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Visiting artist series launches with insight from Jea Alford ’11

Visiting artist series launches with insight from Jea Alford ’11

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 3, 2019

Imagine coming back to Whitman College a decade after you graduate to give prospective students advice about their possible career paths. This past Monday, Sept. 23, the Art Department and Student Engagement Center (SEC) kicked off their Visiting Alumni Artist Series, a collective bringing Whitman...

Intimacy direction: An onstage chemistry essential

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 3, 2019

It’s a tale as old as student theatre: two unsuspecting cast members are sent to a corner to figure out how to kiss each other and come back when they’re ready to do it onstage. Or worse, one of the students is told to kiss the unsuspecting other the next time they do the scene. This situation...

Wire Watch: Oct 3-9

Wire Watch: Oct 3-9

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 3, 2019

Visiting Writer Series: Tess Gallagher Thursday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre at Hunter Conservatory. Fluent in poetry, prose and nonfiction, Tess Gallagher explores questions of recollection and spirituality; meet Gallagher as she reads from across her body of work.    Fridays a...

Sally Rooney: In review

Sally Rooney: In review

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

October 3, 2019

“He was unpredictable, but I didn’t cower in terror of him, and his attempts at manipulation, though heavy, were never effective. I wasn’t vulnerable to them. Emotionally, I saw myself as a smooth, hard little ball. He couldn’t get purchase on me. I just rolled away.” - "Mr. Salary", 2016.  ...

Wire Watch: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Wire Watch: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

September 26, 2019

Fridays at Four Recital Series: John Mortensen Friday, September 27, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kimball Theatre at Hunter Conservatory. Join nationally renowned Cedarville Music Professor John Mortensen as he presents an improvised concert for the city of Walla Walla. Tie Dye Event, Presented by WEB Sat...

Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

September 26, 2019

On Sep. 15, the Reid ballroom's walls were lined with numerous traditional Chinese activities and the room itself was filled with an excited crowd, transforming the space into the setting for a Chinese harvest festival called Mid-Autumn Festival, put on by the Asian Studies Interest House and China at Whi...

stART at Whitman Considers Art a Collaborative and Empathetic Learning Experience

stART at Whitman Considers Art a Collaborative and Empathetic Learning Experience

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

September 26, 2019

In its simplest form, art is an expression of joy within labor. It’s this broader definition of art — something that transcends the simple consideration of pure aesthetic product — that drives the philosophy of the stART club at Whitman.  stART aims to cultivate rapport across the Walla Walla com...

Wire Watch: May 2 – 9

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

May 3, 2019

Thursday, May 2nd-May 4th 8:00-10:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 5th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Alexander Stage of Harper Joy Theatre Gracing the Alexander stage is the famous Spanish 17th century play, “Life Is A Dream.” The play challenges our senses, presenting the world as a shadow and reality as invisible ...

Q&A: Gender-Drifting in “River”

Q&A: Gender-Drifting in “River”

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

I sat down with Brendan Dunlap, recipient of the David Nord Award, to talk about his short film "River." This award presented annually in honor of alumnus David Nord for his work on AIDS-related advocacy, provides funding for a creative project centered around challenges pertinent to queer communities....

Cooking Up the Musical Flavor of New Orleans

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

On Thursday, Apr. 25 the Whitman Jazz Ensemble performed “A Taste of New Orleans” in Chism Recital Hall. The performance was an ode to the music from this vibrant historical city. First, Jazz Ensemble II performed four songs. The opening song was “Straight, No Chaser” by Thelonious Monk, fea...

Whitsquatch Brings Student Art and Music to the Main Stage

Whitsquatch Brings Student Art and Music to the Main Stage

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

May 3, 2019

The end of the semester marks the return of one of Whitman’s most popular events, Whitsquatch. This annual arts and music festival celebrates its fourth anniversary, featuring many prominent student musical groups like The Pious Porpoise, JOAN and No Thirds. Whitsquatch offers these students a chance ...

Senior Art Thesis Exhibition 2019

Senior Art Thesis Exhibition 2019

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

On Friday, Apr. 19th the Senior Art Thesis Exhibition debuted in the Sheehan Gallery. The exhibition includes a wide variety of artwork by senior art majors' work. However, the common theme throughout was the use of art to express deep personal beliefs and emotions. Whether it was through the medium of painti...

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