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Dean de Benedictis embarks on mountainous musical odyssey

caitlinhardee September 8, 2011

In Whitman's vibrant liberal arts setting, it's common to find students who are equally devoted to creative pursuits and the great outdoors. This August, The Pioneer spoke with a musician who embodies...

Tips for Thailand

September 8, 2011

Article written by Charlotte Graham I wasn't excited by the prospect of writing about some cliché experience abroad  where I supposedly came to a greater understanding about the world beyond  Whitman....

Whitman students in China explore multiculturalism

September 8, 2011

Article written by Ivana Vukovic. This summer I was part of a group of 13 Whitman students who spent six weeks in China,  led by Professor of Anthropology Charles McKhann and Adjunct Instructor of Chinese...

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Whitties get WISE, gain new perspective on Walla Walla youth

Sandra Matsevilo September 8, 2011

"Since my parents went to college I always assumed . . . that I would get into a college and attend later one," said senior Hayley Mauck, an RA for the Whitman Institute of Scholastic Enrichment (WISE)...

Guatemalan kitchens go beyond stove

Sean McNulty September 8, 2011

This summer, four other Whitman students and I took a crash course in international development from a small village of subsistence farmers on the fertile plains of Guatemala's Pacific coast. Alumna Anna...

No More Deaths tackles injustice along U.S.-Mexico border

September 8, 2011

Article written by Madelyn Peterson. Javier1 carries his height with humility and smiles easily. He grew up near his grandparents' ranch in Sonora, Mexico, riding horses and fighting roosters. He made...

Whitman alumna works with USAID in Africa

Karah Kemmerly September 8, 2011

Whitman alumna Jennifer Crow-Yang '97, now regional contact and agreement officer for the United States Agency for International Development, has spent several years working on development projects in...

Environmentalism in Bolivia close to home

Libby Arnosti September 8, 2011

The first time I tried to explain what I study to a new friend in Bolivia, he laughed in my face. "An environmental studies major would die of hunger here," he snorted. It's true; the field of study...

Permaculture farm seeks alternative to commercial farming

Rachel Alexander September 8, 2011

Driving to Hacienda Ilitio is a bit of an adventure. The farm is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Cotopaxi, one of the tallest active volcanoes in the Ecuadorian Andes. The road up to the farm is mostly...

Once-termed ‘problem rodent’ undergoing rehabilitation

September 8, 2011

Article written by Natalie Jamerson. "Beaver dams change everything." So says Mary O'Brien, the head of the Utah Forests Program for the Grand Canyon Trust, a conservation non-profit. "They create...

Sociology of Star Trek focuses on enlightenment ideals

Molly Johanson September 8, 2011

Star Trek has always been part of my cultural lexicon. I know I wasn't the only one on the playground in grade school proclaiming, "Resistance is futile!" From the humble days of its beginning to conventions...

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