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Rathskeller Pub Night

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

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

December 7, 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 students had the opportunity to listen to four live bands, enjoy fun desserts, play arcade games and...

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

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, all three campus a cappella groups, solo vocalists, dancers and spoken word poets. Coupl...

A Big Show Called “Big Love”

Director Chris Petit works with

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

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 storyline, which celebrated women and addressed pertinent issues of gender politics and refugee cr...

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Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

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, Peter Donahue, will give a lecture at Whitman. Whitman College Fall Composers Concert: Sunday,...


Warm Lonely Planter performing at Vote-Squatch

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

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 interesting to view the concert, listen to the music and hear “Don’t forget to vote!” during...

Dog Head Stew – A Simmering Pot of Narratives

Located in the Reid Campus Center, the gallery of

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

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 by former visiting artist, Melanie Yazzie, the Parents Fund Gallery in the Fouts Center for the...

Mac Miller dies of overdose

Illustration by Sylvie Corwin

Connie Moore, A&E Reporter

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 Miller. Miller was found around noon in his San Fernando Valley home and pronounced dead of an apparent...

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).

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

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, designers and directors to bring three, student-written plays to the stage. This year, the three...

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

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

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.” The two plays, respectively, are directed by senior theatre majors, Erin Kirkpatrick and Drew Sc...

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Danita Ryan brings Native American issues to Whitman campus

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

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 Theater. Ryan’s presentation, titled “Hear Our Voices; Grandmother’s Wisdom,” focused...

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Built to Spill comes to Main Street Studios

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

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 first major tour since the release of their 2015 album "Untethered Moon." In addition to Built...

Comedian Gloria Bigelow provides provocative, socially conscious humor

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

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 issues across the board. Her exuberance and expressiveness brought her comedy to life and kept...

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