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Pioneer Past: A history of activism

Maggie Chang, News Reporter

November 1, 2017

On October 4, 1971, a Whitman alum sent the school newspaper (previously called The Pioneer) a letter urging the editor to denounce the students responsible for flying the school flag backwards on the day President Nixon visited the Walla Walla community. On October 21, 1971, the letter was published...

Pio Past: The origin of The Pioneer

Pio Past

March 3, 2016

The first article from the first issue of The Pioneer, published in November 1896, explains the origin of the paper's name.

Pio Past: Tziganka visits campus

November 19, 2015

For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! Origina...

Pio Past: Cookie Lady turns chips into dough

November 12, 2015

Pio Past: A 1991 article discusses Paula Bemrose, the "Cookie Lady".

Pio past: Ducklings down the drain

October 15, 2015

For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. Tragic accident strikes Whitman duck population Originally...

Pio Past: Wallballers bounce back

September 17, 2015

Originally published Feb. 19, 1998 It was the quietest game of wallball ever. Avid wallball players celebrated in front of Cordiner in near silence Tuesday during the midnight hour after security confrontations threatened their weekly ritual. Security told Wallballers on Monday, February 9 at midnight that their sport was banned due to noise complaints from community members and damage concerns from the physical plant.

Pio Past: Spring Spirit

Pio Past: Spring Spirit

Lachlan Johnson

April 23, 2015

For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. Pirouette and arabesque are mastered by campus nymphs: Maidens...

Pio Past: Whitman announces Cronin’s replacement

Lachlan Johnson

April 9, 2015

Originally published Nov. 11, 2004 By Meghan Bunch Whitman announces Cronin's replacement After 2,643 e-mails traded between the two chairs of the search committee, the presidential search is finally over. President Tom Cronin can say goodbye to Whitman College as George Bridges, current...

Pio Past: Students build protest shanty town

Lachlan Johnson

March 5, 2015

For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. Originally published March 13, 1986 By Randy Edison Easily the most...

Pio Past: Students, faculty join in Selma sympathy march

Lachlan Johnson

February 19, 2015

Originally published March 18, 1965 Author unknown For almost 120 years, The Pioneer has reported on news from the Whitman campus and surrounding community. Pio Past pulls old articles from past decades from the Penrose Library archives to give modern readers a glimpse of campus history. Three-thirty this past Sunday ...

Pio Past: 2 Arrested, 15 Suspended in Recruiter Demonstration

Lachlan Johnson

February 12, 2015

Originally printed April 18th, 1968. Author unknown Two Whitman students were arrested Monday in connection with a demonstration against the appearance of military recruiters on campus. Charles Lawrence and Mike DeGrasse were taken into custody after refusing to halt obstruction of the Navy Air...

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