Whitman Wire

“Emma” in review

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

April 29, 2020

With not much else to do, more people are staying in to watch movies than ever. Not many movies have come out in 2020 so far, but there are still a good number of recent movies to enjoy during this time at home. "Emma." (2020), stylized with a period, is the most recent film adaptation of Jane Austen'...

Arts from afar

Photos by Annie Means

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

April 16, 2020

Whitman College, like many other colleges around the world, is facing a lot of difficulties right now. In times of confusion and chaos, people often gravitate towards the arts to give them a sense of community and purpose. However, without the ability to hold in-person events, many students are findi...

“College Info Geek” in review

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

April 10, 2020

It has been a few weeks since everyone was asked to stay home, and people are getting bored of watching movies, reading books, learning to bake bread and all of the other activities that their friends have been recommending. For those looking for something new to do, it might be time to start listenin...

“Gaslighter” in review: A rousing, open-ended catharsis

Illustration by Nathaly Perez

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

April 3, 2020

As a lifelong Dixie Chicks fan, I was ecstatic when I heard that the Dallas-founded trio released a new song for the first time since 2006. When I saw that it was called “Gaslighter,” I was excited for a fresh dose of the high-energy, rebellious country pop that shaped the group’s reputation in the...

“Chekhov Farces” embraces absurdity

Seniors Nhi Cao and Ashlyn Quintus and sophomore Sylvia Adome perform in the farce

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

The Whitman Teaches the Movement exhibition in the Stevens Gallery features protest signs made by students in the Walla Walla Public School District. Photo by Carson Jones

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

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick

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

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

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

Senior Evan Marks, Associate Professor of Theatre Daniel Schindler, sophomore Rachael Goldsmith Zucker, senior Miranda LaFond, junior Jay Tyson, sophomore Alyx Kruger and senior Haley King pose with their theatre awards from the festival. Photo contributed by Miranda LaFond

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.,...

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