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Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

Spikeball becomes a social haven for Walla Walla students

Hailey Livingston, Sports Reporter April 15, 2021

As the weather gets warmer, students flee to Ankeny with a net, some plastic rods and a small yellow ball. Spikeball has taken Whitties by storm and now, more than ever, it has proven to be the perfect...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

College theatre beyond the Whitman bubble

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter October 22, 2020

Although it can be easy for students to get stuck in the “Whitman bubble” when it comes to theatre, Walla Walla has many opportunities to get out and consume theatre — including at its two other...

Op-Ed: ‘Culture of Silence:’ What the WWU Administration Will Not Address

Jake Sloop, WWU Sophomore April 12, 2018

These past few weeks at Walla Walla University have been rocky, to say the least. Therefore, in this week’s Swap Issue, I hope to address some of the questions many Whitties have asked me about the blackface...

The photo of Walla Walla University stu- dents that circulated social media.

WWU Grapples with Blackface Incident

Martina Pansze, Editor in Chief April 5, 2018

Just before the student body of Walla Walla University departed for Spring Break two weeks ago, a racist photograph with the school’s logo circulated through social media. The photo is a publicly...

This photo was taken the day I got a traffic infraction, said Isabel. Contributed by Isabel Mills.

Classroom in the Clouds

Alissa Antilla, Feature Reporter March 9, 2017

A handful of Whitties–along with around fifty students at Walla Walla University (WWU) and various members of the Walla Walla community–attend class thousands of feet above their peers. In combination...

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...

JumpStart Program Prepares Incoming Students for College

JumpStart Program Prepares Incoming Students for College

Karah Kemmerly October 23, 2013

Walla Walla University (WWU) first organized the JumpStart orientation program in 1999. This September, first-years gathered on campus for the 14th annual JumpStart week. The WWU Academic Advisement...

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Whitman, Walla Walla University Collaborate on Community Service

Serena Runyan October 23, 2013

By participating in community service, students at Walla Walla University find a chance to break out of their routines and get involved within the community. WWU Community Service Coordinator Ellie...

Welcome to Walla Walla University

Karah Kemmerly October 23, 2013

This week, The Pioneer talked with the students and staff of Walla Walla University to find out more about spiritual life on campus, the first-year orientation program and student community service projects.

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