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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 22, 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 15, 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...

Staff Art Adds Color to Penrose

Staff Art Adds Color to Penrose

Caitlin Bergman

April 3, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Photos

Balloon bouquets, knitted fruit and homemade Renaissance dresses were among the surprises that met students in the lobby of Penrose Library after spring break. "Art Outside the Box" showcased 45 works of art by 29 Whitman staff members that ranged widely from paintings to jewelry to furniture and instruments....

Dragapella rocks Reid

Dragapella rocks Reid

Susie Kirkava

March 25, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

A group billing themselves as "America's Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet" filled Reid Ballroom on March 5 with gaudy gowns, hilarious lyrics and beautiful harmonies.  Kinsey Sicks inspired laughs and a few gasps from Whitman students.  The name Kinsey Sicks is a play on "Kinsey 6," the placement...

Four Years of Residence

Four Years of Residence

Caitlin Bergman

March 24, 2013


Filed under Circuit, MEDIA, Photo Essay

First-year rooms become a home away from home for most Whitman students––a chance to redecorate and create lifelong friendships. Though most Whitties only live in a particular room on campus for one year or less, unforgettable memories are created. The Circuit tracked down students who lived in...

Behind the Scenes of the One Acts

Behind the Scenes of the One Acts

cade beck

March 20, 2013


Filed under Circuit, Front Page Slideshow, MEDIA, Photo Essay

Every year the Harper Joy Theatre produces the One Act Play Festival, a series of three single-act plays written by Whitman students. The plays are selected by a committee of theatre and literature experts, many of whom have been involved in the process for all 24 years of the contest's existence. The...

Elementary mentees visit campus

Elementary mentees visit campus

Faith Bernstein

March 6, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Photos

The annual Mentees to Campus Day brings over 150 elementary students from Walla Walla public schools to Reid Campus Center and side lawn for a carnival with their Whitman mentors.  The Whitman Mentor Program is one of the most popular service opportunities for Whitman students.  This year, activities...

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Composers’ Concert Features Student Work

Skye Vander Laan

February 27, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, VIDEOS

Whitman's Composers' Concert took place in Chism Hall on Friday, Feb. 22.  The concert showcased the work of five student composers: Aleks Maricq, Erik Feldman, Ethan Maier, Aaron Stern and Will Ekstrom. Videographer Skye Vander Laan brings us clips of the performance, as well as a look into...

Men’s Basketball NW Conference Finals

Men’s Basketball NW Conference Finals

Marlena Sloss

February 26, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Photos

On Feb. 21, Whitman's men's basketball team won 90 - 78 their Northwest Conference Finals game against George Fox University.  Photographer Marlena Sloss brings us the photo slideshow below.  Two days later, excited fans accompanied the team to their championship game against Whitworth in Spokane,...

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