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Pio Picks: Week of Dec. 3

December 3, 2015

Each Thursday, The Pioneer highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week's picks. The Festival of Mini Trees benefitting local charities, ongoing through Dec. 19 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W Rose St. Annual Outdoor Program Gear Sale, Thursday, Dec. ...

Day of the Dead Festival

Hannah Poukish and Tyler Warren

October 28, 2015

Videographers Hannah Poukish, Tyler Warren, and reporter Eric Anderson explore the recent Dia de los Muertos Festival in Walla Walla, WA and investigate the relationship of Whitman College to the greater Walla Walla community.

Art Department Provides Printmaking for Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photo by Madaline Stevens

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

October 28, 2015

Last Sunday, Walla Walla residents were invited to the Gesa Power House Theatre to partake in the town’s third annual Día de los Muertos celebration. During this event various community members, including many Whitman students and faculty, arranged and set up many activities for visitors, such as...

Whitman’s Plans for Active Shooter Scenario

Whitman's Plans for Active Shooter Scenario

Georgia Lyon

October 22, 2015

Due to the five campus shootings have taken place in the nation in the last month, Whitman's administration and security staff as well as local law enforcement have tentative plans to make the Whitman community more aware of what to do and where to go in an active shooter scenario.

Inside the Grotto of Candace Rose

October 22, 2015

The Pioneer profiles local artist Candace Rose, whose work touches both the downtown community and Whitman.

Whitman and Walla Walla Interactions Take Good and Bad

Sara Platnick

October 13, 2015

Current interactions between Whitman College and the greater Walla Walla community are generally positive. However, recent incidents and events show both a positive and negative side to Whitman’s relationship with the community.

Whittie’s ‘Best of the Best’ Eateries

Whittie's 'Best of the Best' Eateries

Emma Cooper, A&E Writer

October 1, 2015

Every year, the Walla Walla Union Bulletin announces the “Best of the Best” restaurants in Walla Walla. This week, The Pioneer put together its own “Best of the Best” awards based on Whitman student favorites. While some of Walla Walla’s finest have received their awards for their friendly...

Letter to the Editor: Housing Alliance Consults With Community

September 30, 2015

To the Editor: In addition to legitimate differences of approach to the plight of increasing numbers of homeless in the Walla Walla area, it has often been claimed that those involved in the new Walla Walla Alliance for theHomeless failed to consult with existing officials and agencies working on...

Walla Walla reflects on Gentlemen of the Road

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

September 17, 2015

Anyone who's walked downtown in Walla Walla recently has seen the remnants of the Gentlemen of the Road event: Spray-painted logos, posters decorating the sides of buildings and British flags dot the sidewalk, leftover from the summer concert weekend that relied heavily on community support. The music...

The 3 W’s: Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Walla Community College

Audrey Kelly

March 5, 2015

Whitman students rarely have the occasion to gussy themselves up, but the evening of Feb. 5 was one of those nights for Whitman seniors. They strode self-confidently through Reid Campus Center, ignoring the students in sweats eating from Café 66. Some adjusted their ties, others tugged down their pencil...

Honor Band to play at WWU

Hannah Bartman

March 5, 2015

Just 3.1 miles from Whitman's small campus sits Walla Walla University, a campus of 1,831 Seventh-Day Adventist students. Within this school sits a variety of musical opportunities, one including the Music Department Showcase that takes place today, Thursday, March 5 at the University Church at 7:45...

Sticking around or coming back: alumni in Walla Walla

Martina Pansze

February 19, 2015

Although the majority of students aren't primarily attracted to Whitman because of the small city it's a part of, many alumni choose to stay in or return to Walla Walla.  Among the Walla Walla returnees, and those who haven't left, are an eclectic group of alumni who stay for reasons which include wa...

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