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Administration Responds to Weekend of Protests

Lachlan Johnson

September 22, 2014

After a series of protests by students over alumni weekend, three top administrators from the college spoke exclusively with The Pioneer about their reactions to the calls by students, faculty and alumni for the college to increase socioeconomic diversity and change its approach to financial aid. Preside...

Walla Walla’s Climate March Rallies for Action

Walla Walla’s Climate March Rallies for Action

Lane Barton

September 21, 2014

While hundreds of thousands of people in cities around the world gathered on Sunday, Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March, a global movement calling for climate action, over 150 Whitman students, alumni and members of the greater Walla Walla community joined together to march in the local representation...

Students protest lack of economic diversity over alumni weekend

Students protest lack of economic diversity over alumni weekend

Lachlan Johnson

September 20, 2014

Protests against the lack of socioeconomic diversity on campus continued throughout the day on Saturday, as students worked to alert alumni visiting campus of the lack of socioeconomic diversity at the college. The first action of the day took place when First Generation & Working Class students...

WEB Concert Process Contains Multiple Steps

WEB Concert Process Contains Multiple Steps

Daniel Kim

March 6, 2014

On Thursday, Feb. 27, Whitman Events Board hosted the headlining artist Sol featuring Skizzy Mars and Sam Lachow. Like many other concerts hosted at Whitman, the Sol concert had music, performing artists, light shows and a cheering crowd. Hosting big concerts at Whitman proves difficult, due to it...

Trio of Hip-Hop Musicians to Come to Campus for Spring Concert

Emma Dahl

February 27, 2014

This Thursday, Feb. 27, three hip-hop artists will be performing in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom for the Whitman Events Board big spring concert. In the past, ballroom performers have included Macklemore, Kitten and St. Vincent (although she technically played on the sidelawn). This semester, there...

Down North Brings the Funk to Coffeehouse

Vincent Warne

February 1, 2014

Seattle-based foursome Down North brought their unique brand of funky, rocking soul music to Coffeehouse this past Friday, Jan. 31. They kicked off the show with a bang and maintained a high level of energy for their entire set. Their music is an amalgamation of several genres, skirting the line between...

Tibetan Buddhists Share Art and Culture with Campus

Tibetan Buddhists Share Art and Culture with Campus

Keenan Hilton

May 2, 2013

Amid pre-finals madness two Tibetans––one of them a Buddhist monk––came to campus to share their art, introduce their culture and to tell their story to the students of Whitman. "I think it will be educational for the Whitman college students to understand the kind of disadvantages that people...

Women in Advertisements: A Public Health Issue

Women in Advertisements: A Public Health Issue

Keenan Hilton

April 18, 2013

Armed with statistics and a powerful slide show, veteran of advertisement critique Jean Kilbourne came to campus with a reminder: We might not constantly think about advertisements, but they are constantly affecting us. Kilbourne gave a lecture on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in Maxey Auditorium. Her presentation incorporated findings from 40 years of research on the...

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Faith Bernstein

April 10, 2013

Last Thursday, April 4, Whitman Events Board Creative Arts organized an origami paper folding workshop in Reid Coffeehouse.  While the event was met with low attendance, those who came were supplied with plain color and patterned paper and large instruction sheets for a wide variety of designs includin...

ASWC President Sex Tape Scandal

ASWC President Sex Tape Scandal

Evelyn Levine

February 27, 2013

This past week, a sex tape of Associated Students of Whitman College President junior Beemon Shethmoozian surfaced. The video of the ASWC president, a plate of kale, a giant stuffed teddy bear and multiple members of the Whitman Events Board in what is presumably an empty Town Hall meeting has spread across campus like wildfire. It all began when ASWC decided ...

Come join WEB to cuddle out the Valentine’s Day blues!

Evelyn Levine

February 14, 2013

To All Lonely Whitties, Come join WEB to cuddle out the Valentine's Day blues! WEB is hosting a cuddle puddle this Valentine's Day to promote healthy touching, consent and care. The Valentine's Day Cuddle Puddle (sponsored by WEB) will take place in the Reid Campus Center Ballroom on Valentine's...

ASWC Fee (print)

ASWC Fee (print)

Lachlan Johnson

February 13, 2013

The ASWC senate voted on Sunday, Feb. 10 to raise the ASWC student fee an additional $14 for the academic year of 2013-14. The fee, now $350 per student, was raised to adjust for inflation and an expected decrease in student body size, as well as to provide more funding for club sports and allow for...

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