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A Primitive Paradise

A Primitive Paradise

Caitlin Bergman
August 2, 2013
Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photo Essay, Photos

[portfolio_slideshow] Tucked away in the remote jungles and beaches of Costa Rica lies the Osa Peninsula, one of the most diverse and untouched areas on the planet. Although it's only half the size of Rhode Island, the Osa houses 2.5 percent of the Earth's biodiversity and contains the last standing... Read more »

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Marie von Hafften
May 15, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight

Final exams ended on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. By 4:30 p.m. several hundred students filled the Reid sidelawn and pelted each other with colorful powder in MECCA and the South Asian Student Association (SASA)'s annual celebration of Holi. Due to cleaning issues resulting from last year's celebration,... Read more »

Annual chorale contest fun but long

Annual chorale contest fun but long

Susie Kirkava
May 1, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight

The 87th Whitman Chorale Contest was a nearly three hour-long celebration of music and a capella with thirteen teams competing. Hip hop, funk, bluegrass, indie rock, folk and pop music were among the genres represented. Videographer Susie Krikava brings us the musical highlights of the event.  ... Read more »

Annual Ren Faire brings fun for campus, Walla Walla community

Annual Ren Faire brings fun for campus, Walla Walla community

Devika Doowa
April 29, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

On Saturday, April 27, Boyer Avenue filled with food stands, craft tables and performers in colorful costumes. The Annual Whitman College Renaissance Faire brought Whitman and Walla Walla community members together for a day of fun.  Photographer Devika Doowa brings us a peek into the festivities,... Read more »

Take Back the Night draws a crowd

Take Back the Night draws a crowd

Brennan Johnson
April 28, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

On Thursday, April 18, a large mass of Whitman students came together to protest rape culture.  The event was called Take Back the Night and was organized by Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment (FACE), a campus club. Students marched from Reid through campus  to Cordiner. At Cordiner there... Read more »

Annual Bike Race Zooms Through Downtown Walla Walla

Annual Bike Race Zooms Through Downtown Walla Walla

Faith Bernstein
April 23, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

The Tour of Walla Walla drew bicycle racers and crowds to Walla Walla on April 19, 20 and 21.  Videographer Faith Bernstein brings us the thrill and power of the races. Race results can be found here: http://gcracingllc.com/2013-tour-of-walla-walla/... Read more »

24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy

24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy

cade beck
April 22, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

Last Friday and Saturday, Whitman improv group Varsity Nordic performed improv for 24 hours straight. Starting at 6 p.m. on April 19 and lasting until 6 p.m. April 20, the event raised money for Trilogy Recovery Community. Varsity Nordic asked for a donation of $1 per game for the local organization. They... Read more »

Students Gather for Candlelight Vigil, Honor Victims of Boston Marathon Blasts

Students Gather for Candlelight Vigil, Honor Victims of Boston Marathon Blasts

Skye Vander Laan
April 16, 2013
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, News Show, Photos

Over 50 students, faculty and community members gathered outside of Memorial Building Monday night, April 15 to commemorate the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with a candlelight vigil. Junior Jacob Harwood, who organized the event, spoke to the crowd: "We didn't know quite what we wanted to do to... Read more »

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Faith Bernstein
April 10, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

Last Thursday, April 4, Whitman Events Board Creative Arts organized an origami paper folding workshop in Reid Coffeehouse.  While the event was met with low attendance, those who came were supplied with plain color and patterned paper and large instruction sheets for a wide variety of designs includin... Read more »

Staff Art Adds Color to Penrose

Staff Art Adds Color to Penrose

Caitlin Bergman
April 3, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

Balloon bouquets, knitted fruit and homemade Renaissance dresses were among the surprises that met students in the lobby of Penrose Library after spring break. "Art Outside the Box" showcased 45 works of art by 29 Whitman staff members that ranged widely from paintings to jewelry to furniture and instruments.... Read more »

Dragapella rocks Reid

Dragapella rocks Reid

Susie Kirkava
March 25, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

A group billing themselves as "America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet" filled Reid Ballroom on March 5 with gaudy gowns, hilarious lyrics and beautiful harmonies.  Kinsey Sicks inspired laughs and a few gasps from Whitman students.  The name Kinsey Sicks is a play on "Kinsey 6," the placement... Read more »

Four Years of Residence

Four Years of Residence

Caitlin Bergman
March 24, 2013
Filed under Circuit, MEDIA, Photo Essay

First-year rooms become a home away from home for most Whitman students––a chance to redecorate and create lifelong friendships. Though most Whitties only live in a particular room on campus for one year or less, unforgettable memories are created. The Circuit tracked down students who lived in... Read more »

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