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Arts for Housing Justice Centers Creativity as a Source of Community

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Editor September 21, 2023

With rising costs of living and inflation rates sharply increasing, major cities like Portland and Seattle have noted stark spikes in the number of houseless people within city limits. Although Walla Walla...

Photo by Shintaro Kamura.

Whitman student prepares solo art exhibition

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter April 6, 2023

Sophomore and film major Agustin (Ramí) Ramirez will be holding an art exhibition in the Fouts Center for Visual Arts on April 14. This project, titled "You're not going to believe me," originated from...

Photo by Shintaro Kamura.

Walla Walla wineries combine wine and art

Nazaaha Penick, News Reporter February 16, 2023

Walla Walla has become a hub for wine and art lovers alike. With over 120 wineries and a thriving arts community, this small town is making an impact on the world of wine and culture. Many wineries...

Campus exhibits enter final week of the semester

Charlie Hunter, Campus Life Reporter December 8, 2022

What’s going on in Sheehan Gallery? You may walk by the Sheehan Gallery every day on your way in and out of Olin classrooms, but this tucked-away space holds much more than a few art installations for...



Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

Catherine Earnshaw, Sylvia Plath, Wednesday Addams and Courtney Love. Weird girls. Insane. Bitches. The list goes on for miles. Women have been branded hysterical for feeling rage since the word "bitch"...

Photo by Aidan Tribolet.

Whitman students help local artists with downtown mural project

Paul Florence, News Reporter November 3, 2022

As part of the "Festival de Cultura Vida," members of the Whitman and Walla Walla community helped painting a mural with Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Mariana Pérez and her husband, artist Diego...

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A gift and a burden: Students discuss creativity

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer October 5, 2022

“I wish you always love and grief, because don’t you think that’s what drives your creative process?” — "Dialog" by Tigran Suchyan, Armenian singer-songwriter; courtesy of Marina Balasanyan In...

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...

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