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Wire Watch: May 2 – 9

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

May 3, 2019


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Thursday, May 2nd-May 4th 8:00-10:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 5th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Alexander Stage of Harper Joy Theatre Gracing the Alexander stage is the famous Spanish 17th century play, “Life Is A Dream.” The play challenges our senses, presenting the world as a shadow and reality as invisible ...

Q&A: Gender-Drifting in “River”

Q&A: Gender-Drifting in “River”

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019


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I sat down with Brendan Dunlap, recipient of the David Nord Award, to talk about his short film "River." This award presented annually in honor of alumnus David Nord for his work on AIDS-related advocacy, provides funding for a creative project centered around challenges pertinent to queer communities....

Cooking Up the Musical Flavor of New Orleans

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019


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On Thursday, Apr. 25 the Whitman Jazz Ensemble performed “A Taste of New Orleans” in Chism Recital Hall. The performance was an ode to the music from this vibrant historical city. First, Jazz Ensemble II performed four songs. The opening song was “Straight, No Chaser” by Thelonious Monk, fea...

Whitsquatch Brings Student Art and Music to the Main Stage

Whitsquatch Brings Student Art and Music to the Main Stage

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019


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The end of the semester marks the return of one of Whitman’s most popular events, Whitsquatch. This annual arts and music festival celebrates its fourth anniversary, featuring many prominent student musical groups like The Pious Porpoise, JOAN and No Thirds. Whitsquatch offers these students a chance ...

Senior Art Thesis Exhibition 2019

Senior Art Thesis Exhibition 2019

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019


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On Friday, Apr. 19th the Senior Art Thesis Exhibition debuted in the Sheehan Gallery. The exhibition includes a wide variety of artwork by senior art majors' work. However, the common theme throughout was the use of art to express deep personal beliefs and emotions. Whether it was through the medium of painti...

Wire Watch: April 25-May 2

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 25, 2019


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Thursday, April 25th 7:00-8:00 pm in Chism Hall Always enjoyed New Orleans-style jazz? Join the Whitman College Jazz Ensembles for their “A Taste of New Orleans.” Enjoy music from Jazz I directed by Doug Scarborough and Jazz II directed by Gary Gemberling for a night of upbeat jazz. The event i...

Taste of Africa

Taste of Africa

Cy Burchenal, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019


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On Saturday, April 20, the Whitman African Student Association (WASA) hosted its bi-annual Taste of Africa cultural celebration. This long running event featured performances and presentations both by WASA members and guest attendants, as well as dishes from various African cuisines. The event sought to c...

Japanese Breakfast Performs Intimate Solo Show

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019


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On Friday, April 19, Whitman Events Board welcomed Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Michelle Zauner, more commonly known as Japanese Breakfast. In an intimate solo show, Zauner played some of her more well-known music along with lesser known works of music, of which she referred to as being from t...

Wire Watch: April 18th to 25th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 19, 2019


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Thursday, April 18th 4:00-7:00 pm in Reid Ballroom Love roller-skating or have always wanted to try? Join WEB as they transform the Reid Ballroom into a Glow Roller Rink for one afternoon only. Roller skates will be provided, so come skate off your stress!   Friday, April 19th 5:30-7:30 ...

Desiderata

Desiderata

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019


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This weekend, Apr. 19 to April 22, "Desiderata" debuts in the Nancy Simon Acting Classroom in Harper Joy Theater. Written and directed by Grace Sanwald ‘21, this 45-minute one act show revolves around the lives and relationships of five college friends.   "Desiderata" features a variety of ...

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


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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...

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