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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, 2016
Filed under A&E

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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
Filed under A&E

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...

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Instant Play Festival throws together a spectacular show

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor
September 29, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

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