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Tensions rise at home when parents start re-watching “Call the Midwife” on PBS

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Maddie Ott, Finger Lickin' Good

April 11, 2020

“First you want me to join the family read-aloud circle, and now you want me to watch 'Call the Midwife' with you and dad!? I’m outta here!!” screamed 21-year-old Melly Snooks to her confused parents on Sunday night. It had taken her parents nearly an hour to solidify their decision to rewatch CTM, ...

“Gotham” disappointing for Batman lovers and casual fans alike

Andy Monserud

October 22, 2014

I am a Batman fan. I've seen the movies, watched the cartoons and read a few of the comics.  So when Fox announced the launch of "Gotham," a police drama documenting the titular city before the rise of the Caped Crusader, I could hardly wait. Unfortunately, "Gotham" is an unfaithful, uninteresting drag o...

From Emmy’s to ‘Emily’: A new tv series at Pacific Lutheran

From Emmy's to 'Emily': A new tv series at Pacific Lutheran

September 28, 2014

This story was originally published in Pacific Lutheran University's The Mooring Mast on Sept. 26, 2014. Written by Matthew Salzano, A&E Editor of The Mooring Mast. Photo courtesy of Camille Adams. The question every Lute is trying to answer: "What will you do with your one wild and precious life...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Science with The Pioneer

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Aleida Fernandez

September 11, 2014

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, science is cool again. The astrophysicist and director of New York City's Hayden Planetarium is optimistic that popular interest in the subject is on the rise. This last spring, Tyson's show, "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey," aired on FOX to stellar reviews and with...

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

'Thrones' Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher

May 8, 2014

For the past three years, my buddies have tried to get me to watch the HBO series, "Game of Thrones." I steadfastly resisted because my weekly TV-viewing dance card is sadly overbooked. All I heard about "Game of Thrones" was that each hour-long episode was filled with sex and violence and more viole...

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Captain America: A Superior Sequel

Nathan Fisher

April 10, 2014

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love (good) superhero movies. Surprisingly, Marvel's recent installment, "Captain America:  The Winter Soldier" does not disappoint. After the Marvel superhero clan banded together in "The Avengers" and reminded us how awesome Thor, Iron Man, the Hulk and Captain America are, Marvel has not backed...

Entire Class of 2017 Declares Film and Media Studies Major

Melina Hughes

April 3, 2014

In the Gen-Y era in which post-modern careers and alternative lifestyles are king, changes to the academia of Whitman College are inevitable, and they have finally hit. This year's first-year class, bored with practical knowledge of the sciences and disillusioned with the socio-political complexities...

Find Pride In Your Guilty Pleasures

Find Pride In Your Guilty Pleasures

Nathan Fisher

October 23, 2013

Admit it: You have at least one secret show you watch when no one is looking.  The show you just can't live without seeing, no matter how stupid, corny or predictable it may be. We all have our little guilty pleasures, but why be ashamed of them? Why not admit and embrace the ugly and horrible tastes th...

Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Andy Monserud

September 26, 2013

As an incoming first-year, I've been presented with plenty of distractions in these first few weeks, but most of them seem to be on the decline. The initial scramble for new social circles and interests has calmed down, and the first-year class as a whole seems to have had our fill of vomiting outside...

Fall TV lineup review

Mallory Martin

September 6, 2012

School is starting and you all know what that means: time for the start of fall's new TV lineup! With so many shows up to the bat and so much buzz, it can be hard to pick out what's worth watching and what's worth skipping. Here's a little guide to clear the air. The winner of best new show has got...

TV rundown: best and worst of fall season

Illustration: Julie Peterson

Mallory Martin

December 13, 2011

"Once Upon A Time" With rich sets, gorgeous costumes, endearing characters and an engaging storyline, "Once Upon a Time" was my surprise favorite this season. I had low expectations for this late season opener, which follows a small town in Maine where Anderson and the Grimms' most popular storybook characters hav...

Whitties sound off on role of TV in daily life

Clara Bartlett

October 27, 2011

Whether it's a date with Hulu, a lazy Sunday reality TV marathon or a stolen moment of procrastination in the Reid TV lounge, this week Whitties confessed their television habits and obsessions to The Pioneer. The form and time spent watching TV varied widely. In an online survey, 46 percent of Whitt...

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