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The Second City: Famed Troupe Performs at Power House Theatre

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under A&E, Reviews

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 City came to Walla Walla’s Gesa Power House Theatre for one night, bringing their show, “The Sec...

Comedian Andy Hendrickson performs at Reid Campus Center

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under A&E

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 Andy Hendrickson, who performed at Whitman College on Oct. 20, proved that his dry, witty humor transcend...

Crafting Comedy

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016


Filed under FEATURE

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

Harper Joy Theatre performs ‘The Liar’ over Parent’s Weekend

Emma Cooper

October 28, 2015


Filed under A&E

In the Harper Joy Theater from October 22-25, Whitman students performed the comedy The Liar.

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Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Policing Language? Trigger Warnings and Whitman

Hannah Bartman, Feature Editor

October 1, 2015


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

“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 institutionalized, and is affecting what can be said in the classroom, even as a basis for discussion...

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Nathan Fisher

April 1, 2014


Filed under A&E, Circuit, Movie Reviews, Reviews

After a (hopefully) adventurous spring break, it will be prime time to buckle down as spring semester ends and finals loom.  This means the books really need to be cracked open, but those still in denial and in need for continued procrastination will welcome the spring crop of movies Hollywood is offering...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

Nathan Fisher

October 3, 2013


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Moviegoers in Walla Walla hit the jackpot this weekend when several promising new movies were released. My choices were boiled down to porn versus drinking buddies, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new comedy about porn addiction, "Don Jon," won. That's right, an R-rated kind of pornographic dramatic comedy entertained! "Don Jon" follows the day-to-...

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

Nathan Fisher

February 7, 2013


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

The undead seem to be hip nowadays, with shows like "The Walking Dead" and "True Blood" drawing huge crowds, and movies like "Zombieland," "Resident Evil" and "Shaun of the Dead" making a few bucks. Cashing in on this apocalypse lovefest, this week's new release, "Warm Bodies," adds a new twist to zombiela...

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

‘Hotel Transylvania’ Fails to Bring Laughs or Screams

Nathan Fisher

October 31, 2012


Filed under A&E, Reviews

With Halloween this week, I succumbed to my hankering for an old-fashioned monster movie. The local theater offered a plethora of bloody and gruesome movies, but since I am still recovering from the unexpected bloodbath in "Seven Psychopaths," I decided on the animated monster-filled "Hotel Transylvania." Admittedly, "Hotel Transylvania"...

Subterfuge and farce in Harper Joy’s “The Government Inspector”

Subterfuge and farce in Harper Joy’s “The Government Inspector”

Nate Lessler

October 21, 2010


Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

A half-painted, cartoon-like set of a town in Czarist Russia filled the Alexander Stage in Harper Joy Theatre. To the far side of the stage was a costume rack full of fat suits. A startled stagehand, alongside senior and set designer Devin Petersen, clean up broken glass from a lamp's loosely-fitted l...

Zom-Com ‘Fido’ both brainy and biting

C.J. Wisler

October 14, 2010


Filed under A&E, Reviews

Pun intended, director Andrew Currie's film "Fido" is a "fresh take" on the zombie genre. Though obviously taking a cue from the hit zombie-parody film "Shawn of the Dead", "Fido", instead of spoofing the genre, provides instead a homage to as well as a satire of the idyllic 1950's American lifesty...

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