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“Unstoppable” offers thrills, little depth

Nate Lessler

November 18, 2010

Before "Unstoppable" even begins, the audience has a good idea how the movie will end.  This is because director Tony Scott's ("Man on Fire") latest high-stakes thriller is based on the "Crazy Eights" incident. During this near-disaster in 2001, an unmanned freight train carrying toxic and combustible...

Students spend break in Walla Walla

Nate Lessler

November 17, 2010

As there is a mass exodus of students from the campus over the next few days, students who are staying on campus over Thanksgiving break might find themselves without much to do. The Pioneer provides nine suggestions for indoor activities and entertainment for each of the nine days of break. Get addicted to a new TV show Over the past few decades the quality of telev...

Harry Potter event series expected to be popular

Nate Lessler

November 3, 2010

Students should not be surprised if Whitman starts to take on qualities of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry over the upcoming week. WEB and KWCW's "The Witching Hour" are cooperating to produce a series of Harry Potter-themed events. The series started on Nov. 7th and will continue until the...

‘The Social Network’ depicts Facebook lifestyle

Nate Lessler

October 28, 2010

"I'm talking about taking the entire social experience of college and putting it online," exclaims Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the recently released and critically acclaimed movie "The Social Network." Directed by David Fincher ("Fight Club," "Se7en"), the film follows the college life of Zuckerberg...

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