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“Baby Driver” Soundtrack Drives Film

“Baby Driver” Soundtrack Drives Film

Alasdair Padman, Staff Writer

September 11, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

"Baby Driver” is an action-driven film with no time for character development: a technically perfect example of its genre. It is also a masterful blend of music and movement—the synchronicity of the two, giving that much more life to this grim noir world. So how does Edgar Wright, director of a nu...

New Sculptures on Campus

New Sculptures on Campus

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

This year, the Fouts Center for Visual Arts is playing host to three striking sculptures by Jim Dine, contributing to the diverse display of art already present throughout campus. The sculptures were brought to Whitman with the help of Mark Anderson, Whitman graduate and owner of the Walla Walla ...

Sheehan Gallery Renovations Give Artists More Options

Sheehan Gallery Renovations Give Artists More Options

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The Sheehan Gallery has undergone various renovations for safety reasons and also in order to open the possibilities for artists displaying their work in the space.

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The Festival Experience

The Festival Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2017


Filed under A&E

Despite pricey tickets and long drives, music festivals are sought-after destinations. People jump through hoops to get in and stay in, and Whitman students are no exception. This summer, Merone Hadush attended Paradiso Festival, an electronic dance music festival held at the Gorge Amphitheater...

“As You Like It” Annual Shakespeare Performance

“As You Like It” Annual Shakespeare Performance

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

September 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

On August 31, the student theater at Whitman put on a production of Shakespeare's comedy "As You Like It" in the outdoor Amphitheater.

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Spotlight on A&E Related Internships

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer

September 2, 2017


Filed under A&E

Coming out of internship season, the Wire sat down with three students who participated in internships that involved film this past summer. Allison Hall, a junior film and media studies major, interned with a team at Seattle Children’s Research Institute that studies the intersection between adoles...

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m.. Alexander Stage. Free admission. Additional showtimes starting May 18. Dulcé Sloan: The award-winning...

Trending on Campus: Nipple Piercings

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E

Often considered taboo and on the fringe of fashion, nipple piercings are a becoming increasingly mainstream as the trend grows among Whitman students. No longer just a symbol of one’s sexual independence, nipple piercings carry diverse meanings for individuals who have them. For some, a nipple pie...

Review: “13 Reasons Why”

Marra Clay, Publisher

May 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, Reviews

WARNING: This review discusses the end of “13 Reasons Why” and includes discussion of rape and suicide. Since its debut on March 31, the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” has shocked parents and adolescents alike, subsequently sparking a massive online debate. The series, based on a book wri...

KWCW Show of the Week: “i love love love you”

KWCW Show of the Week: “i love love love you”

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017


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Hosted by senior Tara McCulloch, “i love love love you” spins love songs across a spectrum genres ranging from folk to jazz, all in an effort to showcase an eclectic blend of music and a new perspective on love. The segment on KWCW radio airs on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wanting to take...

Wire Watch: Week of April 27

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

"Righteous Dopefiend:" The unique multimedia exhibition on homelessness will close at the end of the month. Open Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 12:00-4:00 p.m., Maxey Hall W40. Free admission. Spring Jazz Concert: Featuring the Jazz I Ensemble (directed by Gary Hemenway) and the Jazz II Spring Concert (d...

Sheehan Hosts Senior Thesis Art Exhibition

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

A diverse and striking spread of artwork now inhabits the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts exhibition space. These pieces are the works of class of 2017 art majors, who went through an extensive artistic process that culminated in the 2017 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition. The show op...

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