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A Streetcar Named “Death of the G.O.P.”

A Streetcar Named

Chris Hankin

July 20, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Republican Convention is now three quarters complete. Wednesday brought another day of inconsequential protests and a heavy police presence outside the convention, while inside a Republican Party starved of unity continued to prove that modern conservatism has many differen...

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Students Demand Sexual Misconduct Prevention at Trustee Meeting

Sarah Cornett, Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2016

Editors note: this article was updated on May 5 to reflect developments since last Friday's interruption. Please see the concluding section to read about these developments. “Your silence is violence. End rape now,” activists chanted as they walked up the stairs of Memorial, wearing black...

Changes at The Pioneer

September 10, 2015

Happy fall! Thanks for picking up The Pioneer's first issue of the 2015-2016 year. We’d like to share a couple of quick updates and projects on the horizon for us as Whitman’s campus newspaper. First and foremost, we have updated our website. While we loved the previous look and feel of the ...

Summer Updates from The Pioneer

Sarah Cornett

June 30, 2015

We are excited to inform you all of some new and exciting developments in The Pioneer's future!

Farewell Letter from 2013-2014 Editor-in-Chief

Shelly Le

May 8, 2014

When someone asks me what my favorite thing about Whitman is, there are a lot of things that come to mind, but one of the first is The Pioneer. I've worked for the paper every semester in college, with the exception of when I was abroad. It has been a significant portion of my life during the past fou...

Senate Round Up March 9

Abby Seethoff

March 12, 2014

At Sunday's meeting, the ASWC senate recognized two new clubs and confirmed the new heads of each campus media organization (CMO). ASWC recognized Running Club and HAPA club.  Running club meets twice a week for group runs and occasionally enters races together.  The Japanese word "hapa" original...

Letter from the Editor: Mid-Semester Check-in

Shelly Le

November 7, 2013

This is our ninth issue of the year, and while we've passed our halfway mark of the semester and of publication, now is a better time than any to reflect on the work we've done so far this semester. This period has been a time of tremendous growth and learning. While we've hired many returning staff,...

Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Shelly Le

September 13, 2013

This afternoon was our first editors critique meeting and I can't honestly say more about how proud and honored I am to work with such dynamic, fun, dedicated, and good-looking (If I do say so myself!) individuals. Our majors span from BBMB to Economics to German Studies and our non-Pio interests incl...

Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Letter from the Editor for Jamie Soukup Reid

Shelly Le

September 12, 2013

This August, The Pioneer community lost one of our dearest members. Alumna Jamie Soukup Reid '10, her husband Will Reid and their unborn child passed away in a car accident in North Carolina as they were returning home from a friend's wedding. Jamie and Will were married in May of this year. During h...

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

Shelly Le

May 18, 2013

Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson's decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate students, ad...

Security breaches on Whitman campus prompt changes in swipe system

Shelly Le

November 3, 2011

This article was co-authored by Patricia Vanderbilt. On the Whitman campus, Whitman ID cards are both credit card and key. One swipe allows access to dorms and other campus buildings, authorizes purchases to a student account, charges meals or flex dollars from a Bon Appétit meal plan and checks...

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