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Senior Thesis: Research Bringing Students Around the World

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

March 7, 2019


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Genevive Foster: Rethinking the Hawaiian Luau Genevieve Foster, a senior Anthropology major, is using her personal experience of growing up in Hawaii and her love for creative non-fiction in her thesis which takes the non-traditional form of three creative non-fiction essays focusing on images of the...

PPS Retrospective

PPS Retrospective

Alasdair Padman and Audrey Hecker

March 7, 2019


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On Feb. 21, 2019, Whitman College was host to the annual Power & Privilege Symposium which is directed and led largely by students. While classes are cancelled, students are expected to engage with the complex, and often emotional, discourse created by the symposium.   In “Preparing f...

Circle Mirror Transformation

Circle Mirror Transformation

Connie Moore, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2019


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Last week the play “Circle Mirror Transformation”, written by Annie Baker, premiered at Whitman. The play was directed by Anthony Reale ‘19 and followed the lives of five participants in an acting class: Marty, James, Teresa, Lauren, and Schultz. Marty, the eccentric acting teacher, led the class w...

Wire Watch: March 7 to March 28

Emma Chung, A&E Editor

March 6, 2019


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Thursday, March 7th 4:00 to 9:00 pm in the Alexander Stage, Harper Joy Theatre Showcase your theatre talents and sign up to audition for Life Is A Dream. The script calls for three main male characters as well as two main female characters in addition to supporting roles. However, gender and race are...

Creating Spaces for All: Whitman Clubs for Many Interests

Creating Spaces for All: Whitman Clubs for Many Interests

Sophie Leibsohn, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019


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Dance Team: a Community through Movement Leksi Kostur, a senior psychology major, has been co-running the Dance Team, a club on campus that invites students to let off steam through fun original dances created by Leksi and her co-president Grace. “Typically we meet once a week, and we work to...

Red

Red

Renny Acheson, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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From February 20th-23rd, Whitman students performed British playwright Somalia Seaton’s Red for three evening shows and one matinee performance. The performances took place in the Friemann Theatre in Harper Joy Theater.   The project served as the senior thesis for director Donovan Olsen ...

WIRE WATCH: February 28 to March 4

Vlad Voinich, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2019


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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...

Walla Walla Funds Alliance for the Homeless

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019


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Walla Walla county will give Walla Walla Alliance for the Homeless $100,000 this year to help run and boost the services available at the Sleep Center. The Sleep Center was started after Walla Walla passed a no-camping ordinance a few years ago. It consists of 31 insulated Conestoga tents, plus two large...

A National Emergency

A National Emergency

Sean Gannon, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019


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President Trump declared a national emergency over the southern border on Feb. 15th, aiming to divert $6 billion from authorized projects to build his proposed wall. The announcement came after congress’ funding bill denied the president adequate wall money, sparking questions over the separation o...

So You Want to Talk About Apathy: Varsity Athletes Lack of Presence in the Power & Privilege Symposium

So You Want to Talk About Apathy: Varsity Athletes Lack of Presence in the Power & Privilege Symposium

Susanna Williams, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


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When I was assigned to write this piece for The Wire, I began my journey by making attempts to get in contact with athletes on campus about their involvement in the Power & Privilege Symposium. Being a former athlete myself, I reached out first to my former teammates to see if they had heard of an...

SNOWPOCALYPSE 2019

SNOWPOCALYPSE 2019

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


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Winter has finally hit Walla Walla and the rest of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle experienced its snowiest month in the past 50 years. January 1969, which featured 45 inches of snow, was Seattle’s last snowiest month. While the amount of snow is not particularly unusual for Walla Walla, Professor Kevi...

Recent Resignations Raise Questions About Institutionalized Oppression

Emma Fletcher-Frazer, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2019


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Power and Privilege Symposium Executive Director Megan Waldau '20 and co-programming Director Jaisa Swasey '21 have resigned from their positions due to a lack of institutional support and structural issues within the symposium. Waldau sent out a resignation statement on Feb. 5, writing, “My team and st...

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