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Missing the Sun: Change of Season Affects Student Health and Well-being

Claire Ommen, Features Writer

December 3, 2015

As the semester nears its end, the general health of the Whitman campus is nearing its low-point for the year. Factors such as stress, season, weather and sleep patterns, are all reaching their peak affect upon students.

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Students Struggle With Concussion Aftermath

Helen Angell

February 13, 2014

Thirteen concussions were reported to the Dean of Students in Fall 2013, a sharp increase from previous years. This number is shocking, but it might not indicate an increasing number of head injuries on campus. Rather, students and staff believe that higher numbers were reported last semester because of heighte...

Dropping out means new opportunities

Dropping out means new opportunities

Joey Gottlieb

December 6, 2012

I like saying "I withdrew" because it sounds nicer than "I dropped out." It sounds like I am still in command of my education and prospects and that I have not forsaken the opportunity of a college education. It sounds like the institution could not give me the education I wanted, rather than reflecting...

Students take fitness elsewhere

Hannah Bartman

September 13, 2012

It would be hard to find a student on campus who would disagree that the two-story, 30,000 square-foot Baker Ferguson Fitness center is accessible. With eight treadmills and ­­12 ellipticals, there is seemingly no excuse to avoid burning off those five excellent Bon Appétit brownies you just had. However, some Whitties have been more inclined to find their...

SHAC, Red Cross offer CPR clinic


April 4, 2012

For the past three years, the student health advisory council has teamed up with the Red Cross to offer a CPR certification clinic for Whitman students. While the purpose of the clinic has remained the same––to prepare students to use CPR during a medical emergency––the content of the course...

Jacobs, Radosevic and Allen continue recovery from Nov. 6 crash

Josh Goodman

December 2, 2009

Nearly a month later, first-year Lindy Jacobs and sophomores Katie Radosevic and Maggie Allen are pushing forward in their recoveries from a car crash on Nov. 6. The crash occurred when an SUV driven by Allen was hit by a semi-truck when Allen attempted to make a U-turn on Hwy. 730 near I-84. The students...

Goodnight Moon: Better sleep tied to better grades

Credit: Wolff


November 10, 2009

Half of students with GPAs of 3.75 or higher get between four and five hours of sleep per night, according to a survey conducted by The Pioneer. It is important to note that the sample size of this survey was relatively small, just barely reaching 50 people, but these results are still very surprising. ...

Student Health Advisory Council, Red Cross to offer Whitman students First Aid certification

Zoe Kunkel-Patterson '12 signs up for a first aid certification clinic with SHAC President Thomas Siegert '12. The class, offered by the Red Cross, takes place Saturday, Nov. 14. Credit: Van Neste

Liz Forsyth

November 9, 2009

Sophomores Fritz Siegert and Sofia Infante are on a mission. They want Whitman students to be prepared and willing to act when they see someone in a medical emergency. "At a party if someone collapses, a doctor or a nurse won't be there, but a student will," explained Siegert, president of...

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