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Immigration Policy Should Reflect the Best of Our Aspirations as a Nation

Immigration Policy Should Reflect the Best of Our Aspirations as a Nation

Daniel Merritt

February 7, 2013

Immigration reform is a question of American identity. It is a question of race and it is a question of class, it is a reflection of what we want to look like as a nation and what values we want to embrace in the future. The Blueprint for Immigration Reform presented by members of both parties in the Senate las...

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Sheriff Begins Investigation into Shooting on Lower Waitsburg Road

Rachel Alexander

February 7, 2013

The Walla Walla County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating an incident in which two students were shot at while running on Saturday. The students, sophomores Joseph Heegaard and Ryan Jacobsen, were running barefoot along Lower Waitsburg Road near the intersection of Robison Ranch Road....

Catharsis On and Off the Stage: Tyler Schuh Talks About the One Act Play Festival

Catharsis On and Off the Stage: Tyler Schuh Talks About the One Act Play Festival

Emma Dahl

February 7, 2013

Sitting on the couches upstairs in the Reid Campus Center, first-year Tyler Schuh discusses his experience writing for Whitman's One Act Play Festival. Unlike most of the others who submitted plays, Schuh explained that it wasn't only his first time writing for the play contest: It was also his first...

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon

Julie Peterson

February 7, 2013

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Whitman’s first Iraqi international student shares story

Daniel Kim

September 20, 2012

Every year, many new international faces appear on the Whitman campus. This year was no different from any other. However, one student came all the way from Iraq––the first of his country to come to Whitman. As many international students who have come to Whitman with different backgrounds, first-year...

Bob Carson Fund opens outdoors to new students

Bob Carson Fund opens outdoors to new students

Evan Taylor

September 20, 2012

A new fund was created this year in the name of Professor of Geology Bob Carson to boost the Outdoor Program. The fund's stated goal is to allow students who wouldn't usually go on outdoor trips to experience education outside of the classroom. Starting this year, each incoming student is granted $150...

How Whitman stacks up: A sport-by-sport look at the upcoming fall season

Matt Tesmond

September 20, 2012

The Whitman fall sports season heated up with the beginning of conference play last week, but how do the teams stack up compared to the rest of the Northwest Conference? The Pioneer takes a look at each sport to discover how Whitman stacks up and how the conference will shake out. Women's soccer ...

Lecture by veteran marks anniversary of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal

Lachlan Johnson

September 20, 2012

This evening, Thursday, Sept. 20, army veteran Rob Smith will speak in Maxey Auditorium at 7 to mark the one-year anniversary of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Because of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Smith concealed his sexuality for five years while serving in the U.S. military in Iraq and Kuwait....

First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina

First-Year Profile: Marcos Medina

Tristan Gavin

September 20, 2012

Profile: First-year Marcos Medina Sport: Soccer Hometown: Walla Walla, WA Medina grew up in the local area and has already asserted himself as a contributor to the 2012 Whitman men's soccer team, providing a pair of assists in his first two weekends of collegiate soccer. What was it ...

Animal Collective’s ‘Centipede Hz’ takes their sound in new direction

Clara Bartlett

September 20, 2012

Animal Collective has always been there for me. When I reached the pinnacle of college application stress during my senior year, I could take 48 seconds of solace in their strange experimental song "College." In a hybrid of spooky and sincerely friendly voices, the members of Animal Collective reminded...

The Whitest African: Students must better engage with diversity speakers

Joey Gottlieb

September 20, 2012

We are fortunate at Whitman to have a fantastic array of esteemed lecturers and speakers come to our remote campus to share their insights. Many students leave lectures feeling inspired to spread the ideas they have just witnessed but oftentimes are stymied by Whitman's isolation or apathy. "We're too...

Reusing human waste saves water, reduces fertilizer use

Danielle Broida

September 20, 2012

We live in a society that produces more waste than any other era in history. Plastic, styrofoam and aluminum wrap around every commercial purchase, food, clothing or a house. For the sake of convenience, we have manipulated our society to think short-term, to turn a blind eye to filth and to create this...

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