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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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Local Artists: Jon Betz

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor April 6, 2017

Walla Walla native Jon Betz, a documentary filmmaker specializing in environmental and humanitarian issues, returned to his hometown on March 29 for a special screening of his latest project, “SEED:...

Illustration by Haley King

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter November 17, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist...

“Amanda Knox” a raw look at the media

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter October 9, 2016

This past week, I attended a meeting for students planning to study abroad. Around 20 students and myself anxiously sat together, waiting for the speaker talk us through the process of choosing and applying...

Movie Review: Paper Tigers Documentary

Movie Review: “Paper Tigers” Documentary

Eric Anderson and Martina Pansze December 10, 2015

The documentary “Paper Tigers” focuses on a topic most people agree upon; would anyone explicitly suggest that it’s a bad thing for teens suffering from toxic stress to receive help instead of punishment? The...

Boyhood sucessfully shows 12 years time

‘Boyhood’ sucessfully shows 12 years time

Nathan Fisher September 18, 2014
"Boyhood," written and directed by Richard Linklater, chronicles the life of a boy named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) and his family from Mason’s childhood until he enters college. Interestingly, Linklater isn’t shooting a documentary, but rather brings back the same cast year after year for 12 years to chronicle the next segment of his film.
Origami figures by Joseph Wu with only one to two sheet of paper. A reception to showcase his work was held at the GAC on Tuesday October 26 from 4-6 pm.  Photo Credit: Marin Axtell

Vancouver artist Joseph Wu challenges limitations of origami form

Nate Lessler October 28, 2010
PBS documentary "Between the Folds" portrays the changing shape of origami to Whitman students. The film was shown alongside a presentation by origami artist Joseph Wu, and exposes the aesthetic and scientific prospects of this unique art form.
Visiting educator Magnus Isacsson lectures on documentaries in a global context for a Hot Doc class session.  Photo Credit: Zach Rosenberg

Documentary filmmaker Isacsson visits campus

Nate Lessler October 6, 2010

Canadian documentary filmmaker Magnus Isacsson has been at Whitman College for the past two weeks putting on film screenings, visiting classrooms, answering questions and teaching an evening course. The...

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