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Minute Film Festival: Sixty-Second Creative Endeavors

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...

Dia de los Muertos Festival Brings Students and Community Members Together

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
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
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
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

Despite cancellations due to poor weather, the spirit of the event continues on.
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

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

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...

Festivals do not define who we are

Illustration: Jung Song
November 10, 2011

Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. It was so fun to see people dressing up last week, bunny tails or beetles in the dining hall. I even got some emails offering Grandma's secret...

The Fire Festival

The Fire Festival
October 25, 2011

My grandmother told me there was not supposed to be any rain, but encouraged me to take a small umbrella anyway. I'll be fine, I had said.   The fire festival (unlike the Jidai Matsuri, which was supposed...

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