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A surprising maturity in “The Lego Movie”

A surprising maturity in

Nathan Fisher

February 13, 2014

Even though my bedroom at home is filled with my years of Lego projects, the trailers for "The Lego Movie" seemed dull and boring. When a couple of buddies and I were searching for a movie to see on Friday, we were shocked to see that "The Lego Movie" was rated at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Noth...

Athletes Deserve Right to Unionize

Mitchell Smith

February 13, 2014

The news broke a few weeks ago that Northwestern University starting quarterback Kain Colter and a few other college athlete advocates had taken the first steps to organize a union for the college football players at Northwestern. Colter worked with Player Advocate Ramogi Huma to submit paperwork to...

Open Dialogue about Race Will Allow All Individuals to Develop Further Understanding

Open Dialogue about Race Will Allow All Individuals to Develop Further Understanding

Alisha Agard

February 13, 2014

Last semester was tough. The school I loved turned into a place that caused me to feel anxious when talking about a topic that resonates with me the most: the topic of race. After the events that took place last semester, a much needed discussion about race needed to be had, but it wasn't going to happen that easily. I've heard people...

It’s Complicated: couple not posting enough photos on facebook

It's Complicated: couple not posting enough photos on facebook

Tara McCulloch

February 13, 2014

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, first-year Tasha Simmons is worried her boyfriend, first-year Dale Cane, is not posting enough pictures on Facebook to showcase their love. "He posted a few selfies of us kissing in the wheat fields, but he didn't post any of the matching Christmas sweater ones....

Letter to the Editor: Response to ‘Residence Life Shuts Down Camp Whitman’

February 13, 2014

Dear Whitman Pioneer, I wanted to express my thoughts about the article published entitled "Residence Life Shuts Down Camp Whitman," published in a recent edition of The Pio. While I understand it is unfortunate that underclassmen will find it more difficult to stay through commencement, I believ...

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell

February 13, 2014

Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. This number is shocking, but it might not indicate an increasing number of head injuries on campus. Rather, students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heighte...

Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Whitman Science Department Needs Diversity

Anuradha Lingappa

February 13, 2014

At first glance, the Hall of Science, with its fancy chemistry equipment, lecture halls with built-in computer desks and display cases of taxidermy animals, might seem like it has something for everyone. However, there is one thing that the Whitman College science department is seriously lacking: racial...

The Struggle Against Racism

Emily Lin-Jones

February 13, 2014

Students and administration discuss the progress of the Whitman community's continuing conversation about race, where it has been and where it may go in the future.

Board of Trustees States College Will Not Divest from Fossil Fuel Companies

Shelly Le

February 8, 2014

A little more than a year after various student and faculty discussions began regarding Whitman's divestment against fossil fuels, the Whitman Board of Trustees released an official statement on the movement deciding not to pursue divestment at this point in time. The response was sent out in an email by the Associated St...

Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Andy Monserud

September 26, 2013

As an incoming first-year, I've been presented with plenty of distractions in these first few weeks, but most of them seem to be on the decline. The initial scramble for new social circles and interests has calmed down, and the first-year class as a whole seems to have had our fill of vomiting outside...

Boffing Offers Fun Outlet to Wield Weapons

Boffing Offers Fun Outlet to Wield Weapons

Emma Dahl

September 26, 2013

As the clock tower strikes three, a group of warriors strides across the dewy grass. Weapons in hand, faces stern and hearts fierce, they are ready for battle. The two armies charge each other, screaming war cries and brandishing their swords and shields, glinting silver in the sunlight. It's life or...

Instant Play Festival Returns This Weekend

Aleida Fernandez

September 26, 2013

The Whitman College theatre department's annual Instant Play Festival returns this weekend with 14 new playwrights. A perennial favorite, the Instant Play Festival challenges the 14 playwrights along with volunteer actors, directors and techies to write an entire play over the course of a night and...

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