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V-Nord Improv’s return countered by heckler group

Conor Bartol, A Serious Goose September 30, 2021

Campus was delighted recently by the return of the improv group Varsity Nordic (better known as V-Nord) to in-person shows. However, every light casts a shadow, and as they returned, so too did their sinister...

Review: At long last, Varsity Nordic returned to the stage

Review: At long last, Varsity Nordic returned to the stage

Elise Sanders, Campus Life Reporter September 23, 2021

A laptop was at the entrance, greeting the long line into the auditorium with a check-in. Students meandered into a packed Olin Auditorium, finding their friends and debating on where to sit, or stand,...

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Show review: Varsity Nordic returns with their goofy spontaneity on Zoom

Zac Bentz , A&E Reporter April 15, 2021

As the sun sets over Walla Walla, five individuals congregate within the bounds of a Zoom webinar. At the bottom of the screen, framed in dim light, a man removes a pair of cheap plastic sunglasses and...

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Are comedians more reliable than news outlets?

Sydney Bellon, Columnist March 12, 2020

During these turbulent and controversial times in politics, it has been interesting to watch the many examples of late-night hosts and comedians who have taken on the role of political news sources. Some...

Hari Kondabolu Is No Joke

Hari Kondabolu Is No Joke

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter February 8, 2018

On Friday, February 3, comedian Hari Kondabolu took to the stage in Reid basement to deliver a brilliant range of liberal arts-themed jokes. He began the evening with a clever discussion of the college's...

KWCW Open Mic brings DJs Together

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter December 7, 2017

KWCW’s open mics allow members of the Whitman and Walla Walla communities to demonstrate their talents within an intimate space. On November 30, musicians, comedians and poets took their place in Kimball...

Minute Film Festival: Sixty-Second Creative Endeavors

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter October 28, 2017

What can you do with a minute? This was the challenge posed to students taking part in the Minute Film Festival in Kimball Theater on Friday, Oct. 27. The festival, put on by the Fine Arts House, premiered 36...

The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter December 5, 2016

What do Tina Fey, Bill Murray and Stephen Colbert all have in common? Each of them at one time or another, were a part of the Chicago-based improv and comedy group, The Second City. This year, The Second...

Comedian Andy Hendrickson performs at Reid Campus Center

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer October 27, 2016

The basement of Reid Campus Center is undoubtedly a change of scene for a comedian that made his career in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. Despite the different crowd, visiting comic...

Crafting Comedy

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter April 14, 2016
Varsity Nordic, the group of campus improvisers whose predecessors snagged their name from the defunded nordic ski team, generally meets three times a week at 10:00 p.m.
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Harper Joy Theatre performs ‘The Liar’ over Parent’s Weekend

Emma Cooper October 28, 2015
In the Harper Joy Theater from October 22-25, Whitman students performed the comedy The Liar.
Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor October 1, 2015

“A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense…This new climate is slowly being...

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