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Casino Prom wins big

Amelia Leach, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

With the hard work of the Whitman Events Board (WEB) and the enthusiasm of the student body, Casino Prom, the extravagant culmination of spirit week, hit the jackpot.  Sophomore Shantényka Thompson,...

Wire Watch Apr. 30-May 6

Wire Watch Apr. 30-May 6

Gillian Mackay-Brown, Managing Editor April 27, 2023

Ongoing   Senior Art Gallery Open during gallery hours, Sheehan Gallery in Olin Hall Our senior art majors have been working tirelessly on their theses all year. This gallery displays the...

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The wonderful world of WEB events

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 21, 2022

Earlier this month, students settled into the basement of Reid, lounging on the couches and chatting amongst themselves until the lights were dimmed, leaving the audience in quiet anticipation. The...

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Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

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...

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...

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

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.

Immigration Week Seeks to Educate, Inspire Action

Helen Angell April 17, 2014
An estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants live in the United States. Current immigration policies criminalize these individuals, and at least 2 million deportations have taken place since Obama took office in 2008. Activists across the nation are taking action to stop these detentions, deportations and the suffering they cause and to create a more just immigration system that acknowledges the humanity of undocumented immigrants. Whitman students are joining in this conversation and action by putting on a campus-wide Immigration Week from April 14- April 18.
ASWC Senate meeting, Feb. 10.  From left: Leann Adams, Tim Reed 15, Marcial Diaz Mejia 13, President Kayvon Behroozian 14, and Sam Sadeghi 13.

ASWC Fee Raised $14 For 2013-14 Academic Year

Lachlan Johnson February 10, 2013
The ASWC senate voted on Sunday, February 10th to raise the ASWC student fee an additional $14 to total $350 for the academic year of 2013-14.

Whitman psychs up for Seattle rap act Macklemore, Ryan Lewis

Alex Hagen March 1, 2012
On Saturday, March 3, Seattle-based hip-hop artist Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis will play a sold-out show in the ballroom of Reid Campus Center. The concert, which was only announced last week, generated a massive response, with students camping out in line to secure one of only 500 tickets.
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PostSecret’s Frank Warren encourages students to share secrets

Emily Lin-Jones December 1, 2011
On Friday, Nov. 18, Whitman students were greeted with a blank index card in their mailboxes along with a note urging them to write down a secret and submit it to WEB's annual PostSecret Gallery Show. This year the show coincided with a lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 30 by Frank Warren, creator of the original PostSecret website.
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Harry and the Potters bring magic to Whitman

Alex Hagen November 3, 2011
Famed “wizard rock" band Harry and the Potters took the stage of the Reid Campus Center on Saturday, Oct. 29, delivering an energetic, exciting concert experience.
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