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

February 1, 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 26, 2006

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 26, 2006

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...

Chicago-based band comes to Whitman

October 26, 2006

by Caitlin Tortorici WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER At first mention, Chin Up Chin Up may sound like a "we know what our name means, but you never will" band. However, history and Whitties agree that the Chicago-based indie-pop group has lived up to its title. Chin Up Chin Up was formed in 2001 by guitarists ...

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ opens on the mainstage

October 26, 2006

by Sarah McCarthy WHITMAN COLLEGE PIONEER "Arsenic and Old Lace" sounds as if it should be a drama. The play revolves around Mortimer Brewster (played by first-year Spencer Meeks), a drama critic who, in the span of a few hours, discovers that nothing about his family is remotely what he thought. Br...

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