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Seniors prepare for post-graduate life

Sydney Bellon, Feature Reporter April 29, 2021

Although it has been a demanding and at times disheartening semester, seniors are prepared with exciting next steps for after graduation. Some may travel, some will go home, some are applying for jobs...

Swim team says farewell to seniors

Tate Cadang, Staff Reporter February 13, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 1, the atmosphere at Harvey Pool at the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center was bittersweet as the class of 2020 competed in their last home meet for Whitman College. Head coach Jenn Blomme...

Whitman changes pay-by-credit policy

Lindsey Brodeck, Staff Reporter February 23, 2017

Whitman college faculty recently voted to decrease the maximum credits allowed in the college’s pay by credit policy. This change will go into effect next year. Currently, second semester seniors who...

Senior artists prepare theses

April 21, 2016
The senior art majors’ individual art projects will be presented in Sheehan Gallery starting on April 22, to be seen by the public and critiqued by the art department.
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Required Attendance at Commencement Creates Conflicts for Seniors

North Bennett, News Writer March 3, 2016
Seniors are required to attend commencement to receive their diploma, barring an exemption. This still can create scheduling conflicts for seniors.

Senior Thesis Profiles

Natalie Berg May 18, 2015

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...

Seniors seek to secure careers

Jeremy Alexander April 9, 2015

Full-time employment is a challenge for many students, but a few lucky seniors in this year's graduating class have already secured prestigious jobs. Most Whitman graduates move to Seattle, Portland...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly February 5, 2015

If one is to leave Whitman College to be a salmon fisher, why write an extensive thesis utilizing current theory to analyze sociological phenomena? It is not unheard of for Whitman students to go from...

Senior Survey

Abby Seethoff December 22, 2014

The members of the senior delegation ponder their roles on ASWC, their impending graduations, and their olfactory preferences. Tim Reed Major: Philosophy Favorite Smell: Lodgepole pines in the...

Senior year provides new perspectives on Greek life

Martina Pansze October 3, 2014

Within a few weeks of arriving to campus, first-years are faced with the decision of whether or not they want to go Greek. For many upperclassmen involved with men's and women's fraternities, however,...

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Melina Hughes February 27, 2014

I am a senior. It is second semester. This means long days and longer nights of sitting in my room, the library or the basement of Reid, drinking too much coffee and pouring over notes for writtens,...

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Off-Campus Houses Given Names for Both Obvious Characteristics, Inside Humor

Emily Williams February 21, 2013

Whitman is a college with colorfully named houses. Sometimes those house names are based on inside jokes, puns and strange intricacies about the house. Other times, the reason for the name is staring the...

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