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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Students Join the Kings Court for Renaissance Faires Winter Ball

Students Join the King’s Court for Renaissance Faire’s Winter Ball

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter February 1, 2024

Shimmering tulle skirts and Renaissance-style YouTube covers of "Toxic," "Poker Face" and traditional European folk music filled the Reid Ballroom on Jan. 26 at the Renaissance Faire’s second annual...

Illustration by Paloma Link

Students Get Their Groove on with Drip Drop Dance Troupe

Holly VanVoorhis, Campus Life Reporter November 16, 2023

On Monday and Thursday evenings from six to seven, the dance studio rings with music and shuffling feet as the Drip Drop Dance troupe gathers students with all levels of experience to learn choreography...

Contra dancing creates connections on the dance floor

Contra dancing creates connections on the dance floor

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter February 9, 2023

Contra dancing is alive and well at Whitman College after the recent revival of monthly dances held in collaboration with the Walla Walla Friends of Acoustic Music (WWFAM). Hosted on the first Wednesday...

Photo contributed by Harper Joy Theatre.

Studio Series sparks dialogue about dance

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter December 8, 2022

Hosted during the first four days of December, this year’s Studio Series captured the natural connections between art, academics and activism. Rather than understanding dance as an art form that exists...

Illustration by Amelia Ebling.

Students have a ball at the RenFaire Winter Ball

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter December 8, 2022

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Renaissance Faire (RenFaire) Planning Committee hosted its first annual Winter Ball. Dressed-up students gathered in the glamorously decorated Reid Ballroom, with round tables...

Photo by Chloe Collins.

GarifunaRobics leads Whitties in an evening of dance

Tenzin Uden, Campus Life Reporter October 27, 2022

On Oct. 17, Whitman students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month to the beat of Garifuna music and drums with a visit from some special guests. Whitties were joined by the GarifunaRobics team, who...

Drop on by Drip Drop dance club

Drop on by Drip Drop dance club

Tenzin Uden & Jaime Fields, Campus Life Reporter & Campus Life Editor September 29, 2022

On Friday afternoons in the dance studio, anywhere from two to 20 students can be found dancing in sync to the music played over the speakers. This is Drip Drop dance club: a place where people come...

Photo Contributed by DezMon Omega Fair.

Spring Studio Series shines a spotlight on unique forms of performance

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter March 10, 2022

As the audience entered the theater on the first night of Whitman’s Spring Studio Series, they were greeted by the potent smell of acrylic paint. As the show opened, performers gently coated each other...

Ghost Pixcells set to dance into Harper Joy Theater

Mo Dow, Campus Life Reporter October 28, 2021

This Thursday, Oct. 28 marks the opening night of a new dance production, Ghost Pixcells. The production features both student and guest dancers and is the first major dance show at Whitman College since...

Little Lad who likes Berries and Cream announced as special guest for campus dance workshop

Carmel Stephan, Could go for some berries and cream October 7, 2021

September’s biggest Tik Tok sensation, The Little Lad who likes berries and cream will be coming to Whitman for a workshop in body form and character building. Jack Fervor, the little lad themself, is...

Upcoming hip-hop workshops aspire to build community

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor September 30, 2021

This Saturday, Oct. 2, the 5th Element Project will present free workshops on various aspects of hip-hop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in both Young Ballroom and the Dance Studio, followed by a panel discussion...

Reconfiguring the arts: FSR proposes cuts and new programs

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter February 18, 2021

In the midst of getting back to in-person classes, students and faculty received a new source of stress and confusion: on Feb. 2, President Murray sent out an email containing the Financial Sustainability...

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