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A Round of Applause: Threat to Decency or Deserved Reaction?

Alden Glass, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

In mid-April, Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar, Neymar, was suspended for three La Liga matches for sarcastically applauding the fourth official while walking off the field after his second yellow card of the match. While a three match ban for such an important player would be catastrophic in the bes...

Traditional Kettles are Better than Electric

Nikolaus Kennelly, Columnist

January 26, 2017


Filed under OPINION

We find ourselves at the start of a deep and gloomy winter, one in which a barely perceptible cold front is passing through our most marginalized communities and many of us are in need of some warmth. So we open our tea drawers, the divine aromas of places untouched by our problems—Nok Cha, Dian Hong,...

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part two)

March 18, 2015


Filed under NW News

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between northwest collegiate newspapers. We suggest you begin by reading s...

Return of fraternities to campus sparks debate at Willamette University (part one)

March 18, 2015


Filed under NW News

These stories were originally published in The Collegian of Willamette University in February and March of 2015 (dates and authors attached to each story.) They are printed here through the Northwest News Network, a collaborative project between northwest collegiate newspapers. 2 fraternities approved for hous...

Latin America must seize autonomy to curb influence of Chinese business

Jose Coronado

March 5, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

China's economic boom has taken 300 million Chinese citizens out of poverty. Companies from all over the world are going to China to do business, and Chinese companies are growing at an incredible rate. These companies are not only interested in attracting foreign capital, but they are also interested...

Whitman’s higher ed snobbery can broaden horizons

Denali Elliot

January 29, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Returning home this winter break, it appeared as though the people of my town had been transformed in my absence –– or more accurately, my view of them had been transformed during my time at Whitman College. And I wasn't sure it was for the better. I caught myself feeling superior to the drug addicts...

Tuberculosis scare sheds light on treatment disparity

Anuradha Lingappa

January 29, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

While working in a hospital over winter break I came into contact with a patient who had active tuberculosis. Three weeks later I got a cold and began coughing up bloody phlegm. Naturally I assumed the worst –– that I had tuberculosis –– and would have to be subjected to a forceful regimen of...

Demonizing radical Islam diminishes our own humanity

Sam Chapman

January 29, 2015


Filed under OPINION

I'm stealing a bit from my thesis-in-progress to begin making this point. Beloved "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien has often been accused of racism, due to his unfortunate tendency to characterize his players based on their ancestry: elves like forests, dwarves like beer, orcs like human flesh....

How to meditate

Adam Heymann

December 4, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Assuming I've hooked any of you Pioneer readers into the idea of meditation, I bet some of you are wondering exactly what to do once you finally sit down. The purpose of this column will be to provide a basis for how to meditate. With this basis will come several avenues to explore as your practice unfolds. First...

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

Voices of the Community // Issue 12

Halley McCormick

December 4, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Voices of the Community

Do you feel safe on campus, physically or otherwise? Photographer Halley McCormick takes a poll. [portfolio_slideshow]

Voices of the Community // Issue 7

Voices of the Community // Issue 7

Nikki Antenucci

October 23, 2014


Filed under MEDIA, Voices of the Community

What are you doing for Family Weekend? A poll by photographer Nikki Antenucci. [portfolio_slideshow]

Meditation key to revelation in modern world

Meditation key to revelation in modern world

Adam Heymann

October 3, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

It is easy in this advanced age to lose sight of our Homo sapiens evolutionary childhood. We've disassociated ourselves from the hunting and gathering of those who came before us, from the everyday struggle of defending ourselves against predators and working hard to secure a bloodline. Nowadays we...

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