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One Minute Film Festival showcases variety in student film

Ann Karneus

March 12, 2020

From Snapchat videos, to animations, to a French sock’s journey, the One Minute Film Festival included a multitude of film genres and mediums.  Put on by the Fine Arts House (FAH) each year in Kimball Theatre, the event started at 7 p.m. and showed a wide variety of student-made films unified by t...

Wire Watch: Mar. 12- Apr. 2

Wire Watch: Mar. 12- Apr. 2

March 12, 2020

Visiting Writers Reading Series – Keetje Kuipers Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre Poet Keetje Kuipers shares some of her work with the Whitman community, along with anyone else who wants to join. Free and open to the public.   Fridays at Four – Duo Gem: Music for Violin a...

Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

Four Whitman alumni returned to campus on Saturday, but they weren't here for a reunion. They returned as Chastity Belt, a Seattle-based indie rock band with the intent to illuminate Reid Ballroom. Before Chastity Belt took the stage around 8 p.m., the Reptaliens – another indie rock band – pla...

Illustrating nature at Whitman

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Sienna Axe

March 5, 2020

It can be easy to forget Whitman’s love for nature while everyone’s trapped inside during the cold winter months, but as the weather warms, it’s almost impossible to ignore. As the slackliners, tree-climbers and OP trip-lovers start to go back outside, so do some of Whitman’s most underapprec...

Whitman Students bring home awards from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival

Senior Evan Marks, Associate Professor of Theatre Daniel Schindler, sophomore Rachael Goldsmith Zucker, senior Miranda LaFond, junior Jay Tyson, sophomore Alyx Kruger and senior Haley King pose with their theatre awards from the festival. Photo contributed by Miranda LaFond

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

Eight Whitman students departed to Colorado for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and, a week later, brought thirteen awards back with them. Half of the Whitman students who went received at least one national award during the Feb. 17-21 regional festival, held at Colora...

Wire Watch: Mar. 5-11

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

March 5, 2020

1 Minute Film Festival Friday, March 6, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre The 1 Minute Film Festival, presented by the Fine Arts House, showcases student videos of one minute or less. Refreshments will be provided.   Senior Violin Recital, feat. Sami Braman, violin/fiddle Saturday, March 7, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.,...

“GenderQueer: A Story from a Different Closet” explores the complexity of gender

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

When author and lecturer Allan D. Hunter set out to write out a personal history to better understand ideas about identity, the author realized that the story did not have to remain private. Hunter realized that his words could impact a wider range of people “This book is the coming out and coming-of...

DJ SL Goldmine brings passion for music to Walla Walla

Senior Sal “SL Goldmine” Goldblatt plays DJ gigs on campus and in the community. Photo by Dana Kendrick

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

Whitman senior Sal Goldblatt has been a DJ since the fifth grade when his parents bought him his first mixer. “It wasn't even turntable. It was just, like, a soundboard with two little iPod things—you put both your iPods in and kinda do your little thing there, so I kinda taught myself how to ...

Wire Watch: Feb. 28- Mar. 6

Wire Watch: Feb. 28- Mar. 6

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

Jazz Combos Concert Friday, Feb. 28, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Chism Recital Hall  Presented by the Whitman College Department of Music, this concert re-imagines popular hits. This event is free and open to the public.   Sex Week: REID TAKEOVER Friday, Feb. 28, 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Reid Coffeehouse...

Spring Composers Concert: Communicating through creation

Sophomores Annika Cahill and Ash Wells perform student-composed work in the Spring Composers Concert. Photos by Amara Garibyan

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

February 27, 2020

On Sunday, Feb. 23, Chism Recital Hall reverberated with song: the sonorous bellow of a cello, the bright voices of horns, the smooth sweetness of a clarinet. The Spring Semester Composers Concert, which showcased the work of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music John David Earnest’s students, was in fu...

Rachel Elfenbein analyzes gender, labor and politics in book talk

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

February 20, 2020

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, Whitman College played host to a unique event: Rachel Elfenbein, a Walla Walla local, came to give a talk and open up discussion on her new book, “Engendering Revolution: Women, Unpaid Labor, and Maternalism in Bolivarian Venezuela.” The book discusses the struggle to get w...

Wire Watch: Feb. 20-27

Wire Watch: Feb. 20-27

Kaitlin Cho

February 20, 2020

Salsa Night at Reid Friday, Feb. 21, 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Reid Ballroom Come learn how to salsa dance with Ritmos Latinos, snack on chips and salsa and dance the night away. This event is free and open to the public.   Junior Cello Recital Featuring Liam Dubay Saturday, Feb. 22, 7 p....

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