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WIRE WATCH: February 28 to March 4

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019

Visiting Writers Reading Series Thursday, February 28 at 07:00pm in Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory A nonfiction writer Inara Verzemnieks will talk about her art and experience at Whitman. Verzemnieks is the author of the memoir “Among the Living and the Dead: a Tale of Exile and Homecomin...

WIRE WATCH: February 21-28

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

Red Wednesday, February 20th- Friday, February 22nd, Saturday February 23rd 8pm on Wednesday-Friday, 2pm on Saturday Harper Joy Theatre   Written by Somalia Seaton and directed by Donovan Olsen ‘19, Red follows the processing of Dee after her best friend Jay goes missing, cent...

Chamber Concert

Chamber Concert

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

Earlier this month, Whitman’s orchestra and Chamber Singers choir traveled to Boston to perform at the College Orchestra Directors Convention. As two largely parallel musical groups, the choir and orchestra do not often get the opportunity to travel and interact with one another. I spoke with orche...

Whitman Teaches the Movement Art Show Opening at Walla Walla Public Library

Whitman Teaches the Movement Art Show Opening at Walla Walla Public Library

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 16 Whitman Teaches the Movement opened the Walla Walla Public Library to host an art show. The show was open to everyone, in particular to the children of the local community. Several Whitman students volunteered to help organize the space and share their artistic talents. Whitman ...

Lunar New Year Celebration at Whitman

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

On Saturday, Feb. 9 Whitman students, staff and community members celebrated the Lunar New Year in the Reid Ballroom. Chinese international students as well as Chinese-identifying Americans put the event together with the help of volunteers. The event had a variety of activities, performances and ev...

“BlacKkKlansman” and Activist Theo Wilson

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

Last Wednesday, Whitman screened Spike Lee’s "BlacKkKlansman," in coordination with a talk given by Black Lives Matter activist, Theo Wilson, on Thursday. Whitman African Student Association (WASA) member and event organizer Jordon Crawford introduced the movie saying, “When you’re watching j...

One Act Play Festival Inspires Creativity and Student Involvement

One Act Play Festival Inspires Creativity and Student Involvement

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

From Feb. 7 through the 10, the Alexander Stage at Harper Joy Theater served as the venue for the 30th annual One Act Play Festival. The festival brings community members together for four days to enjoy the work of Whitman students.   The One Act Play Festival showcases three student-written and di...

Wire Watch: Feb 14-21

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14th 7:30 pm at The COOP (406 Cypress Street) Join the members of the community service interest house for a night of crafts and snacks while enjoying a secret movie. All students are welcome to this event to celebrate Valentine’s Day!   Thursday, February 14th 7:00 pm i...

Album Review: Maggie Rogers’ “Heard It In A Past Life”

Album Review: Maggie Rogers’ “Heard It In A Past Life”

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

On Jan. 18, American musician Maggie Rogers released her first full-length studio album titled "Heard It in a Past Life." Upon its release by Debay Sounds, a subset of Capitol Records, the album debuted at #2 on the US Billboard Top 200. Along with her vocal performance, Rogers, 24, served as the exe...

BANFF Mountain Film Festival

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, Whitman hosted the BANFF Film Festival — one of the most popular events among Whitman students. The line-up consisted of 11 films that were dedicated to sports and environment. The event took place in Cordiner Hall and started off with a brief introduction by the daughter of...

Wire Watch: Feb 7-14

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

February 8, 2019

Thursday, February 7th 7:00 pm in the Reid Coffeehouse Interested in race, politics, social justice and poetry? Theo E.J. Wilson, a winner of the National Poetry Slam and political activist, speaks about his experiences talking to people with different political values. Attend his lecture to learn how ...

Sheehan Gallery

Sheehan Gallery

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

Beginning Jan. 25 and going until Apr. 7, "WRITTEN IN LIGHT: Meditations on the Moving Image" is a new exhibit at Olin’s Sheehan Gallery. Upon entering the gallery I was taken aback by how casual it felt. It’s easy to simply wander around and take in the sights and sounds of so many artists, without...

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