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Op-Ed: How to Become an Outdoor Program Leader in a Week with no Prior Backcountry Experience

Haider Anwar Ali, Guest Writer

May 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Admittedly, the title is slightly misleading. It takes more than a week to become an Outdoor Program leader considering that a candidate will spend a significant amount of time completing the Wilderness First Response requirement, gaining van certification and probably even considering the possibility...

The Evolution of the Whitman Outdoor Program

Alex Brockman, Feature Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

One of the most common walks across Whitman College takes students from Reid Campus Center to Ankeny. Along the way, one might see busses loaded with kayaks for a weekend trip, students ascending Whitman’s famous climbing wall or even skiers moving through campus in the winter. These common sights are ...

OP Introduces New Beginning Kayaking Trip in Reid Basement

Anthony Reale, Barometric Pressurer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Humor

During the first week of Whitman’s second semester, the temperature dropped low enough for a pipe in the Reid Campus Center to freeze and burst, leading to a few inches of water flooding the floor of the Coffeehouse. Much to the Bookstore and Coffeehouse’s dismay, the water covered rugs, new furniture...

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

A Q&A Preview of Power and Privilege Workshops

North Bennett

February 15, 2016


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

The Pioneer previews four workshops from the 2016 Power and Privilege Symposium via a Q&A with workshop organizers.

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Banff Film Festival comes to Whitman

Emma Cooper

January 28, 2016


Filed under A&E

Climbers, boarders, bikers, and river-surfers gathered into Cordiner Hall on Jan. 19 for this year's Banff Film Festival event. The Banff Film Festival plays annually in Banff, Alberta, where hundreds of outdoor films are displayed. An intense selection process is required in order for the festival...

Pio Picks: Week of Dec. 3

Martina

November 19, 2015


Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

Each Thursday, The Pioneer highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week's picks. Annual Outdoor Program Gear Sale, Thursday, Dec. 3, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.,Reid Ballroom. Paper Tigers screening, Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m., Cordiner Ha...

Palouse Falls Closure Affects OP Trips

Palouse Falls Closure Affects OP Trips

Mikaela Slade

November 17, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Palouse Falls State Park is closed due to accidents and vandalism on its trails; the decision will affect Outdoor Program trips to the area.

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Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Whitman students join protest against Shell oil rigs in Port of Seattle

Allie Donahue

May 7, 2015


Filed under Community, NEWS, News Highlight, Outdoors, Politics

Shell's Arctic fleet is moving north to the Port of Seattle, and a coalition of environmental groups, including a group of students from Whitman, is planning to protest in a flotilla of kayaks on May 16. Whitman activists will join other environmentalists from the sHELL NO coalition to demonstrate...

Outdoor Program plans for future

Lane Barton

February 19, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The staff of Whitman's Outdoor Program are developing and implementing a new strategic plan to help guide the program's focus through 2020. The new strategic plan will take into account student, staff and alumni feedback via survey, and it includes goals such as enhancing collaboration with departments...

Whitman Outdoor Program Wins David J. Webb Award

Hannah Bartman

November 21, 2013


Filed under NEWS

On Nov. 9 at the Association Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) conference, Whitman's Outdoor Program (the OP) won the David J. Webb Program Excellence Award. Whitman is the smallest college to ever receive this award, a testament to the accomplishments of the OP. "We have a vibrant outdoor...

Localizing the Shutdown

Localizing the Shutdown

Dylan Tull

October 10, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, Politics

The tense, drawn-out government shutdown has entered into its 10th day, the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling looms ever closer and tensions have only increased between President Obama and the GOP. American citizens have been relegated to useless bystanders, turning the entire crisis into a frustratin...

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

Whitman Climber Granted Opportunity to Pursue Dreams

Tristan Gavin

February 21, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

Senior Matthew Morriss has done things in the past six months most Whitman students only dream of. Not only is he spending time climbing and skiing in some of the most remote and beautiful areas of the region, but he isn't paying to do it, either. By receiving grants from multiple outdoors organizations,...

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