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“Freedom Songs”: Art, hope and healing

Members of Ritmos Latinos Dance Club perform a routine to

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

“I speak English well,” repeated first-year “Freedom Songs” performer Maria Martinez in a spoken-word poem about the judgment and biases imposed upon people of color, and the personal strength that can be drawn on to overcome that kind of systematic oppression. The poem was one of two spoken-word performa...

Wire Watch: Nov. 15-21

Infographic compiled by Michelle Shin

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 14, 2019

Hannah Bartman '16 Workshop: Sticker Making 101 Friday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m., Fouts Center for Visual Arts   Explore Hannah Bartman’s site installations on spaces forgotten and misused. Additionally, learn the basics of working with vinyl and how to design stickers.   Whitman Orchest...

Contextualizing “Our Town”

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Emily K. Harrison and Walla Walla High School drama teacher Kristin Hessler read “Our Town.”

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, a mix of Whitman faculty, First Congregational Church members and Whitman and Walla Walla High School students stood before rows of pews at the First Congregational Church and performed Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town,” one of America’s most produced plays, in a simple cold read. ...

Mx. Whitman: Contributing talent towards community

Senior contestant Stuart Ashford sings for the audience at Mx. Whitman.

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

Last Saturday, Nov. 2, Cordiner Hall was enlivened by entertaining performers, witty hosts and a rowdy audience during the Mx. Whitman event. Mx. Whitman is an annual philanthropy event organized by Whitman sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG), created to raise money for a local organization in Walla ...

Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

November 7, 2019

Nov. 8: Fridays at Four featuring Jonathan Dubay, violin, and Nancy Ives, cello Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m., Kimball Theatre. A musical performance of violin and cello as part of the Fridays at Four series.   Nov. 8: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday, Nov. 8, 10 p.m., Maxey Auditori...

Chamber Singers commemorate challenges, peace

Whitman Chamber Singers, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Miles Canaday, perform a variety of pieces from throughout history.

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

It was the modern U.S. premiere of Sebastián de Vivanco’s 16th-century piece, “Lamentations for Maundy Thursday,” but junior Ronja Mokranova, alto II for the Whitman Chamber Singers — a group of consisting of 20 Whitman student singers, mostly juniors and seniors — wasn’t nervous. “See...

blue moon pop-up illuminates student art

Seniors Sami Braman and Claire McHale perform original music at the blue moon pop-up.

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

November 1, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Stevens Gallery was flooded with deep blue light, tinting everything in the gallery: the art hanging on the walls, the mason jars full of raffle tickets and the crowd packed into the narrow space. At the far end of the room, various Whitman students performed their talents (ran...

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Juniors Sara Dong and Shubhra Tewari pose at the event's photobooth (left).

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 1, 2019

This past weekend, students and parents alike gathered on the Stanton lawn for caramel apples, a photo booth and no less than 120 pumpkins to carve for the second annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Whitman Events Board (WEB) on Saturday, Oct. 27. WEB chair and senior Blake Killingsworth explained the pre...

Wire Watch: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 1, 2019

JUNQUE Jingle: Vintage & Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Pavilion, Walla Walla Fairgrounds (363 Orchard St). Browse a curated collection of unique antiques, recycled artisanal goods, vintage clothing and much more at this annual street market. A $5.00 entry fee is requi...

Eddy Vasquez ‘15 talks liberal arts, art and design 

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter

October 31, 2019

Last Wednesday, Sept. 23, Eddy Vasquez ‘15 gave a talk at Fouts Center for Visual Arts as part of the second installment in the Visiting Alumni Artist Series.  Raised in inner-city Los Angeles, Vasquez arrived at Whitman with the intention of becoming a biology major.  “Growing up and bein...

“Playing With Fire” resurrects Frankenstein

Frankenstein, played by sophomore Racheal Goldsmith Zucker, ex- plores

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

This weekend, the theater department will bring Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" back from the dead, literally. From Oct. 24 through 27, Director Annaliese Baker will bring an adapted version of the famous novel to Harper Joy Theatre. The play is an epilogue, continuing the story after the ending of She...

“Swan Lake” connects orchestra with ballet

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Four days. That’s the amount of time the Walla Walla Symphony had to rehearse the score for "Swan Lake" as a unified orchestra before their performance in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 20..  “We only got with the dancers last night, for the very first time,” said Ed Dixon, principal cellist for the symphony....

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