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Futuristic artist to take over Stevens Gallery

Daniel Kim

October 3, 2014


Filed under A&E

On Oct. 5, artist John Powers will be coming to Whitman College. Powers will be on campus for one week showcasing an exhibit called "Operational" at the Stevens Gallery for one week. Powers will also be giving a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 8 about his recent essay, "Star Wars: A New Heap." Instead...

Many groups fund activism workshop

Linnaea Weld

October 3, 2014


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Today artist and activist Dana Lyons will be offering both a workshop and concert for students. Campus Climate Challenge (CCC) has been working on bringing Lyons to campus since last semester, but many groups on campus have helped to put on today's events. Senior Collin Smith was instrumental in gaining...

Artists Cooperate in Walla PopUp Gallery

Artists Cooperate in Walla PopUp Gallery

Hannah Bartman

May 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

The Walla PopUp Gallery is a collaborative and economically innovative concept: a communal art gallery that opens for only a month in which all artists involved work for the gallery and profit from the sales. The second PopUp Gallery will be installed in Walla Walla by Technical Assistant of Studio Art Lynn Woolson and Whitman alumnus Ben Lerchin '13. ...

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Inked: Whitman Community Members Express Personal, Permanent Expression Through Tattoos

Sarah Cornett

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Circuit

Buddhist symbols hidden in white ink. A professor's passion inscribed on his inner arm. An ancient symbol of symmetry and harmony. The Whitman community––the faculty, staff and students that live and work in the pursuit of intellectual and emotional growth––express themselves in creative and dive...

Woven Metal

Woven Metal

Marra Clay

February 16, 2014


Filed under Under Close Examination

  Whitman has gone through a whirlwind of weather changes. In the last few weeks, I have seen snow deep enough to bury everyone's Birkenstocks, enough sunshine to melt it all away, drizzling rain, and even a rolling, fleet of fog. However, there are always going to be larger monuments on campus...

Staff, Students Sell Wares at Fourth Annual Craft Fair

Isabel Mills

December 5, 2013


Filed under FEATURE

Just in time for the holiday season, crafty students and staff will come together under one roof to sell their unique homemade products. On Monday, Dec. 9, the Whitman College community will have an opportunity to view and purchase items created by fellow students and staff. They range from people...

Artists’ Politics Don’t Define Their Own Work

Artists’ Politics Don’t Define Their Own Work

Andy Monserud

November 21, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Highlight

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a film that I have wanted to see for a long time. Ever since I read "Ender's Game" for the first time in 2005, I always wished for a film version. Blissfully engrossed in a 10-year-old's fantasy, I sat through the movie without a care in the world. But when I stepped out of the theater, I was hit w...

Sam Alden ’12 Finds Success in Comic World

Sam Alden ’12 Finds Success in Comic World

James Kennedy

October 23, 2013


Filed under A&E

Alumnus Sam Alden '12, who once drew comics for The Pioneer, is now featured as one of the "Best American Comics 2013." With several physical books in the works and a consistently updated digital collection at gingerlandcomics.com, Alden has found success in a field many say is dying off. How did Al...

Myth, Memory at Sheehan Gallery

Myth, Memory at Sheehan Gallery

James Kennedy

October 17, 2013


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

On Oct. 14, Whitman College's Sheehan Gallery opened its latest exhibit, a reflection on the works of the local artist J. Frank Munns, who passed away last January. The exhibition process varies by artist, but this display is distinctly different from most others. While most exhibits revolve around a c...

A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

A Major Choice: Whitman’s Diverse Academics

Lachlan Johnson

August 29, 2013


Filed under Circuit, NEWS

"What are you majoring in?" After "What's your name?" and "Where are you from?" this is one of the most common questions overheard in the hallways of a first-year residence hall, in classrooms of introductory courses or as students stroll together across Ankeny Field. When you step on campus as a first-year, people w...

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Holi 2013 brings a colorful end to finals week

Marie von Hafften

May 15, 2013


Filed under MEDIA, Media Highlight

Final exams ended on Tuesday, May 14, at 4 p.m. By 4:30 p.m. several hundred students filled the Reid sidelawn and pelted each other with colorful powder in MECCA and the South Asian Student Association (SASA)'s annual celebration of Holi. Due to cleaning issues resulting from last year's celebration,...

blue moon Release

blue moon Release

Mallory Martin

April 18, 2013


Filed under A&E

Almost 400 submissions were received, and after headaches, some heartache and a lot of tough decisions, the 26th edition of Whitman's premier literary magazine is finally ready for release. Only days before the April 19 release of their magazine, blue moon co-editors-in-chief Chelsea Kern and Bo Erickson, both senior English majors, are shining with a sleepy...

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