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Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


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The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters classes before playing to regular weekend audiences, was an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “King...

A Dramatic Warning on Fire Prevention: “Era of Megafires”

Zuhra Amini, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


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On March 1, Dr. Paul Hassburg, a fire and landscape ecologist, presented the multimedia production “Era of Megafires” to a Maxey Auditorium occupied largely by Walla Walla community members. The composition of the audience was not shocking, since most Whitman students are away from campus in the...

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Internation Celebration promotes diverse nationalities, open discussion

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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Excitement and an air of festivity filled the Reid Coffeehouse as performers took the stage to offer tastes of their cultures. This was the sixth annual InterNation Celebration, held on Saturday, Feb. 25. It showcased both international and domestic students, who performed with a wide variety of songs, ...

Wire Watch: Week of March 2nd

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

March 2, 2017


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Lady Caress: WEB hosts slam poet, singer, beat boxer and story teller Lady Caress! Reid Coffeehouse. 7:00 p.m., Thurs., March 2. Open to all. "A King Lear:" This adaptation of "King Lear" brings contemporary performance practices alongside Shakespearean language. Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre. Ev...

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Stevens Gallery hosts “Women’s March on Walla Walla” exhibit

Stevens Gallery hosts “Women’s March on Walla Walla” exhibit

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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With hot pink fabric against white walls, the Women’s March Exhibit opened up in the Steven’s Gallery in Reid Campus Center on Feb. 11, where it will remain until Feb. 24. The exhibit centers on the march that occurred in Walla Walla on Jan. 21, a sister march in support of the Women’s March on Washing...

KWCW Show of the Week: “Radio Wrongthink”

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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Diversity of thought is the focus of "Radio Wrongthink," sophomore Emma Philbrook's contribution to KWCW talk radio. Controversial topics and challenging ideas are plentiful in this unconventional show, during which Philbrook presents the opposite point of view to whatever the popular opinion is on...

“Righteous Dopefiend” is a haunting portrait of homelessness

“Righteous Dopefiend” is a haunting portrait of homelessness

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

A catalyzing and engaging experience, the Maxey Museum's newly installed "Righteous Dopefiend" exhibition exposes visitors to a specific community of homeless heroin addicts that serve as a representation of much larger and very relevant issues. The harrowing visuals and emotional text breaks down ...

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Artist Spotlight: Robby Brothers, student cellist

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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One need not be a music major to love music, as senior Robby Brothers shows. Brothers, a geology major, is active in Whitman’s music department and considers music an important part of his life. He plays the cello along with the piano and mandola, and is currently working on composing an album. The...

Review: “The LEGO Batman Movie”

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

February 16, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

The zany, self-referential and ridiculous antics of the Dark Knight’s LEGO equivalent continue in Warner Animation Group’s new animated feature, “The LEGO Batman Movie,” a spin-off of the 2014 smash hit, “The LEGO Movie” focusing on the Batman character. Will Arnett returns as the titular...

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