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Alum Band Honcho Poncho Releases Debut

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under A&E

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, producing a mix of calming, upbeat and comfortable music. One might detect folk undertones or components ...

Students Dissatisfied with Health Center Experiences

Students Dissatisfied with Health Center Experiences

Georgia Lyon

May 5, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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.

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Die-in protests police violence

Die-in protests police violence

Halley McCormick

May 7, 2015


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

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 the ground, resembling dead bodies. Organized by the Black Student Union (BSU),  the protest emulated...

New members appointed to ASWC’s Executive Council

Christy Carley

May 7, 2015


Filed under NEWS

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 President-elect, junior Jack Percival appointed junior Abby Seethoff, junior Katie Steen and sophomore...

Dining Halls Divide Students

Ben Caldwell

May 8, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

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, best atmosphere and best service––sometimes involving vehement attacks on one dining hall. Anyone...

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher

May 8, 2014


Filed under A&E, Reviews

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 about "Game of Thrones" was that each hour-long episode was filled with sex and violence and more viole...

English Department Reinstates Creative Nonfiction Position

Daniel Kim

May 8, 2014


Filed under NEWS

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 English Kisha Schlegel. The new position was created in response to the demand from students for a nonfiction writing curriculum. Prior to the conversion of this new posi...

Farewell Letter from 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief

Shelly Le

May 8, 2014


Filed under Letter from the Editor, Letter from the Editors, OPINION

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 the exception of when I was abroad. It has been a significant portion of my life during the past fou...

Seniors Prepare for Graduation

Tara McCulloch

May 8, 2014


Filed under Humor

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 world holds for me and for my peers. I am going to change the world!" said super-senior Alex Bates. Numerous...

Memories (Slightly Worn) For Sale

Melina Hughes

May 8, 2014


Filed under Humor

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 to the drunken nights lying on the floor of a grungy off-campus house, every single memory has been...

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Students Prepare for Direct Democracy

Lachlan Johnson

May 8, 2014


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

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 determine student support for a resolution calling for a student on the Board of Trustees as a vo...

Off-Campus Students Learn to Cook

Off-Campus Students Learn to Cook

Anna Zheng

May 8, 2014


Filed under FEATURE, Feature Highlight

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 who do not have a knack for it just yet, Whitman offers students a variety of opportunities to refine...

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