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‘Introductions’ lead off year for Sheehan Gallery

‘Introductions’ lead off year for Sheehan Gallery

Laura Niman

September 12, 2007

The Sheehan Gallery showcase entitled "Introductions" represents an exciting time for the college's art department, according to faculty members. The show, which exhibits pieces from a variety of media, features work by Professors Michelle Acuff, Mare Blocker and Alex Herzog. It presents an opportunity to introduce new faculty members to the community and ...

‘Superbad’

Joe Wheeler

September 12, 2007

Contrary to its title, "Superbad" was actually quite good. But good in a different way from what film critics usually consider high quality cinematics. Will "Superbad" win any Oscars? Probably not, but neither did "Billy Madison" or "Basketball," and those movies are also hilarious. Unlike most vulgar...

‘The Nanny Diaries’

Erin Salvi

September 12, 2007

Most everyone has worked at least one painfully awful job in their lifetime. For some, it was scooping sticky ice cream all summer at the local Baskin Robbins. For others, it was entering mind-numbing data into Microsoft Excel for eight hours a day in a back office with no windows. For Annie Braddock,...

MEET THE ASWC FILMS CHAIR: Teal Greyhavens

MEET THE ASWC FILMS CHAIR: Teal Greyhavens

Lisa Curtis

September 12, 2007

Last year, clubs sponsored films sporadically and without much concern for copyright. This year, after other colleges fell victim to copyright lawsuits, all films must be sponsored by ASWC. Specifically, they must be approved by this year's ASWC film chair, senior Teal Greyhavens. Here he talks about...

Whitstock kicks off year with music, posters

Whitstock kicks off year with music, posters

Joe Wheeler

September 12, 2007

Whitstock, Whitman's annual music festival featuring live bands, food and a poster sale at the Reid Side Lawn, was held on Saturday. The poster sale was a huge success, with large crowds of students intently gathering around the selection all day, observing which poster would best adorn their dorm room. The selection was extensive; students could choose anything fr...

July 21 yields conclusion to Harry Potter series: many answers to unresolved issues anticipated

Andrea Miller

May 10, 2007

A week before Harry Potter's 17th birthday, the seventh book in the J.K. Rowling's series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," will be released to bookstores and libraries all over the world. Junior Hayley Hillman has been an avid reader and devoted fan of the Harry Potter series for years. According...

‘Spiderman 3’ bears complexities

Josh Boris

May 10, 2007

The sequel. That reviled cow that pours money out of her teats. While sequels have a tendency to merely latch onto the success of their prequel and suck gullible moviegoers dry, successful franchises have become more and more prevalent in the last 10 years. For years movie pundits have announced "the...

‘Lucky You’ presents Las Vegas poker film with Drew Barrymore

Teal Greyhavens

May 10, 2007

Las Vegas is a city created by the movies. In terms of the number of movies that have portrayed a city consciously (as opposed to say, Los Angeles, where all movies are set), it's second only to New York City and Paris. Always decadent and glitzy, Las Vegas can be glamorous ("Ocean's 11"), miserable...

Duckfest showcases student, community works of art

Jamie Soukup

May 10, 2007

Whitman College has been invaded by ducks. Wooden ducks, that is. As part of Whitman's seventh annual Duckfest, participants are invited to create a piece of duck art to be placed around campus. Stevens Gallery curator Shelby Blessing says the idea was drawn from other cities that showcased animal...

Choral Contest amuses, astounds

Choral Contest amuses, astounds

Janna Stone

May 3, 2007

Whitman kicked off its 81st annual Choral Contest for charity with a diverse line-up of performances, ranging from sophisticated to down-right wacky. Giving the event a comic, Core-related spin, the Tau Kappa Eppsilons parodied Don Giovanni's operatic style with several members dressed up as key characters...

Spectrum Dance Theater maximizes art exposure

Spectrum Dance Theater maximizes art exposure

Sally Hughes

May 3, 2007

Spectrum Dance Theater performed three pieces from their repertoire in Cordiner Hall on Tuesday, April 24: "crowded murmurs…thoughts," "Quartet," and "Bhangra Fever." Senior Charlotte Pickett, a student involved in the dance program at Whitman, felt that bringing the group benefited the Walla...

Walla Walla theater scene not limited to Whitman

Emily Beloof

May 3, 2007

Walla Walla can feel like a small town, especially when it comes to arts such as theater and music. However, there are three venues in Walla Walla that offer theater performances for the community. This year marks the 62nd season of the Little Theater of Walla Walla. Located at 1130 Sumach, The Little...

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