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Are comedians more reliable than news outlets?

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia
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
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

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

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

Improv and comedy group brings "The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue" to Walla Walla
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

Hendrickson's dry style and humorous anecdotes entertained audiences in Reid last Thursday
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

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.

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

Photo by Hannah Bashevkin
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
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...

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination

Upcoming Movies for Pre-Finals Procrastination
April 1, 2014

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...

‘Don Jon’ Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies

'Don Jon' Reveals More Than Just Naked Bodies
October 3, 2013

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...

‘Warm Bodies’ Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy

'Warm Bodies' Leaves Viewer Feeling Warm and Fuzzy
February 7, 2013

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....

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