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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Movie Review

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


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Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (2017) is the antithesis of J. J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2015). “The Force Awakens” was a nostalgia trip for old fans and an easily digestible introduction for new fans. In 2015, audiences met new faces as well as old, but the...

Wire Watch: Week of January 25

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

January 25, 2018


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Whitman’s Women Composers Friday, January 26 at 4:00 p.m. in Chism Recital Hall The event will feature works by Professors Riika Pietilainen-Caffrey and Kristin Vining. Professor Susan Pickett will talk about her research on female composers, followed by a Q&A. Murder Mystery Dinner: Saturda...

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman

Renowned Artist Kiki Smith Speaks at Whitman

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

December 8, 2017


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Whitman was granted an extraordinary opportunity to hear artist Kiki Smith speak in Maxey Auditorium on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Smith is a prominent contemporary artist in printmaking and sculpture. Through a partnership between the Walla Walla Foundry and the Whitman Art Department, funded by the Robert...

“Promised Land” Hits Close to Home: Indigenous Struggles in the Northwest

“Promised Land” Hits Close to Home: Indigenous Struggles in the Northwest

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The film "Promised Land" addresses the ongoing political struggle of various indigenous tribes in the Pacific Northwest. On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the award-winning social justice documentary was shown in Olin Auditorium, followed by a panel consisting of filmmakers Sarah and Vasant Salcedo and Vice Chairman...

KWCW Open Mic brings DJs Together

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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KWCW’s open mics allow members of the Whitman and Walla Walla communities to demonstrate their talents within an intimate space. On November 30, musicians, comedians and poets took their place in Kimball Theater for one such open mic. They relaxed as the first musician, Corey Cogley, took to the...

Homemade and From the Heart

Homemade and From the Heart

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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The eigth annual Winter Craft fair took place this past Monday, December 4 in Reid Ballroom. As attendees sipped hot cider, they were able to appreciate and purchase art, handmade items and baked goods crafted by Whitties and community members alike. Sophomore Emma Saas attended the fair in hopes...

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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This year, “SPACING,” the Whitman Dance department's fall dance performance, wove elements of music, voice and language through abstract movement. The performance, which ran from Nov. 9 to 12, was composed of four pieces choreographed by New York-based guest artist Katy Pyle and by Whitman faculty...

KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

KWCW Spotlight: The Witching Hour

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2017


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Walla Walla’s one-and-only Harry Potter themed radio show airs right from Whitman’s very own KWCW radio. Sundays, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., seniors Megan Gleason and Jane Kern co-host Whitman’s longest student-run radio show, “The Witching Hour.” What started years ago–as Gleason and K...

Wire Watch: November 16-December 7

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

November 16, 2017


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Cataldo: Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Reid Coffeehouse Cataldo, an indie-rock band from Seattle, will give a free concert. Student band the Blues Collective will open the show. Whitman Chorale and Chamber Singers Fall Concert: Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. two of Whitman's choral groups, Chorale and Chambe...

“A Few Good Men” Has Honorable Themes

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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With a stunning cast and an impressive array of mystery, casework and drama, the Walla Walla Little Theater’s adaption of “A Few Good Men” is a must-see. It was originally written by Aaron Sorkin (the screenwriter of “West Wing”) to be a theater production; he then worked with director Rob...

Wire Watch: Week of Nov. 9

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

November 9, 2017


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Annual Gender Studies Research Roundtable: "Gender and the Animal": Presenters will look at analyzing visual, poetic and historical works and show how animal studies can help with questions of inequality and social justice. Topics discussed in relation to this include gender, sexuality, race and ableism...

Kaleidoscope Concert: A Multi-Colored Experience

Kaleidoscope Concert: A Multi-Colored Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Music poured out from every corner of Hunter Conservatory at this year’s second annual Kaleidoscope Concert on Sunday, Nov. 5, turning the intimate space into a multi-colored, immersive experience unparalleled by any other concert Whitties might attend. An experimental performance, Kaleidoscope...

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