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Lunar New Year Celebration at Whitman

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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On Saturday, Feb. 9 Whitman students, staff and community members celebrated the Lunar New Year in the Reid Ballroom. Chinese international students as well as Chinese-identifying Americans put the event together with the help of volunteers. The event had a variety of activities, performances and ev...

“BlacKkKlansman” and Activist Theo Wilson

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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Last Wednesday, Whitman screened Spike Lee’s "BlacKkKlansman," in coordination with a talk given by Black Lives Matter activist, Theo Wilson, on Thursday. Whitman African Student Association (WASA) member and event organizer Jordon Crawford introduced the movie saying, “When you’re watching j...

One Act Play Festival Inspires Creativity and Student Involvement

One Act Play Festival Inspires Creativity and Student Involvement

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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From Feb. 7 through the 10, the Alexander Stage at Harper Joy Theater served as the venue for the 30th annual One Act Play Festival. The festival brings community members together for four days to enjoy the work of Whitman students.   The One Act Play Festival showcases three student-written and di...

Wire Watch: Feb 14-21

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

February 14, 2019


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Thursday, February 14th 7:30 pm at The COOP (406 Cypress Street) Join the members of the community service interest house for a night of crafts and snacks while enjoying a secret movie. All students are welcome to this event to celebrate Valentine’s Day!   Thursday, February 14th 7:00 pm i...

Album Review: Maggie Rogers’ “Heard It In A Past Life”

Album Review: Maggie Rogers’ “Heard It In A Past Life”

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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On Jan. 18, American musician Maggie Rogers released her first full-length studio album titled "Heard It in a Past Life." Upon its release by Debay Sounds, a subset of Capitol Records, the album debuted at #2 on the US Billboard Top 200. Along with her vocal performance, Rogers, 24, served as the exe...

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Whitman hosted the BANFF Film Festival — one of the most popular events among Whitman students. The line-up consisted of 11 films that were dedicated to sports and environment. The event took place in Cordiner Hall and started off with a brief introduction by the daughter of...

Wire Watch: Feb 7-14

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

February 8, 2019


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Thursday, February 7th 7:00 pm in the Reid Coffeehouse Interested in race, politics, social justice and poetry? Theo E.J. Wilson, a winner of the National Poetry Slam and political activist, speaks about his experiences talking to people with different political values. Attend his lecture to learn how ...

Sheehan Gallery

Sheehan Gallery

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019


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Beginning Jan. 25 and going until Apr. 7, "WRITTEN IN LIGHT: Meditations on the Moving Image" is a new exhibit at Olin’s Sheehan Gallery. Upon entering the gallery I was taken aback by how casual it felt. It’s easy to simply wander around and take in the sights and sounds of so many artists, without...

Wire Watch

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


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Beauty and Fear: How an Understanding of Reptiles Can Lead us to a More Meaningful, Peaceful Existence January 31 at 4 p.m. in Brattain Auditorium in Hall of Science Beauty and Fear is a talk put on by visiting Professor Daniel Beck from Central Washington University. If you have ever been int...

Art Salon

Art Salon

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


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The Winter Student Art Salon officially started on Jan. 15 and is going to be open till Feb. 13. Whitman students who have taken art classes produced the works displayed in the gallery space. The presence of different forms of visual culture in the gallery room, such as paintings, sculptures, photogra...

Reel Rock 13

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


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On Thursday, Jan. 24, Whitman Events Board and the climbing club partnered to host "Reel Rock 13." In its 13th annual edition, "Reel Rock 13" features four films centered around climbing. Since its original creation in 2006 by filmmakers Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, the compilation has stead...

Making a Home in Stevens Gallery

Making a Home in Stevens Gallery

Michelle Foster, Managing Editor

January 31, 2019


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The idea of home means different things to everyone. For many students, Whitman may become a second home, and for many, it’s impossible to forget where they came from. In a recent exhibition in the Stevens Gallery, Shelby Cutter ‘19 and Izzy Dunn ‘19 displayed photographs they had taken of places that a...

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