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Is an animal a person?

Jessica Parker

October 14, 2014

Do nonhumans have certain rights that we aren't currently granting them? This is one of the questions addressed in a case regarding chimpanzee personhood that is currently going though the New York Supreme Court. The Nonhuman Rights Project is pursuing lawsuits on behalf of several chimpanzees in...

Whitman Faculty, Staff Members Receive Recognition

Josephine Adamski

March 6, 2014

Whitman professors, faculty and staff are often honored for their hard work throughout the year. Usually their accomplishments are known to their colleagues and students, but they may not be acknowledged by the community as a whole. Three of Whitman's faculty and staff members, featured here, have rece...

Local Artist Displays Eclectic Work at Museum of Un-Natural History

Photo by Chaoyu Li

Isabel Mills

September 26, 2013

If you met him on the street, 82-year-old Gerry Matthews would seem like any other retired, happily married Wheaton Terrier owner. In reality, he is a rather unique artist. Matthews moved to Walla Walla with his wife Pat Stanley years ago, leaving both of their acting careers in New York behind. A clas...

Mariners’ Outlook

Tristan Gavin

April 18, 2013

Seattle is a sad sports city. No, it isn't hopelessly doomed to horrendous teams in every sport like Cleveland, but that is precisely what makes me sympathetic to Seattle sports fans. They are hopeful. Hopeful enough to expect an undersized rookie quarterback to take a good-not-great football team t...

Willis Proves it’s Not a Good Day to ‘Die Hard’

Illustration by Emily Jones

Nathan Fisher

February 21, 2013

Disclaimer: I am a HUGE "Die Hard" fan, and in my book, Bruce Willis is THE MAN.  Needless to say, for months I've been anticipating Valentine's Day, not for the sugar high or the "love is in the air" feeling, but for the premier of "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment of one of my favorite franchises. After a marathon...

Senior art majors reveal thesis projects with metropolitan inspiration

Clara Bartlett

April 19, 2012

For Whitman's visual art majors, a thesis is not made of paragraphs and footnotes, but of charcoal and pigment. The "Visual Art Majors Senior Thesis Exhibition" opens tomorrow, April 20 in Sheehan Gallery. This opening is the culmination of months of creativity and long hours spent working in Fouts...

‘The Altruists’ explores themes of sexuality, social protest

Credit: Allie Felt

Clara Bartlett

November 10, 2011

From Wednesday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 13, "The Altruists," directed by senior theatre major Sarah Wright, will be performed in the Freimann Studio Theatre of Harper Joy. The title of the play illustrates its underlying conflict: Does true altruism or unselfish concern exist in our world? Or are most people inherently selfish? The Pioneer went behind the scenes to chat with cast members at a Thursday night rehearsal....

Art majors to seek inspiration in Empire State

Alex Hagen

October 27, 2011

An important part of Whitman's art major program is the thesis, or final project, that the senior art majors produce near the end of the school year. To gather inspiration for their respective projects, the senior art majors make an annual pilgrimage to New York City. From Nov. 16-20, the students...

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