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Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 29
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

For the ninth year since its inception, the Instant Play Festival kicked off the 2016-2017 Whitman theatrical season in style, with students showcasing their hastily constructed and quality-made short plays on Harper Joy Theater’s Alexander Stage. The plays ranged significantly. Dramatic, introspective works like ...

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

Multicultural Arts Festival sparks conversations

Michelle Foster, Staff Reporter
September 29
Filed under A&E, Community, Front Page Slideshow

Excitement and joy took over the atmosphere at Pioneer Park as dancers whirled in the center of an appreciative audience of varying races and backgrounds. The chance to bring these people together came in the form of the 23rd annual Diversity Day Multicultural Arts Festival, which took place on Sund...

Wire Watch: Week of September 29th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 29
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

Each Thursday, The Whitman Wire highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week’s picks: LinkedIn Headshot Day, Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Reid Campus Center Side Lawn. "Inheritable Blood: Slavery & Sovereignty in Early America and the British Empire" wi...

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Lakum Duckum gets a new fountain

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
September 22
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, VIDEOS

The new fountain in Lakum Duckum may have a bigger impact on Whitman students than one may think. Apart from being visually pleasing, it also has ecological, aesthetic and health benefits. These include controlling the growth of algae and providing students with a relaxing atmosphere. The fountain...

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Fort Walla Walla Museum debuts “Sewn Into History: A Century of Quilts” special exhibit

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 22
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Interesting and unique historical artifacts are abound at the Fort Walla Walla Museum, which specializes in local specimens from the period preceding World War II. Perhaps the most compelling, however, are those that feature in the museum's rotating special exhibits–and with the opening of "Sewn Into...

Wire Watch: Week of September 22nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 22
Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

Each Thursday, The Whitman Wire highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week’s picks: Walla Walla Corn Maze Opening Day, Thursday, Sept. 22, 6 p.m., Walla Walla Corn Maze. Sharron Matthews, Thursday, Sept. 22, 7 p.m., Gesa Power House Thea...

“Hell or High Water” delivers gripping drama, action

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 15
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

In a fairly bizarre turn of events, it appears that film distributors decided to wait until August before finally releasing a majority of this summer's best films. And with the release of the new dramatic Western "Hell or High Water" over Labor Day weekend, it seems they were saving the best for last. With...

Leslie Jamison and “The Empathy Exams” Spark Discussion on Campus

Leslie Jamison and “The Empathy Exams” Spark Discussion on Campus

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer
September 15
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman’s 2016 Summer Reading text, “The Empathy Exams,” has given students much to talk about over the past few weeks. In the book, author Leslie Jamison covers a wide range of topics including her experience working as a medical actor, her thoughts on “poverty tourism,” and a glimpse into...

KWCW gears up for a new year of content and outreach

KWCW gears up for a new year of content and outreach

Catherine Fisher, Staff Writer
September 15
Filed under A&E

Looking up at the KWCW banner on the mezzanine floor of Reid Campus Center, one might wonder how the DJs even reach this seemingly inaccessible station. In reality, it’s quite easy to reach the KWCW offices; one just has to enter the elevator and press “M.” A big emphasis for KWCW this year is...

Recapping the Summer Movie Season

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 8
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

More than any other summer in recent memory, the current summer season has proved deeply troubling for the state of the film industry, in regards to the quality of films, the kinds of films that were released, and which films were rewarded and which fell flat with audiences. Arguably, the mo...

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Jacob Hashimoto’s Larger-Than-Life Artwork Descends Upon Whitman Campus

Martina Pansze, Managing Editor
September 8
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Hashimoto draws upon traditional Japanese art in his works. "Gas Giant Fragments and Silence" is on display in the Sheehan Gallery this Fall, and "When Nothing Ends, Nothing Remains" was permanently installed in the foyer of Penrose Library.

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“Rocky Horror” Warps to Power House Theatre

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 8
Filed under A&E

There’s a light over at the Gesa Power House Theatre and if you follow it, you are sure to find the Frankenstein place, sweet transvestites and time warps galore in Hypoxik Productions’ performance of one of the most famous science fiction double features of all time. “The Rocky Horror Show,” wr...

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