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“Ripe Frenzy” demands dialogue on school shootings

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

For senior Miranda LaFond, dramaturge (i.e. literary advisor) for “Ripe Frenzy” — a play by Jennifer Barclay telling the story of a high school shooting in a small town in upstate New York — the violence of school shootings complicates our individuated understanding of "perpetrator" and encourages...

Wire Watch: Dec. 12-19

Wire Watch: Dec. 12-19

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

"Ripe Frenzy" Thursday, Dec. 12 - Dec. 15, 8 p.m. (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) and 2 p.m. (Sunday), Harper Joy Theatre The third production of the fall semester: a play centered around a school shooting and questions how much US society is to blame for this crisis.   Faure and Brahm...

Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Tara Graves joins the Sheehan Gallery team

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

Tara Graves is many things: a former corporate worker who resigned after 10 years to go to art school, a photographer, an art studio owner. On Oct. 28, she also became the Sheehan Gallery assistant. Graves found her way to Whitman after resigning from her position as the Walla Walla Foundry’s photo...

WEB Winter Wonderland: Skating and singing into the season

WEB Winter Wonderland: Skating and singing into the season

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the platform outside of Cordiner Hall was turned into a winter wonderland — WEB’s Winter Wonderland, to be exact. Between hot drinks, ice skating and performances from Whitman’s a capella groups, the event had something for everyone attending.  This is the first time WEB has been able to ...

“JESUS IS KING” in review

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

On his ninth studio album, Kanye West turns his focus towards God, creating a short album with some notable triumphs, yet which overall shows little substance and zero musical growth. The highly controversial, yet widely-acclaimed Chicago rapper finally released “JESUS IS KING” towards the end of...

Power and Privilege karaoke: Singing to create connections

Power and Privilege karaoke: Singing to create connections

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

There were smiles on students’ faces as first-year Nomonde Nyathi took to the Reid basement stage for the second time that evening — this time, for a karaoke rendition of Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold."  “It was pretty cool, because my friends were there, so I really liked that; I felt really c...

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-13

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

Whitman College Student Voice and Piano Recital Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Chism Recital Hall The Whitman College Music Department presents performances from vocalists Haley King, Evan Marks and Chloe Hood, and pianists Scarlett He and Annika Cahill. This event is free and open to the public. &nb...

Video games club unites hobby, leisure and community

Video games club unites hobby, leisure and community

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

December 5, 2019

Whitman’s video game club provides a space for students to kick back, relax and game at their own speed. Best known by the greater Whitman community for their biweekly Super Smash Bros. tournament called Whitty Retort, the club also hosts weekly game nights at club leader Andrew Yeon’s house, wh...

“Scrub In” opens opportunities for discussion

“Scrub In” opens opportunities for discussion

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 21, 2019

The “Scrub In” performance art piece, in which participants scrubbed the Marcus Whitman statue on campus with water, was hardly literal.  “In fact,'' said senior co-organizer of the performance, Tess Francavilla, “we don’t have any soap.” Instead, the performance, which occurred from Nov...

“MMMM” sees new worlds through dance

“MMMM” sees new worlds through dance

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 21, 2019

What do a thrumming neon club scene, a poetic and ritualistic transformation and a heartfelt exploration of personal desire have in common? The answer — at least at Whitman — is “MMMM,” this year’s annual dance concert. Last weekend, Nov. 14-17, “MMMM” took over Harper Joy’s Freimann Stud...

“Dammed to Extinction”: Wildlife concerns shown through film

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

November 21, 2019

Audience members bore witness to images of thinning orca whales in the Puget Sound, slack rivers that used to be rushing and the testimonies of Pacific Northwest residents against the four lower Snake River dams on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Maxey Auditorium.  All this was exhibited in the film "Dammed t...

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-12

Wire Watch: Dec. 5-12

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 21, 2019

Whitman College Student Voice and Piano Recital Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m., Chism Recital Hall. The Whitman College Music Department presents performances from vocalists Haley King, Evan Marks and Chloe Hood, and pianists Scarlett He and Annika Cahill. This event is free and open to the public. ...

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