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A Plush Platform to Share Music with Tiny Futon Concerts

A Plush Platform to Share Music with Tiny Futon Concerts

Emma Chung, Staff Writer

October 8, 2017


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An underground music scene is brewing at Whitman College. Tiny Futon Concerts, a project started by Jake Barokas ’18, is an online platform for student bands and musicians to share their music. What started as a casual jam session between band mates and a joint desire to share their music became a...

Unraveling Whitman’s Myth About Spirituality

Unraveling Whitman’s Myth About Spirituality

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2017


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"Tapestry of Journeys," an interactive exhibit in the Stevens Gallery, allowed students to engage with their spirituality.

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From Noise to Art: Tatsuya Nakatani Sculpts Sound

From Noise to Art: Tatsuya Nakatani Sculpts Sound

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 7, 2017


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In the crash of cymbals and ringing of singing bowls, a seemingly random series of noise is shaped into a sculpture of sound. Tatsuya Nakatani, master percussionist and sound artist, demonstrated this when he gave a solo performance and short talk at the Whitman Dance Studio on Tuesday, October 3. The...

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

KWCW Spotlight: Students Talk Race, Sexuality and More on Air

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 4, 2017


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"We're Black, We're Queer, We're Here" brings the intersectionality of race and sexuality to KWCW radio.

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Every Brilliant Thing Brings Real-life Issues to the Stage

Every Brilliant Thing Brings Real-life Issues to the Stage

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2017


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The play "Every Brilliant Thing" addressed issues relevant to Walla Walla and encouraged audience participation.

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Fall Composers Concert: A Showcase of Musical Talent

Fall Composers Concert: A Showcase of Musical Talent

Emma Chung, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017


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Whitman's Fall Composers Concert featured music composed and performed by students.

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“Celilo: Progress Versus Protest” Opens in Maxey Museum

“Celilo: Progress Versus Protest” Opens in Maxey Museum

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


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The new exhibit in the Maxey Museum, “Celilo: Progress Versus Protest,” shines light on marginalized voices of American history. Curated by the staff at Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, Oregon, the exhibit illustrates the ramifications of the Dalles Dam on Native American tribes of...

Spotlight on a Visiting Professor: Zachary Campbell

Spotlight on a Visiting Professor: Zachary Campbell

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 28, 2017


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Whitman has gained another visiting professor teaching in the arts this year. Professor Zachary Campbell is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Rhetoric who taught at DePaul University in Chicago for a year and a half before coming to Walla Walla. This week, The Wire sat do...

Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017


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Popping ghosts, pirates sniffing cocaine, a writer’s mind unraveling, radical love and the bargaining of lives marked the first night of the 10th annual Instant Play Festival. By the end of the weekend of September 24-25, ten student writers responsible for this assortment of ideas had watched...

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2017


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Whether it’s the result of nostalgia or a search for high quality music, vinyl is trending again; Whitties are revamping the past. Atop sophomore Kate Swisher’s desk lies all of the things that make her happy: books, chocolate, tea and an electric turntable spinning her favorite vinyl, “Nashville...

Kate and the Crocodiles Blends Genres

Kate and the Crocodiles Blends Genres

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2017


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Two communities, the students and faculty of Whitman College and Walla Walla community members, filled Hunter Conservatory on Friday, Sept. 15. They were gathered to hear a live performance of Kate and the Crocodiles, a three person band from Portland, Ore. The band's singer, Kate Morrison, is a Wh...

A Talk with Artist Paul Valadez

A Talk with Artist Paul Valadez

Emma Chung, Staff Writer

September 16, 2017


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"Selections from the Great Mexican-American Songbook" by Paul Valadez graced the walls of the Stevens Gallery from July 17 to September 16. The exhibit consisted of a series of collages printed on music sheets with layers of images and language that explore the presence of Mexican-American culture...

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