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“Learning to See” explores neuroscience and literature

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

What can German literature tell us about the human brain? On Wednesday, Nov. 6, Dr. Sonja Boos, an associate professor in the department of German and Scandinavian at the University of Oregon, showed Whitman’s German department — along with a few unaffiliated-yet-interested attendees — the answer. Dr...

“Reel Rock 14” energizes Whitman community

“Reel Rock 14” energizes Whitman community

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

A rowdy audience filled Maxey Auditorium last Thursday, Nov. 6, to watch the rock climbing film “Reel Rock 14.” The Reel Rock Film Tour is a nation-wide tour where colleges, businesses and other organizations are able to play the film in their facilities for advanced rock climbers, novices and e...

“Freedom Songs”: Art, hope and healing

“Freedom Songs”: Art, hope and healing

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

“I speak English well,” repeated first-year “Freedom Songs” performer Maria Martinez in a spoken-word poem about the judgment and biases imposed upon people of color, and the personal strength that can be drawn on to overcome that kind of systematic oppression. The poem was one of two spoken-word performa...

Wire Watch: Nov. 15-21

Wire Watch: Nov. 15-21

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

Hannah Bartman '16 Workshop: Sticker Making 101 Friday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Fouts Center for Visual Arts   Explore Hannah Bartman’s site installations on spaces forgotten and misused. Additionally, learn the basics of working with vinyl and how to design stickers.   Whitman Orchest...

Contextualizing “Our Town”

Contextualizing “Our Town”

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, a mix of Whitman faculty, First Congregational Church members and Whitman and Walla Walla High School students stood before rows of pews at the First Congregational Church and performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” one of America’s most-produced plays, in a simple cold read. ...

Mx. Whitman: Contributing talent towards community

Mx. Whitman: Contributing talent towards community

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

Last Saturday, Nov. 2, Cordiner Hall was enlivened by entertaining performers, witty hosts and a rowdy audience during the Mx. Whitman event. Mx. Whitman is an annual philanthropy event organized by Whitman sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG), created to raise money for a local organization in Walla ...

Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

November 7, 2019

Nov. 8: Fridays at Four featuring Jonathan Dubay, violin, and Nancy Ives, cello Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m., Kimball Theatre. A musical performance of violin and cello as part of the Fridays at Four series.   Nov. 8: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday, Nov. 8, 10 p.m., Maxey Auditori...

Chamber Singers commemorate challenges, peace

Chamber Singers commemorate challenges, peace

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

It was the modern U.S. premiere of Sebastián de Vivanco’s 16th-century piece, “Lamentations for Maundy Thursday,” but junior Ronja Mokranova, alto II for the Whitman Chamber Singers — a group of consisting of 20 Whitman student singers, mostly juniors and seniors — wasn’t nervous. “See...

blue moon pop-up illuminates student art

blue moon pop-up illuminates student art

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

October 31, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Stevens Gallery was flooded with deep blue light, tinting everything in the gallery: the art hanging on the walls, the mason jars full of raffle tickets and the crowd packed into the narrow space. At the far end of the room, various Whitman students performed their talents (ran...

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 31, 2019

This past weekend, students and parents alike gathered on the Stanton lawn for caramel apples, a photo booth and no less than 120 pumpkins to carve for the second annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Whitman Events Board (WEB) on Saturday, Oct. 27. WEB chair and senior Blake Killingsworth explained the pre...

Wire Watch: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 31, 2019

JUNQUE Jingle: Vintage & Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Pavilion, Walla Walla Fairgrounds (363 Orchard St). Browse a curated collection of unique antiques, recycled artisanal goods, vintage clothing and much more at this annual street market. A $5.00 entry fee is requi...

Eddy Vasquez ‘15 talks liberal arts, art and design 

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

October 31, 2019

Last Wednesday, Sept. 23, Eddy Vasquez ‘15 gave a talk at Fouts Center for Visual Arts as part of the second installment in the Visiting Alumni Artist Series.  Raised in inner-city Los Angeles, Vasquez arrived at Whitman with the intention of becoming a biology major.  “Growing up and bein...

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