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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....

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...

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...

Behind the Scenes of the One Acts

Behind the Scenes of the One Acts

cade beck
March 20, 2013
Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, Photo Essay

Every year the Harper Joy Theatre produces the One Act Play Festival, a series of three single-act plays written by Whitman students. The plays are selected by a committee of theatre and literature experts, many of whom have been involved in the process for all 24 years of the contest's existence. The...

Elementary mentees visit campus

Elementary mentees visit campus

Faith Bernstein
March 6, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

The annual Mentees to Campus Day brings over 150 elementary students from Walla Walla public schools to Reid Campus Center and side lawn for a carnival with their Whitman mentors.  The Whitman Mentor Program is one of the most popular service opportunities for Whitman students.  This year, activities...

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Skye Vander Laan
February 27, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

Whitman's Composers' Concert took place in Chism Hall on Friday, Feb. 22.  The concert showcased the work of five student composers: Aleks Maricq, Erik Feldman, Ethan Maier, Aaron Stern and Will Ekstrom. Videographer Skye Vander Laan brings us clips of the performance, as well as a look into...

Men’s Basketball NW Conference Finals

Men’s Basketball NW Conference Finals

Marlena Sloss
February 26, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

On Feb. 21, Whitman's men's basketball team won 90 - 78 their Northwest Conference Finals game against George Fox University.  Photographer Marlena Sloss brings us the photo slideshow below.  Two days later, excited fans accompanied the team to their championship game against Whitworth in Spokane,...

Women’s Basketball NW Conference Semi-Finals

Women’s Basketball NW Conference Semi-Finals

Halley McCormick
February 26, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

On Feb. 21, Whitman's women's basketball team played a fierce game against Whitworth, eventually losing 54 - 55.  Photographer Halley McCormick brings us the highlights. [portfolio_slideshow]

Classics Feast

Classics Feast

Marlena Sloss
February 20, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

Last Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Glover Alston Center, friends and members of Classics Club and Eta Sigma Phi, an honorary Classics society prepared ancient Roman and Greek cuisine for those interested in learning more about ancient culture. Cheese, olive oil, hummus, olives, poached pears and pita bread w...

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Halley McCormick
February 19, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

The Whitman men's varsity tennis team reached its 91st consecutive regular season victory on February 16, 2013, playing both indoors at the Bratton Tennis Center and on Whitman's outdoor courts. Whitman beat the opposing Willamette University Bearcats 7-2. For the doubles: No. 1 pair Andrew La Cava...

New Martial Arts Club Promotes Fitness, Self-Defense

New Martial Arts Club Promotes Fitness, Self-Defense

Faith Bernstein
February 14, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, Photos

The Martial Arts club is geared mainly towards Taekwondo, a Korean martial art. The structure of meetings follows traditional Taekwondo classes, practicing forms as well as sparring. Club member Austin Sloane '15 explained that the sparring is an exercise in control and does not involve physical cont...

Tall Heights Musical Duo Shares Original Song

Tall Heights Musical Duo Shares Original Song

Faith Bernstein
February 10, 2013
Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

In just two and a half years, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright have transitioned from playing for spare coins to headlining shows and winning praise from the folk music scene for their album and EP.  Their band Tall Heights gave a special Coffeehouse performance at Whitman on Saturday, Feb. 9. Pione...

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