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Hold on a Minute – One Minute Film Festival

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

On Oct. 26, the Fine Arts House hosted the One-Minute Film Festival in the Kimball Theatre. From discovering possums in your basement to jamming out to jazz on a pumpkin patch, event-goers had no idea what would happen in the next minute. The concept behind The One-Minute Film Festival is that st...

Intelligent Lives Urges Conversation on Inclusivity at Whitman

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

On Oct. 25, members of both the Whitman and greater Walla Walla community gathered in Olin Auditorium for a screening of filmmaker Dan Habib’s documentary Intelligent Lives. Released on Sept. 21, 2018, the catalytic film follows the lives of three Americans with intellectual disabilities.  Whit...

Chorale and Chamber Singers Fantastic Fall Concert

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

Last Saturday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m., Whitman’s Chorale and Chamber Singers performed their fall concert at Chism Hall to an awed audience full of students, staff and community members. The concert was conducted by Miles Canaday and featured upbeat performances from first the Chorale then the Chamber Si...

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Cory Cogley, A&E Editor

November 1, 2018

Whitman College Orchestra Fall Concert, conducted by Paul Luongo Friday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Whitman College Chism Hall The Whitman College Orchestra presents their Fall Concert with a variety of pieces from the past two centuries, with some in and some outside the standard orche...

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Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Film Screening of "Intelligent Lives" October 25 at 5 p.m. in Olin Auditorium Come enjoy a screening of award-winning filmmaker Don Habib’s fascinating film "Intelligent Lives" that is described as a catalyst to change the label of intellectual disability from a life-sentence to a life of possibilit...

A Big Show Called “Big Love”

A Big Show Called “Big Love”

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

“Big Love,” a play by Charles Mee and directed by Professor and Paul Garrett Fellow Christopher Petit, premiered this past weekend on the Alexander Stage. Audiences were engulfed by the tumultuous storyline, which celebrated women and addressed pertinent issues of gender politics and refugee cr...

Sampler Concert

Nidhi Jaltere, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Cordiner Hall was brought to life by the melodious music of the Sampler Concert on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m., with parents and kids getting to spend time together and enjoy all the campus ensembles. It provided some wonderful entertainment for the parents along with the assurance about their kids’ improvement...

SOS, Sirens of Swank, Schwa – Spectacular Speakeasy

SOS, Sirens of Swank, Schwa – Spectacular Speakeasy

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

October 25, 2018

Free medicine and a cappella music — what else does one need? On Saturday, Oct. 20, Whitman held an event called Speakeasy Concert 2018 organized by the SOS volunteer club and sponsored by the Pre-health Society in Cordiner Hall. The entry was free but small donations of $5-10 were encouraged by ...

WIRE WATCH

Cory Cogley, A&E Editor

October 22, 2018

Andréa Gilroy-Comics Studies in classroom Comics studies scholar and instructor in the University of Oregon's Comics Studies Minor Andrea Gilroy discusses how to bring comics into the classroom. This is a public event, and all who are interested in comic studies and teaching comics are encouraged...

Peter Donahue – Visiting Writers Series

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

Last Thursday, Oct. 11, historical fiction author Peter Donahue visited Whitman as part of the literature department’s Visiting Writers’ Series to give a reading of his works and share insight into his past literature and future projects.   Donahue is an expert in Pacific Northwest literature, and many of hi...

Chanti Darling/Lisa Prank

Chanti Darling/Lisa Prank

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018

Last Saturday, Oct. 13, marked the first WEB coffeehouse concert of the semester, headlined by Chanti Darling with Lisa Prank opening. Though the audience was small, the venue held an aura of attentive enthusiasm to hear the two PNW-based artists. Based out of Seattle, Lisa Prank is a one-woman band consisting ...

Fall Composers Concert Review

Fall Composers Concert Review

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 14, Whitman hosted the Fall Composers Concert that I was happy to attend. The three composers, Bryce Weber, Neal Christopherson and Cory Cogley, all presented new works — each unique and immensely different from one another. The remarkable talent of all the musicians involved in the...

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