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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 commence an eight page research paper on the day that it is due because any document less than 60 p...

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 the subject of your sociology thesis. Nate Higby: My thesis is looking at the relationship betwe...

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 being grilled by a panel of experts in the field of geology in April to foaming milk for the perfect...

Seniors showcase skills in “Top Girls”

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.

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 roles and the play, while senior Anne Szeliski has been preparing as stage manager. Along with ...

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, orals and the most dreaded thesis. It being February, I was prepared for the dark and cold days to help drive and keep me inside, focused and st...

Senior Thesis Profiles

Eric Niehaus '12

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 with] the influence of a high-fat diet on insulin receptor expression in key output regions of t...

Psychology department makes switch to group theses

Credit: Molly Johanson

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 working independently or performing research in a group of two, three or four students, depending on ho...

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