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The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented ocean. The others are more traditionally Northwest: leather jackets, ripped and patched jeans...

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018


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This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative project to pursue: Boken curated an art exhibition called “Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption”...

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

A Proper Monument? Narcissa Whitman Exhibit

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Avisual exploration of the discourse surrounding the Whitman family makes its home in Maxey Museum’s newest exhibit, “A Proper Monument?”, which opened on April 11 and will remain up until May 5. The exhibit features a wall-mounted timeline of the Whitmans and the monuments that they left behind, beginn...

Wire Watch: April 19-26

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018


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VWRS presents Kaveh Akbar: On Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Kimball Theatre, poet Kaveh Akbar will read selections from his new collection of poems, "Calling a Wolf a Wolf," and answer questions in the following Q&A session. A book signing will take place afterward. 49th Annual Renaissance Faire: Saturday, A...

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Whitman alumni have gone on to succeed in many of their ambitions and projects, and Hannah Bartman ‘16 is no exception. She is one of the many artists involved in the new art studio cooperative that opened on Sunday, April 8. The cooperative, known as The Barn, serves a dual purpose: it offers studio...

Zines at Whitman

Zines at Whitman

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 12, 2018


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From art to prose, recipes to photography, and lists to quotes, zines have got it all. Since their resurgence in the 1970s stemming from punk culture, zines, which are small, low-budget publications—the countercultural cousin of the magazine—are a popular mode of expression, whether they aim to get...

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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The Spring Studio Dance Series at Harper Joy Theatre has seen a plurality of visiting artists perform. Ranging in theme and subject, the annual series is rapidly becoming a venue for experimental dance and performance. This year, the dance series saw three performances by two solo artists and one collaboration,...

Wire Watch: April 12-19

April 12, 2018


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Love letters to the world as we would have it: With showtimes running from Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. each night at The Barn art collective in Walla Walla, "love letters to the world as we would have it" is an original play written by Whitman student Kenzie Spooner. Ticket...

The One and Only Onlies

The One and Only Onlies

Alasdair Padman, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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As the Onlies took the stage with their fiddle-fronted old-time and country music on Friday, March 30, Reid basement filled with students ready for an evening of lively performance. The band is composed of four college students – one being Whitman’s very own Sami Braman ‘20. The rest a...

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Outside of the music department at Whitman, there are many staff and faculty members with incredible musical talent. On Sunday, March 25, two of these musicians, Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning and Director of Institutional Research Neal Christopherson, performed at the annual Whitman Faculty...

Glitter Ball: Queering the Fraternities

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Glitter everywhere painted the scene of the Glitter Ball, the result of collaboration between President of Whitman’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity Jack Taylor ‘20 and Emily Bauer ‘18, the intern for PRISM – the LGBTQ+ club at Whitman. The first hour of the party, which was on Saturday, March 31, was...

Wire Watch: April 5-12

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 5, 2018


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Meditation Workshop: On Thursday, April 5 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Prentiss Spirituality Room, the Life Skills Series will offer a meditation workshop. To sign up, visit www.whitman.edu/lifeskills. Spring Dance Studio Spring Performance Series: Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, the Depa...

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