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Joys of Toys: Campus Hosts Sex-Ed Workshop

Joys of Toys: Campus Hosts Sex-Ed Workshop

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019


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On Wednesday, Apr. 10, Whitman hosted Amory Jane’s workshop “Joys of Toys,” covering topics ranging from consent to STI prevention. This topic, some may have thought salacious, offered a mature and broad look at the role of sex toys in relationships, as well as the importance of taking necessary ...

Renaissance Faire 2019

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

On Apr. 20, Whitman College celebrates one of its oldest traditions — the Renaissance Faire. This year’s event marks its 50th anniversary, making it especially symbolic and meaningful to the students and faculty involved. Speaking on the long-running tradition: “It’s so cool to know t...

Prom! Here We Go Again

Prom! Here We Go Again

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2019


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During the evening of Saturday, Apr. 6, the Reid Campus Ballroom exuded an ambience of light-hearted, nostalgic celebration. For one evening, the Whitman Events Board (WEB) transformed the ballroom into an immersive and festive event that gave students the opportunity to revisit fond memories from h...

Restructuring A Choral Tradition

Restructuring A Choral Tradition

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2019


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Over the past several years, Whitman’s many singing groups have hosted an annual choral contest. Beyond just the established groups, such as Sirens and T-Tones, Greek Life and sports teams would also compete at the contest. However, this choral contest tradition is experiencing some new restructuring. Rather ...

Wire Watch: April 11th – April 18th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 11, 2019


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Thursday, April 11th, 4:00-5:00 pm in the Maxey 207 The Maxey Museum debuts their new installation, Caution! Broken Past. This exhibit is one of four new student installations opening through the Maxey Museum this semester. Join guest speakers Jennifer Karson Engum and Randall Melton of Tamástsl...

A Comedy Marathon: Varsity Nordic 24-Hour Show

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019


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On Friday Apr. 12 at 6:00 p.m., Varsity Nordic will begin their 24-hour performance. This is an annual fundraising event, and this year’s profits will be donated to the Lillie Rice Centre. This organization aims at providing support and employment to people with developmental disabilities. The event wi...

Wire Watch: April 4th to 11th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 4, 2019


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Thursday, April 4th-6th 8:00 pm and 7th at 2:00 pm in Freimann Studio Theatre Pick up your tickets before they sell out! The Whitman Dance Department hosts the annual spring dance concert, “Placeholder”. This performance features new choreographies by a special guest artist, Hadar Ahuvia, and dance ...

“Placeholder”: Addressing Settler-Colonialism Through Dance

“Placeholder”: Addressing Settler-Colonialism Through Dance

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019


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From April 4-7, Harper Joy Theater debuts the 2019 spring dance concert, titled "Placeholder." The mixed-bill concert features dance pieces from Whitman dance faculty Renée Archibald and Peter de Grasse, entitled "Peeel" and "Flowerbomb," respectively. Additionally, the event presents guest artist a...

An Open Space for Music, Comedy and Poetry

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 4, 2019


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On Friday, March 29, Whitman students and staff members gathered in the basement of Reid this month’s “Open Mic Night.” The event was organised by Jake Lorang and hosted by Jason Kottas. Open Mics are a regular student-led initiative to give students and staff members a space to share art and foster...

Captain Marvel Reintroduces the Superheroine

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

On March 8, filmmaking duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck formally introduced Carol Danvers, A.K.A. Captain Marvel, to the big screen. Following the July 2018 release of "Ant Man and The Wasp," "Captain Marvel" joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a filmic interpretation of the comic that debuted in March...

Wire Watch: March 28 to April 4

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019


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Flora Klein: Senior Viola Recital Friday, March 29 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm in Whitman Chism Recital Hall Join the Whitman College Music Department for the senior recital of Flora Klein ‘19, viola and Professor Jackie Wood, on piano.   Journey West Saturday, March 30 at 7:00pm in Whitman Chi...

Movie Review of Horror-Comedy “Us”

Movie Review of Horror-Comedy “Us”

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019


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The premise of "Us" is simple. A family trip to the beach is thrown into nightmarish chaos as dark and surreal events connected to the mother’s past become more and more traumatic. Be prepared for a truly strange film because to say more would be spoiling a brilliant and disturbing horror premise. ...

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