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Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

Mr. Whitman Gives Semilla Nueva Leg Up

Daniel Kim

November 8, 2012

It's that time again: Eight senior men are ready to hit the Cordiner stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 for this year's Mr. Whitman pageant, to raise money and awareness for Whitman-alum-founded nonprofit Semilla Nueva. Kappa Kappa Gamma has been organizing the Mr. Whitman fundraiser for the past eight years. The fundraiser is a male beauty pageant in which participants compete for the title of Mr. Wh...

Cultural Conditioning No Excuse for Selfish Sex

Spencer Wharton

November 8, 2012

So, I've been hooking up with this guy for a couple weeks and we recently had sex. The night starts off with me pleasing him orally but he doesn't return the favor and things just lead straight to intercourse. I want him to go down on me but I don't know how to suggest it. Should I just come right out a...

Four More for Obama, Historic Ballot Measures Passed

Emily Lin-Jones

November 8, 2012

Cheers (and groans) resounded across campus Tuesday night as general election results poured in from across the nation, confirming Barack Obama's reelection as president of the United States. President Obama won the electoral college handily, clinching crucial battleground states like Pennsylvania,...

Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College

Sam Chapman

November 8, 2012

If you claim you haven't had the following conversation in the past month, you're lying: You're with your friends, and the subject turns to politics. Somebody is almost certainly from California, Montana or some other solidly red or blue state. They'll mention who they plan to vote for, then write off...

TED Talks Coming to Campus

Sarah Cornett

November 8, 2012

Following the example of other colleges, Whitman has recently begun planning to join the famous TED talk network, hoping to host talks on campus and screen others for members of the community. The TED talk network, standing for Technology, Entertainment and Design, is known worldwide for its website...

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Community-Based Learning on the Rise

Evan Taylor

November 8, 2012

A rising topic within the world of Whitman academia is the development of a stronger community-based learning culture in classes. Both Associated Students of Whitman College and the Student Engagement Center are interested in expanding students' involvement with the Walla Walla community and beyond through community-based learning projects, which are aimed a...

“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature

“Wreck-It Ralph” and “Flight” Make for Unlikely, Enjoyable Double Feature

Nathan Fisher

November 8, 2012

Two new releases caught my eye this week, "Wreck-It Ralph" and "Flight," and because I thoroughly enjoyed both of these polar opposite movies, I'm writing a twofer this week. Enjoy! First up, "Wreck-It Ralph" is an animated kids' movie about video game characters in an arcade. After the gamers leave the arcade, the characters of each video game have their own lives and c...

ASWC Advocates for Sustainability Position

Maegan Nelson

November 8, 2012

Up until now, efforts to make Whitman's campus green have largely been fueled by student enthusiasm, with groups like Green Leaders and Campus Climate Challenge leading the way. But according to a recent resolution from ASWC asking the college to create a full-time sustainability coordinator position,...

Style Spotlight: Favorite Footwear Edition

cade beck

November 8, 2012

Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's Style Spotlight: Students show off their shoes. Sophomore Annie Szeliski: "I love my Birkenstocks. I wear them all the time; they're so comfy … You can tell who is a true Birkenstock wearer by how black the insides are … I'm not to f...

Men’s Season Finale

Tristan Gavin

November 8, 2012

Two months ago, Whitman's men's soccer team traveled to California and beat a nationally ranked Redlands University team on their home field. In the next two days they lost in overtime to a solid Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College team and scraped out a win against highly competitive Pomona-Pitzer College. "It...

Whitman Swimmers Win Against Linfield, Willamette

Elena Aragon

November 8, 2012

The Whitman swim teams opened the 2012-13 Northwest Conference season at the Louise and Paul Harvey Pool with dominant victories in dual meets over Linfield College and Willamette University. Both the men's and women's teams defeated Linfield in the Friday meet, with a men's score of 140-62 and...

Multiplayer must be carefully considered to avoid making bad shooters

Multiplayer must be carefully considered to avoid making bad shooters

Blair Hanley Frank

November 8, 2012

Gaming markets are oversaturated with a glut of military shooters packing lousy multiplayer modes. Every time, the story is the same: new shooter, new multiplayer, mediocre reviews. But it keeps happening over and over again. The fiscal incentives for multiplayer are obvious: Developers can charge for new weapons and map packs, and a multiplayer mode gives players an incentive ...

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