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Senior art majors return to studio to pursue theses

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter March 4, 2021

For senior art majors, this semester has required a bit of an adjustment. From navigating the studio to working on their theses, there are plenty of challenges to overcome, but there are also unexpected...

15 Ways that a Thesis Lowers Your Standards

15 Ways that a Thesis Lowers Your Standards

Austin Biehl, staff writer May 5, 2016

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash. You pee sitting down just to have a brief moment of rest. You stop washing dishes and instead start eating off of other household objects. You...

Senior Thesis Profiles

Natalie Berg May 18, 2015

Many seniors have spent this year researching and writing theses in their major. The Pioneer spoke to three of these seniors about their projects. Nate Higby - Sociology The Pioneer: Tell me about...

Despite the Stress, Seniors Endure Exams Regardless of Future Path

Audrey Kelly February 5, 2015

If one is to leave Whitman College to be a salmon fisher, why write an extensive thesis utilizing current theory to analyze sociological phenomena? It is not unheard of for Whitman students to go from...

Senior theater majors prepare for their performance in Top Girls. Front row, from left: Kathryn Bogley '15, Annie Szeliski '15. Back row, from left: Sarah Ann Wollett '15, Caroline Rensel '15. Photo by Halley McCormick.

Seniors showcase skills in “Top Girls”

Daniel Kim October 23, 2014

  From Oct. 23-26, four senior theatre majors will showcase their senior projects in the production "Top Girls." Sarah Ann Wollet, Caroline Rensel and Kathryn Bogley have been researching their...

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Sunshine Disrupts Senior Hibernation

Melina Hughes February 27, 2014

I am a senior. It is second semester. This means long days and longer nights of sitting in my room, the library or the basement of Reid, drinking too much coffee and pouring over notes for writtens,...

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Senior Thesis Profiles

Daniel Kim May 13, 2013

Calvin Atkins and Haley McLeod Thesis Title: Insulin Signaling in the Ketogenic Diet: An Exploration of the Role of Insulin in the Anticonvulsant Effects of the Ketogenic Diet [Our thesis deals...

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Psychology department makes switch to group theses

Karah Kemmerly February 24, 2011

Whitman College's psychology department has made a significant change in its senior thesis program for the 2010-2011 school year. Instead of working individually, psychology majors can now choose between...

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