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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...

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...

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