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Dear Future POC Student

Cherokee Washington, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2017

Dear future students of color, Welcome to your new home. As the brochures say, there are countless reasons to attend Whitman. Renowned arts and academics, a surprisingly charming location ... the list of “unique things that’ll make you want to attend” is endless. While Whitman has many positive f...

Whitman and Mainstream Hip-Hop: Gender Battlegrounds

Whitman and Mainstream Hip-Hop: Gender Battlegrounds

Matt Raymond

March 21, 2013

1520 Sedgwick Avenue is, by most accounts, an unremarkable apartment complex: an imposing brick-and-steel reminder of New York's failures in public housing, a specter looming and mute cast over the Cross-Bronx Expressway. It is the Bethlehem of hip-hop music. Inside 1520's recreation room, Clive Campbell, the oldest of si...

Senior profiles

Alyssa Fairbanks

May 9, 2012

Rarely do Whitman students get the chance to hear about the innovative projects and newsworthy accomplishments of classmates beyond their immediate friend group. The Pioneer sat down with several graduating seniors––with a diverse range of academic passions and other interests around campus––to discuss ...

Interview with Professor David Schmitz

Interview with Professor David Schmitz

Alyssa Fairbanks

May 9, 2012

The labels that have been assigned to current college-aged youth are endless, from the multitaskers and echo boomers, to the "Yes-We-Can" generation. The Pioneer sat down with Professor David Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, to place a discussion of generational labels in its historical...

Class of 2012 Senior Survey

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 9, 2012

The class of 2012 will don their robes and cross the commencement stage on Sunday May 20, 2012. Graduation season brings the past four years and a question-mark shaped future into the minds of Whitman's seniors. For The Circuit's Graduation Edition, we wanted to partake in the nostalgia that cha...

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

caitlinhardee

May 9, 2012

Ensconced behind the soundboard in the cozy KWCW studio, it's easy for a college DJ to imagine that nobody is actually listening. Few Whitties own radio sets, and while friends and family might be persuaded to tune into the webstream on occasion, the studio phones rarely light up. For good reason––KWCW's largest listener constituency doesn't ...

The practical side of academia: Searching for ‘real world’ experience in a liberal arts education

The practical side of academia: Searching for ‘real world’ experience in a liberal arts education

Cara Lowry

May 9, 2012

Few of us come to a small liberal arts college in rural Washington with a set career path in mind and seeking vocational training. We come here for what Whitman sells (and what it delivers). We learn to think critically, to be active participants in our classes, in our extracurricular activities, in...

Letter from the Production Manager

Ted Hendershot

May 9, 2012

For the seniors of the Pioneer, this is a parting of the ways. By the time this copy of The Circuit crosses the newsstands, we'll have already toasted our last issue of the paper. For myself, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Vanderbilt, Managing Editor Cara Lowry and many others, saying goodbye to The Pio means ...

Goodbye letter from the Editor-in-Chief

Patricia Vanderbilt

May 3, 2012

This is the last regular issue of The Pioneer, but it isn't my last letter from the editor. I've saved my nostalgia for the graduation edition of The Circuit, out next week. Here, I would like to recognize the wonderful team of people that have made this a truly standout year for The Pioneer. First, Pr...

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