Whitman Wire

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, the overwhelming majority was not that involved, but DID know how to transform their mediocre lives int...

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 second year. This was all new to Hauck- she hadn't debated before college like many debaters on...

Tommy’s 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 i...

Junior Principle Player Exudes Passion for Violin

Photo by Rachael Barton

Emma Dahl

November 21, 2013

Junior Ryan Jacobsen, the concertmaster of the Whitman College Orchestra, has been playing violin since he was five. Music and violin performance are his passions, and there is nothing else he'd rather pursue. Jacobsen said in an email interview that as soon as he could talk, he started askin...

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 explained that it wasn't only his first time writing for the play contest: It was also his first...

Profile: Kayla Sua ’13

Pamela London

November 29, 2012

Tackling opponents, pushing through scrums and running through the mud on Ankeny Field, senior Kayla Sua looks like any other hard-nosed rugby player. But underneath that exterior, this Motherrucker is an international record-holding weightlifter who has recently come back into the sport to compete at...

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 to become one of the top swimmers in Washington State. She is the captain of the Walla Walla Hig...

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 the fallibility of truth. The Pioneer asked a few questions of the cast, stage manager, and student...

Profile: Assistant Soccer Coach Brett Axelrod ’09

Credit: David Jacobson

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 completed a long bike ride. What did you do after graduating? I moved to Seattle for a lit...

Profile: Katie DeCramer ’12

Credit: Chaoyu Li

Pamela London

October 13, 2011

Profile: Katie DeCramer Class: Senior Major: Politics with Spanish minor Hometown: Mendota Heights, Minn. "You would think she was beaten, but really she's a badass."  - football teammate Hayley Falk '12 What first brought you to Whitman? Whitman was the last school I visited, and I just had a really good v...

Theatre major looks forward to range of career opportunities

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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 year while looking for something he considered more practical than theatre. "One day a theatre...

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