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Trevor Lewis, Humor Writer

December 8, 2016

Your Mom’s Gonna Love That New Ying-Yang Face Tattoo   “Why are Finals?” and Other Questions Asked in the Quiet Room at 4:00a.m.   Local First-Year Can’t Wait to Continue Not Giving a Shit about Calculus over Break   This Week’s Forecast: Hoth, with a substantial...

In The News

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor

November 10, 2016

MONDAY Study: BBMB Majors choose course of study solely for intellectual self-aggrandizement TUESDAY Thanksgiving dinner with Wisconsin extended family poses foreseeable conflict WEDNESDAY Beginning rock climbing reportedly “quite chill” THURSDAY Cute guy down the hall seems interested FRIDAY Board of Trustees bla...

Whitman Announces New Mascot

Whitman Announces New Mascot

Marra Clay, Publisher

November 3, 2016

The Blues will officially become Whitman College’s new mascot. On Thursday, November 3rd, President Kathy Murray emailed the announcement to the Whitman Community. She wrote “After looking at all the responses from alumni, students, faculty and staff to the most recent survey, it became clear right away that the Whitman Community feels the Blues is the mascot that best represents Whitman.”

Treat your journalists right

Andrew Schwartz

October 20, 2016

Two headlines off the impetuous digital press dateline September 8, 2016: “The Entire Seattle Seahawks Team Will Protest the National Anthem at Opening Game” and “Entire Seahawks Team Planning to Honor Flag During National Anthem on 9/11?” The mutual and only source for these widely shared...

This week in the news

Jeffrey Gustaveson, Staff Writer

September 8, 2016

-Post-80s dance Prentiss brunch the surest sign yet that the apocalypse is nigh -RA spends a heartbreaking amount of time making bathroom “Crush Board” poster that will be covered in phallic imagery within the week -Princeton Review ranks Whitman #1 with Birkenstock-to-Student ratio of 3:1 -Mik...

In The News

April 1, 2016

THIS JUST IN: Parents just really think you should major in BBMB “Honey, your cousin Tim majored in Biology at the U, and he’s in med school now! And remember, there’ll always be sick people in the world to care for, but how long do you think there’ll be people willing to read your critical r...

KWCW Show of the Week

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015

It’s been just a few days since the Pio Hour’s last broadcast, and already sophomores Andrew Schwartz and Anna Middleton are gearing up for next week’s bimonthly release. As the show’s editors, reporters, broadcasters and research team, there’s a lot of work to do before 10 a.m. Monday...

Art Installation Calls Attention to Lack of Economic Diversity

Art Installation Calls Attention to Lack of Economic Diversity

Lachlan Johnson

September 18, 2014

Before sunrise on Thursday, September 18th, a group of Whitman students created an unauthorized art installation on the steps of Memorial Building to protest and draw attention to issues of oppression and diversity on Whitman's campus. The art installation builds on discussions of Whitman being ranked...

Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles

Class of 2014 Fellowships Profiles

Helen Angell

May 15, 2014

After graduation, some Whitman seniors will be heading all over the country and the world pursuing their goals with the help of fellowships. The Pioneer spoke with three students about the fellowships they received, the programs they will go on and what they will be doing in the near and distant ...

Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles

Class of 2014 Thesis Profiles

Emily Lin-Jones

May 15, 2014

Many Whitman seniors conducted year-long thesis research as part of their major's graduation requirements. The Pioneer sat down with three members of the graduating class to discuss their projects, the scope of their research and results.  Colin Strong History Water and Power: A History of Large Dam Construction in Yunnan, China 1980 -...

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Andy Monserud

May 15, 2014

By the time they move their tassels, many Whitman seniors-turned-graduates will have already determined what they will be doing once they leave Walla Walla. The Pioneer spoke with three students about their future plans and where life after Whitman will take them.  Jeremy Schofield "I'll be going to Yale Uni...

Bridges Picks ‘Reservation Blues’ for Summer Reading

Andy Monserud

April 10, 2014

Another in a series of "lasts" for President George Bridges came over spring break, when the Whitman Office of Communications announced his choice for this year's summer reading, "Reservation Blues" by Sherman Alexie. The office also announced that Alexie will visit campus on October 1 and 2 to give...

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