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“Q: Into the Storm” in review: Whitman alum Cullen Hoback investigates the QAnon conspiracy theory in new docuseries

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

What is the true identity of the person behind the elusive QAnon, the cult responsible for the Capitol Riots on January 6? This mystery is the guiding question for Whitman alum and filmmaker Cullen Hoback...

“I don’t want it to die out”: Senior DJs reflect on the virtual state of KWCW

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

Some of the class of 2021 has been able to spend their final semester before graduation surrounded by friends and faculty. However, for those who have spent their time carefully curating playlists for...

Comedian Chris James breaks the barriers of Zoom to entertain Whitman community

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

With a fake background of a beach behind him, Chris James looked like he was calling in from a tropical vacation — when in actuality, the British-African comedian was hundreds of miles away in LA. On...

Illustration by Hannah Paul.

“Grappling With Othello” lecture revisits race, violence and the narrative in theatre

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

The curtain rises and the orchestral score swells in an empty Zoom room, giving an appropriately dramatic backdrop to the two guest speakers, Aldo Billingslea and Eric Ting.  On April 2, Billingslea...

Photo contributed by Two Ways Home Film.

“Two Ways Home” in review

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter April 1, 2021

Last week, The Gesa Powerhouse Theater screened “Two Ways Home,” an independent film directed by Ron Vignone, an award winning director who specializes in deeply personal films about American lives....

Photo Michael Lans.

Finding closure in creativity: Piper Toohey releases EP “soup”

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter April 1, 2021

Since they first learned to play guitar at 12 years old, senior Piper Toohey has been on an endless journey of self-expression, from performing original songs at middle school talent shows to releasing...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Joel Gaytan celebrates the Latinx community of Walla Walla in “B Sides from el barrio”

Mo Dow , A&E Reporter April 1, 2021

  Identity, community and heritage featured prominently in a new exhibit by Joel Gaytan, an Archive Assistant at Whitman College, who displayed his work at the Stevens Gallery in Reid this...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

“It feels good to take care of something”: WEB initiative provides students with their own plants

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter April 1, 2021

Tiny green sprouts and larger, leafier plants line the windowsills of many dorm buildings on campus. Looking up into the windows, an outsider might wonder where all these students got so many plants. The...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Professor of Music Michael Simon releases rock EP chronicling pandemic isolation

Mo Dow , A&E Reporter March 25, 2021

As part of the masters program at Berklee College of Music, Whitman's senior adjunct professor of music Michael Simon released an EP (mini-album) this month. The EP, "Social Distancing: Four Songs of...

Commemorating a full year of the Archives virtual “Coronavirus Stories” exhibit

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter March 25, 2021

It’s officially been a year since COVID-19 forced Whitman to close its doors. Last March, soon after students found themselves indefinitely housebound, the Whitman College and Northwest Archives opened...

Photo contributed Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Empty seats, but the show must go on: “All the Devils are Here” in review

Jaime Fields , Arts & Entertainment Reporter March 25, 2021

A man steps out onto a dark stage, facing a theatre full of empty seats. He crouches over a book, lifts a staff and strikes the stage three times. The lights shift, highlighting the actor in a striking...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

Reel Rock returns to showcase diverse climbing stories

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter March 25, 2021

For its third year, the Whitman Climbing Club and WEB will be teaming up to bring the Reel Rock Film Festival to campus on Friday, March 26. Senior Emery Hansell has been working with Reel Rock’s...

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