Whitman Wire

Hydro power highlights green quandary

Sam Chapman

October 11, 2012

When you're as fanatical a populist rabble-rouser as I pretend to be, it's easy to see everything in terms of good and evil. It is true that some aspects of the fight to preserve the planet have fewer shades of gray than others: The only good coal is coal we leave in the ground. But there are conservation...

Style spotlight: Sofia Dawson ’16

Style spotlight: Sofia Dawson ’16

Halley McCormick

October 11, 2012

Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's style spotlight: first-year Sofia Dawson. Style Soundbites: "I think every single thing that I got is from a different place … I pretty much just bou...

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Whitties hit hard, play harder in flag football

Kyle Howe

October 11, 2012

Every fall, Whitties don mouth guards, strap flags to their waists, put on their cleats and head out to play one of the most popular IM sports offered at Whitman: flag football. This year there are 15 total teams in both the men's and women's divisions, with six men's teams and nine women's teams. Teams come fro...

Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Open relationships necessitate nuanced view of cheating

Spencer Wharton

October 11, 2012

My boyfriend and I are LDR [long distance relationship]. We are in an open relationship, but chose to not tell each other anything until the semester is over. Is it okay for me to have cybersex with someone else? -Seeking Online Seduction If you're uncertain, SOS, then wait until you've clarified with him. Do anything else, and you run th...

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett

October 11, 2012

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that their school lacked a unified safe space for GLBTQ-identified students. Last September, the three students came together to create the resourc...

Exploring crafting culture on campus

Exploring crafting culture on campus

Clara Bartlett

October 11, 2012

Everyone is a secret crafter. Whether it's giving a simple Valentine's Day note to a loved one, tacking up favorite posters in an artful display or bejeweling a pair of your favorite True Religion jeans, we've all crafted at one point or another. You may be quick to deny your craftiness, but let's face i...

Numbers in the news

Emily Lin-Jones

October 11, 2012

88 Percentage of Washington secondary school students surveyed by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in 2009 who reported hearing homophobic remarks in school on a regular basis. 22 Percentage of surveyed Washington students who reported hearing teachers comment negative...

Production night liveblog

Production night liveblog

Cara Lowry

March 2, 2012

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Feb. 29/early morning of March 1) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. 4:49 p.m. Arrive in Pio office. Check email: Thirteen new messages, eight from Editor-in-Chief Tricia Vanderbilt. Respond...

Board editorial: Whitman needs to rethink police reporting policies

Editorial Board

March 2, 2012

This editorial was written by the Pioneer  editors in light of the March 1, 2012 article, "Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective." Sexual assault is an undeniably complicated crime to prosecute. Victims are not always willing to come forward or press charges, and even in cases where a ...

4th Annual Global Studies Symposium explores “Places, Peripheries”

Emily Lin-Jones

March 1, 2012

Students, faculty and community members gathered in Maxey Auditorium on Saturday, Feb. 25 for Whitman's fourth annual Global Studies Symposium, a lecture event designed to promote discussion about globalization and global issues in the context of the liberal arts. The symposium is held through the...

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Victims find sexual misconduct process ineffective

Rachel Alexander

March 1, 2012

The Whitman administration works to stop sexual assault on campus, but sometimes even the best preventative efforts fail. Students don't always respect each other's boundaries. While many victims choose not to report the crimes committed against them, a handful fill out a pink form and bring a case forward....

Challah for Hunger continues to spread awareness, raise money

Emily Lin-Jones

March 1, 2012

Whitman's Challah for Hunger program is expanding its operations this semester, experimenting with new flavors and holding events to spread awareness about issues in the Darfur region of Sudan. Whitman's chapter of the nation-wide non-profit organization was founded last spring by sophomore Talia...

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