! b.) Will there be food? c.) Storming the field is an antiquated term associated with war and dominat...

Doping in Sports Can’t be Stopped by Technological Means

Blair Hanley Frank

January 24, 2013

Many moons ago, when I asked my mother about whether or not she bought the allegations of Lance Armstrong's doping, she said she thought that you either believed Lance's claims that he didn't dope, or you didn't, and she fell into the former camp. That's about how I felt, too. Whatever last shreds...

A Tribute to the Outdoors

Mallory Martin

January 24, 2013

The Whitman Outdoor Program's community-sponsored Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour garnered a huge turnout Tuesday night, with ticket lines wrapping around the building. A tradition started 19 years ago, the Tour's stop on campus has slowly but steadily amassed a large following among Whitties...

Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Rebecca Walker Addresses Civil Rights in the Past, Present and Future

Dylan Tull

January 24, 2013

Rebecca Walker, named by TIME Magazine as one of the 40 most influential Americans under the age of 40, spoke in Cordiner Hall on Jan. 23 on the topic of building upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work in order to cultivate unity and a more peaceful world. The lecture was the third in a series of events...

No Half-Assing It With Multiple Partners

Spencer Wharton

January 24, 2013

I take issue with the way you make open relationships out to be a positive thing. I'm a straight dude who's been in three open relationships, and all I've ever gotten out of them has been misery, regret and nasty breakups. Communication wasn't the problem––we dialogued everything to DEATH. We establishe...

Letter from the Editor

Rachel Alexander

January 24, 2013

One of the first things I did after getting back from break was to create a reader survey for The Pioneer. As an organization, I believe The Pio should always be responsive to the students, staff, faulty, parents and alumni who read our paper and view our website. Many of the suggestions made by ou...

Community Debates Bond to Modernize Walla Walla High

Community Debates Bond to Modernize Walla Walla High

Sarah Cornett

January 24, 2013

A bond measure to delegate $69.6 million to renovate an aging Walla Walla High School has community members and school officials both advocating for the measure and debating its consequences. The bond, set for a special Feb. 12 vote, would designate funds to update and restore Wa-Hi, a community institution...

New Year Brings Changes for Taqueria Yungapeti

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

January 24, 2013

Taqueria Yungapeti was a household name for many Whitman students. Many Whitman students frequently made pilgrimage there for authentic food and the renowned Walla Walla Burrito. "I don't know what they added to it, but they did Mexican food right," said sophomore George Felton. Students also...

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