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Whitman interns discover value, growth in vocational experiences

Susanna Bowers

December 8, 2011

Lately there has been debate over the value of internships: are they really excellent practice for the "Real World," or are they simply glorified coffee-making lessons? Whitman students report that, for the most part, their internships have been valuable and have helped further their career goals. Each...

Your finals essay vocab guide

Tabor Martinsen

December 8, 2011

With finals just around the corner, it is always helpful to try and impress your professors one last time. Here, at your disposal, is a list of words/phrases that can possibly increase your grade by up to five percent if used correctly. Whether it's in a class discussion, oral presentation or lab report,...

Whitman participates in Adopt-A-Family program

Whitman participates in Adopt-A-Family program

Emily Lin-Jones

December 8, 2011

This year, members of the Whitman community will continue the holiday tradition of bringing some joy to the lives of disadvantaged families in Walla Walla with the Adopt-A-Family program.  Although the program has been run without significant changes for several consecutive years, this holiday sea...

Ballerinos defy stereotypes

Ballerinos defy stereotypes

Allison Work

December 8, 2011

For men looking to get moving on campus and earn credit simultaneously, there is a class that may be of interest: ballet. The co-ed beginning, intermediate and advanced classes generally enroll about 15 students per class, but the number of men in Beginning Ballet fluctuates every year. This semester,...

Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally

Eta Sigma Phi to publicize interest in ancient languages, connect students nationally

Rose Woodbury

December 8, 2011

While the classics department may seem relatively small, with only three declared senior majors, five declared juniors and two declared sophomores, students' passions for ancient Greek and Latin languages and culture run deep. Furthermore, many students currently enrolled in classics classes who may not nece...

Men’s basketball focuses on National DIII Championship

maddybell

December 8, 2011

With winter break only two weeks away, Whitman's men's basketball is just beginning the league portion of its season. With two battles against George Fox and Lewis & Clark on Dec. 2 and 3, another opportunity began for the Missionaries to achieve their ultimate goal: March, and making the National...

Holiday Techie Tips

Elena Aragon

December 8, 2011

Q: DEAR TECHIE, I have a problem. My fingers can't seem to stop touching the glossy screen of my brand-spanking-new fresh iPhone 4. It's all I can do to break my gaze away from my new baby for any reason whatsoever. How can I fix this? A: DEAR OBSESSED WITH MATERIAL OBJECTS, Wow, can you say first wor...

Whitties tackle conflict in Middle East, score big during IM Debate

Whitties tackle conflict  in Middle East, score big during IM Debate

Kyle Howe

December 8, 2011

When most Whitties think of IM, they think of flying dodge balls, floating discs and blue t-shirts. One team that may be often overlooked is IM Debate, which holds three official events per year. The debating students at the annual tournament, held Thursday, Dec. 1, in the Hunter Foyer, ranged from first-years...

Bring Christmas to Your Finals!

Bring Christmas to Your Finals!

Dana Thompson

December 8, 2011

Final exams don't have to be dreary and dull! With the help of the Backpage, you can make them exciting and just plain merry: by bringing Christmas to your finals! Here are some ideas to get you started: Put jingle bells on the tips of your shoes and skip merrily into every exam. Bring tins...

Numbers in the news

Shelly Le

December 8, 2011

93 Percentage of Americans who believe that the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education for children. 75 Percentage of 18-year-olds in 1982 who reported taking an art class in their childhood. 50 Percentage of 18-year-olds in 2008 who reported taking an art class in their ...

“Arthur Christmas” delivers holiday cheer

“Arthur Christmas” delivers holiday cheer

Nathan Fisher

December 8, 2011

December is officially here, so bring on the holiday movies! The animated flick "Arthur Christmas" brings home the Christmas cheer as elf battalions, invisible sleighs and, of course, Santa deliver over a billion presents to kids in just one night. Will "Arthur Christmas" finally answer how Santa and compan...

Snowbound explorations of love delight in ‘Bus Stop’

Snowbound explorations of love delight in ‘Bus Stop’

Clara Bartlett

December 8, 2011

Consider this your Greyhound ticket to thoroughly enjoyable procrastination. From Thursday, Dec. 8, through Sunday, Dec. 11, Harper Joy Theatre presents the romantic comedy "Bus Stop" by William Inge on the Alexander Stage, directed by Visiting Instructor of Theatre Katie Pearl. The Pioneer caught an earl...

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