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New “Beauty and the Beast” enchants audiences

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The enchanting live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 musical “Beauty and the Beast” has captured the hearts and minds of viewers since opening on March 17, recounting with a modern twist the beloved tale of a confident yet gentle girl who is able to find love and compassion in an angry beast. With...

Whitman Administration’s Email Peer Review Process

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Humor

Much has been said regarding the chain of emails from Juli Dunn and Chuck Cleveland about the recent druggings on Whitman campus, and although disagreements exist on the nature of the administration’s involvement in the investigation, students have unanimously agreed that the emails sent out to ke...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second City came to Walla Walla’s Gesa Power House Theatre for one night, bringing their show, “The Sec...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” As the amendment that ended sl...

The Best Tracks on “Lemonade”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
April 28, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.

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Lit Review: “The Great American Dirtbags”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor
February 4, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

In “The Dirtbag Manifesto,” Mehall tells the story of how he came to be a “born-again dirtbag.”

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Holiday Movie Catchup: A Look at this Winter’s Best

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer
January 28, 2016
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

With most of 2015's holiday releases wrapping up their box office runs, it's time to look back at three of the better films to grace theaters this past Christmas.

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Fresh music: best new albums for spring

Emma Dahl
March 5, 2015
Filed under A&E

Indie music fans, rejoice! This spring has been huge for quality indie releases, from small artists releasing their debut album to household names recovering from hiatuses and re-emerging on the scene. But which albums are most appropriate for this time of year? Which can provide the best soundtrack...

Belle and Sebastian’s Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance tries something new

Emma Dahl
January 29, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Belle & Sebastian is a modern embodiment of the chamber pop genre; characterized by simple melodies, creative and orchestral instrumentation and extensive balladry, their style gives songs time to breathe and build momentum. Belle & Sebastian's sound is very recognizable: it is chamber pop through...

“Birdman” plot fails but acting flies

Nathan Fisher
December 11, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

After passing my film orals last week, I felt confident in my film analytic abilities and was ready to tackle "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." I've avoided this surreal and mind-bending dark comedy for weeks, but now was ready to tackle a movie that wasn't the normal mindless entertainment....

Traditional Holiday Movies

Nathan Fisher
December 4, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

With Thanksgiving Break officially over, I can finally get into the holiday spirit by listening to Christmas music like the Drifters "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas" or Bing Crosby crooning "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and watching my favorite holiday movies. Most people have movies they watch every...

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Time makes ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ the dumbest sequel

Nathan Fisher
November 20, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After a long pre-holiday week, nothing seemed better than heading to the movie theater for some mindless entertainment. "Dumb and Dumber To" was certain to kill off a few brain cells but seemed like a worthy choice.  Sure, I was only one year old when the first ...

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