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Wire Watch: April 25-May 2

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25th 7:00-8:00 pm in Chism Hall Always enjoyed New Orleans-style jazz? Join the Whitman College Jazz Ensembles for their “A Taste of New Orleans.” Enjoy music from Jazz I directed by Doug Scarborough and Jazz II directed by Gary Gemberling for a night of upbeat jazz. The event i...

Taste of Africa

Taste of Africa

Cy Burchenal, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

On Saturday, April 20, the Whitman African Student Association (WASA) hosted its bi-annual Taste of Africa cultural celebration. This long running event featured performances and presentations both by WASA members and guest attendants, as well as dishes from various African cuisines. The event sought to c...

Japanese Breakfast Performs Intimate Solo Show

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

On Friday, April 19, Whitman Events Board welcomed Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Michelle Zauner, more commonly known as Japanese Breakfast. In an intimate solo show, Zauner played some of her more well-known music along with lesser known works of music, of which she referred to as being from t...

Wire Watch: April 18th to 25th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 18th 4:00-7:00 pm in Reid Ballroom Love roller-skating or have always wanted to try? Join WEB as they transform the Reid Ballroom into a Glow Roller Rink for one afternoon only. Roller skates will be provided, so come skate off your stress!   Friday, April 19th 5:30-7:30 ...

Desiderata

Desiderata

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

This weekend, Apr. 19 to April 22, "Desiderata" debuts in the Nancy Simon Acting Classroom in Harper Joy Theater. Written and directed by Grace Sanwald ‘21, this 45-minute one act show revolves around the lives and relationships of five college friends.   "Desiderata" features a variety of ...

Joys of Toys: Campus Hosts Sex-Ed Workshop

Joys of Toys: Campus Hosts Sex-Ed Workshop

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

On Wednesday, Apr. 10, Whitman hosted Amory Jane’s workshop “Joys of Toys,” covering topics ranging from consent to STI prevention. This topic, some may have thought salacious, offered a mature and broad look at the role of sex toys in relationships, as well as the importance of taking necessary ...

Renaissance Faire 2019

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2019

On Apr. 20, Whitman College celebrates one of its oldest traditions — the Renaissance Faire. This year’s event marks its 50th anniversary, making it especially symbolic and meaningful to the students and faculty involved. Speaking on the long-running tradition: “It’s so cool to know t...

Prom! Here We Go Again

Prom! Here We Go Again

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2019

During the evening of Saturday, Apr. 6, the Reid Campus Ballroom exuded an ambience of light-hearted, nostalgic celebration. For one evening, the Whitman Events Board (WEB) transformed the ballroom into an immersive and festive event that gave students the opportunity to revisit fond memories from h...

Restructuring A Choral Tradition

Restructuring A Choral Tradition

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 11, 2019

Over the past several years, Whitman’s many singing groups have hosted an annual choral contest. Beyond just the established groups, such as Sirens and T-Tones, Greek Life and sports teams would also compete at the contest. However, this choral contest tradition is experiencing some new restructuring. Rather ...

Wire Watch: April 11th – April 18th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 11th, 4:00-5:00 pm in the Maxey 207 The Maxey Museum debuts their new installation, Caution! Broken Past. This exhibit is one of four new student installations opening through the Maxey Museum this semester. Join guest speakers Jennifer Karson Engum and Randall Melton of Tamástsl...

A Comedy Marathon: Varsity Nordic 24-Hour Show

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

On Friday Apr. 12 at 6:00 p.m., Varsity Nordic will begin their 24-hour performance. This is an annual fundraising event, and this year’s profits will be donated to the Lillie Rice Centre. This organization aims at providing support and employment to people with developmental disabilities. The event wi...

Wire Watch: April 4th to 11th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 4, 2019

Thursday, April 4th-6th 8:00 pm and 7th at 2:00 pm in Freimann Studio Theatre Pick up your tickets before they sell out! The Whitman Dance Department hosts the annual spring dance concert, “Placeholder”. This performance features new choreographies by a special guest artist, Hadar Ahuvia, and dance ...

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