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Unconditional Love: How Pets are Shaping the Student Experience

Phyllis Pawa and her cat Scout play on the Reid side lawn.
September 24, 2018

Ask many students what they miss most about being away from home, and they will tell you their pets. Dogs, cats, lizards, horses and chickens are just a few of the creatures that students leave behind...

Breaking: At least ten Whitman students report unknowingly ingesting dissociative, “rape drugs” in the last two weekends

November 6, 2016
According to anonymous reports, at least ten women who attended separate parties over the last two weekends showed signs consistent with unknowingly ingesting dissociative drugs commonly known as date rape drugs. Reports vary, and many were not tested for these types of drugs even when they visited the emergency room.

Style Spotlight: Catherine Fisher

Photo by Missy Gerlach
There is a commonly held notion that style is an expression of one’s personality—however, sophomore Catherine Fisher's style is an expression of exactly the opposite.
April 7, 2016
There is a commonly held notion that style is an expression of one’s personality—however, sophomore Catherine Fisher's style is an expression of exactly the opposite.

Stories in Ink

Stories in Ink
December 3, 2015

According to the Pew Research Center, over 36% of Americans aged 18-25 have at least one tattoo. At Whitman, getting a tattoo has become a right of passage for many. Students tell why they chose to participate...

Whittie’s ‘Best of the Best’ Eateries

Whittie's 'Best of the Best' Eateries
Every year, the Walla Walla Union Bulletin announces the “Best of the Best” local restaurants. However, this year The Pioneer put together its own “Best of the Best” awards based on Whitman Student favorites.
October 1, 2015

Every year, the Walla Walla Union Bulletin announces the “Best of the Best” restaurants in Walla Walla. This week, The Pioneer put together its own “Best of the Best” awards based on Whitman...

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

The Paradox of Private Bookstores
September 24, 2015

With the beginning of the new academic year, all students feel the financial pressure of buying textbooks. With a steady increase in the price of textbooks in the last ten years, many students have sought...

KWCW Show of the Week

The Pio Hour
September 24, 2015

It’s been just a few days since the Pio Hour’s last broadcast, and already sophomores Andrew Schwartz and Anna Middleton are gearing up for next week’s bimonthly release. As the show’s editors,...

Civil Rights Leader Diane Nash Visits Campus

February 6, 2014

Renowned Civil Rights Movement activist Diane Nash visited campus last week to hold a training in nonviolent activism for students and to give a public lecture in Cordiner Hall. Nash is best known for...

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla
February 21, 2013

Dressed in a bright blue Union coat, a 30-something general stares contemplatively around a room in the fort he oversaw after the Civil War. Known as the "Christian General" because of his deep religious...

Things to Do in Walla Walla On Valentine’s Day If You’re Single And Don’t Want to Be Bitter

Things to Do in Walla Walla On Valentine's Day If You're Single And Don't Want to Be Bitter
February 14, 2013

First off, let's clarify: This article (which, admittedly, was planned to come out on Valentine's Day) in no way presupposes a connection between being single and being miserable. In fact, more than likely,...

Board Editorial: Student Representation Critical for Meaningful Campus Governance

February 7, 2013

Over the next few days, Whitman's Board of Trustees will convene on campus for their most important meeting of the year. During their February meeting, the trustees approve next year's budget, set tuition...

Meet The Class of 2016

Meet The Class of 2016
June 2, 2012

As the class of 2012 leaves Walla Walla to go make their mark on the world, Whitman is getting ready to welcome the incoming first-years who will take their place on campus. The Pioneer caught up with...

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