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Rathskeller Pub Night

WEB's rathskeller included arcade games, non-alcoholic beverages including a root beer tap and
December 6, 2018

On the evening of Saturday, Dec. 1, the Whitman Events Board transformed the coffeehouse of Reid into a “rathskeller,” a German term for a pub or restaurant in a basement. From 7 to 10 p.m., Whitman...

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home
November 25, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the fourth annual Freedom Songs concert took place in Harper Joy Theater. The sold-out production centered around the theme of home and belonging and featured performances by instrumentalists,...

A Big Show Called “Big Love”

Director Chris Petit works with
October 25, 2018

“Big Love,” a play by Charles Mee and directed by Professor and Paul Garrett Fellow Christopher Petit, premiered this past weekend on the Alexander Stage. Audiences were engulfed by the tumultuous...

Wire Watch

October 12, 2018

Visiting Writers Series: Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. in Kimbell Theatre in Hunter Conservatory The author of the trilogy Three Sides Water and a professor of English at Wenatchee Valley College-Omak,...


Warm Lonely Planter performing at Vote-Squatch
October 8, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Amphitheatre was filled with people who came to see Vote-Squatch, a musical event that aimed to inspire young people to vote in the local elections. As an outsider, it was rather...

Dog Head Stew – A Simmering Pot of Narratives

Located in the Reid Campus Center, the gallery of
September 24, 2018

Concealed under layers of text and image, “Dog Head Stew – The Second Course” and “Dog Head Stew – The Third Course” celebrate disregarded narratives of native and indigenous peoples. Organized...

Mac Miller dies of overdose

Illustration by Sylvie Corwin
September 23, 2018

The past year has taken the lives of many of America’s elite celebrities including artist Avicii, actor Mark Salling, rapper XXXTentacion, artist Aretha Franklin and, last week on Sept. 7, rapper Mac...

One Act Play Festival Addresses Contemporary Issues

'Hand of a Star' written by Dani Schlenker and directed by Kristina Roy won the One Acts competition. Pictured here are Chloe Hood (left) and Ella Meyers (right).
February 22, 2018

Thursday, Feb. 15 marked the first evening of Whitman’s annual One Act Play Festival performances. Thirty years after its inception, the festival continues to be an opportunity for student performers,...

“A Night of Sam Shepard:” An Interview with Erin Kirkpatrick

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
December 8, 2016

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, showings began for Harper Joy Theatre’s “A Night of Sam Shepard,” a two hour theatrical event featuring productions of Sam Shepard’s plays “Cowboy Mouth” and “Action.”...

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus
During Ryan's presentation in Kimball Theater, audiences gained insight into Native American culture
December 1, 2016

The Navajo greeting “Ya’ahteeh,” translates to, “With all that is good in the universe, I greet you.” It was with these words that Danita Ryan began her talk on Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Kimball...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios
November 17, 2016

On Saturday, November 12, Walla Walla's indie rock lovers stormed into Main Street Studios. They had come to see a three-and-a-half hour concert headlined by the 90's Idaho band Built to Spill, in their...

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez
Bigelow uses comedy to bring contentious intersectional issues into the limelight
November 10, 2016

As part of the ongoing Equality Coffeehouse event, FACE (Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment) invited a rather unique performer in comedian Gloria Bigelow, who uniquely addressed intersectional...

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