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Addressing transphobia at Whitman

Alanna Sherman , Columnist December 2, 2021

Transphobia, defined as violence or negativity aimed at transgender or gender nonconforming people, is prevalent around the world. The existence of transphobia is disputed, and violence against trans...

Understanding the impeachment process from the perspectives of the Whitman community

Jessica Lilly, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

Impeachment — the issue dominating national headlines — has drawn varying levels of attention from the Whitman community. Of the 15 students in the dining hall asked by The Wire to go on record...

Whitman Staff Member Julie Aichele.

Staff Member Profiles

Audrey Hecker, Staff Reporter November 1, 2018

Maybe you’ve seen them at Reid Campus Center during lunch rush, or toting a custodian’s cart by their side down the hall of your dorm — or maybe you have seldom heard of them, tucked away in seemingly...

Visiting Professor Eva Hoffmann poses with the Walla Walla autumn. Hoffmann began working at Whitman in the fall of 2017.

Visiting Professors Enrich the Whitman Community

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Reporter October 25, 2018

When Visiting Assistant Professor of German and Gender Studies Eva Hoffmann was growing up, she never imagined she would someday end up in small-town Walla Walla. Her path has taken her all the way from...

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

The Paradox of Private Bookstores

Claire Ommen, Features writer September 24, 2015

With the beginning of the new academic year, all students feel the financial pressure of buying textbooks. With a steady increase in the price of textbooks in the last ten years, many students have sought...

Senior Molly Johansen shows her white ink tattoo. Photos by Goard.

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Sarah Cornett April 1, 2014

Buddhist symbols hidden in white ink. A professor's passion inscribed on his inner arm. An ancient symbol of symmetry and harmony. The Whitman community––the faculty, staff and students that live...

Spring 2013s Trends Personalized

Spring 2013’s Trends Personalized

Clara Bartlett February 7, 2013

A Style Guide: Spring 2013 Trends Personalized Let's get real: what's in rarely reflects what actually works fashion-wise. So follow this easy flowchart to personalize spring fashion trends so they...

Letter to the editor: Appreciation for Alberto G. Support

March 1, 2012

To the Editor, As students who advocated further review of Professor Alberto G.'s* tenure application, we would like commend The Pioneer for its thoughtful and accurate coverage. In particular, we found...

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