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“JESUS IS KING” in review

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

On his ninth studio album, Kanye West turns his focus towards God, creating a short album with some notable triumphs, yet which overall shows little substance and zero musical growth. The highly controversial, yet widely-acclaimed Chicago rapper finally released “JESUS IS KING” towards the end of...

Power and Privilege karaoke: Singing to create connections

Power and Privilege karaoke: Singing to create connections

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

There were smiles on students’ faces as first-year Nomonde Nyathi took to the Reid basement stage for the second time that evening — this time, for a karaoke rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold."  “It was pretty cool, because my friends were there, so I really liked that; I felt really c...

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

Whitman College Student Voice and Piano Recital Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Chism Recital Hall The Whitman College Music Department presents performances from vocalists Haley King, Evan Marks and Chloe Hood, and pianists Scarlett He and Annika Cahill. This event is free and open to the public. &nb...

Video games club unites hobby, leisure and community

Video games club unites hobby, leisure and community

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

Whitman’s video game club provides a space for students to kick back, relax and game at their own speed. Best known by the greater Whitman community for their biweekly Super Smash Bros. tournament called Whitty Retort, the club also hosts weekly game nights at club leader Andrew Yeon’s house, wh...

“Scrub In” opens opportunities for discussion

“Scrub In” opens opportunities for discussion

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 21, 2019

The “Scrub In” performance art piece, in which participants scrubbed the Marcus Whitman statue on campus with water, was hardly literal.  “In fact,'' said senior co-organizer of the performance, Tess Francavilla, “we don’t have any soap.” Instead, the performance, which occurred from Nov...

“MMMM” sees new worlds through dance

“MMMM” sees new worlds through dance

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 21, 2019

What do a thrumming neon club scene, a poetic and ritualistic transformation and a heartfelt exploration of personal desire have in common? The answer — at least at Whitman — is “MMMM,” this year’s annual dance concert. Last weekend, Nov. 14-17, “MMMM” took over Harper Joy’s Freimann Stud...

“Dammed to Extinction”: Wildlife concerns shown through film

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

November 21, 2019

Audience members bore witness to images of thinning orca whales in the Puget Sound, slack rivers that used to be rushing and the testimonies of Pacific Northwest residents against the four lower Snake River dams on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Maxey Auditorium.  All this was exhibited in the film "Dammed t...

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-12

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-12

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 21, 2019

Whitman College Student Voice and Piano Recital Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Chism Recital Hall. The Whitman College Music Department presents performances from vocalists Haley King, Evan Marks and Chloe Hood, and pianists Scarlett He and Annika Cahill. This event is free and open to the public. ...

“Learning to See” explores neuroscience and literature

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

What can German literature tell us about the human brain? On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Dr. Sonja Boos, an associate professor in the department of German and Scandinavian at the University of Oregon, showed Whitman’s German department — along with a few unaffiliated-yet-interested attendees — the answer. Dr...

“Reel Rock 14” energizes Whitman community

“Reel Rock 14” energizes Whitman community

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

A rowdy audience filled Maxey Auditorium last Thursday, Nov. 6, to watch the rock climbing film “Reel Rock 14.” The Reel Rock Film Tour is a nation-wide tour where colleges, businesses and other organizations are able to play the film in their facilities for advanced rock climbers, novices and e...

“Freedom Songs”: Art, hope and healing

“Freedom Songs”: Art, hope and healing

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

“I speak English well,” repeated first-year “Freedom Songs” performer Maria Martinez in a spoken-word poem about the judgment and biases imposed upon people of color, and the personal strength that can be drawn on to overcome that kind of systematic oppression. The poem was one of two spoken-word performa...

Wire Watch: Nov. 15-21

Wire Watch: Nov. 15-21

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

Hannah Bartman '16 Workshop: Sticker Making 101 Friday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Fouts Center for Visual Arts   Explore Hannah Bartman’s site installations on spaces forgotten and misused. Additionally, learn the basics of working with vinyl and how to design stickers.   Whitman Orchest...

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