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New Whitman Commercials Draw on Filmmaking Students’ Talents

New Whitman Commercials Draw on Filmmaking Students’ Talents

Emma Dahl

February 20, 2014

    This upcoming Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. a group of approximately 150 students will gather to help film a new commercial promoting Whitman's small and personal community. Several groups of Advanced Film Making students have been commissioned by President George Bridg...

Power and Privilege Symposium Encourages Difficult Discussions

Power and Privilege Symposium Encourages Difficult Discussions

Helen Angell

February 20, 2014

The second annual Power and Privilege Symposium is today, Thursday, Feb. 20. The theme of this year's symposium is "Understanding Identity." Classes are canceled, and a variety of panels and workshops have been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  While the symposium is part of the ongoing effort to address i...

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud

February 20, 2014

In the face of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall earlier this winter, homeless men and women in Walla Walla found themselves well cared for. Volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church on Palouse Avenue into an emergency warming center for the city's homeless. ...

Beck’s New LP Marks Impressive Change

Vincent Warne

February 20, 2014

Beck has been curiously absent from the music scene for the past few years, or at least hiding in the background. He has kept himself busy producing, collaborating with other artists, occasionally touring and releasing the occasional single, as well as undertaking his odd 2012 Songbook project. But he...

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Senior ASWC Senator Steps Down

Daniel Kim

February 20, 2014

After serving as ­­senator for the fall semester, senior Nilce Alvarez has decided to take step down from her Associated Students of Whitman College position due to health reasons. Though the second semester is well into its second month, her seat has yet to be filled, and ASWC has begun reachin...

Winter in Walla Walla

Emily Lin-Jones

February 20, 2014

As the weather continues to warm up, The Pioneer talks to some of the people who are most looking forward to spring––the students and staff who help maintain the campus through the winter months.

Production Night Live Blog for Feb. 19

Shelly Le

February 19, 2014

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 4 (taking place the evening of Feb. 19/early morning of Feb. 20) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Editor-in-Chief. 4:08 p.m.: I'm in! Here's to another long night of antics and not working on my politics thesis. Though, I'm bummed that I...

Visiting Professors Balance Uncertainty, Passion

Visiting Professors Balance Uncertainty, Passion

Andy Monserud

February 13, 2014

Among the various types of faculty on the Whitman campus, the visiting professor holds an unusual place.  Though most stay for only one year, there always seem to be plenty around.  As a result, the visiting professor presents something of a mystery to Whitman College students. Why are there so many?...

Campus Cartoon: Netflix Failure

Luke Hampton

October 3, 2013

Campus Cartoon by Asa Mease...

Annie Ocean: A New Student Band Watched Over by Environmentally Conscious Witch

Annie Ocean: A New Student Band Watched Over by Environmentally Conscious Witch

Emma Dahl

October 3, 2013

A new student band is coming to the forefront of the Whitman music scene. Composed of sophomores Henry Samson on rhythm guitar and vocals, Noah Oltman on bass, Cameron Hancock on drums and Aaron Stern on guitar, Annie Ocean has been noticed by both school and student organizations and has been gaining...

Why Whitties Drink: The Overlooked Reasons

Dani Hupper

October 3, 2013

Loosening the mood and lowering inhibitions are not the only reasons Whitman students consume alcohol. In fact, the use of alcohol is most strongly promoted when it's not even in our presence. One reason to drink is to build community. You laugh, but think of the support that's shown at parties and...

Broke College Student’s Guide to Video Games

Broke College Student’s Guide to Video Games

James Kennedy

October 3, 2013

For the average Whitman student, an ever-famished wallet greatly diminishes the amount of games you can purchase. But with the rise of "free-to-play" games, even the poorest of gamers has the option to continue his or her hobby. Below are some of the best games you can download for absolutely no...

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