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Kaleidoscope Concert: A Multi-Colored Experience

Kaleidoscope Concert: A Multi-Colored Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Music poured out from every corner of Hunter Conservatory at this year’s second annual Kaleidoscope Concert on Sunday, Nov. 5, turning the intimate space into a multi-colored, immersive experience unparalleled by any other concert Whitties might attend. An experimental performance, Kaleidoscope...

100 Concrete Books: CLOUD Examines Our Relationship to Knowledge

100 Concrete Books: CLOUD Examines Our Relationship to Knowledge

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2017


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Associate Professor of Art, Michelle Acuff and I sit on a wooden bench outside the Allen Reading Room (known to regulars as the “Quiet Room” – Acuff calls it a “temple”). They hold in their hands two halves of a concrete book. It broke earlier that day. The book’s smooth stained exterior...

Wire Watch: Week of November 2

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 31, 2017


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"Big Art": Thursday, Nov. 2 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Reid Campus Center, Whitman's annual literary publication blue moon will host the event "Big Art," where artwork from last year's issue of blue moon will be displayed and people may enter in drawings to take artwork home. There will also be poetry r...

Last North Hall “Haunted Hospital” Goes Out With a Scream

Last North Hall “Haunted Hospital” Goes Out With a Scream

Emma Chung, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2017


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On October 28, North Hall hosted the final annual “Haunted Hospital” to bring in the Halloween weekend. This year’s event was particularly bittersweet for students, staff and community members because it marked the end of a decade-long tradition. According to Mike White, Resident Director of...

Minute Film Festival: Sixty-Second Creative Endeavors

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2017


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What can you do with a minute? This was the challenge posed to students taking part in the Minute Film Festival in Kimball Theater on Friday, Oct. 27. The festival, put on by the Fine Arts House, premiered 36 different films submitted by a variety of students. As with all film festivals, this one...

Master Puppeteer Visits Whitman, Helps Students Bring Marionettes to Life

Master Puppeteer Visits Whitman, Helps Students Bring Marionettes to Life

Alex Lupton, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2017


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Hold out all of your fingers. Now, put down the middle and ring. Got it? According to master puppeteer Dan Luce, who visited Whitman this past weekend to share his expertise and love of puppetry, this hand sign is how puppeteers control hand puppets. No wonder, Luce jokes, this symbol is also an international...

Wire Watch: Week of October 26

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 23, 2017


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Fridays at Four Presents: The Walking Hat Trio. 4:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 in Kimball Theatre The performance will feature piano, bass and drums. Minute Film Festival at Kimball Theatre on Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:00 p.m. The Fine Arts House will be hosting a screening of minute-long films submitted...

Dia de los Muertos Festival Brings Students and Community Members Together

Dia de los Muertos Festival Brings Students and Community Members Together

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

October 23, 2017


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Although clouds occupied the sky, the atmosphere was sunny in downtown Walla Walla as music played and people walked around the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. The festival went from Saturday, Oct. 21, where a procession and concert kicked off the celebration, to Sunday, Oct. 22, a day of various...

Ana Maria Spagna Provides Evening of Nonfiction Reading

Alex Lupton, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2017


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Professor Ana Maria Spagna’s stories visibly enraptured audience members as she read aloud selections from her works in Kimball Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 19. This reading was part of Whitman’s Visiting Writers Reading Series, which started in 2000 as a desire to bring enthusiastic and diverse w...

Coming Out Stories hosted by LGBTQIA+ Club PRISM

Coming Out Stories hosted by LGBTQIA+ Club PRISM

Alex Lupton, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


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Students and staff shared their experiences during the "Coming Out Stories" event held by Whitman LGBTQIA+ club PRISM.

Whitman Poets Share More Than Words

Whitman Poets Share More Than Words

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


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Whitman's Poem's Club held their first open mic of the year on Friday, Oct. 13 in Kimball Theatre.

“Mr. Kolpert” Brings Dark Humor to Stage

“Mr. Kolpert” Brings Dark Humor to Stage

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2017


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"Mr. Kolpert” opened in Harper Joy Theater last week to a bewildered audience of parents, faculty, community members and students alike. It will continue into this weekend at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28. The play, written by Gieselmann and translated by David Tushingham, is directed by Whitman Theater ...

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