Whitman Wire

Small Business Development Center Builds Test Kitchen for Locals

Small Business Development Center Builds Test Kitchen for Locals

Daniel Kim

April 11, 2013

Walla Wallans are about to get cooking. Since the start of the school year, the Walla Walla Small Business Development Center and its intern senior David McGaughey have worked with the Walla Walla Veteran Affairs Medical Center to build a test kitchen for community members. The kitchen is meant to be...

Big Idea Talks

Big Idea Talks

Maegan Nelson

April 11, 2013

For the past few weeks, several "Big Idea Talks" posters have been covering the campus grounds, advertising a first-time collaboration between the Walla Walla Public Library and Whitman faculty to give a series of locally-themed lectures open to the public. The talks, given by faculty members such as Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities/General Studies Don S...

Blackness exists on a Spectrum

Gladys Gitau

April 11, 2013

I fit in well on this campus. Like most Whitties, I consider myself intelligent, hardworking, socially conscious and fun to be around. More so, among my friends back home, I was that nerdy, outdoorsy, thrifty, liberal girl who was most likely to survive in an environment like Whitman. But there are...

Poor Conditions Lead to Shortened Tournaments for Golf Teams

Kyle Howe

April 11, 2013

Over the weekend, both Whitman men's and women's golf teams fought against the elements in the Spring Classic in Bremerton, Wash. The persistent rain led to unplayable conditions on the course, leading to the second day of both men's and women's tournaments to be canceled. The men finished sixth overall...

Divestment Should Be More than Just Symbolic

April 11, 2013

This column was contributed by Martha Sebald '14 This past weekend, a few dozen students and student representatives crowded into Reid Campus Center for an informational hearing to help ASWC determine whether or not it will support divestment: an important conversation indeed. Here I would like to ...

College prepares for influx of visitors

Serena Runyan

April 11, 2013

As May approaches and high school seniors everywhere begin to concretely ponder the next four years of their lives, it's become nearly impossible to avoid the epidemic-like surge of manila folders dotting Whitman's campus amongst sunbathers and Frisbee games. Spring Visitors Day and Admitted Students...

‘Bang With Friends’ Will Revolutionize Sex

‘Bang With Friends’ Will Revolutionize Sex

Maggie Mae Lemaris

April 11, 2013

Bang With Friends, a Facebook-linked website that took only two hours to code, has the potential to change sex forever. I would even go so far as to argue that Bang With Friends is the most innovative sexual outlet since the Internet itself. The genius behind Bang With Friends lies in its form. You enter the site with a single c...

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Dylan Tull

April 11, 2013

How would your perspective on the inmates in the penitentiary change if you could read the creative writing and poetry that they produced? Undeniably, a passionate poem or creative story would give new depth and humanness to prisoners that are often regarded as violent and cold. A group of Whitman students spearheaded by junior Camer...

Push for Gender-Neutral Housing Continues

Push for Gender-Neutral Housing Continues

Emily Lin-Jones

April 11, 2013

After pushing a resolution through the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) Senate calling for gender-neutral housing for first-years, sophomore GLBTQ intern Evan Griffis is continuing to push the Office of Residence Life and Housing to improve transparency around its current housing policies...

Must-See Talks at the Undergrad Conference

Must-See Talks at the Undergrad Conference

Keenan Hilton

April 7, 2013

This year's Whitman Undergraduate Conference features over 120 presentations and posters highlighting students' original works produced in their courses and during semesters abroad, summer internships or research, among others. The Pioneer has chosen three presentations that we have found particularly...

Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban

Administration, ASWC Instrumental in Lifting International Travel Funding Ban

Sarah Cornett

April 4, 2013

After strong advocacy from ASWC, students next year will be able to travel internationally unaccompanied with college funding. At a Senate meeting on Sunday, March 31, ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian made the announcement of the policy change, attributing the results primarily to the efforts of ASWC. "It's been on ASWC's radar...

Whitman news since 1896
Issue 10