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Men’s soccer coach studies coaching abroad

Men’s soccer coach studies coaching abroad

Kyle Howe

February 27, 2013

Even though the soccer season is over, Men's Soccer Coach Mike Washington is hard at work preparing for the upcoming season. For the first few weeks of February, Washington traveled to Manchester, where he was enrolled in a course for the education of coaches. There Washington, who is originally from...

ASWC Passes Gender-Neutral Housing Resolution

ASWC Passes Gender-Neutral Housing Resolution

Emily Lin-Jones

February 27, 2013

On Sunday, Feb. 24, ASWC Senate adopted a resolution calling for a gender-neutral housing option for first-years. Senators showed unanimous support for the resolution, passing it through a vote of acclamation. The gender-neutral housing option, as it is currently defined in the resolution, would allow incoming students the option to room with another person regard...

Panel Ruminates on Food at Global Studies Symposium

Panel Ruminates on Food at Global Studies Symposium

Keenan Hilton

February 27, 2013

This Saturday, Feb. 23, students, faculty and community members met in Maxey Auditorium to participate in the fifth annual Global Studies Symposium. The topic of the day was food. According to Professor of Religion and Ball Endowed Chair of Humanities Jonathan Walters, director of this year's symposium, food came up repeatedly during the annual Global St...

ASWC President Sex Tape Scandal

ASWC President Sex Tape Scandal

Evelyn Levine

February 27, 2013

This past week, a sex tape of Associated Students of Whitman College President junior Beemon Shethmoozian surfaced. The video of the ASWC president, a plate of kale, a giant stuffed teddy bear and multiple members of the Whitman Events Board in what is presumably an empty Town Hall meeting has spread across campus like wildfire. It all began when ASWC decided ...

Katherine Lee

Katherine Lee

Mallory Martin

February 27, 2013

This week, The Pioneer sat down with violinist Katherine Lee. A junior English/music double major who hails from Honolulu, Hawaii, Lee spends most of her time adjusting to the cold, practicing her violin, learning piano and helping out Professor Sharon Alker as a Writing Fellow for the Encounters program. Lee's recital will be Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Chism Auditorium. ...

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Storyteller Relives Civil Rights Movement

Lachlan Johnson

February 27, 2013

Members of the Whitman and Walla Walla community filled the Glover Alston Center on Monday, Feb. 25 to hear storyteller Kathya Alexander speak about the civil rights movement. Drawing on both her personal experience growing up during the civil rights era as well as her work as a writer, actor, poet and playwright, Alexander prese...

Those Suffering from Mental Illness Need Not Suffer Alone

February 27, 2013

This column was contributed by Arden Robinette, '16 Listen. You may not want to. You may not want to even be speaking to anyone right now. You might just want to be alone with the struggles and fears that have begun to haunt you. But listen. Really listen. Maybe you've been feeling off lately. Maybe it started...

STRFKR’s New Album ‘Miracle Mile’ Channels Energy, Color and Good Vibes

STRFKR’s New Album ‘Miracle Mile’ Channels Energy, Color and Good Vibes

Emma Dahl

February 27, 2013

Miracle Mile, Portland, Ore. band STRFKR's third full-length album, is a colorful continuation and development of the band's percolating electronic style. The last two albums that the band released were great, of course––but it is this reporter's humble opinion that Miracle Mile is their best yet. Dynamic, sugary and poppy in the best wa...

Kinky Sex Demands Caution, Skill

Spencer Wharton

February 27, 2013

I'm no stranger to kink. I've got a bag of crimson hemp rope stashed away in my closet. I've browsed the sex toy selection at Babeland in search of toys to cause a partner just the right amount of (completely consensual) pain. Hell, I've gone to parties at Seattle's Center for Sex Positive Culture, which,...

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Lives of Black Youth Are Disposable in America

Gladys Gitau

February 27, 2013

In light of recent mass shootings, it seems as if America is really adamant on preventing the slaughter of innocent lives. No one wants to see the horrific stories of young children dying on their morning news. Except young innocent children have been dying and continue to die even as we "recover" from Sandy ...

Sweets Earn Spot in Stanford Invite

Sweets Earn Spot in Stanford Invite

Tristan Gavin

February 27, 2013

After graduating several key seniors last year, the Whitman men's ultimate Frisbee team, the Sweets, did not get an invitation to the power-packed Stanford Invite, a Bay Area tournament held yearly to showcase the best teams in the country. Although their personnel losses led the Sweets to be overlooked...

Students Silenced by Mental Health Stigma

Students Silenced by Mental Health Stigma

Sam Chapman

February 27, 2013

TRIGGER WARNING: This article discusses self-harm and suicide, which may be traumatic for some readers. A mental disorder can be almost as difficult to spot as it is to live with. Many students who suffer from depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions are doing so in silence, at Whitma...

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