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Combine Art Collective creates a space for art to flourish

Photo by Carson Jones.
November 25, 2020

The Combine Art Collective, located at 130 E Rose St #102, is a relatively new addition to Walla Walla. Despite facing many challenges since its opening in 2019, it has flourished.  Dianna Woolley...

Imagining racial solidarity in ‘Blackness or Indigeneity?’ Yes Please!’

Photo contributed by Zahi Zalloua.
November 25, 2020

On Thursday, Nov. 19, Whitman College hosted a virtual talk titled, "Blackness or Indigeneity? Yes Please!" Part of the Adam Dublin Award for the study of global multiculturalism, the event featured...

Stevens Gallery continues to inspire artistic community

Photo contributed by Steven Gallery.
November 19, 2020

Although many art galleries remain inaccessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Stevens Gallery at Whitman College has found a way to reopen — although in a slightly different format than usual. Elie...

WEB reaches students with lucky bamboo plants

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.
November 19, 2020

In place of the Whitman Events Board’s (WEB) annual Succulent Spectacular, WEB Creative Arts Director and junior Environmental Studies and Biology double major Nicole Song organized to send 100 DIY...

No Man’s Land Film Festival centers BIPOC, women and LGBTQ people in the outdoors

Photo contributed by Emery Hansell.
November 19, 2020

Film festivals and college students go together hand-in-hand, but some events break the mold, such as the No Man’s Land Film Festival (NMLFF), organized by Whitman’s resident climbing club. On Nov....

“Audio Cassette, Video Cassette;” Professor Ashon Crawly explores musicianship, Black queerness and religion

Photo contributed by UVA Department of Religious Studies.
November 12, 2020

Through an enlarged Zoom window lies a room full of abstract paintings, vibrant with chaotic energy — and in this room sits Prof. Ashon Crawly. He is an Associate Professor of Religious Studies and African...

Q&A with Professor of English Adam Gordon: Chronicling the rise of literary criticism

Photo contributed by Adam Gordon.
November 12, 2020

Adam Gordon is an associate professor of English at Whitman College, who has been published in a variety of journals. His first book, Prophets, Publicists and Parasites: Antebellum Print Culture and...

Staying connected through playlists

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
November 12, 2020

From playlists like “cleaning out my first-year dorm while it rains” to “daisies in my toes!”, playlists by members of the Whitman community are creative time-capsules, gifts and ways to connect...

WEB gets spooky in first virtual Halloween contest

Photo contributed by Kaleo Toguchi-Tani.
November 5, 2020

The day before Halloween this year, WEB hosted its very first Virtual Halloween Contest in an effort to maintain the holiday spirit while following pandemic guidelines. Featuring a panel of judges and...

Whitman students finish strong in America’s Best College Poet Competition

Photo contributed by Tejashree Jadhav.
November 5, 2020

On Oct. 25, the final rounds for the America’s Best College Poet Competition streamed live on YouTube. Whitman had three semi-finalists — Sunshine Alvarez de Silva, Maria Del Carmen Martinez and Tejashree...

Springsteen in 2020: “Letter to You” in review

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic.
November 5, 2020

A minute and a half into Bruce Springsteen’s new album “Letter to You,” released Oct. 23, the now 71 year old musician reminds us that he is not the same prolific singer-songwriter that he was 50...

Student musicians find continuous joy in their art

Photo contributed by Abby Herrick.
October 29, 2020

Although musicians have to deal with a variety of limitations, many students are still enjoying making music from home or the Whitman practice rooms. Liam Dubay, a senior majoring in both astrophysics...

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