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WEB finds creative solutions to build community

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter

September 24, 2020

Even from afar, Whitman Events Board (WEB) is committed to giving students fun, creative opportunities to take a communal study break. WEB is adapting to this online semester with virtual events like the America’s Best College Poet Competition. On Sept. 23, 13 students recited their poetry over...

ASWC creates support projects for students

Alasdair Padman, News Editor

April 11, 2020

On March 12, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman would be moving to online learning after spring break in response to COVID-19. That afternoon, the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC) held two emergency meetings to brainstorm and discuss solutions for the problems...

WEB Winter Wonderland: Skating and singing into the season

Senior Serina Vue sings a solo with a capella group Schwa.

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the platform outside of Cordiner Hall was turned into a winter wonderland — WEB’s Winter Wonderland, to be exact. Between hot drinks, ice skating and performances from Whitman’s a capella groups, the event had something for everyone attending.  This is the first time WEB has been able to ...

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Juniors Sara Dong and Shubhra Tewari pose at the event's photobooth (left).

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 1, 2019

This past weekend, students and parents alike gathered on the Stanton lawn for caramel apples, a photo booth and no less than 120 pumpkins to carve for the second annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Whitman Events Board (WEB) on Saturday, Oct. 27. WEB chair and senior Blake Killingsworth explained the pre...

Wire Watch: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Wire Watch: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

September 26, 2019

Fridays at Four Recital Series: John Mortensen Friday, September 27, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kimball Theatre at Hunter Conservatory. Join nationally renowned Cedarville Music Professor John Mortensen as he presents an improvised concert for the city of Walla Walla. Tie Dye Event, Presented by WEB Sat...

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

The Ascent of the

Marra Clay, Publisher

January 26, 2017

General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Illustration by Claire Revere

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert

November 10, 2016

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to make that dream a reality. As part of their larger vision of an on-campus bar, this Friday, Nov. 11, C...

Comedian Andy Hendrickson performs at Reid Campus Center

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016

The basement of Reid Campus Center is undoubtedly a change of scene for a comedian that made his career in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. Despite the different crowd, visiting comic Andy Hendrickson, who performed at Whitman College on Oct. 20, proved that his dry, witty humor transcend...

Local man uses Web M.D. to diagnose terminal ilness

Illustration by Penner-Ash

Ben Freedman, Humor Page Editor

September 15, 2016

Walla Walla – After noticing an unfamiliar pain in his stomach, local man Jim Tidmond decided to “play it safe and check out Web M.D.,” before self-diagnosing a debilitating terminal illness. “It began last night,” began Tidmond. “I felt a strange pang in the corner of my stomach that wa...

Meet The Filharmonic

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016

The Pioneer sat down with "The Filharmonic" members Joe Caigoy and Jules Cruz to talk boybands, touring and original music.

Whitman Events Board Shapes Student Programming

Georgia Lyon

March 10, 2016

Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the student-run group in charge of programming on campus.

The Pio talks gaming, genres with Robert DeLong

Photo by Tywen Kelly

Megan Hearst and Martina Pansze

February 14, 2016

The Pioneer sits down with EDM artist Robert DeLong. DeLong was brought to perform at Whitman on Feb. 11th by Whitman Events Board along with openers Chrome Sparks and Colours. His newest album “In the Cards” was released last September.

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