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Wire Watch: Week of Feb. 15

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

February 15, 2018

Women in Leadership Symposium: Thursday, Feb. 15 the Women in Leadership Symposium will feature six women in leadership. At 11:30 am in the Reid ballroom there will be a lunchtime event to introduce the panelists, and at 7:30 pm in the Olin Auditorium, the panelists will share their stories and view...

Spotlight on a Visiting Professor: Zachary Campbell

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Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 28, 2017

Whitman has gained another visiting professor teaching in the arts this year. Professor Zachary Campbell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Rhetoric who taught at DePaul University in Chicago for a year and a half before coming to Walla Walla. This week, The Wire sat do...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Political action on campus not focused on presidential election

Olivia Barry and family meet presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Andy Monserud

September 29, 2016

With a little over a month before Election Day, Whitman students are shaping their voting plans. On the Whitman campus, student political groups are turning away from the contentious presidential election and toward other forms of organizing, including promotion of down-ticket candidates, registering fello...

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

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Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016

Excitement and joy took over the atmosphere at Pioneer Park as dancers whirled in the center of an appreciative audience of varying races and backgrounds. The chance to bring these people together came in the form of the 23rd annual Diversity Day Multicultural Arts Festival, which took place on Sund...

Washington State Considers Carbon Tax

Elizabeth Friedman

September 29, 2016

The Campus Climate Coalition (CCC) is trying to drum up support in favor of initiative i732, a bill that will create a state-wide carbon tax. The carbon tax is a revenue neutral approach to a carbon price. CCC is working with Carbon Washington, a non-partisan organization that’s trying to bring a c...

Students prepare for presidential primaries

February 18, 2016

While the most vocal Whitman students feel the Bern when it comes to their president of choice, Whitman students are backing many different candidates this presidential season.

Outdoor Program plans for future

Lane Barton

February 19, 2015

The staff of Whitman's Outdoor Program are developing and implementing a new strategic plan to help guide the program's focus through 2020. The new strategic plan will take into account student, staff and alumni feedback via survey, and it includes goals such as enhancing collaboration with departments...

Fencing club arms new recruits

Lachlan Johnson

February 19, 2015

The Whitman Fencing Club has nearly doubled in size in the past month after an unprecedented 10 new first-years began regularly attending practices. To equip the new recruits, the Fencing Club received emergency funds from the ASWC contingency fund. Though one of the oldest student activities on...

Pio Past: Students, faculty join in Selma sympathy march

Lachlan Johnson

February 19, 2015

Originally published March 18, 1965 Author unknown For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. Three-thirty this past Sunday ...

New Alt-J Release “All This Is Yours” takes us to an alternate reality

New Alt-J Release

Emma Dahl

October 9, 2014

Illustration by Asa Mease. Conjuring up a good sophomore album is always a challenge, especially when the debut album was so highly praised. However, I can say without a doubt that Alt-J's second release, All This Is Yours, is emotional, introspective, sometimes melancholy and obtusely sad, but still beautiful. The album...

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