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Comedian Andy Hendrickson performs at Reid Campus Center

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer
October 27
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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 Andy Hendrickson, who performed at Whitman College on Oct. 20, proved that his dry, witty humor transcend...

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Ruth Fluno “Today Will Be Yesterday” exhibition opens at Sheehan Gallery

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 27
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Bright, vivid paintings, featuring people, buildings, flowers and more now cover the walls of Whitman’s Sheehan Gallery. The new exhibitions are “Today Will Be Yesterday,” a Ruth Fluno retrospective, and “Walla Walla Modern,” which commemorates the painting trio of Fluno, Jeannette Jackson Murphy a...

Spotlight On Students: A week of Humans vs. Zombies

Spotlight On Students: A week of Humans vs. Zombies

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
October 27
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Zombies lurked on Ankeny Field and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse rode through Whitman’s campus last week as this semester’s week-long “Humans vs. Zombies” game commenced. Around 40 students participated in the game, marked by bright orange bandannas, nerf guns and a simulated hunger for...

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede Returns for 42nd Year

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Balloons took to the skies of Walla Walla–albeit briefly–for the 42nd year of the annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. While the fun and merrymaking was impacted by heavy rain and wind throughout last weekend, the spirit of the event persevered. The third oldest hot air balloon event in the country, the Balloon S...

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 20
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Events

A boy’s head is stuck in a bear’s mouth, people speak of stealing free things and two lovers hold themselves hostage in “This From Cloudland,” an original piece written and directed by Whitman Professor of Theater Kristen Kosmas. The opening performance took place on Wednesday, October 19 a...

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

KWCW Show of the Week: “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation)”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
October 20
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According to the hosts of “A Changing Tide: The Presidency, Past and Present (A Philosophical Investigation),” senior economics and psychology major Trevor Press and senior philosophy major Zach Turner, the long title of their show is no accident. “We pride ourselves on our long titles,” Press said. “We want ...

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 13
Filed under A&E, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Poetry, dance, music and theatre were intertwined in a moving performance at Walla Walla Community College. “A Poetry and Dance Project” was held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8, and was centered around the poems of Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher, paired with other art forms including music and dance. The s...

Wire Watch: Weekend of October 13th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
October 10
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

Shaun King: Civil Rights Today: A lecture on racial politics, police brutality, and modern social justice. 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13th. Cordiner Hall. Walla Walla Balloon Stampede: A hot air balloon festival featuring a wide variety of ballooning activities. 7:15 a.m. and beyond, Thursday-Su...

“Amanda Knox” a raw look at the media

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
October 9
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

This past week, I attended a meeting for students planning to study abroad. Around 20 students and myself anxiously sat together, waiting for the speaker talk us through the process of choosing and applying to the available programs. As my eyes scanned down the long list of cities and countries where I cou...

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
October 5
Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

Spotlight on Students: Writing House brings on Haiku Death Match

Spotlight on Students: Writing House brings on Haiku Death Match

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
October 5
Filed under A&E

The heat was on this past Sept. 29, when the denizens of the Writing Interest House invited Whitman students to attend their Haiku Death Match. Visitors and residents alike were challenged to craft a sharp, witty haiku in 60 seconds, based on prompts that could vary from "flashlights" to "hickeys" and...

KWCW Show of the Week: Mossy Tentacles

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor
September 29
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The fall mornings seem to be getting a bit chillier every day, but you can warm up and prepare for your week with the radio show “Mossy Tentacles.” Hosted by senior Art History and Visual Culture Studies major Emma Philipps and senior Religion major Spencer Thomas, the show airs from 9:00 to 11:00...

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