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Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

A sweeping set of performances came to the stage at Harper Joy Theatre for Whitman’s annual Spring Dance Performance, titled “breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust.” Performances ran from April 12 to April 16 and featured the artistry of student performers alongside some notable guest choreographers. The...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow, Reviews

On Saturday, November 12, Walla Walla's indie rock lovers stormed into Main Street Studios. They had come to see a three-and-a-half hour concert headlined by the 90's Idaho band Built to Spill, in their first major tour since the release of their 2015 album "Untethered Moon." In addition to Built...

Antigo Nick Contemporizes Greek Tragedy

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events

The classic Greek tragedy of Antigone has been brought into contemporary times through Anne Carson’s unique and radical translation of the play, “Antigo Nick” (alternately spelled “Antigonick”). The play, directed by Professor Jessica Cerullo, was performed in Harper Joy Theater from Nov. 10 throu...

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

“Kaleidoscope” is a unique music experience

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Bagpipes, accordion, strings, Ghanaian drums, guitar, electric bass, brass and singers are among the many musical sounds that came together for a unique performance in Hunter Conservatory. “Kaleidoscope,” a concert featuring a variety of ensembles and musicians from Whitman College and Walla Walla Com...

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president

#AskKathy video series offers opportunity to meet incoming president

Allie Donahue

April 23, 2015


Filed under Community, NEWS

This week the Whitman Office of Communications began releasing the first videos in a series titled #AskKathy. In the series, Whitman's incoming president, Dr. Kathleen Murray, answers questions submitted by students, faculty, staff, alumni and Walla Walla community members via Facebook, Instagram...

Pio Past: Spring Spirit

Pio Past: Spring Spirit

Lachlan Johnson

April 23, 2015


Filed under NEWS

For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. Pirouette and arabesque are mastered by campus nymphs: Maidens...

Office of Civil Rights investigates possible Title IX violation

Lachlan Johnson

November 20, 2014


Filed under NEWS

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is currently investigating Whitman College for possible violation of federal law. The investigation is in response to a complaint filed by Natalie*, a student who first spoke to The Pioneer this September about the alleged mishandling of her Title IX/sexual ass...

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

14th President Murray will lead college into next phase

Emily Lin-Jones

November 20, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Lachlan Johnson contributed reporting. Last Thursday the Presidential Search Committee named Kathleen Murray, currently provost and dean of faculty at Macalester College, as Whitman's 14th president. Murray's selection was the culmination of a months-long nationwide search that involved a committee of tru...

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

ASWC seeks to increase student input on tenure

Natalie Berg

November 20, 2014


Filed under ASWC, NEWS

ASWC representatives are preparing a resolution based on research of the process for granting tenure at Whitman's 12 comparison colleges, in response to students' desire to become more involved in the college's process of hiring and granting tenure to professors. Several controversial decisions in...

Mease not Mooses: The perfect mug

Mease not Mooses: The perfect mug

Luke Hampton

November 20, 2014


Filed under Humor

Comic by Asa Mease.

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Students Pass on Love of Reading with Story Time

Ben Caldwell

April 24, 2014


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

The Story Time Project gives Whitman students a chance to pass on their love for books by reading to children who might not otherwise have much literature in their lives. Story Time is one of five ongoing weekly service programs managed by the Student Engagement Center. It was started by Adjunct Instructor of S...

Renaissance Faire Skits to Entertain with Royal Style

Renaissance Faire Skits to Entertain with Royal Style

Emma Dahl

April 24, 2014


Filed under A&E

Whitman College's 44th Annual Renaissance Faire will take place this Saturday, April 26 and will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the lawn in front of Memorial Hall. A highlight of the events the faire offers are the comedy sketches. Since 2000 the skits have satirized politics, poking fun at pop culture and entertaining...

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