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Unconditional Love: How Pets are Shaping the Student Experience

Unconditional Love: How Pets are Shaping the Student Experience

Claire Reichle and Sophie Liebsohn

September 24, 2018


Filed under FEATURE

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 as they transition back into life as college students. However, there is a smaller group of who have...

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

Mitchell Smith and Marra Clay, Editor in Chief and Publisher

November 6, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

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

Style Spotlight: Catherine Fisher

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016


Filed under A&E

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

Emma Cooper and Megan Hearst

December 3, 2015


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

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 in the trend and share with The Pioneer how their body art is more than skin deep.  Sarah Herron Sophomore Sarah...

Whittie’s ‘Best of the Best’ Eateries

Whittie’s ‘Best of the Best’ Eateries

Emma Cooper, A&E Writer

October 1, 2015


Filed under A&E

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 student favorites. While some of Walla Walla’s finest have received their awards for their friendly...

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

Claire Ommen, Features writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

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 alternatives to purchasing traditional textbooks. Students see e-books or retailers such as Amazon...

KWCW Show of the Week

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

September 24, 2015


Filed under A&E

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, reporters, broadcasters and research team, there’s a lot of work to do before 10 a.m. Monday...

Civil Rights Leader Diane Nash Visits Campus

Josephine Adamski

February 6, 2014


Filed under Campus, Community, Events, NEWS, Politics

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 being an integral part of the Civil Rights Movement. Her nonviolent activism touched numerous parts...

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Fort Brings Civil War to Walla Walla

Aleida Fernandez

February 21, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

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 piety, O.O. Howard was noted for his two humiliating military defeats at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. Although unlucky in the war, Howard recovered from his setbacks while posted as a corps and army commander ...

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

Clara Bartlett

February 14, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

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, between schoolwork, planning for study abroad and what have you, all you single people are probably...

Board Editorial: Student Representation Critical for Meaningful Campus Governance

Editorial Board

February 7, 2013


Filed under Board Editorials, OPINION

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 for the college and make decisions about a number of development projects and long-term plans which...

Meet The Class of 2016

Meet The Class of 2016

Justin Rose

June 2, 2012


Filed under Community, NEWS

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 five future Whitties who will be heading to Walla Walla this fall. Cat Mulanax (San Rafael, California) Why did you choose to attend Whitman? It was the...

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