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Police Cameras Offer Answers

Police Cameras Offer Answers

Andy Monserud

October 23, 2013

Those readers I haven't had the pleasure of meeting in person should know that I proudly represent St. Paul, Minn. To those who don't care, I hope you'll forgive me for discussing a topic that's quite literally close to home for me. A debate in the city council of St. Paul's twin city, Minneapolis, caught my attention this wee...

‘Waiilatpu’ Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts

‘Waiilatpu’ Evolves to Adapt to Budget Cuts

Lachlan Johnson

October 23, 2013

In the face of a massive ASWC funding cut last year, Whitman College yearbook "Waiilatpu" has been searching for a way to survive and produce a compelling product. Changes include the elimination of paid staff positions, reorganizing the yearbook to encourage students to buy one every year and reaching...

Vegan Sexologist Brings Activism to the Bedroom

Vegan Sexologist Brings Activism to the Bedroom

Evelyn Levine

October 23, 2013

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Whitman hosted Shanae Williams, renowned sexologist and vegan. Williams is known for her revolutionary coverage of vegan options for foreplay and sexual intercourse. She has visited Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House, and has spoken at Harvard, Columbia, Yale and many other...

Problems Arise with Kanye West’s Ego

Problems Arise with Kanye West’s Ego

Quin Nelson

October 23, 2013

My seventh-grade self will always defend Kanye West. His Late Registration was the first album on my first iPod, and I have stuck with the guy ever since. While he still creates brilliant music, West's role in the public conscience has gone from gifted artist to ridiculous diva, and the shame is that we don't recogniz...

Is Redskins Moniker as Good as Changed?

Dylan Snyder

October 23, 2013

The key to keeping things as they are is to avoid negative attention whenever possible. This is especially true in the world of sports, where owners and executives have to listen to millions of people who are entitled to have their opinions on the state of a team or organization. In the same way that...

State of the State Provides Students Real-World Experience

State of the State Provides Students Real-World Experience

River Sterne

October 23, 2013

At Whitman College, most students agree that their classes are vital in developing their personal and academic passions. Certain classes have a reputation for bringing the best out of students, allowing them to immerse themselves in areas in which they are interested. One of the classes that best fits this des...

Find Pride In Your Guilty Pleasures

Find Pride In Your Guilty Pleasures

Nathan Fisher

October 23, 2013

Admit it: You have at least one secret show you watch when no one is looking.  The show you just can't live without seeing, no matter how stupid, corny or predictable it may be. We all have our little guilty pleasures, but why be ashamed of them? Why not admit and embrace the ugly and horrible tastes th...

New Club WhitWomen Fights Media Misogyny

New Club WhitWomen Fights Media Misogyny

Sam Grainger-Shuba

October 23, 2013

After watching the 2011 film "MissRepresentation," which focuses on the media's portrayal of women and how it negatively affects society, senior Nilce Alvarez was inspired to create a group to raise awareness. Thus, WhitWomen –– a diversified program focusing on media literacy, or the idea...

Welcome to Walla Walla University

Karah Kemmerly

October 23, 2013

This week, The Pioneer talked with the students and staff of Walla Walla University to find out more about spiritual life on campus, the first-year orientation program and student community service projects.

Chamber of TKErets Has Been Opened

Melina Hughes

October 20, 2013

An unnamed, former Pio sports and Backpage writer, poetry-writing Tau Kappa Epsilon senior agreed to speak to reporters in attempts to dissipate the cloud of mystery surrounding the much-rumored and mysticized Chamber of TKErets. Our unnamed, English and philosophy double major source confirmed the rum...

‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy

‘My Chernobyl’ Brings ‘Toxic Wit’ to Harper Joy

Emma Dahl

April 11, 2013

Harper Joy Theatre's latest production will be Aaron Bushkowsky's "My Chernobyl," a play that Whitman's website describes as "a quirky romance, both touching and hilarious." The plot follows "a naïve Canadian [who] travels to Belarus to give an inheritance to his father's last remaining relative....

More Student Representatives to Join Governing Committees

Emily Lin-Jones

March 7, 2013

More students will be sitting on governing board committees alongside trustees, overseers and faculty next year, announced ASWC President Kayvon Behroozian at an ASWC Senate meeting on Sunday, March 3. Following conversations with several trustees last week, including the Board of Trustees' chair...

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