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Op-Ed: ‘Culture of Silence:’ What the WWU Administration Will Not Address

Jake Sloop, WWU Sophomore

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION

These past few weeks at Walla Walla University have been rocky, to say the least. Therefore, in this week’s Swap Issue, I hope to address some of the questions many Whitties have asked me about the blackface social media post at WWU and the discussion it has sparked. I think that this issue is intrinsical...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.” Two years after his death, his political theater has returned to the Harper Joy Theatre under...

New Member of Scientology Surprised to Find Thetan Isn’t Satan with a Lisp: Tom Cruithe’th Thecret Comesth to Life

Rebecca Gluck, Life Choicer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Humor

When Ron Hughes first beheld the brilliant blue Las Vegas motel that is the Church of Scientology, he was in awe. The building seemed to have an aura of holiness around it, aided by cameras that shifted constantly. Hughes felt at home and couldn’t wait to join the line of people who were smiling and b...

Senior Thesis Profiles

Natalie Berg

May 18, 2015


Filed under Circuit

Many seniors have spent this year researching and writing theses in their major. The Pioneer spoke to three of these seniors about their projects. Nate Higby - Sociology The Pioneer: Tell me about the subject of your sociology thesis. Nate Higby: My thesis is looking at the relationship betwe...

Include Christians in diversity conversation

Christopher Hankin

February 19, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

The class of 2018 has entered Whitman amid backlash at the school for a lack of diversity, both racial and economic. The student body expressed its dissatisfaction with admissions policies by staging protests like the "Créme de la Créme" piece on the steps of Memorial Hall and the Encounters walkout...

Sports are the new religion for many Americans

Zan McPherson

February 5, 2015


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Immediately upon the Seahawks' glorious and absurdly lucky win against the Green Bay Packers a few weeks ago, I called my twin brother in Seattle only to hear an ear-assaulting flood of laughing and screaming surrounded by distant firework explosions. "Zan... I'm just, I'm just running around outside....

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Lack of religious presence on campus complicates celebration

Audrey Kelly

October 16, 2014


Filed under FEATURE

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. It's the people, not the perks, that are important to Whitman students when it comes to religious holidays. Celebrating with the people they know is what is important to Whitman students, not decadent meals and days off of school, especially when their holidays don't line...

Holy

Serena Runyan

March 20, 2014


Filed under Living in History, Web Only

Jerusalem is a holy city. A bridge between the material and the spiritual. Many would say between the earth and the heavens. But what is holy?: "Connected to a god or a religion/ religious and morally good" –– Merriam-Webster. As I walk home through the botanical gardens on a warm Thursday after...

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Homelessness Activists Address Cold Weather

Andy Monserud

February 20, 2014


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

In the face of cold temperatures and heavy snowfall earlier this winter, homeless men and women in Walla Walla found themselves well cared for. Volunteers and community leaders converted the First Congregational Church on Palouse Avenue into an emergency warming center for the city's homeless. ...

Finally Settled

Serena Runyan

January 30, 2014


Filed under Living in History, Web Only

I'm sitting in my apartment in Jerusalem, Israel, where I am studying abroad this semester at Hebrew University with the DOME program: Dynamics of the Middle East. I came here primarily for the academic content of my program: politics, religion, peace and conflict, etc.- to fix the knowledge gap I have...

Mystics Discuss Spirituality at Local Church

Mystics Discuss Spirituality at Local Church

Emma Dahl

November 7, 2013


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

It's a quiet Wednesday morning at the First Congregational Church located just across Mill Creek from the Whitman College campus. The church is mostly empty, but in a little room around the corner from the main sanctuary, a small group of people is meeting to discuss spiritual aspects of world r...

Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus

Finding Faith: Lack of Religious Dialogue on Campus

Hannah Bartman

October 23, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

"Why do we come here?" said Father Pedro Bautista-Peraza at the Sunday, Oct. 20 morning Mass in St. Patrick's Church on West Poplar Street in Walla Walla. "Why?" This question of action is at the root of all decisions, religious and nonreligious alike, but when it comes to religion on Whitman College's...

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