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“The Shape of Water” a Beautifully Executed Film

“The Shape of Water” a Beautifully Executed Film

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

In an industry that has been flooded with remakes, sequels, prequels and franchises, the place for creative film directors and screenwriters has diminished into obscurity, with the few films that are genuinely new or groundbreaking either slumping in the box office or being relegated to art house cinemas....

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.” Two years after his death, his political theater has returned to the Harper Joy Theatre under...

Walla Walla’s Got Talent: A New Tradition

Walla Walla’s Got Talent: A New Tradition

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


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Whitman students and Walla Walla community members alike gathered in Cordiner Hall on Friday, March 2 for Kappa Alpha Theta’s annual philanthropy event, Walla Walla’s Got Talent. The event is a talent show featuring contestants from around the Walla Walla area, including Whitman students, Wal...

Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project Reaches Across Oceans

Nagasaki-Hanford Bridge Project Reaches Across Oceans

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

While August 9, 2020, the seventy-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, may seem far in the future, Whitman College is already preparing its own contribution to the dialogue on the legacy of Nagasaki, in the form of the Hanford-Nagasaki project. An examination of the connection between the ...

Wire Watch: March 8-29

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E

The Phat Pack: Friday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Gesa Power House Theatre, "The Phat Pack," which consists of four Broadway actors, will perform selections from various Broadway musicals. Tickets may be bought online at the theatre's website. Speedy Caricatures: Wednesday, March 28 WEB will be sponsoring a "spee...

“Annihilation” Destined to Be a Classic

“Annihilation” Destined to Be a Classic

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” is a film as captivating as it is disturbing. Set in a national forest following an unexplained biological disaster, the film focuses on the fate of a team of scientists sent in to investigate the paranormal event, dubbed “The Shimmer.” The central premise of “A...

Students R&R With Some D&D

Students R&R With Some D&D

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


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For a group of seven Lyman residents, Sunday afternoons mean gathering together to take part in the roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). This group is just one of the less than ten groups, known as campaigns, which are estimated to make up Whitman’s small but vibrant Dungeons and Dragon...

Wire Watch: Week of March 1

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

March 1, 2018


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VWRS Presents Mita Mahato: Thursday, March 1 at 7  p.m. in Kimball Theatre, visiting author and artist Mita Mahato will present her work. Mahato specializes in paper arts and comics, and uses cut paper and collage techniques to tell stories. "Beyond Race" Voice Masterclass and Discussion: Thursday...

A Meditative Sitar Performance

A Meditative Sitar Performance

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Sounds of the sitar resonated through Kimball Theatre as Whitman professor J.J. Gregg gave a performance on Friday, Feb. 23. The concert, part of the Whitman Music Department’s “Fridays at Four” series, brought an excellent opportunity to hear such an instrument to campus, and audience members...

One Act Play Festival Addresses Contemporary Issues

One Act Play Festival Addresses Contemporary Issues

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

Thursday, Feb. 15 marked the first evening of Whitman’s annual One Act Play Festival performances. Thirty years after its inception, the festival continues to be an opportunity for student performers, designers and directors to bring three, student-written plays to the stage. This year, the three...

Wire Watch: Week of Feb. 22

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

February 22, 2018


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KWCW Open Mic: Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in Kimball Theatre, KWCW will have its first open mic of the year. Performances will include music and comedy acts. Power & Privilege Symposium Films: Thursday, Feb. 22 there will be two film screenings in conjunction with the Power & Privilege Sy...

Whitman’s Chinese New Year Celebration Draws a Crowd

Whitman’s Chinese New Year Celebration Draws a Crowd

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Arts and crafts, good food and plenty of red decorations occupied Cordiner Hall on Friday, Feb. 16 as Whitman celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year. Also known as the Spring Festival or simply Chinese New Year, this traditional Chinese holiday celebrates the turning of the traditional lunisolar Ch...

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