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Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...


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Maddie Ott, America's Next Top Waddle

September 23, 2018

WHITMAN CAMPUS—Navigating the maze of small talk remains a laughable topic year after year at First-Year Orientation. However, if you enter Whitman campus surrounded by an abundance of familiar faces, the aggressive, shark-infested waters of orientation grow a little calmer. Clad in Birkenstocks and Su...

Nose Piercings Now Mandatory for Whitman Students

Rebecca Gluck, Complicit

March 1, 2018

You may have heard that Whitman College recently made some changes to its college application requirements. For one, submitting standardized test scores is now optional. Students no longer have to feel guilty about failing the SAT after their family spent millions of dollars on an under-qualified tutor...

Whitties Helping Non-Whitties

Megumi Rierson, staff writer

April 28, 2016

As a humor writer for the Whitman College Pioneer (we’d love input on a less-racist name change, by the way), I am a vociferous proponent for making fun of the Whitman student body. Every day, I am bombarded with potential jokes about the various absurdities of living in this Birkenstoked hive min...

Autism Awareness at Whitman

Georgia Lyon

April 7, 2016

Autism Awareness Month provides the opportunity to reflect on autism and how autistic students are supported on campus.

Whitties Helping Whitties Get Laid

Austin Biehl, staff writer

February 11, 2016

Illustration by Taylor Penner-Ash. Due to the fact that Whitman College is scenically located smack-dab in the middle of God-fuck-nowhere, the students here often struggle with finding sexual partners who aren’t in long distance relationships, awkward exes, or riddled with chlamydia. The level of thirst on this ca...

Know Your Campus Cults!

Know Your Campus Cults!

Dana Thompson

November 17, 2011

"The Partiers" Characteristics: Going out every night from Thursday to Saturday Dancing or otherwise gyrating to music (preferably turned up high enough to make the brain liquify and spill out the ears) Devoted worshiping of the deity known only as "Shots" "The Devoted Students" Characteristics: An...

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