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Reconciling with dreams, death and memories through music: WEB welcomed Phoebe Bridgers on Zoom

Renny Acheson , A&E Editor May 11, 2021

In front of a galaxy-patterned backdrop, wearing her signature skeleton onesie, Los Angeles-based musician Phoebe Bridgers performed an acoustic set exclusively for the Whitman community on Friday, May...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Fi Black confronts isolation and technology in “wishing you well”

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter May 6, 2021

Close your eyes and imagine yourself descending into the dark depths of a wishing well. As the light from the sun fades and water begins to fill your ears, you find yourself surrounded by the physical...

Debbie Chinn shares insights on the business of theater

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter May 6, 2021

On Friday, April 30, the 20 attendees of the The Business Side of Theater lecture, presented by Debbie Chinn, were greeted by Aretha Franklin's song, “RESPECT.” Hosted by Whitman’s Harper Joy Theater...

Illustration by Nick Rogers.

Fort Walla Walla Museum explores the history of Parisian fashion in Théâtre de la Mode lecture

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter May 6, 2021

 Twenty miniature mannequins stand, posed on the stage, wearing the latest Parisian fashions from the mid-1940s, with colorful dresses down just past the knee and tiny hats at a slight angle. The picture...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy

At the intersection of art and environmental activism: Maya Lin’s Confluence Project comes to Maxey Museum

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter May 6, 2021

At six sites stand markers for historical points of settler colonial and Indigenous interaction. In dialogue with the commemorations of Lewis and Clark’s expedition is the Confluence Project, a series...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Student recitals showcase musical talents

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter April 29, 2021

It has been proven time and time again that no matter what limitations come their way, student musicians will rise to the challenge, even if it means giving their final performance virtually.  This...

Photo by Michael Lans.

“Still Life” exhibition in Sheehan Gallery displays senior art thesis work

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter April 29, 2021

  Whitman's senior art majors have worked tirelessly to create a physical exhibition of their thesis projects at the Sheehan Gallery. The finished exhibition, titled “Still Life,” opened...

Illustration by Madi Welch.

April Bey addresses antiracism, absurdity and Atlantica in artist talk

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter April 29, 2021

Star Trek, chemically corrosive hair products and the far flung planet of Atlantica: These are just a few of the topics April Bey, prolific artist and tenured professor at Glendale Community College, explores...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

“The Invisible Vegan” explores the relationship between BIPOC communities and veganism

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter April 29, 2021

To complement Bon Appetit’s five-day “Plant-Forward” challenge, Campus Sustainability Coordinator Elissa Brown encourages the Whitman community to watch Jasmine Leyva’s 2019 film “The Invisible...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Theater department responds to termination of Kevin Walker’s position as part of FSR recommendations

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter April 22, 2021

Kevin Walker, Senior Lecturer for the theater and dance department, and Master Electrician and Sound Engineer for the Harper Joy Theater, will be leaving Whitman College after his contract was terminated...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

“Unpacked” exhibition explores the art of layering in the Stevens Gallery

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter April 22, 2021

  With art bursting from the frames and color on every wall, the Stevens Gallery held an eye-catching display of collages by several artists last week. The title of the display was “Unpacked,”...

Latinx playwrights celebrate art and language in “On Borders and Hybridity: Contemporary Latinx Theater”

Latinx playwrights celebrate art and language in “On Borders and Hybridity: Contemporary Latinx Theater”

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter April 19, 2021

With their faces luminous against luscious, floral Zoom backdrops, playwrights Migdalia Cruz, Elaine Romero, Luis Alfaro and Enrique Urueta addressed the Whitman community Friday evening in a lecture panel...

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