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Interview with novelist Josh Emmons: What’s the story?

February 22, 2007


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by Leah Bloomberg STAFF WRITER Josh Emmons is a busy man these days as Scribner has just published a second book by the author/professor. He is so busy in fact that I had to interview him via e-mail because he is out of town on a job interview. Even through the computer he conveys fabulous lan...

Chase on becoming a fashion master

February 22, 2007


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by Chase Bucklew ARTS & ENTERTAIMENT EDITOR I am in love with the world of high fashion. I am a self-proclaimed hipster from Seattle and I am blatantly shallow. I am still a huge fan of Barbie, Gemma Ward is my idol and in my spare time I like to read ELLE magazine cover to cover. At this point all...

Stomp the Yard

February 1, 2007


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by Sophie Johnson EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Rottentomatoes.com, the holy grail of movie review Web sites, is all wrong about "Stomp the Yard." The film has averaged a 26 percent approval rate, which classifies it as beyond rotten –– essentially, the film is supposed to be compost. So I will have to ...

Pan’s Labyrinth

February 1, 2007


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by Josh Boris COLUMNIST Although Walla Walla wasn't graced with its presence until 2007, "Pan's Labyrinth" was one of the critical darlings of 2006 and made many top ten lists despite its late release. Directed by famed Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro, whose works run the gamut from mainstr...

Children of men

February 1, 2007


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by Teal-Greyhaven COLUMNIST In an age when we have grown weary of colossal orc battles and starships flying through space, here is a film to astonish us. Alfonso Cuarón's The Children of Men, now playing at Grand Cinemas, is the most stunningly realistic film I have seen. Not only does it f...

ASWC programming committee reveals strategies

February 1, 2007


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by Baron Haber STAFF WRITER ASWC Student Programming, a primary source of entertainment and cultural interaction for Whitman's isolated students, is selected at Whitman primarily by individuals, not by democratic process. This raises the question: Are students getting what they paid for? ASWC'...

Muslim perspectives examined through on-campus film series

February 1, 2007


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by Dena Popova STAFF WRITER In the past years there has been some prejudiced misunderstanding of Muslim art. It has been left with a mystical, but at the same time stereotypical, understanding. It is mainly affected by such examples as "Thousand and One Nights" and "Aladdin," and the impression they...

Bring Whitman dating back

February 1, 2007


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by Lauren Adler STAFF WRITER Scenario One: Saturday night, you, drink in hand, stand in the doorway of some frat party. You are approached by an attractive generic blonde person. You both settle onto a red corduroy couch held together by duct tape in the corner of some bedroom and start to flirt an...

Sneak peek: HJT’s One Acts

February 1, 2007


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by Ian Jagel STAFF WRITER It is perhaps not uncommon for a Whitman student to stumble upon an artist grappling with the meaning of life, a voice of reason, even a red Viking armadillo. But to find all three at the same venue is truly a sight to behold. Harper Joy Theatre is prepared to delive...

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...

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