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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...

Whitman and Walla Walla Interactions Take Good and Bad

Sara Platnick
October 13, 2015
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

Current interactions between Whitman College and the greater Walla Walla community are generally positive. However, recent incidents and events show both a positive and negative side to Whitman’s relationship with the community.

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‘Jane the Virgin’ steps in right direction

Aleida Fernandez
February 19, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Reviews

In late elementary school and throughout middle school I participated in a local summer theater program. For five summers I was cast in various roles (the femme fatale, the sassy older sister, the help) that, at the time, didn't mean anything to me. I was just happy to have a speaking part. I tell thi...

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