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LaDuke stresses sacred land, sustainability

February 1, 2007


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by Lisa Curtis STAFF WRITER Opening with a traditional greeting in the language of her native tribe, the Anishinaabekwe, twice-nominated Green Party Vice President Winona LaDuke told the audience she was going to make them think about "being human and the process of recovering [their] humanity...

Verve hosts blue moon “Big Art”

February 1, 2007


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by Sarah McCarthy STAFF WRITER As part of its continual quest to promote student creativity, the staff of blue moon held an art showing, poetry reading and concert at the Verve coffeehouse last Wednesday. The show was given the self-explanatory name "Big Art" show, since all the art on the walls w...

Global warming exposed through “Canary Project” photo exhibit in Sheehan Gallery

February 1, 2007


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by Mike Sado STAFF WRITER When "The Canary Project" opened on Jan. 13 of this year, a 300-pound block of ice was brought in and placed in a large pan. If anyone visits today, the huge block of ice that once occupied that pan is now nothing more than a puddle of water. The melting of the ice summari...

Whitman hosts comedian Eliot Chang

December 7, 2006


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by Caitlin Tortorici WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Sponsored by the Intercultural Center, the President's Office, the Dean of Students and the Asian Cultural Association, Comedy Central's Eliot Chang brought his "Let's Die Laughing" stand-up comedy tour to the Reid Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 30. Chan...

‘Bobby’ opens on the big screen

December 7, 2006


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by Josh Boris WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER 1968: a terrible year for the liberal dream. Not only was Martin Luther King, Jr. gunned down in the midst of his increasingly politicized fight for the future, but Robert F. Kennedy, upon whom was placed the burden of fixing everything that was wrong with America, wa...

Harper Joy presents Ivona

December 7, 2006


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by Sarah McCarthy WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Ivona, Princess of Burgundia is a play that masterfully combines the beautiful and the ugly: while it is visually stunning in terms of its set and costumes, its plot centers around nothing but the ugliest parts of human nature. It is well-paced, well-acted a...

Marc Forster directs feature film ‘Stranger Than Fiction’

December 7, 2006


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by by Erin Salvi WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER "Truth is stranger than Fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't." When Mark Twain wrote these words back in the 1800s, I doubt he could have foreseen that Zach Helm would use them as the premise for a postmodern sc...

New restaurant offers unique, local tastes

November 2, 2006


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by Chelsea Gilbert WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER After asking our party of five if we had eaten at Luscious before (we hadn't), our waiter launched into a brief spiel about the concept behind the new restaurant. The restaurant (located on Colville and Main) is built around the idea of seasonal cooking. O...

Sheehan Gallery exhibit ‘Goatsilk’ explores coexistence between humans and animals

November 2, 2006


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by Sarah McCarthy WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER The most recent exhibit at the Sheehan Gallery, entitled "Goatsilk," explores the intriguing question of how animals and humans will continue to co-exist in an increasingly technological age. Two of the artists, Ben Bloch and Caroline Peters, were inspired by ...

‘Hard Candy’ portrays shocking storyline

November 2, 2006


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by Erin Salvi WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER I'm not sure that I have ever felt more uncomfortable for 105 minutes straight than when I watched "Hard Candy." In a good way. Directed by David Slade, and recently released on DVD, this film will have you squirming in your seat. Still, you won't be able to ...

‘The Prestige’ delivers on promise

October 25, 2006


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by Josh Boris WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER As the magician's manager Cutter (Michael Caine) lays out in the opening of the film "The Prestige," there are three steps to a successful magic trick: the pledge, the turn and the prestige. For example, the pledge is showing the dove, and the turn involves mak...

Clint Eastwood directs feature film

October 25, 2006


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by Erin Salvi WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers" cannot be considered much more than a very mediocre war movie. Sure, it has all the makings of a typical war film. There are the harrowing battle scenes, the all-too-eager soldiers who don't know what they're getting themse...

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