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IHC Block Party Brings Fun to First Weekend of School Year

IHC Block Party Brings Fun to First Weekend of School Year

Halley McCormick

September 12, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photos

On the afternoon of Sept. 7, 2013, the Interest House Community came together to host the annual IHC Block Party. Boyer Avenue was blocked off and crowded with countless activities, crafts, food and performances. [portfolio_slideshow]

Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Sept. 11 Attacks

Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Sept. 11 Attacks

Caitlin Bergman

September 11, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photos, Web Only

A small group of Whitman community members met on the south steps of Memorial Hall to honor of the victims and families of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The event, which was hosted by the Muslim Student Association, began the vigil singing a verse of John Lennon's "Imagine." After,...

Every Tree Tells a Story: Lumber Business’ Philosophy Centered on Care, Compassion for Nature

Every Tree Tells a Story: Lumber Business’ Philosophy Centered on Care, Compassion for Nature

Faith Bernstein

August 28, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photo Essay, Photos

To the Thompson family, trees are more than just pieces of lumber. This summer I worked making videos for RBM (R stands for Roy, B stands for Ben and M stands for their mother, Evelyn), a local lumber company owned by the Thompson family  in Columbia Falls, Mont. for six weeks. I quickly learned...

A Primitive Paradise

A Primitive Paradise

Caitlin Bergman

August 2, 2013


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, Media Highlight, Photo Essay, Photos

[portfolio_slideshow] Tucked away in the remote jungles and beaches of Costa Rica lies the Osa Peninsula, one of the most diverse and untouched areas on the planet. Although it's only half the size of Rhode Island, the Osa houses 2.5 percent of the Earth's biodiversity and contains the last standing...

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Marie von Hafften

May 15, 2013


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Final exams ended on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. By 4:30 p.m. several hundred students filled the Reid sidelawn and pelted each other with colorful powder in MECCA and the South Asian Student Association (SASA)'s annual celebration of Holi. Due to cleaning issues resulting from last year's celebration,...

Annual chorale contest fun but long

Annual chorale contest fun but long

Susie Kirkava

May 1, 2013


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The 87th Whitman Chorale Contest was a nearly three hour-long celebration of music and a capella with thirteen teams competing. Hip hop, funk, bluegrass, indie rock, folk and pop music were among the genres represented. Videographer Susie Krikava brings us the musical highlights of the event.  ...

Annual Ren Faire brings fun for campus, Walla Walla community

Annual Ren Faire brings fun for campus, Walla Walla community

Devika Doowa

April 29, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Photos

On Saturday, April 27, Boyer Avenue filled with food stands, craft tables and performers in colorful costumes. The Annual Whitman College Renaissance Faire brought Whitman and Walla Walla community members together for a day of fun.  Photographer Devika Doowa brings us a peek into the festivities,...

Take Back the Night draws a crowd

Take Back the Night draws a crowd

Brennan Johnson

April 28, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Photos

On Thursday, April 18, a large mass of Whitman students came together to protest rape culture.  The event was called Take Back the Night and was organized by Feminists Advocating for Change and Empowerment (FACE), a campus club. Students marched from Reid through campus  to Cordiner. At Cordiner there...

Annual Bike Race Zooms Through Downtown Walla Walla

Annual Bike Race Zooms Through Downtown Walla Walla

Faith Bernstein

April 23, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, VIDEOS

The Tour of Walla Walla drew bicycle racers and crowds to Walla Walla on April 19, 20 and 21.  Videographer Faith Bernstein brings us the thrill and power of the races. Race results can be found here: http://gcracingllc.com/2013-tour-of-walla-walla/...

24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy

24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy

cade beck

April 22, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Photos

Last Friday and Saturday, Whitman improv group Varsity Nordic performed improv for 24 hours straight. Starting at 6 p.m. on April 19 and lasting until 6 p.m. April 20, the event raised money for Trilogy Recovery Community. Varsity Nordic asked for a donation of $1 per game for the local organization. They...

Students Gather for Candlelight Vigil, Honor Victims of Boston Marathon Blasts

Students Gather for Candlelight Vigil, Honor Victims of Boston Marathon Blasts

Skye Vander Laan

April 16, 2013


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, News Show, Photos

Over 50 students, faculty and community members gathered outside of Memorial Building Monday night, April 15 to commemorate the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings with a candlelight vigil. Junior Jacob Harwood, who organized the event, spoke to the crowd: "We didn't know quite what we wanted to do to...

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Origami workshop attendees well-supplied

Faith Bernstein

April 10, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Photos

Last Thursday, April 4, Whitman Events Board Creative Arts organized an origami paper folding workshop in Reid Coffeehouse.  While the event was met with low attendance, those who came were supplied with plain color and patterned paper and large instruction sheets for a wide variety of designs includin...

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