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Wire Watch: April 19-26

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018


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VWRS presents Kaveh Akbar: On Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Kimball Theatre, poet Kaveh Akbar will read selections from his new collection of poems, "Calling a Wolf a Wolf," and answer questions in the following Q&A session. A book signing will take place afterward. 49th Annual Renaissance Faire: Saturday, A...

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Whitman Alum Helps Found Art Studio Cooperative

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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Whitman alumni have gone on to succeed in many of their ambitions and projects, and Hannah Bartman ‘16 is no exception. She is one of the many artists involved in the new art studio cooperative that opened on Sunday, April 8. The cooperative, known as The Barn, serves a dual purpose: it offers studio...

Zines at Whitman

Zines at Whitman

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 12, 2018


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From art to prose, recipes to photography, and lists to quotes, zines have got it all. Since their resurgence in the 1970s stemming from punk culture, zines, which are small, low-budget publications—the countercultural cousin of the magazine—are a popular mode of expression, whether they aim to get...

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018


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The Spring Studio Dance Series at Harper Joy Theatre has seen a plurality of visiting artists perform. Ranging in theme and subject, the annual series is rapidly becoming a venue for experimental dance and performance. This year, the dance series saw three performances by two solo artists and one collaboration,...

Wire Watch: April 12-19

April 12, 2018


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Love letters to the world as we would have it: With showtimes running from Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15 at 8:00 p.m. each night at The Barn art collective in Walla Walla, "love letters to the world as we would have it" is an original play written by Whitman student Kenzie Spooner. Ticket...

The One and Only Onlies

The One and Only Onlies

Alasdair Padman, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018


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As the Onlies took the stage with their fiddle-fronted old-time and country music on Friday, March 30, Reid basement filled with students ready for an evening of lively performance. The band is composed of four college students – one being Whitman’s very own Sami Braman ‘20. The rest a...

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Outside of the music department at Whitman, there are many staff and faculty members with incredible musical talent. On Sunday, March 25, two of these musicians, Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning and Director of Institutional Research Neal Christopherson, performed at the annual Whitman Faculty...

Glitter Ball: Queering the Fraternities

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2018


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Glitter everywhere painted the scene of the Glitter Ball, the result of collaboration between President of Whitman’s Beta Theta Pi fraternity Jack Taylor ‘20 and Emily Bauer ‘18, the intern for PRISM – the LGBTQ+ club at Whitman. The first hour of the party, which was on Saturday, March 31, was...

Wire Watch: April 5-12

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 5, 2018


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Meditation Workshop: On Thursday, April 5 from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Prentiss Spirituality Room, the Life Skills Series will offer a meditation workshop. To sign up, visit www.whitman.edu/lifeskills. Spring Dance Studio Spring Performance Series: Thursday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7, the Depa...

Whitman is “No Place for Hate”

Whitman is “No Place for Hate”

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

March 29, 2018


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Beautifully decorated six-by-six squares bearing a range of drawings, artistically-penned messages and positive quotes welcome visitors to Penrose Library. Situated on the bookshelves between the circulation desk and the main entrance, the “No Place for Hate” art project asserts Whitman as a lov...

Wire Watch: March 29-April 5

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

March 29, 2018


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"Transvisible" Film Screening: Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m. in Olin Auditorium, there will be a screening of the documentary "Transvisible: The Bamby Salcedo Story." The documentary follows the journey of trans and immigrant rights activist Bamby Salcedo in becoming a prominent leader and advocate for...

Whitstock Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff

Whitstock Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

March 29, 2018


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Featuring a diverse spread of music, Whitstock is Whitman’s own yearly music festival and an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to enjoy an evening together. The third annual Whitstock took place on Friday, March 9 in the Young Ballroom and brought together people from all walks of ca...

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