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Maintaining faith during a pandemic

Grace Jackson, News Reporter April 29, 2020

In the face of COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, faith communities at Whitman College and around the world have had to adapt their worship.  For the Abrahamic faiths, important holidays occur in April....

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Without face-to-face interaction, students cope with long-distance relationships

Abby Malzewski, News Reporter April 28, 2020

Students from the Whitman community have adapted to maintaining social relationships while apart. The COVID-19 outbreak caused an abrupt end to face-to-face interaction during Whitman’s spring semester,...

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Whitman professors adapt to online learning

Grace Jackson, Staff Reporter April 10, 2020

The faculty and staff of Whitman College spent spring break preparing for the transition to online learning forced by the global outbreak of COVID-19. One of the core features of Whitman and other liberal...

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Students lose jobs in wake of coronavirus pandemic

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter April 9, 2020

Whitman’s decision to move to an online distance-learning system due to the coronavirus outbreak has left some student employees out of work and financially insecure. Director of Human Resources Telara...

Students contend with the impact of coronavirus in daily life

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, News Editor April 2, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has dramatically altered the lives of Whitman students. The majority of buildings on campus have shut down and Washington state residents have been ordered to stay home. As a result,...

Comic by Nathaly Perez

Feeling Extra Rebellious Whitman Student Steals a Chair From Tennis Tournament, Sets it in the Middle of Ankeny, Sits on it, Runs Away.

Maddie Ott, Interested in Narcotics and Black Market Frisbees October 8, 2018

The anticipation of the kill, the thrill of the chase, the satisfaction of accomplishing the hunt is all crucial aspects of surviving in this harsh world. Much like the biological drive to hunt and catch...

11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

11th Annual Winter Student Art Salon

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor January 25, 2018

Art pieces of all forms now make their temporary home in the gallery space and hallways of Fouts Center for Visual Arts. The eleventh Annual Winter Student Art Salon opened there on January 16 and will...

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer February 9, 2017

Classroom Connections, a club at Whitman that sends Whitman students to tutor at Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), is all about making connections. Classroom Connections meshes the worlds of high school...

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash

Students embrace “dicks out for Harambe”

Ben Freedman, humor page editor October 20, 2016

  Nearly five months have passed since the world lost Harambe, our last true hero. In honor of this milestone, The Wire turned to Whitties to recall the legacy of our fallen gorilla comrade....

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Clara Wheeler, staff writer October 20, 2016

“Nothing is black and white!” shouted protestors this Saturday, carrying signs painted with all the colors of the wind on various colors of poster board. A couple of them included pictures of pandas,...

Trustees want YOU! (to think they care)

Megumi Rierson, staff writer May 5, 2016

Whitman has recently undergone a number of name changes to the various campus institutions that promote a history of colonialism and a general white supremacist attitude. There’s that fun line slash...

Whitties Helping Non-Whitties

Megumi Rierson, staff writer April 28, 2016

As a humor writer for the Whitman College Pioneer (we’d love input on a less-racist name change, by the way), I am a vociferous proponent for making fun of the Whitman student body. Every day, I am bombarded...

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