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

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 prey, the stereotypical rebellious Whitman student can also feel that innate burning desire to go in...

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 continue through February 7. The salon features work by both art majors and non-art majors, who submit...

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 students and Whitman college students through Guided Study, a required study hall during the school...

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. In a recent string of interviews, students were asked to shed their own insight into our generation’s simple but poigna...

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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, with their monochrome coats dyed rainbow hues. This protest is just the latest in a series of demonst...

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 thing in the title of The Pioneer, and we’ve confirmed in several ground breaking studies that, ...

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 with potential jokes about the various absurdities of living in this Birkenstoked hive min...

“Go On” dance recital invites collaboration between guest artist, instructors, students

Megan Hearst

November 12, 2015

After months of hard work, the dance department’s annual recital, this year titled "Go On," has come to fruition. The process, which began with auditions in September, culminates in the performance at Harper Joy Theatre, on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 pm. Dance professors Renee Archibald and Pe...

Students Speak Out on Global Studies

Lane Barton

November 5, 2015

An ASWC resolution and an open letter signed by over 300 students indicates a strong level of support for the Global Studies Initiative.

Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair

Students sell their wares at Winter Craft Fair

James Kennedy

December 11, 2014

Whitman's annual Arts and Crafts Fair provides an opportunity for Whitman students and Walla Walla locals to show off their art prowess and make a profit. Held Monday Dec. 8, the fair exhibited a combination of local community members, student-run businesses and amateur artists just looking for a little...

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Service Learning Organizations connect students and citizens

Martina Pansze

November 6, 2014

Living in the "Whitman Bubble," most students spend most of their time interacting with people their own age. However, some service learning organizations on campus are working with community members to break this generational disconnect. The mentor program matches Whitman students with children in...

Confronting Mexican cartels demands global attention

Jose Coronado

October 16, 2014

It is not a myth: A huge part of Mexico is controlled by drug cartels that are even more powerful than the government.  In some counties of Mexico, cartels fund the political campaigns of congressmen and governors and effectively decide who wins the local elections. For years, the international press...

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