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“Coming Out Stories” embrace community, bravery

Senior MJ Wilner welcomes guests to the event as they sign the LGBTQIA+ book, signaling that they either have come out or are an LGBTQIA+ ally

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Nearly all of the lights in Reid’s Coffeehouse were dimmed, except for the ones that suffused the floor’s stage in a warm glow. There, students and faculty stepped into the light and spoke about their experiences coming out to friends, family and themselves.  Whitman’s "Coming Out Stories," organized ...

Wire Watch: Oct. 24-31

Compiled by Sienna Axe

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Oct. 24-27: Playing With Fire (After Frankenstein) Thursday, Oct. 24 - Saturday, Oct. 26, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Alexander Stage in Harper Joy Theatre. “Playing With Fire (After Frankenstein),” Written by Barbara Field, Directed by Annaliese Baker. Find out what happens to the Cre...

Folk Dance Club animates tradition

Junior Tamsen Shissler works with community members on various folk dance techniques. Photo by Amara Garibyan

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 19, 2019

Traditional Romanian, Israeli, Greek and many other dance styles come alive at Whitman College through the Folk Dance Club. The Folk Dance Club is a student-led organization headed by junior Tamzen Shissler and sophomore Alicia Cover. The club meets weekly to learn traditional dances and the histo...

“Joker”: Rebirth or death?

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 19, 2019

Depending on who you ask, "Joker" (2019, dir. Todd Phillips) either marks the rebirth of the comic book movie or the death of art. While it was released to wider audiences on Oct. 4, 2019, the film initially premiered in competition at August's Venice International Film Festival — the first comic b...

Wire Watch: Oct. 17-24

Wire Watch: Oct. 17-24

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

October 19, 2019

Visiting Writers Reading Series: Camille Dungy Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory. Camille Dungy, award-winning poet and professor, is coming to Whitman College to talk about and read some of her work. This event is free and open to the public.   Coming...

Library makeover: New art revitalizes frequented space

Gina Osterloh’s “Dots Front Misfire” and Ebony Patterson’s “Untitled (Among the weeds, plants, and peacock feathers)” are juxtaposed on the third floor.

Renny Acheson, A&E Editor

October 19, 2019

Since its construction in 1956, Penrose Library has served as a setting for intellectual, artistic and personal exploration in the Walla Walla community. Among windows, shelves and cubicles, art pieces of a variety of mediums illuminate the spaces and create an interactive visual experience for viewers....

Fridays at Four: Roger McVey and the art of “Transformations”

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

The piece was Gustave le Gray. Roger McVey sways at the piano, and the music sways with him. His delicate phrasings create a series of impressions that coalesce, physicalize, then fade away. The theme and title of this week’s Friday at Four recital series — organized and hosted by Professor Ja...

Tess Gallagher inspires creativity and resilience in writing

Kaitlin Cho, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 3, poet Tess Gallagher came onto the Kimball Theatre stage to read numerous poems from her most recent book, "Is, Is Not", and speak about her inspirations, travels and personal stories.  “It was incredible,” sophomore Miller Hammond said. “There was someone during the Q&A...

Wire Watch: Oct. 10-16

Compiled by Ryder Brookes

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

Sheehan Gallery Exhibition: Gathering Friday, Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sheehan Gallery in Olin Hall. Come listen to Karl Davis, the Executive Director of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, speak about the creation of his organization creating educational, social and economic opportunities for N...

Club Latinx celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sophomore Sylvia Adome poses at the event's photo booth

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 9, 2019

Reid Ballroom did not look like Reid Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 5. Gone was the large, empty room first-years took their student ID photos in. Between bright, colorful decorations, a large turnout and plenty of dancing, the space felt less like a student center and more like a club, making someone f...

Visiting artist series launches with insight from Jea Alford ’11

Jea Alford's installation

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 3, 2019

Imagine coming back to Whitman College a decade after you graduate to give prospective students advice about their possible career paths. This past Monday, Sept. 23, the Art Department and Student Engagement Center (SEC) kicked off their Visiting Alumni Artist Series, a collective bringing Whitman...

Intimacy direction: An onstage chemistry essential

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

October 3, 2019

It’s a tale as old as student theatre: two unsuspecting cast members are sent to a corner to figure out how to kiss each other and come back when they’re ready to do it onstage. Or worse, one of the students is told to kiss the unsuspecting other the next time they do the scene. This situation...

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