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The Hate U Give Review

The Hate U Give Review

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

“The Hate U Give,” originally a best-selling novel by Angie Thomas, had its movie debut this last month. The film starred actress Amandla Stenberg as Starr, a black teenage girl attending a predominantly white and wealthy prep school while still living in a much less affluent black neighborhood. By ...

Drag Queen-Hosted Karaoke Night

Drag Queen-Hosted Karaoke Night

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

On Friday, Nov. 16, The Saint and the Sinner — a taco bar in Walla Walla — organized a karaoke night with the amazing Chardonnay as a hostess. The event was LGBTQ and family friendly, gathering around 25 lovers of music and singing. Chardonnay was cheering for whoever would sing a song which c...

Walla Walla Choral Society Sings “Peace and Goodwill”

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018

On Nov. 26 and 27, the Walla Walla Choral Society commenced its 39th season with a holiday-themed concert “Peace and Goodwill.” Using the Gesa Power House Theatre as the venue, the event featured the Sharpstein Elementary choir along with a string trio composed of a violinist, a violist and Whitman ce...

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home

Freedom Songs — Sharing Stories of Home

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018

On Thursday, Nov. 8, the fourth annual Freedom Songs concert took place in Harper Joy Theater. The sold-out production centered around the theme of home and belonging and featured performances by instrumentalists, all three campus a cappella groups, solo vocalists, dancers and spoken word poets. Coupl...

Walla Walla High School — Modernized “Hamlet”

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018

The local high school has created an interesting adaptation of Shakespeare’s "Hamlet." There are a number of days when the performance is staged: Nov. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. The performances are held in the auditorium of Wa-Hi (Walla Walla High School) and the entrance fee is...

Wire Watch

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2018

Thursday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Auditorium Kevin Begos, a journalist who writes on energy, science, wine, the environment and culture is speaking about his new book “Tasting the Past — The Science of Flavor and the Search for the Original Wine Grapes.” He was a Knight Science J...

Rocky Horror: A Celebration of Queer Bodies

Rocky Horror: A Celebration of Queer Bodies

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

On Nov. 2, The Rocky Horror Picture Show stormed the aisles and pounded the stage of Maxey Auditorium. A national and Whitman tradition, the eclectic performance involves a horror film screening, a shadow cast and musical dance numbers. The dress code is less is more, and the language is the dirtier the be...

“Cheeky” explores the wide world of visual art

“Cheeky” explores the wide world of visual art

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

On Oct. 28, Whitman students Grace Dunbar and Laura Jessich unveiled their exhibition, entitled “Cheeky," in the Stevens Gallery at Reid Campus Center. With a casual reception, Jessich and Dunbar welcomed visitors to experience a unique multimedia collection of pieces compiled throughout their ...

Spamalot

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

Last week the spoof-like play "Spamalot" premiered in the Walla Walla community, and Whitman student Oriana Golden was chosen to choreograph the production. In light of this accomplishment, The Wire sat down with Golden to learn more about her involvement in the play and what she gained from the exp...

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Cory Cogley, A&E Editor

November 9, 2018

Freedom Songs - Nov. 8th at 7:30pm in Harper Joy Theatre Freedom Songs is a racial justice themed concert created and organized by students in 2016. The concert event features a selection of songs by popular artists of color, that deal with issues of race, privilege and different forms of oppression. Diwali...

Kaleidoscope Concert

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018

Hunter Conservatory hosted the annual Kaleidoscope Concert on Sunday, November 4. The concert was a unique experience to attend - one deserving of reflection, commendation of the performers and sharing with those who could not make it. The inside of the conservatory was arranged in a peculiar way:...

The House Jacks Perform at Whitman

The House Jacks Perform at Whitman

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

Whitman hosted a well known a cappella group called the House Jacks on Friday, Oct. 26. House Jacks consists of five men, one of whom could not arrive due to unforeseen difficulties during his travel. The four members who were present conducted the show. The concert started with two performances delivered...

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