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Dragapella rocks Reid

Dragapella rocks Reid

Susie Kirkava
March 25, 2013
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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...

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Skye Vander Laan
February 27, 2013
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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 Tennis Dominates Willamette

Men’s Tennis Dominates Willamette

Halley McCormick
February 19, 2013
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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...

Tall Heights Musical Duo Shares Original Song

Tall Heights Musical Duo Shares Original Song

Faith Bernstein
February 10, 2013
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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...

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy

Skye Vander Laan
January 22, 2013
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The annual candlelit peace march down Main Street to commemorate the life and message of Martin Luther King, Jr., drew about fifty Whitman and Walla Walla community members this year on Monday, Jan. 21. Pioneer videographer Skye Vander Laan transports us into the crowd and shares the voices of two women...

Sybarite5 play at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival

Sybarite5 play at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival

Faith Bernstein
January 21, 2013
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Sybarite5, a critically acclaimed strings quintet played at the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival this past weekend. The group regularly plays an eclectic mix of music consisting of different genres, time periods and styles....

Mr. Whitman Brings Big Laughs and Big Money, Friday

Marie von Hafften
November 11, 2012
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Kappa Kappa Gamma's annual fundraiser "Mr. Whitman" raised over $36,000 this year for Semilla Nueva, a non-profit helping rural Guatemalan farmers.  Photography Editor Marie von Hafften takes us straight to the contestants and shares the highlights of the culminating musical variety event this Friday...

“Noises Off” Q&A with Cast and Crew

“Noises Off” Q&A with Cast and Crew

Becca Mellema
October 25, 2012
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Directed by theatre professor Nancy Simon, "Noises Off" ran Oct. 18-21.  After the performance on the 18th, audience members had the chance to interview actors and crew during the first of the season's Thursday Talk-backs.  Highlights provided by photographer/videographer Becca Mellema....

Chorale and Chamber Singers Alumni Concert

Chorale and Chamber Singers Alumni Concert

Chaoyu Li
October 4, 2012
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On Friday, Sept. 28, of Alumni Weekend, current chorale and chamber singers performed a lunchtime set for the campus visitors, including "MLK" by U2 and arranged by the King's Singers, "Lullaby" by Edward Elgar, "Whitman, Here's to You!" by Stephen B. L. Penrose. Photographer and videographer Charl...

Rock Climbing with the OP

Halley McCormick
September 27, 2012
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While many Whitties spent Sunday, Sept. 16 on campus, the Whitman Outdoor Program took a student-led day trip to Spring Mountain. Pioneer photographer/videographer Halley McCormick brings us along, from the 6:30 am wake-up to the drive home. A Day with Whitman's Outdoor Program: Rock Clim...

“Music Is” – Sounds and Philosophies of Musicians Across Campus

“Music Is” – Sounds and Philosophies of Musicians Across Campus

Becca Mellema
September 20, 2012
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Pioneer photographer/videographer Becca Mellema takes us to the people behind the instruments. Jonas Myers, David Fleming, Elijah Smith, and Katherine Lee are featured, including clips of three original songs....

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