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Whitman Welcomes the Awesomely Cool Class of 2020!

Austin Biehl, staff writer April 1, 2016

In the class of 2020, Whitman has once again attracted a homogenous group of down-to-earth, unpretentious, fun-loving, granola-chewing, Birkenstock-wearing, apathetic, White kids. Throughout high school,...

Pio Past: Cookie Lady turns chips into dough

November 12, 2015
Pio Past: A 1991 article discusses Paula Bemrose, the "Cookie Lady".

Profile: Lauren Hauck

Serena Runyan December 4, 2014

Senior Lauren Hauck is a History and Art History double major. She's been involved with debate at Whitman since her first year when she learned parliamentary debate, and she became a policy debater her...

Tommys Dutch Lunch: Never Leave Hungry

Tommy’s Dutch Lunch: Never Leave Hungry

Aleida Fernandez December 9, 2013
When I first walk into Tommy's Dutch Lunch, a small greasy spoon down W. Pine St., it's immediately obvious that the restaurant is a place full of stories. The decor is straight out of the 1970s and the walls are littered with paintings and a Union Bulletin profile from a few years ago. It's also immediately obvious that Tommy's — as it's affectionately called — is a place full of love.
Photo by Rachael Barton

Junior Principle Player Exudes Passion for Violin

Emma Dahl November 21, 2013
When junior Ryan Jacobsen arrived on Whitman Campus he thought he was going to be a doctor. Music stayed in the forefront of his mind, however, and now he a declared music major, Jacobsen is taking off in the Music Department.
Catharsis On and Off the Stage: Tyler Schuh Talks About the One Act Play Festival

Catharsis On and Off the Stage: Tyler Schuh Talks About the One Act Play Festival

Emma Dahl February 7, 2013

Sitting on the couches upstairs in the Reid Campus Center, first-year Tyler Schuh discusses his experience writing for Whitman's One Act Play Festival. Unlike most of the others who submitted plays, Schuh...

Profile: Kayla Sua ’13

Pamela London November 29, 2012
Senior Kayla Sua is an international record-holding weightlifter who has recently come back into the sport to compete at the 2012 World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters World Championships. Two weeks ago, Sua traveled from Walla Walla to Las Vegas, Nev. to test herself at worlds in a sport in which she had not been competitive since she was 17 years old. The day before leaving for worlds, Sua spoke with The Pioneer about her experience with the sport, her expectations for future competitions and her relationship with her dad, also a competitive weightlifter.

High School Athlete Profile: Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales Swimmer

Halley McCormick November 26, 2012

DeSales High School senior Cheyenne Schoen talks swimming and future ambitions with charming confidence and a bright smile. With just four years of competitive swimming under her belt, Schoen has excelled...

Behind the Scenes with Shooting Simone

Serena Runyan November 8, 2012

This Wednesday, the student-directed production of Lynne Kaufman's play Shooting Simone will open on Whitman campus. This comedy, set in 20th century Paris, deals with love, love affairs, feminism, and...

Credit: David Jacobson

Profile: Assistant Soccer Coach Brett Axelrod ’09

Sarah Debs November 17, 2011

Class: 2009 Current Position: Assistant Soccer Coach Sitting comfortably on a leather couch in Reid, Axelrod wears a grey Whitman College Varsity Soccer sweatshirt and appears refreshed, having just...

Credit: Chaoyu Li

Profile: Katie DeCramer ’12

Pamela London October 13, 2011
Senior Katie Decramer has played flag football since her first weeks at Whitman. She loves the sport and has the bruises to prove it.
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Theatre major looks forward to range of career opportunities

Taneeka Hansen May 16, 2011

Senior theatre major Devin Petersen has explored many avenues while at Whitman, both inside and outside of the theatre. He started out on track for an economics major, an interest he discovered his first...

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