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Cartoon: What Im going to miss most

Cartoon: What I’m going to miss most

Luke Hampton May 15, 2014

Cartoon by MaryAnne Bowen.

NBA Should Have Dealt With Sterling Long Ago

NBA Should Have Dealt With Sterling Long Ago

Dylan Snyder May 8, 2014

Commissioner Adam Silver has given Donald Sterling, the maligned owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, a lifetime ban after his racist comments were made public. This is a rare punishment in the sporting...

Whitman Hires New Environmental Historian Professor

Whitman Hires New Environmental Historian Professor

Josephine Adamski May 1, 2014

The history department has hired Jakobina Arch to fill a new tenure-track position as assistant professor of environmental history. Arch will be hired under the sabbatical replacement program to...

Mix-n-Match Jokes

Mix-‘n-Match Jokes

Melina Hughes May 1, 2014

Set-ups: Knock Knock A Whittie walks into the green... So, I was on the bus with my mom... What do you call an undercover duck? What do you call a man with no arms and no legs reading...

ASWC Referendum Process Offers Potential, Needs Refinement

ASWC Referendum Process Offers Potential, Needs Refinement

Dylan Tull April 24, 2014

Deep within Associated Students of Whitman College legislation, there is a bylaw that describes the process of "unique direct democracy power," or a process by which students can pass official...

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Violence in Harry Potter Community Calls for Barrier between Fans, Stars

Anuradha Lingappa April 17, 2014

Wizard rock is a genre of music generated by the fan culture surrounding the Harry Potter books. Since J.K. Rowling and the books themselves are so universally popular, many fans look closer to home...

Marky Mark Whitman Tells All

“Marky” Mark Whitman Tells All

Melina Hughes April 10, 2014

Now ya'll already know my name. I mean, I am pretty damn famous ‘round these parts, but ya'll don't know the half of it. I mean, seriously, I am one badass dude, and I am here to give you the...

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Members Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Challenging Power on Campus: A Pioneer Staff Member’s Thoughts on Divestment and the Anti-Racism Movement

Lachlan Johnson April 1, 2014

In 1857, Frederick Douglas was quoted as saying, "Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." There are many serious issues facing the world, and those in power have...

Cartoon: Gluten

Cartoon: Gluten

Luke Hampton April 1, 2014

  Cartoon by MaryAnne Bowen.

Reducing Black Actors to Limited Roles Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

Reducing Black Actors to Limited Roles Reinforces Negative Stereotypes

Alisha Agard March 13, 2014

I want to first start off by saying I am so happy to hear about the success films "12 Years a Slave" and "Django Unchained" have received lately. It is nice to see actors and actresses of color receiving recognition...

#liberated: Tweets From a Well-Intentioned Feminist

#liberated: Tweets From a Well-Intentioned Feminist

Natalie Berg March 6, 2014

verbosefeminist: To combat men's efforts to silence the female voice, I hereby promise to make my tweets as lengthy as possible. I also promise to invoke elements of feminist theory because I feel...

Three Tips for the Fashionable Feminist

Three Tips for the Fashionable Feminist

Tara McCulloch March 6, 2014

Ladies (and those of you who don't identify with the normative role of "ladies" but are still interested in spring trends), it's that time of year again! We know y'all are ready for the latest spring...

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