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The fall of Bernie Sanders

The fall of Bernie Sanders

Chris Hankin, Reporter

July 27, 2016

Philadelphia - The third day of the Democratic National Convention was defined by the official nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, finally and totally ending the meteoric rise of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Activists came together all over the city, congregating at City ...

Alumni and Administration Enraged About the Name Change of…What’s that Paper Called Again?

Austin Biehl, staff writer

March 10, 2016

In an unexpected turn of events, it seems that people have actually read an article published in the Pioneer. Vitriolic anger exploded last week when the Pio announced its radical decision to change its name from a symbol of racist colonialism to something more culturally appropriate. “God dammit,” sw...

From the Editors: The Pioneer’s Un-naming

February 24, 2016

2/26 Update: Your thoughts and feedback are important to us. Please add to this discussion using this form if you'd like to share ideas, reactions, or any additional comments with us. Last week, The Pioneer announced that it will recommence under a new name in the fall of 2016. In the past few days, we...

Tacocat brings big sound to Reid

Tacocat brings big sound to Reid

Emma Cooper

November 9, 2015

Wednesday night at 8:00pm, Reid Coffee House hosted the Seattle band Tacocat for an evening of musical paradise.

Harper Joy Theatre performs ‘The Liar’ over Parent’s Weekend

Harper Joy Theatre performs ‘The Liar’ over Parent’s Weekend

Emma Cooper

October 28, 2015

In the Harper Joy Theater from October 22-25, Whitman students performed the comedy The Liar.

KWCW Show of the Week

KWCW Show of the Week

Emma Cooper

October 22, 2015

MC² is a great show to experience new music while also becoming aware of the events happening in the world.

Pranks, Fishing, and Human Rights: The Pio Hour Show 3

Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz

October 2, 2015

In this episode of the Pio Hour, hosts Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz interview Chris Hankin '18 about his summer working on a fishing boat in the Bering Sea. Anna also pulls a prank on Andrew and interviews alumni about historic Whitman pranks. This episode also features Allie Donahue '16 as she...

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...

Game Night at Sweet Basil

Emma Cooper, Columnist

September 24, 2015

If you're looking for more than just pizza at Sweet Basil, Wednesday nights are the time for you. Sweet Basil hosts the Walla Walla Go Club (WWGC) game night each week on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. A few Whitman students, especially members of the Japanese club, have frequented Go Club. Go is an...

Rodeo and Stories: The Pio Hour Show 1

Andrew Schwartz and Anna Middleton

September 18, 2015

Anna Middleton and Andrew Schwartz host The Pio Hour's first show this week. In this podcast they visit the Walla Walla Fair, investigate the new library couches, interview Pioneer editor-in-chief Sarah Cornett about the new residence hall projects, and talk with Kyle Donald '16 about his pursuit of...

Production Night Live Blog for Feb. 26

Shelly Le

February 26, 2014

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 5 (taking place the evening of Feb. 26/early morning of Feb. 27) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Editor-in-Chief. 4:10 p.m.: I'm in! Production Manager Sean McNulty announces to the production staff that Circuit 10 layout begins thi...

A surprising maturity in “The Lego Movie”

A surprising maturity in “The Lego Movie”

Nathan Fisher

February 13, 2014

Even though my bedroom at home is filled with my years of Lego projects, the trailers for "The Lego Movie" seemed dull and boring. When a couple of buddies and I were searching for a movie to see on Friday, we were shocked to see that "The Lego Movie" was rated at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Noth...

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