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“Arts, Objects, Archives” explores intersections between art and race

Photo contributed by Ben Murphy.

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter

October 1, 2020

From sculptures to sheet music, each presenter in the Art, Objects, Archives webinar on Sept. 21 showcased the abundant materials available at Whitman for instructors to teach this year’s academic theme Race, Violence and Health. “We often talk about how race is a construct, but its construction remains very much...

Arts from afar

Photos by Annie Means

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter

April 16, 2020

Whitman College, like many other colleges around the world, is facing a lot of difficulties right now. In times of confusion and chaos, people often gravitate towards the arts to give them a sense of community and purpose. However, without the ability to hold in-person events, many students are findi...

Whitman Arts Corner: An SNL review from Regis, Whitman’s oldest student

Ashlyn Quintus, Column Coordinator

October 19, 2019

This week's edition of the Whitman Arts Corner column is brought to you by Regis (b. 1933, class of 2023), Whitman’s oldest current student. This week it is of my utmost pleasure to share with you my take on the hit comedy show, "Saturday Night Live." I loved the show as a young adult and remembe...

“The Adventures of Alice” performed by Walla Walla Dance Company

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

The Walla Walla Dance Company performed an excellent original take on the timeless story “Alice in Wonderland” on Saturday, Feb. 4. The show, titled “The Adventures of Alice,” took place in Cordiner Hall at 7:30 p.m. Showcasing dancers from all different classes in the dance company, the event...

Home Sweet Dorm

Photo by Jillian Briglia

Megan Hearst and Emma Cooper, A&E Staff Writers

February 25, 2016

Underclassmen share how they creatively decorate their rooms in interest houses and residence halls.

Pio Picks: Week of Dec. 3

December 3, 2015

Each Thursday, The Pioneer highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week's picks. The Festival of Mini Trees benefitting local charities, ongoing through Dec. 19 at the Marcus Whitman Hotel, 6 W Rose St. Annual Outdoor Program Gear Sale, Thursday, Dec. ...

Raw Geographies students make political art

Clara Bartlett

October 25, 2012

On Thursday, Oct. 18, students walked to class with their gaze not cast down upon the usual sight of Ankeny Field's greenery, but instead upwards at the sky, where a weather balloon hung, figuratively and literally watching over the befuddled observers below. This apparatus, the Whitman Sky Project, was ...

Students face lack of real-world opportunities to pursue passion for dance outside workplace

Illustration Credit: Binta Loos-Diallo

Kate Robinette

May 16, 2011

Aside from a few brave, talented and dedicated idealists, there are not many Whitties who plan to seek careers in the arts. However, this is not for lack of passion. Many students spend countless hours each semester holed up in music building practice rooms, in Fouts with charcoal smudges on their faces,...

Students in the arts face contemporary MFA debate

Credit: Binta Loos-Diallo

Kate Robinette

April 25, 2011

Many Whitman College students live with the expectation that they will do whatever they can to earn the 'terminal degree' in their field. Whitman seniors pursuing careers in the arts, however, must face the more complex realities within their fields in deciding whether and when to go on to graduate ...

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