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“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
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Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Stevens Gallery hosts “Women’s March on Walla Walla” exhibit

Stevens Gallery hosts “Women’s March on Walla Walla” exhibit

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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With hot pink fabric against white walls, the Women’s March Exhibit opened up in the Steven’s Gallery in Reid Campus Center on Feb. 11, where it will remain until Feb. 24. The exhibit centers on the march that occurred in Walla Walla on Jan. 21, a sister march in support of the Women’s March on Washing...

KWCW Show of the Week: “Radio Wrongthink”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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Diversity of thought is the focus of "Radio Wrongthink," sophomore Emma Philbrook's contribution to KWCW talk radio. Controversial topics and challenging ideas are plentiful in this unconventional show, during which Philbrook presents the opposite point of view to whatever the popular opinion is on...

“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...

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