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Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

Wire Watch: Nov. 7-14

November 7, 2019

Nov. 8: Fridays at Four featuring Jonathan Dubay, violin, and Nancy Ives, cello Friday, Nov. 8, 4 p.m., Kimball Theatre. A musical performance of violin and cello as part of the Fridays at Four series.   Nov. 8: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday, Nov. 8, 10 p.m., Maxey Auditori...

Chamber Singers commemorate challenges, peace

Whitman Chamber Singers, directed by Assistant Professor of Music Miles Canaday, perform a variety of pieces from throughout history.

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

November 7, 2019

It was the modern U.S. premiere of Sebastián de Vivanco’s 16th-century piece, “Lamentations for Maundy Thursday,” but junior Ronja Mokranova, alto II for the Whitman Chamber Singers — a group of consisting of 20 Whitman student singers, mostly juniors and seniors — wasn’t nervous. “See...

Leftover food listserv combats food waste

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Louis Moench, News Reporter

November 7, 2019

Junior Adam Rooney started a free food email list this semester because he noticed how much food was being thrown away after catered events on campus. He believes the email list is a simple solution to the problem of food waste: tell people where to go with their reusable containers, and let them eat. ...

Faith takes shape at Whitman

Despite the perception that Whitman does not have an active faith community, there are many students and community members who wish to create a space for faith at Whitman. Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures (Japanese) Akira Takemoto was one of the speakers at the first Interfath Summit this past Saturday.

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

November 5, 2019

This past weekend, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life organized Whitman's first ever Interfaith Summit, an event that gave students from all backgrounds an opportunity to speak on their experiences regarding religious identity at Whitman and the possibility of having a specifically designed int...

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Juniors Sara Dong and Shubhra Tewari pose at the event's photobooth (left).

Sienna Axe, A&E Reporter

November 1, 2019

This past weekend, students and parents alike gathered on the Stanton lawn for caramel apples, a photo booth and no less than 120 pumpkins to carve for the second annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Whitman Events Board (WEB) on Saturday, Oct. 27. WEB chair and senior Blake Killingsworth explained the pre...

Journey back to the alma mater: Whitman alumni return as professors

Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Sarah Hurlburt, as a student, searches for a friend to fly her homemade kite in the library. Photo contributed by Sarah Hurlburt

Miyona Katayama, Feature Writer

October 31, 2019

Being the tight-knit and relatively self-selective institution that Whitman is, it is no surprise that a number of graduates from throughout the years have decided to come back as faculty. Many professors are drawn back to Whitman for a combination of reasons, such as the practicalities of a limited...

Whitman Greek Life under review

Messages referencing Greek Life appeared throughout campus last week, including the above image which features a scale with a dollar sign outweighing “safety.”

Kate Grumbles, News Editor

October 29, 2019

Just over one year after an Oct. 24, 2018 faculty meeting during which a motion to eliminate “single-sex social and residential organizations” was brought forward for discussion by Charles E. and Margery B. Anderson Endowed Professor of Humanities and Professor of Classics Dana Burgess, the pro...

Liberal arts offers nontraditional paths to medical school

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Sarah Holloway, Feature Reporter

October 24, 2019

With a high demand in the job market for students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees, there is a looming concern whether a liberal arts education is sufficient. Liberal arts is the exploration of matters not related to vocational, professional or technical curriculums. What...

Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

First-year Macy Hampton dribbles the ball.

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m. practices, though senior forward Lily Gustafson hasn’t given too much thought to the bright and early...

“Playing With Fire” resurrects Frankenstein

Frankenstein, played by sophomore Racheal Goldsmith Zucker, ex- plores

Ryder Brookes, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

This weekend, the theater department will bring Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein" back from the dead, literally. From Oct. 24 through 27, Director Annaliese Baker will bring an adapted version of the famous novel to Harper Joy Theatre. The play is an epilogue, continuing the story after the ending of She...

“Swan Lake” connects orchestra with ballet

Rohan Press, A&E Reporter

October 24, 2019

Four days. That’s the amount of time the Walla Walla Symphony had to rehearse the score for "Swan Lake" as a unified orchestra before their performance in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 20..  “We only got with the dancers last night, for the very first time,” said Ed Dixon, principal cellist for the symphony....

Deep roots at Whitman

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Emma Foley, Feature Writer

October 19, 2019

To get to Whitman College, you drive first through the rolling wheat fields and vineyards of the Walla Walla Valley, pass signs advertising famously local sweet onions sold just around the corner and see scores of cows munching on grass. These sprawling spreads of land dedicated to growing are interrupted...

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