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Reducing Waste One Plastic Container at a Time

Kaeley Pilichowski is a Whitman senior who is passionate about living in a zero waste lifestyle.

Alex Brockman, Feature Editor

April 18, 2019

The phrase “zero waste” can be an intimidating phrase for those with a desire to become more eco-friendly or green in their lives. Thinking about the waste that the average person goes through in a single day makes it seem like an insurmountable task to completely cut that waste to zero. However,...

The Festival Experience

The Festival Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

September 3, 2017

Despite pricey tickets and long drives, music festivals are sought-after destinations. People jump through hoops to get in and stay in, and Whitman students are no exception. This summer, Merone Hadush attended Paradiso Festival, an electronic dance music festival held at the Gorge Amphitheater...

Trending on Campus: Nipple Piercings

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

May 4, 2017

Often considered taboo and on the fringe of fashion, nipple piercings are a becoming increasingly mainstream as the trend grows among Whitman students. No longer just a symbol of one’s sexual independence, nipple piercings carry diverse meanings for individuals who have them. For some, a nipple pie...

KWCW Show of the Week: “i love love love you”

KWCW Show of the Week:

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2017

Hosted by senior Tara McCulloch, “i love love love you” spins love songs across a spectrum genres ranging from folk to jazz, all in an effort to showcase an eclectic blend of music and a new perspective on love. The segment on KWCW radio airs on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wanting to take...

Composers’ Studio: Showcasing Whitman’s Musical Talent

Composers' Studio: Showcasing Whitman's Musical Talent

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2017

Composers' Studio was a refreshing start and a euphonious end to the annual Whitman Undergraduate Conference, highlighting the talents of seven Whitman composers as their pieces came to fruition on stage. The Whitman Undergraduate Conference is a day devoted to students' achievements, allowing studen...

First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2017

The first annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival teemed with excitement and solidarity this past Friday, April 7. Despite the unpredictable weather that forced the event indoors to Reid Coffeehouse, the festival went on without a hitch, featuring two live bands, several local artists and p...

“Messiah on the Frigidaire” Graces Little Theatre of Walla Walla with Comedy, Intrigue

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2017

Utilizing strong language, subtle adult content and commentary on religious chicanery, John Culbertson’s play “Messiah on the Frigidaire,” as performed by the Little Theatre of Walla Walla, takes its odd, quirky premise and makes it into a lesson about faith and love. The Little Theatre’s...

New “Beauty and the Beast” enchants audiences

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017

The enchanting live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1991 musical “Beauty and the Beast” has captured the hearts and minds of viewers since opening on March 17, recounting with a modern twist the beloved tale of a confident yet gentle girl who is able to find love and compassion in an angry beast. With...

FACE hosts the 5th annual Breaking Ground Monologues

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

The fifth annual Breaking Ground Monologues, held in Kimball Theatre from March 3 through 5, grappled with a multitude of thought-provoking and emotional topics, leaving a powerful impression on all who attended. The passionate performances helped audience members experience and relate to the powerful...

“Songs of Youth and Joy,” A Unique Collaboration Among Walla Walla Musicians

Photo by Amelia Wells.

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2017

Captivating and collaborative, the “Songs of Youth and Joy” concert showcased the incredible musical talent of four Walla Walla musical groups. Held in Cordiner Hall on Sunday, Feb. 26, the concert consisted of performances by Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi) Belles Voix and Chamber Singers, Walla...

Spotlight on Students: KnitWhits

Photo by Samarah Uribe.

Afton Weaver, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

KnitWhits, a fiber arts and knitting club at Whitman, allows students to engage in conversation, and relieve stress, while using yarn to harness their inner creativity. KnitWhits is open to all Whitman students, regardless of experience level. The club is not confined to simply knitting; members participate...

Musician Spotlight: Sheldoncole

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017

On Dec. 21, 2016, musical duo Sheldoncole released their brand new EP, titled “Detroit.” Sheldoncole, consists of two brothers, Sheldon and Nic Kozushko, who recently came together to pursue their dream of making music. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the pair of singer-songwriters has been...

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