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“Chekhov Farces” embraces absurdity

“Chekhov Farces” embraces absurdity

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

March 12, 2020

For four days, Harper Joy Theatre enthralled audiences with four farces. The stage showcased a marriage feast ruined by all parties involved, a bitterly loyal and loyally bitter widow, a proposal-turned-land-dispute-turned-proposal and a bank clerk at the end of his rope. The comic plays, all writt...

Teaching the movement through art

Teaching the movement through art

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

March 12, 2020

Colorful protest signs, collages and puzzle pieces line the walls of the Stevens Gallery, with bold children’s handwriting standing out in every corner. The exhibit is a showcase of what Whitman Teaches the Movement does in Walla Walla Public Schools. Whitman Teaches the Movement is a partnershi...

One Minute Film Festival showcases variety in student film

Ann Karneus

March 12, 2020

From Snapchat videos, to animations, to a French sock’s journey, the One Minute Film Festival included a multitude of film genres and mediums.  Put on by the Fine Arts House (FAH) each year in Kimball Theatre, the event started at 7 p.m. and showed a wide variety of student-made films unified by t...

Wire Watch: Mar. 12- Apr. 2

Wire Watch: Mar. 12- Apr. 2

March 12, 2020

Visiting Writers Reading Series – Keetje Kuipers Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre Poet Keetje Kuipers shares some of her work with the Whitman community, along with anyone else who wants to join. Free and open to the public.   Fridays at Four – Duo Gem: Music for Violin a...

Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

Four Whitman alumni returned to campus on Saturday, but they weren't here for a reunion. They returned as Chastity Belt, a Seattle-based indie rock band with the intent to illuminate Reid Ballroom. Before Chastity Belt took the stage around 8 p.m., the Reptaliens – another indie rock band – pla...

Illustrating nature at Whitman

Illustrating nature at Whitman

Sienna Axe

March 5, 2020

It can be easy to forget Whitman’s love for nature while everyone’s trapped inside during the cold winter months, but as the weather warms, it’s almost impossible to ignore. As the slackliners, tree-climbers and OP trip-lovers start to go back outside, so do some of Whitman’s most underapprec...

Whitman Students bring home awards from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Whitman Students bring home awards from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

Eight Whitman students departed to Colorado for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and, a week later, brought thirteen awards back with them. Half of the Whitman students who went received at least one national award during the Feb. 17-21 regional festival, held at Colora...

Wire Watch: Mar. 5-11

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

1 Minute Film Festival Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre The 1 Minute Film Festival, presented by the Fine Arts House, showcases student videos of one minute or less. Refreshments will be provided.   Senior Violin Recital, feat. Sami Braman, violin/fiddle Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.,...

“GenderQueer: A Story from a Different Closet” explores the complexity of gender

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

When author and lecturer Allan D. Hunter set out to write out a personal history to better understand ideas about identity, the author realized that the story did not have to remain private. Hunter realized that his words could impact a wider range of people “This book is the coming out and coming-of...

DJ SL Goldmine brings passion for music to Walla Walla

DJ SL Goldmine brings passion for music to Walla Walla

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

Whitman senior Sal Goldblatt has been a DJ since the fifth grade when his parents bought him his first mixer. “It wasn't even turntable. It was just, like, a soundboard with two little iPod things—you put both your iPods in and kinda do your little thing there, so I kinda taught myself how to ...

Wire Watch: Feb. 28- Mar. 6

Wire Watch: Feb. 28- Mar. 6

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

Jazz Combos Concert Friday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Chism Recital Hall  Presented by the Whitman College Department of Music, this concert re-imagines popular hits. This event is free and open to the public.   Sex Week: REID TAKEOVER Friday, Feb. 28, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Reid Coffeehouse...

Spring Composers Concert: Communicating through creation

Spring Composers Concert: Communicating through creation

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Chism Recital Hall reverberated with song: the sonorous bellow of a cello, the bright voices of horns, the smooth sweetness of a clarinet. The Spring Semester Composers Concert, which showcased the work of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music John David Earnest’s students, was in fu...

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