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Vol. CLIV, Issue 3
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Whitman news since 1896

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The renaissance of the Renaissance Faire

The renaissance of the Renaissance Faire

Tasha Hall, Campus Life Reporter April 27, 2023

The Renaissance Faire returned to Whitman College on Sautrday, April 22, 2023. Popular across the nation, Renaissance Faires are a unique source of entertainment with a very specific niche, especially...

Minute Film Festival: Sixty-Second Creative Endeavors

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter 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...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya

Dia de los Muertos Festival Brings Students and Community Members Together

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor October 23, 2017

Although clouds occupied the sky, the atmosphere was sunny in downtown Walla Walla as music played and people walked around the fifth annual Dia de los Muertos Festival. The festival went from Saturday,...

The Festival Experience

The Festival Experience

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter September 3, 2017

Despite pricey tickets and long drives, music festivals are sought-after destinations. People jump through hoops to get in and stay in, and Whitman students are no exception. This summer, Merone Hadush attended...

First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter April 13, 2017

The first annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival teemed with excitement and solidarity this past Friday, April 7. Despite the unpredictable weather that forced the event indoors to Reid Coffeehouse,...

Walla Walla Balloon Stampede Returns for 42nd Year

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer October 20, 2016

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...

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst March 10, 2016
Regardless of the viewer's political stance, The Motorcycle Diaries is a beautiful film to look at, and a perfect advertisement for the countries Guevara and Granado explore.

Backcountry Film Festival showcases power of outdoors

Geoffrey Leach February 5, 2015

A week after the BANFF Film Festival, the less-popular Backcountry Film Festival played in Maxey Auditorium on Feb. 3. Students and community members alike enjoyed nine short films about backcountry...

Illustration: Jung Song

Festivals do not define who we are

Peter Chen November 10, 2011
Undoubtedly, lots of people celebrate festivals. Festivals not only present culture, but also cause economic boosts in modern society. Before I came to Whitman, I was told to book the airline tickets right after I got my visa because they would get expensive during Christmas; a few days before Valentine's Day, some of my male friends always start to buy roses and try to keep them fresh because roses cost ten times more on that day. However, what if they do not buy a bunch of roses for their girlfriends on that day? Does it mean they do not love them enough?
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