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Claire Reichle, Feature Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

The Whitman community is formed in many ways - a common Encounters experience, living together in the dorms and even simple things like a walking across Ankeny every day.   Students are forging new ways to create community on campus through social media — specifically Instagram and Faceb...

Op-Ed: The Dangers of Community

Alden Glass, Senior

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When asked to picture a Whitman student, what comes to mind? Birkenstocks and a Patagonia jacket? A frisbee in one hand and a Hydroflask in the other? Hailing from Seattle or the Bay, they have a “Resist” bumper sticker on the back of their Subaru Outback and flirt with veganism, as long as it i...

Long-Running KWCW Shows

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Circuit

Despite its lengthy history at Whitman College, the KWCW radio station is, in a way, quite ephemeral. With the station adding and losing DJs each semester, the content and arrangement of material on the station is always in flux. Some students do the same show each time, some mix it up. Some take hia...

Mike McGuinn Helps Bring Fun, Cool Musicians to Walla Walla

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under A&E, Community

The music scene in Walla Walla is thriving with more diversity thanks to the efforts of, among others, Mike McGuinn. The owner of Urban Grow Systems, a hydroponics shop, McGuinn has worked to bring in a wide range of musicians that locals might not normally get a chance to see. Some of the well-kn...

Dear Mom: Off-Campus and Ostracized

Mom, Opinion Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Dear Mom, I’m a senior who lives off campus. What’s with all this talk about seniors not contributing to or not having a sense of the Whitman community? I think that’s BS. I’ve seen it, I’ve lived it, I’m still a part of it. Get with the program, Kathy & Co! Can you confirm this? Off Ca...

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

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

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

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...

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Walla Walla Marches in Global Solidarity

Chris Hankin, News Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, VIDEOS

Less than 24 hours after former businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn into office as president of the United States, protestors took to the streets in more than 200 cities across the country and across the globe. More than one million people came together in their separate locales to support one another...

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede Returns for 42nd Year

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Balloons took to the skies of Walla Walla–albeit briefly–for the 42nd year of the annual Walla Walla Balloon Stampede. While the fun and merrymaking was impacted by heavy rain and wind throughout last weekend, the spirit of the event persevered. The third oldest hot air balloon event in the country, the Balloon S...

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Poetry, dance, music and theatre were intertwined in a moving performance at Walla Walla Community College. “A Poetry and Dance Project” was held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8, and was centered around the poems of Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher, paired with other art forms including music and dance. The s...

6×6 Perspectives on Display

6×6 Perspectives on Display

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 5, 2016


Filed under A&E, Community, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Around a thousand six by six-inch squares of artwork, each unique and different, lined the walls of CAVU Cellars as people milled around listening to music and picking out their favorite paintings. This was the fourth annual ArtSquared event, which ran from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2. ArtS...

Wire Watch: Week of September 29th

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 29, 2016


Filed under A&E, Pio Picks

Each Thursday, The Whitman Wire highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla during the weekend. Here are this week’s picks: LinkedIn Headshot Day, Thursday, Sept. 29, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Reid Campus Center Side Lawn. "Inheritable Blood: Slavery & Sovereignty in Early America and the British Empire" wi...

Whitties spur kids’ creativity with stART

February 11, 2016


Filed under A&E

As arts programs get cut all around the country, a few Whitties have taken a stand against the tide. StART began two years ago and since then, its volunteers have been bringing the visual and performance arts to Walla Walla public schools. StART began with senior Alina Holmes and a simple idea. H...

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