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Putting Down Your Smartphone

September 10, 2017

Social media can be a temporary distraction, but its long-term effects are shocking; they’re what ultimately turned me away from excessive social media use towards infrequent and unreliable social media...

Love Letters in the Digital Age

November 17, 2015

The research of Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning on the use of written love letters in modern times has gotten some broader attention after a lecture at the University of St. Thomas and an article...

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity

Technology tools advance campus research, creativity
November 13, 2014

Though it looks like a box and is equivalent in size to perhaps the crate of a large Beagle, it is much more sophisticated than a home for a dog. It has a clear lid and, inside, a grid that looks somewhat...

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles

Class of 2014 Future Plans Profiles
May 15, 2014

By the time they move their tassels, many Whitman seniors-turned-graduates will have already determined what they will be doing once they leave Walla Walla. The Pioneer spoke with three students about...

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike

Sabbaticals Benefit Students, Faculty Alike
March 13, 2014

While professors on sabbatical do not teach classes and usually do not advise students or serve on committees, a professor's sabbatical could never be described as "time off." The sabbatical program...

David Nord Award Winners Announced

David Nord Award Winners Announced
November 14, 2013

The 18th-annual David Nord Award was presented to seniors Ben Roberson and Sean Mulloy in late October. The award is presented to students who propose a project in relation to GLBTQ issues and cumulatively...

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity

Alumna Connects Whitties to Roman Archaeology Opportunity
September 15, 2013

This article was contributed by alumna Marie von Hafften '13. As dawn broke every morning this summer, alumna Emily Hanscam '12 tucked the end of her braid back up at the nape of her neck and slipped...

Gun Violence Research Requires Parity to Avoid Hypocrisy

February 7, 2013

In the wake of the tragic shootings in Newtown, it seems there's one thing almost everyone in Washington can agree on: We need more research into the effects of violent video games. National Rifle Association...

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