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Student orders 4lbs of bees to Reid post office

Grace Canny, dutiful roommate to Alissa Berman April 7, 2022

Early Wednesday morning, while all of campus slept, a detectable hum was in the air. Not a single bird dared chirp nor a duck dare quack. Whitman was nearly silent except for one building: Reid Campus...

Photo by Michael Lans.

“Holding Patterns” exhibition in Stevens Gallery navigates artistic moral questions

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter March 11, 2021

Last week, colorful abstract paintings filled the walls of the Stevens Gallery, with pinks, oranges and blues popping out from the walls of the small room. The display, “Holding Patterns,” was...

Pio Picks: Week of Dec. 3

Martina November 19, 2015

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...

Multi-car Collision on Park Street Leaves Community Shaken, Unharmed

Multi-car Collision on Park Street Leaves Community Shaken, Unharmed

Andy Monserud April 10, 2014

A driver, apparently impaired by a medical emergency, struck 11 cars and indirectly damaged a bicycle on Palouse Street, Alder Street and Boyer Avenue last Friday afternoon, April 4. All injuries, including...

Blue Moon Expands Digital Media Presence on Campus

‘Blue Moon’ Expands Digital Media Presence on Campus

River Sterne December 12, 2013

"Blue moon's" digital media section wants to use digital media to redefine our understanding of where media and art collide. The digital media staff hosted a Digital Media Opening in Reid Campus Center...

Illustration by Asa Mease

In the Kitchens: The Voices in Whitman’s Dining Halls

Lachlan Johnson April 25, 2013

What does it mean to be part of a community? Looking around the Whitman campus, it is easy to recognize students, professors and administrators as Whitties. But there is another group at Whitman, rarely...

Photos by Halley McCormick.

Students and Alumni Get “Real” About Life After Graduation

Emily Lin-Jones October 25, 2012

"I had no idea what I wanted to do when I got out of school," said alumna Kate Morrison '95 to a small group of students gathered in Reid Campus Center 240 on Monday, Oct. 22. For the next hour, she described...


ASWC Senate convenes for year’s first official meeting in Memorial

Lachlan Johnson October 4, 2012

The Memorial Building hosted the first senate meeting of the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) on Sunday, Sept. 30. Senate meetings this year will be held in Memorial, the physical and symbolic...

Guide to common campus nicknames and landmarks

Allison Work August 23, 2012

You find yourself in an unknown place, overwhelmed by the action, dazed and confused. Maybe you know this feeling; maybe this, your arrival at Whitman, is your first experience with it. While Whitman...

Mug share, bike share programs encourage campus participation

Allison Work April 26, 2012

The month leading up to Earth Day brought new ways of being green to campus as Campus Climate Challenge unveiled two new "share" programs: a pilot bike share program and a Reid Campus Center mug share....

Credit: Faith Bernstein

College Creek overflows

Shelly Le November 14, 2011

Whitman is generally a picturesque campus, with well maintained lawns and flowing fountains.   Last Sunday, Nov. 13, however, was a different story. Around 3:30 p.m., Landscape Supervisor Bob Biles...

ID crime hits campus: Whitman student suspected of identity theft, burglary

Shelly Le November 3, 2011

Disclaimer: The name of the student charged with these offenses was removed from this article on Oct. 22, 2020 and replaced with "Philip Forest." The original charges were vacated from his record five...

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