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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Edyn Parsell

What Will I Do With My Art Degree? Tracing the Intersections of Environmental Activism and the Arts

Anna Wellborn, Science & Environment Writer April 25, 2024

As we near the end of the semester, the dear seniors in true liberal arts fashion are left to wonder, “What am I going to do with my bachelor of arts?” According to 2023 statistics, nearly...

Invisible Art Exhibit at Sheehan Steals The Show

Arham Khan, Unpaid Intern February 15, 2024

In an unprecedented move that has the art world baffled and oddly impressed, Whitman College’s Sheehan Gallery has introduced its latest exhibit: ‘The Emptiness of Perception,' which, true to its name,...

Illustration by Payton Davies

Looking past the glam: the meaning of jewelry

Keathley Pinney Brown, Feature Editor November 16, 2023

Many of us choose to wear jewelry, whether it be a handful of bracelets that we never take off, a necklace that we wear on special occasions or a rotating array of rings that march through the weeks...

Illustration by Paloma Link

The Visceral Meets the Objective: How Can Art and Science Complement Each Other?

Alicia Buchter, Science & Environment Editor November 9, 2023

Amino acid chains, cellular intestines, bubbling beakers filled with colorful liquid and E. Coli bacteria were depicted in stickers spread around the STEM hub after last week’s admitted students...

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...

Photo contributed by Wind Up Birds.

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...

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