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The Demise of the English Language

Sam Chapman

March 13, 2012

Let me preface by acknowledging that I idealize the past; it's fallacious to assume that bygone days saw the meanest peasants talking like Shakespearean dukes. That said, I believe social media is hastening the demise of artful language. Language is the glue that holds society together––body language...

Romance in a Trivial World

March 13, 2012

This column was written by Rollo I was with my boyfriend for an entire year before we decided to publicize our relationship on Facebook. Our relationship was stable––the potential for an embarrassing or awkward public internet breakup had almost nothing to do with our decision to delay becoming...

The Written Word: A photo essay

Halley McCormick

March 13, 2012

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Analog: A photo essay

Caitlin Bergman

March 13, 2012

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“The Descendants” captures powerful, emotive picture of family love

Nathan Fisher

March 13, 2012

Every weekend I try to entice my Jewett Hall buddies to join me while I "work" by watching a movie––usually, a mindless bloody action adventure is an easy draw. Surprisingly, last weekend I persuaded the gang to see "The Descendants," and none of us were disappointed. "The Descendants" follows...

Maple Counter Café does brisk business with traditional family flavor

Alyssa Fairbanks

March 13, 2012

Walking through the massive front doors of Maple Counter Café, one is enveloped by an atmosphere of warm, farmhouse style comfort. This welcoming atmosphere is created by the hard work of Kory and Rachel Nagler, the proprietors. "My family is a restaurant family. I was literally raised in a restaurant...

A student’s guide to college cooking

Ellie Newell

March 13, 2012

I'm a pretty simple cook. If you absolutely need a recipe for something to turn out well, chances are I'm not going to attempt it. That said, I successfully feed myself and my housemates and can whip up a soup improvised from the contents of the fridge like nobody's business. For me, one of the hardest...

Comprehensive guide to campus housing options

Mallory Martin

March 13, 2012

With on-campus housing deadlines looming after spring break, I have taken it upon myself to help YOU get as prepared as possible for the housing crunch. So what are your options? Check out my Housing Profiles below. Unless otherwise specified, applications for specific residence halls are part of ...

The Missionary: A History, A Drama

The Missionary: A History, A Drama

Matt Tesmond

March 13, 2012

The Whitman Missionary is slowly dying. Don't believe me? Take a walk around campus. Count how many times you run into "Marc the Missionary" or even see the term Missionary used. It's harder than playing Where's Waldo in Reid's darkroom. Unfortunately, this disuse comes from a general misunderstanding of the Mis...

Living with Diabetes

Living with Diabetes

Molly Johanson

March 13, 2012

Aside from taking care of myself, the hardest part about being a type-1 diabetic is the disease's utter lack of visibility. Unless I'm testing my blood sugar in public, there is no way to know about what I struggle with daily. Here's a quick rundown of type-1. Often called early-onset diabetes, ty...

The Circuit: A Pioneer Publication

The Circuit: A Pioneer Publication

Patricia Vanderbilt

December 13, 2011

Welcome to the first issue of The Circuit. The Pioneer is a continuously evolving entity. Every issue is a product not only of the current staff, but of those who have come before and the contributions that they made to the paper's development. This magazine is a part of The Pioneer's legacy for ...

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