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Remember the Manifesta? Reparations are Due

Danielle Hirano, Senior, Class of 2019

May 16, 2019

On April 25th, the Whitman Wire received “We Need to Thrive: a Manifesta,” collectively written by nine women of color faculty members. In a revolutionary spirit, they voiced their grievances about the “exodus” of women of color faculty members in 2018-2019 and the reasons for their departure. ...

A Passion for Fashion: Style at Whitman

A Passion for Fashion: Style at Whitman

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

May 3, 2019

In the morning as Whitman students wake and get ready for class we all have a seemingly simple decision to make in common: what clothes to put on our back. Admittedly for me this decision is often fueled by convenience: whatever shirt I pull out of my drawer first or what pair of jeans are the most comfortable...

Wire Watch: May 2 – 9

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

May 3, 2019

Thursday, May 2nd-May 4th 8:00-10:00 p.m., and Sunday, May 5th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Alexander Stage of Harper Joy Theatre Gracing the Alexander stage is the famous Spanish 17th century play, “Life Is A Dream.” The play challenges our senses, presenting the world as a shadow and reality as invisible ...

Q&A with New Associate Dean of Health and Wellness and Director of the Counseling Center, Dr. Rae Chresfield

Q&A with New Associate Dean of Health and Wellness and Director of the Counseling Center, Dr. Rae Chresfield

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2019

Q: Why did you choose to come to Whitman? A: Actually, it was a lot of different things, it just felt like it was the place that would permit me to utilize all of my background and experience, and the desire to continue to work with students and I’ve never seen a undergraduate situation that had...

Walla Walla and Whitman College Prepare for Graduation Weekend

Walla Walla and Whitman College Prepare for Graduation Weekend

Rylee Neville

April 28, 2019

On Sunday, May 19, Whitman Seniors will put on their caps and gowns and begin the next chapter of their lives. Months of planning and preparation go into graduation on the part of both students and faculty members. The process can be emotionally straining for Senior students, and the logistics can be overwh...

In The Cut: Activism and Fresh Fades

In The Cut: Activism and Fresh Fades

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

Men Of Color Association (MOCA) hosted a barbershop this Sunday, Apr. 21. All proceeds will go to the Walla Walla Music Organization. This was the first event which MOCA, a club organized last fall, has put on. Jordon Crawford, who started MOCA at Whitman and largely organized the barbershop, hope...

Senior Art Thesis Exhibition 2019

Senior Art Thesis Exhibition 2019

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2019

On Friday, Apr. 19th the Senior Art Thesis Exhibition debuted in the Sheehan Gallery. The exhibition includes a wide variety of artwork by senior art majors' work. However, the common theme throughout was the use of art to express deep personal beliefs and emotions. Whether it was through the medium of painti...

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

Lena Friedman and Alex Brockman

April 25, 2019

As American society continues to rely more heavily on technology year by year, it has become a topic of hot debate whether the use of technology in classrooms enhances or hinders the experience of students and teachers. At Whitman professors take a range of stances: from strict no computer policies to...

Wire Watch: April 25-May 2

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25th 7:00-8:00 pm in Chism Hall Always enjoyed New Orleans-style jazz? Join the Whitman College Jazz Ensembles for their “A Taste of New Orleans.” Enjoy music from Jazz I directed by Doug Scarborough and Jazz II directed by Gary Gemberling for a night of upbeat jazz. The event i...

Taste of Africa

Taste of Africa

Cy Burchenal, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

On Saturday, April 20, the Whitman African Student Association (WASA) hosted its bi-annual Taste of Africa cultural celebration. This long running event featured performances and presentations both by WASA members and guest attendants, as well as dishes from various African cuisines. The event sought to c...

Wire Watch: April 18th to 25th

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

April 19, 2019

Thursday, April 18th 4:00-7:00 pm in Reid Ballroom Love roller-skating or have always wanted to try? Join WEB as they transform the Reid Ballroom into a Glow Roller Rink for one afternoon only. Roller skates will be provided, so come skate off your stress!   Friday, April 19th 5:30-7:30 ...

Desiderata

Desiderata

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2019

This weekend, Apr. 19 to April 22, "Desiderata" debuts in the Nancy Simon Acting Classroom in Harper Joy Theater. Written and directed by Grace Sanwald ‘21, this 45-minute one act show revolves around the lives and relationships of five college friends.   "Desiderata" features a variety of ...

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