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East Coast versus West Coast: a clash of culture?

March 1, 2007

by Andrea Miller STAFF WRITER People from the East Coast say "wicked" and "straight" and people from the West Coast say "hella" and "tight." This, given, is probably better known than one's own social security number. The differences are endless: or so it seems. In talking with two Whitman...

Stevens Gallery photography contest reflects wide array of creative ability

March 1, 2007

by Dena Popova STAFF WRITER From Feb. 20 to Mar. 30, the Stevens Gallery in Reid is exhibiting all the participating photos in the 29th Annual Photography Contest. Staying for more than a month, this year's collection deserves a look. Ryan Peinhardt was awarded with Best of Show and President's choice...

Fine arts majors discuss plans for theses

March 1, 2007

by Hailey Rogge STAFF WRITER For some senior students, the final culmination of their greatest academic efforts will be publicly displayed for everyone to critique –– but that's the way studio art majors want it to be. Whitman's studio art majors begin the art thesis process during the fa...

Molière’s “Tartuffe” takes the stage at Harper Joy Theatre

March 1, 2007

by Ian Jagel STAFF WRITER You are not a philistine. In fact, you, as a representative of Whitman College, are supposedly very interested in culture and diversity. So if there were an opportunity to expose yourself to a quintessential piece of culture, you wouldn't miss it… right? Starting to...

Chase on becoming a fashion master

March 1, 2007

by Chase Bucklew ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Ok kids, for the last time… I do not miss the sun, heat, or year-round summer in Hawaii. It was all just a cruel plan to ruin my hairstyle every day. Five-minute walk to econ? Game over. My entire morning of developing a masterpiece, annihilated....

‘The Abandoned’

March 1, 2007

by Josh Boris COLUMNIST There are two major types of horror films that most horror movies can be seen as derivations of: the slasher and the atmospheric thriller. As popular as they are, I don't see very much artistic merit in the former (with a few exceptions). The latter, however, is an excellent re...

‘The Number 23’

March 1, 2007

by by Teal Greyhavens COLUMNIST Shakespeare was born on April 23,1564. A mole is 6.022 x 1023. The Mayans predicted that the world would end on December 23, 2012. (20 + 1 + 2 = 23.) Charles Manson was born the 12 of November. (12 + 11 = 23.) And "The Number 23" is Joel Schumacher's 23 movie, b...

‘Ghost Rider’

February 22, 2007

by Josh Boris COLUMNIST The marriage of comic books and movies has been a natural and economically brilliant move. The transition from one visually oriented story-telling mode to another proves rather simple, especially since producers and directors need only copy the visual style of the comic book rath...

‘Letters From Iwo Jima’

February 22, 2007

by Teal Greyhavens COLUMNIST I have not seen Flags of Our Fathers, and from what I can tell that's probably why I didn't like Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima as much as most critics seem to. The two movies tell the story of the 1945 battle for the tiny island of Iwo Jima, first from the Am...

Embracing mediocre novels, a fate we deserve

February 22, 2007

by Hanna Perry COLUMBIA DAILY SPECTATOR (Columbia U.) (U-WIRE) NEW YORK - Who is the voice of our generation? The literary world's most trite question has inevitably been pored over in recent years by publications from the New York Times to Time magazine. Previous generations have pointed to Hemin...

Students succumb to addictive forces of popular TV programs

February 22, 2007

by Lauren Adler STAFF WRITER Every Thursday night at 9 p.m., the dorm rooms are empty. The library is empty. Reid is empty. No one walks across Ankeny, or down Boyer. Whitman has turned into a ghost town for a half an hour: and why? A little show called "Grey's Anatomy." Okay, maybe this is...

President’s day weekend: How some chose to spend it

February 22, 2007

by Aisha Fukushima STAFF WRITER Three days, 72 hours, 4,320 minutes: no matter how you put it, the possibilities of what you can do are endless. For some, the main objective is to stay on campus and overcome the allure of procrastination. For others, getting off campus and finishing up little project...

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