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The Little Theater hosts outdoor series of classic radio plays

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Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

September 24, 2020

The Little Theatre of Walla Walla is determined to prove that the theatre can still be a place for entertainment and connection. With both the audience and performers safely social distanced and masks mandatory, the theater is in the middle of presenting The Little Theatre Radio Hour — Alfresco. Beg...

Blue Moon and Quarterlife adjust to art from afar

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter

September 24, 2020

Quarterlife (also known as Whitman’s littlest literary magazine) and Blue Moon are having to adapt differently to the new circumstances of online classes, changing both the ways in which they employ student workers and the material they’re producing.  When the campus was originally shut down bac...

WEB finds creative solutions to build community

Illustration by Lily Buller.

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter

September 24, 2020

Even from afar, Whitman Events Board (WEB) is committed to giving students fun, creative opportunities to take a communal study break. WEB is adapting to this online semester with virtual events like the America’s Best College Poet Competition. On Sept. 23, 13 students recited their poetry over...

I read “Midnight Sun” so you don’t have to

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Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter

September 17, 2020

Popular literature’s favorite clumsy teenager returns alongside her hell-bound boyfriend in Stephanie Meyer’s 672-page “Twilight” companion novel, “Midnight Sun.” 13 years after an early draft was leaked online, the story of the first “Twilight” book from the perspective of Edward C...

Senior art majors use Instagram page as an outlet for creativity

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Mo Dow, A&E Reporter

September 17, 2020

The Whitman Senior Arts Instagram page resumed posting in light of this unprecedented semester. The page was originally instituted a few years ago with the condition that students would be occasionally be required to post their work for a grade. Now the account serves as an outlet for students to shar...

“Whitman So White!”: Amplifying the voices of BIPOC students

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Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

September 10, 2020

Last July, junior Jasmine Razeghi and sophomore Elea Besse released the very first episode of their new podcast, Whitman So White!, a show dedicated to amplifying the voices of BIPOC students. The podcast, hosted by its two creators, releases new episodes weekly. While it launched only a few months a...

Studio Series celebrates dance at a distance

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Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter

September 10, 2020

The artists in the Theater and Dance department’s upcoming Studio Series see virtual art as an opportunity for curiosity, connection and collaboration. The Studio Series, curated by Whitman Associate Professor of Dance Renée Archibald, will take place Sept 10 - 27 and feature workshops, performances...

“Honey” in review– King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s new single brings some sweetness to 2020

“Honey” in review-- King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard’s new single brings some sweetness to 2020

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter

September 10, 2020

King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard. It may sound like the name of an off-brand comic from the ‘90s, but in the past few years, this Australian psych-rock band has attracted a massive cult following.  Devoted supporters gravitate to their wholly unique sound and ever-changing style, but for many cas...

“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

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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

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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...

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