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United World Colleges: “The School of Life”

First-year Yana Miakshyla, left, experencing life at UWC Dilijan in Armenia. (Left and right images) Sophomore Lola Al- barral Bravo, pictured far right, getting a tase of life in Singapore at UWC Southeast Asia.

Alissa Antilla

April 5, 2018

When American students enter their third year of high school, many opt for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme, an advanced program  with an international focus that lasts two years, smattered with creativity, activity and service (CAS) and culminating in a 4000 word extended essay, a...

Acuña Addresses Catalan Independence

Wiki Commons - Catalonian flag

Adam Rooney, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2017

Álvaro Santana Acuña, Sociology professor at Whitman college, is a historian and sociologist from Spain. He recently wrote an opinion piece for Spain’s most circulated newspaper El País that compares the similarities between the political polarization and type of language being used today on...

My Spanish Grandmother

Me and Carmela in our apartment


September 8, 2012

Living with a host family was one of the things I was most excited and nervous about coming to Spain. I think this is a pretty common sentiment among students studying abroad. It's a hard thing because living with someone, as anyone who has ever had a roommate knows, is not always easy and reveals personality...

Carry-on Suitcase


August 22, 2012

It is my last day in my hometown of Portland, Oregon, for four and a half months. Everything is packed and ready, so much so that I could sit here right now and list off, without looking, the exact contents of my suitcase and backpack that are sitting six feet away from me. (I won't put you all through...

Style Spotlight: Lindsey Holdren ’15

Credit: Cade Beck

cade beck

February 16, 2012

Every week, The Pioneer searches out Whitties who bring an extra splash of fashion consciousness and sartorial daring to campus. This week's Style Spotlight: first-year film and media studies major Lindsey Holdren. Style Soundbites "My hat is actually my sister's: it's so old-fashioned, so I kin...

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