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“Righteous Dopefiend” is a haunting portrait of homelessness

“Righteous Dopefiend” is a haunting portrait of homelessness

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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A catalyzing and engaging experience, the Maxey Museum's newly installed "Righteous Dopefiend" exhibition exposes visitors to a specific community of homeless heroin addicts that serve as a representation of much larger and very relevant issues. The harrowing visuals and emotional text breaks down ...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
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One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

The zany, self-referential and ridiculous antics of the Dark Knight’s LEGO equivalent continue in Warner Animation Group’s new animated feature, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spin-off of the 2014 smash hit, “The LEGO Movie” focusing on the Batman character. Will Arnett returns as the titular...

Spotlight on Students: KnitWhits

Spotlight on Students: KnitWhits

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
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KnitWhits, a fiber arts and knitting club at Whitman, allows students to engage in conversation, and relieve stress, while using yarn to harness their inner creativity. KnitWhits is open to all Whitman students, regardless of experience level. The club is not confined to simply knitting; members participate...

“The Adventures of Alice” performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

“The Adventures of Alice” performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
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The Walla Walla Dance Company performed an excellent original take on the timeless story “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday, Feb. 4. The show, titled “The Adventures of Alice,” took place in Cordiner Hall at 7:30 p.m. Showcasing dancers from all different classes in the dance company, the event...

Janani Balasubramanian Performs Poetry, PowerPoint

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
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Janani Balasubramanian, one half of the spoken word duo DarkMatter and wholly themselves, performed to a packed audience in Kimball Theater on Jan. 27. As a solo artist, Balasubramanian works within the genre of speculative fiction, and similarly incorporates highly researched science and mathematical...

Wire Watch – Week of February 9

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

One-Act Play Festival: Three short plays, each written, directed and designed by Whitman students, are performed back-to-back at Harper Joy Theatre! Free for Whitman students; showtimes at 8 p.m. on February 9-11, 2 p.m. on February 11-12. "Jazz Noir": The Dmitri Matheny group puts a jazz spin on well-...

Wire Watch: Week of February 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
February 8, 2017
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"'The Public Thing' Goes Public" Lecture: Professor Sarah Davies, of Whitman, will present on the "image" of Rome in the second century that helped forge an empire. To be held 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, in Olin Hall 129. Free admission. "The Producers": The Mel Brooks comedy will continue s...

Musician Spotlight: Sheldoncole

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
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On Dec. 21, 2016, musical duo Sheldoncole released their brand new EP, titled “Detroit.” Sheldoncole, consists of two brothers, Sheldon and Nic Kozushko, who recently came together to pursue their dream of making music. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the pair of singer-songwriters has been...

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

“Collected Life of Ikune Sawada” ceramic collection comes to Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 2, 2017
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There is a sense of beauty and serenity to be found between the walls of the Sheehan Gallery where a new exhibition, “The Collected Life of Ikune Sawada,” has been installed. On display from Jan. 23 to April 7, the exhibition features ceramics that Sawada, a well-known painter and collector of ceramics,...

The 89th Academy Awards: Another year of gains and snubs

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The official nominations for the 89th Academy Awards ceremony were announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, and, much in the vein of past ceremonies, featured some welcome improvements from years past while also maintaining or establishing some troublesome trends. Nine films were nominated for the coveted Best ...

Walla Walla embraces “The Producers”

Walla Walla embraces “The Producers”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

It may be a musical about the worst musical ever produced, but the cast and crew of “The Producers” were all too excited to join the Little Theatre’s production of the famous Broadway show. The local rendition began on Jan. 20 and will continue through Feb. 11. Based on the Oscar-winning 1968...

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