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La Maison Française brings community back to the movies

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter March 4, 2021

If you were to draw your blinds, pop some popcorn and tune in to La Maison Française’s virtual Samedi Soir Cinéma (Saturday Night Cinema),  you might be able to convince yourself that movie theaters...

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Senior art majors return to studio to pursue theses

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter March 4, 2021

For senior art majors, this semester has required a bit of an adjustment. From navigating the studio to working on their theses, there are plenty of challenges to overcome, but there are also unexpected...

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Remembering Rick Martinez in “VOYAGES”

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter March 4, 2021

The exhibit entitled “VOYAGES: A Rick Martinez Retrospective” in the Sheehan Gallery comes to a close this Friday, on March 5. The exhibit’s end marks just over a year since the professor's unexpected...

“Pleasure, Desire and Arousal” workshop aims to de-stigmatize conversations about sex

Renny Acheson , A&E Editor March 4, 2021

When Whitman Delta Gamma alumna Haley Ireland responded last fall to an Instagram post on the sorority’s Instagram page gauging interest for a women’s health event, she was met with overwhelming excitement.  Ireland,...

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A cappella groups welcome new members and new safety adaptations

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter February 25, 2021

Whitman’s three a cappella groups Schwa, Sirens and The Testostertones (T-Tones) are adapting to new kinds of rehearsals this semester. Each group at Whitman has found that the very nature of singing...

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Making art and community in Artful Connections

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter February 25, 2021

Boredom and loneliness are common feelings among students right now, and volunteering is one way to alleviate it by engaging with fellow students and members of the community. The recently developed Artful...

Teju Cole speaks on anti-racist work and liberation in Power & Privilege Keynote

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter February 25, 2021

Teju Cole, a Professor of Creative Writing at Harvard University and acclaimed author and photographer, kicked off Whitman’s 2021 Power & Privilege Symposium with a Keynote speech on Feb. 17.  He...

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Whitman students find places in Walla Walla to gather safely

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter February 25, 2021

When the Whitman community emerged from the mandatory two-week quarantine at the beginning of February, students of all grades were keen to escape the confines of their residences. Returning students flocked...


Senior music majors look forward to thesis performances

Mo Dow , A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

While many of the college's departments have had to alter their graduation tracks due to the pandemic, one of the most affected is the music composition major. However, seniors within this major have found...

“Around the Table” publication cultivates community through religion and spirituality

Leo Polk, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

The average religious student might be surprised when they arrive on Whitman's campus. There is no interfaith chapel at which these students can worship, only a Spirituality Room that is tucked into the...

Jeremy O. Harris gets candid in “Theater Reimagined: Race, Culture and Radical Voice”

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

Dressed in a camel-colored turtleneck and an emerald green silk shawl, and framed with thin wisps of smoke from an off-screen incense stick, Jeremy O. Harris — mastermind behind the subversive Broadway...

Reconfiguring the arts: FSR proposes cuts and new programs

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

In the midst of getting back to in-person classes, students and faculty received a new source of stress and confusion: on Feb. 2, President Murray sent out an email containing the Financial Sustainability...

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