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Whitman Wire

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Whitman Wire

Alum Band Honcho Poncho Releases Debut

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer December 8, 2016

An impressive combination of comfort and ingenuity has been achieved by Honcho Poncho’s debut album, “Late Night,” which was released Nov. 25. The band makes their own style of alternative rock,...

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Students Dissatisfied with Health Center Experiences

Georgia Lyon May 5, 2016
Whitman’s Health Center is ranked tenth in the nation by the Princeton Review and touts a wide array of services, yet some students have been placed in danger due to poor diagnoses and advice received there.
Photo by Halley McCormick.

Die-in protests police violence

Halley McCormick May 7, 2015

On Friday, May 1, over three dozen students and staff staged a protest in front of Penrose Library in response to instances of police brutality in the United States. Students made signs and then lay on...

New members appointed to ASWC’s Executive Council

Christy Carley May 7, 2015

The newly appointed members of ASWC's Executive Council are looking to make changes on Whitman's campus next year addressing issues of communication, the environment and sexual assault. Last week, ASWC...

Dining Halls Divide Students

Ben Caldwell May 8, 2014

The debate about which dining hall is best is always on, particularly among first-years on campus. It's not uncommon to hear arguments around campus about which dining halls have the best food, best seating,...

Thrones Entertains Vast Audience

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher May 8, 2014

For the past three years, my buddies have tried to get me to watch the HBO series, "Game of Thrones." I steadfastly resisted because my weekly TV-viewing dance card is sadly overbooked. All I heard...

English Department Reinstates Creative Nonfiction Position

Daniel Kim May 8, 2014

For the 2014-15 academic year, the English department will offer Whitman College students various supplementary courses in creative nonfiction that will be taught by new Adjunct Assistant Professor of...

Farewell Letter from 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief

Shelly Le May 8, 2014

When someone asks me what my favorite thing about Whitman is, there are a lot of things that come to mind, but one of the first is The Pioneer. I've worked for the paper every semester in college, with...

Seniors Prepare for Graduation

Tara McCulloch May 8, 2014

As the school year slowly winds down, senior Whitties are becoming increasingly excited about graduation. "I have been waiting for this moment for a very long time. I can't wait to see what the real...

Memories (Slightly Worn) For Sale

Melina Hughes May 8, 2014

I can't believe it is time: time to graduate, time to move on, time to spread my wings and fly. These past four years have gone by in the blink of an eye. From the cardboard box forts of freshman year...

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Lachlan Johnson May 8, 2014

For the first time in memorable history, the entire student body will vote directly on two petitions in a legislative election. The first petition in the election, taking place Thursday, May 8, will...

Off-Campus Students Learn to Cook

Off-Campus Students Learn to Cook

Anna Zheng May 8, 2014

When students leave campus, they also leave the convenience and expense of a meal plan behind. For some students who already enjoy cooking, living off campus gives them a reason to cook, but for students...

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