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“Palm Springs and the Desert Modern” Review

“Palm Springs and the Desert Modern” Review

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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On Thursday, Sept. 20, Dr. Mara Gladstone, an associate curator at the Palm Springs Art Museum, delivered a delightful lecture in Olin Hall. The lecture was dedicated to the topic of Modern art in Palm Springs and its surroundings, and focused on some outstanding artists for whom, as professor Gladstone...

Sophie Johnson – On Polyamory, Love and Pie

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Last Wednesday Sophie Johnson, Whitman alum and author of the book “Many Love: A Memoir of Polyamory and Finding Love(s)," came to campus to give a reading of her book and explain what polyamory is, and mainly what it is not. The reading opened with Johnson humorously presenting a few facts about...

Wire Watch

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2018


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Friday, September 28th 4:00 p.m. in Room 102, Hall of Music Sitar at Four: An Afternoon Pause Join Whitman studio music instructor, J.J. Gregg, for a sitar performance as a part of the Fridays at Four Recital Series. Saturday, September 29th 7 p.m. on the Whitman Amphitheater Lawn Vote-Squatch! Hosted...

KWCW New Music Adds: Low – “Double Negative”

Cory Cogley, A&E Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Every week, the Music Directors of Whitman radio station KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla work to find the hottest new music for their DJ’s shows. Each of them selects and reviews new records from the CD pile, making sure the station has access to top-notch music that everyone can enjoy, especially the loy...

Dog Head Stew – A Simmering Pot of Narratives

Dog Head Stew – A Simmering Pot of Narratives

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

Concealed under layers of text and image, “Dog Head Stew – The Second Course” and “Dog Head Stew – The Third Course” celebrate disregarded narratives of native and indigenous peoples. Organized by former visiting artist, Melanie Yazzie, the Parents Fund Gallery in the Fouts Center for the...

“SLAB” Staged Reading – Students Contribute to Work in Progress

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018


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On Thursday, Sep. 13, students and faculty gathered in the Freimann Studio Theatre for the opportunity to help a unique piece of art develop in form and production. “SLAB,” a play co-written by visiting theatre professor Emily K. Harrison and Gleason Bauer, finds its roots in the novel of the same ...

Album Review: Ringos Desert

Vlad Voinich, A&E Writer

September 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Reviews

In April 2018, American musician and composer ZHU released the first part of his new album Ringos Desert. Many fans and critics have been waiting for his complete creation since then. Finally, on Sept. 7, he dropped the full album which was immediately recognized by his followers. Ringos Desert is...

Wire Watch

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

September 23, 2018


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Palm Springs and the Desert Modernism: Thursday, September 20, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Olin Hall A discussion of post-WW2 desert modernism by Dr. Mara Gladstone will focus on the art of the transcendentalist painter Agnes Pelton and the architect Albert Frey. Visiting Writers Reading Series: Thursday...

Mac Miller dies of overdose

Mac Miller dies of overdose

Connie Moore, A&E Reporter

September 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

The past year has taken the lives of many of America’s elite celebrities including artist Avicii, actor Mark Salling, rapper XXXTentacion, artist Aretha Franklin and, last week on Sept. 7, rapper Mac Miller. Miller was found around noon in his San Fernando Valley home and pronounced dead of an apparent...

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”: A Feel-Good Treasure

“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”: A Feel-Good Treasure

September 23, 2018


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

As the new school year begins, students understandably find less and less time to watch movies solely for leisure. However, it is of great importance to set aside time for viewing movies with no responsibility to take notes or think critically in order to analyze what you’ve watched. The newest Ne...

Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Celebrating the Work and Retirement of Dr. Susan Pickett

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

As the school year draws to a close, Whitman students and faculty say farewell to Catherine Gould Chism Professor of Music Dr. Susan Pickett, who will be retiring at the end of this semester. Pickett, who has taught at Whitman for thirty-seven years, has been a teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend...

Review: “Isle of Dogs” is Beautiful but Disappointing

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2018


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Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” is a visual spectacle that never quite escapes the stereotypes of a large-budget Hollywood release. Set in a near-future Japan, an authoritarian leader banishes all canines from Megasaki City to Trash Island after a vicious virus spreads through the population. ...

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