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Wineries Offer Opportunities for Student Musicians

Vincent Warne

February 27, 2014

Wineries in Walla Walla are popular among tourists and locals for their artisan wine sampling, but there's another attraction to be found at wineries: music. Whitman students have been playing gigs around town at some of the local wineries, and they say it offers a nice change of pace. These winery gig...

Music Profile: Reggae

Adam Heymann

February 27, 2014

Reggae is world music, not just in the sense that it has origins in a non-western country, but also because it has penetrated other musical genres and cultures around the world including America, Africa, Europe and various island nations. Its universally applicable messages of world peace, political...

Students Judge Books By Their Covers

Students Judge Books By Their Covers

Tara McCulloch

February 27, 2014

On Feb. 24 while perusing the aisles of the Whitman College Bookstore for her spring Encounters books, first-year Willow Goff was entirely unsure of which texts to purchase until she really analyzed their covers. "I could have looked at the required reading list on cleo, but I feel like I can determine which books I should read by wh...

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Melina Hughes

February 27, 2014

I am a senior. It is second semester. This means long days and longer nights of sitting in my room, the library or the basement of Reid, drinking too much coffee and pouring over notes for writtens, orals and the most dreaded thesis. It being February, I was prepared for the dark and cold days to help drive and keep me inside, focused and st...

Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle

Harry Potter Crossword Puzzle

Natalie Berg

February 27, 2014

Clues: Across 1. This mirror shows your longings 4. He was a good elf 7. Trelawney's "subject" 8. Harry's mother 9. Fudge's replacement 11. Hogsmeade sweet shoppe 13. This professor is a ghost 16. Harry's first crush 17. Someone who catches dark wizards 18. Female Triwizard competitor 19. Mad-Eye's f...

Supporters Remain Determined to Keep Aviary Open

Supporters Remain Determined to Keep Aviary Open

Anna Zheng

February 27, 2014

With the possibility of the Pioneer Park Aviary closing in the coming year due to lack of funds, its longtime volunteers and supporters remain adamant that it should stay in operation. Since the 1940s, animals have been a part of Pioneer Park. By 1982, the Walla Walla Valley Lioness Club had fundr...

Wedding (Taco) Bells Ring for Senior

Wedding (Taco) Bells Ring for Senior

Molly Johanson

February 27, 2014

Earlier this week, senior Holly Johnson became the future Mrs. Bell when her significant other of the past three years proposed to her in the Taco Bell on N. 9th St. Correction: the proposal was made by Taco Bell on N. 9th St. "I'm so happy that I could celebrate with a combo meal. I always knew we were meant for each other from the day we met as first-years d...

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Collins Swims Her Way to Record-Breaking Career

Sarah Anderegg

February 27, 2014

Whitman's All-American Honorable Mention swimmer Claire Collins has every right to brag about her record-breaking accolades, but when it comes to her success, Collins offers nothing but modesty. Collins, who took first place in the 200 breaststroke at the Northwest Conference Championship last week,...

Power and Privilege Symposium Organizers Seek to Continue Dialogue Around Campus

Power and Privilege Symposium Organizers Seek to Continue Dialogue Around Campus

Lachlan Johnson

February 27, 2014

The Power and Privilege Symposium held on Thursday, Feb. 20 was one of the most well-attended events at Whitman in recent memory. The majority of the Whitman community spent the day engaging in dialogue about issues of power, privilege and identity, as the faculty cancelled classes to ensure that all...

Bird Troubles

Emily Lin-Jones

February 27, 2014

A much-beloved Walla Walla institution, the Pioneer Park bird sanctuary, was slated for closure in a recent City Council meeting. Community members are still campaigning for the resources to save it.

Answers to Issue 5 Presidents’ Day Crossword Puzzle

Answers to Issue 5 Presidents’ Day Crossword Puzzle

Natalie Berg

February 26, 2014

Check out the answers to Issue 4's Presidents' Day crossword puzzle: All crossword puzzle questions can be directed to Puzzlemaster Natalie Berg at [email protected]

Production Night Live Blog for Feb. 26

Shelly Le

February 26, 2014

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 5 (taking place the evening of Feb. 26/early morning of Feb. 27) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Editor-in-Chief. 4:10 p.m.: I'm in! Production Manager Sean McNulty announces to the production staff that Circuit 10 layout begins thi...

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