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Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 10, 2018


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As the school year draws to a close, Whitman students and faculty say farewell to Catherine Gould Chism Professor of Music Dr. Susan Pickett, who will be retiring at the end of this semester. Pickett, who has taught at Whitman for thirty-seven years, has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend...

Review: “Isle of Dogs” is Beautiful but Disappointing

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” is a visual spectacle that never quite escapes the stereotypes of a large-budget Hollywood release. Set in a near-future Japan, an authoritarian leader banishes all canines from Megasaki City to Trash Island after a vicious virus spreads through the population. ...

Art Installation Reclaims Immigrant Narratives in Walla Walla

Art Installation Reclaims Immigrant Narratives in Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 3, 2018


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Students at Whitman and Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) shed light on immigrant experiences and seeks to raise awareness surrounding over-simplified misconceptions about immigrants through a joint art installation to be set up on both Whitman’s campus and at the high school in early May. Coordinate...

Wire Watch: May 3-May 10

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 3, 2018


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VWRS: Whitman Reading: Thursday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in Kimball Theatre, Whitman students from the advanced creative writing classes will read selections from their poetry, fiction and nonfiction. Spring Awakening: Running from May 3-6 and May 17-19 in Harper Joy Theatre, Whitman students will perform in ...

Throwback: Mullets at Whitman

Throwback: Mullets at Whitman

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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Mullets have made their comeback at Whitman–if only for a while–recalling David Bowie and other iconic mullet-bearers with a blast from the past. This well-known haircut, characterized by long hair at the back of the head and short hair at the front and sides, has withstood tests of time, and du...

Wire Watch: Week of April 26

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 26, 2018


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Mozart's Requiem Mass: Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Cordiner Hall, the Whitman Orchestra and the Whitman Chorale will perform Mozart's famous Requiem. East Asian Food Festival: Saturday, April 28 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Glover-Alston Center, the East Asian Cooking Club will provide a...

Whitman’s Percussion Ensemble Revival

Whitman’s Percussion Ensemble Revival

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


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The first Whitman Percussion Ensemble concert in 11 years took place on Sunday, April 15 at Chism Recital Hall. There has not been a percussion ensemble on campus for more than a decade, and a renewed interest in percussion among Whitman students has pushed for the re-formation of the group that now...

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 26, 2018


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The 2018 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition has arrived with big, bold strokes. With 14 artists displaying work in Sheehan Gallery and four in the Fouts exhibition space, the exhibition provides an opportunity for senior art majors to share their work with the community. This year’s pieces make great...

The Renaissance Returns to Whitman

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018


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Jousting, people in costume and vendors selling their colorful wares became a normal sight this past Saturday, April 21. Spanning the day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the 49th Annual Renaissance Faire brought the European Renaissance Period to Whitman’s campus. There were entertaining things to do for adults...

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented ocean. The others are more traditionally Northwest: leather jackets, ripped and patched jeans...

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018


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This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative project to pursue: Boken curated an art exhibition called “Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption”...

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Avisual exploration of the discourse surrounding the Whitman family makes its home in Maxey Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Proper Monument?”, which opened on April 11 and will remain up until May 5. The exhibit features a wall-mounted timeline of the Whitmans and the monuments that they left behind, beginn...

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