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A journey through Whitman’s Outdoor Sculpture Walk

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter November 11, 2021

Little is more iconic to the wayfaring Whitman student wandering across campus than the many sculptures, statues and artworks that adorn the landscape. According to the Whitman College Outdoor Sculpture...

“Word II: Ars Poetica” exhibit explores color and letting go in the Stevens Gallery

“Word II: Ars Poetica” exhibit explores color and letting go in the Stevens Gallery

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter September 30, 2021

While walking through Reid, it’s hard to miss the Stevens Gallery, covered floor to ceiling in a collage of vibrant colors, miscellaneous inky scribbles and peculiar poems. On display until Oct....

The three C’s of cinema: Why college movie nights are our most important form of gathering

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter May 16, 2021

Remember when we used to watch movies with other people? It feels like an eternity ago that community was still part of our cinematic vocabulary. Back when movie theaters brimmed with eager cinephiles...

Photo by Bridget Kennedy.

In The Bag Shop artist Isabella Margolin brings color to campus

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter April 15, 2021

From colorful stickers to retro-looking collages, @in.the.bag.shop on Instagram features a wide range of art. Isabella Margolin, a senior English major, is the artist behind the shop. Margolin explained...

Reconfiguring the arts: FSR proposes cuts and new programs

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

In the midst of getting back to in-person classes, students and faculty received a new source of stress and confusion: on Feb. 2, President Murray sent out an email containing the Financial Sustainability...

Photos by Dana Kendrick

Seniors cope with finishing final requirements virtually

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter May 13, 2020

As the Class of 2020 reconciles with their last few weeks at Whitman, they are also finishing their final assessments under completely unexpected circumstances. Social distancing and online distance-learning...

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Can the artist be separated from their art?

Sydney Bellon, Columnist February 6, 2020

Michael Jackson was an incredible performer who made ingenious contributions to pop culture and the music industry, which gave him tremendous power. In the prime of his career he allegedly sexually abused...

Seniors Sami Braman and Claire McHale perform original music at the blue moon pop-up.

blue moon pop-up illuminates student art

Kaitlin Cho , A&E Reporter November 1, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Stevens Gallery was flooded with deep blue light, tinting everything in the gallery: the art hanging on the walls, the mason jars full of raffle tickets and the crowd packed into...

The exhibition celebrates the beauty of natural landscapes, skyline, and sunsets through photography. Photos located in Stevens Gallery.

Making a Home in Stevens Gallery

Michelle Foster, Managing Editor January 31, 2019

The idea of home means different things to everyone. For many students, Whitman may become a second home, and for many, it’s impossible to forget where they came from. In a recent exhibition in the Stevens...

Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter September 24, 2018

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people...

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Senior Art Theses: Big, Bold and Bright

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor April 26, 2018

The 2018 Senior Art Thesis Exhibition has arrived with big, bold strokes. With 14 artists displaying work in Sheehan Gallery and four in the Fouts exhibition space, the exhibition provides an opportunity...

Artwork featured in Collen Bokens 19 exhibition Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption vary in medium and were all created by queer Whitman alumni.

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor April 19, 2018

This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative...

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