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First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

First Annual Planned Parenthood Art and Music Festival

Afton Weaver, Staff Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

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, the festival went on without a hitch, featuring two live bands, several local artists and p...

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...

Movie Review: The Motorcycle Diaries

Megan Hearst
March 10, 2016
Filed under A&E, Reviews

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.

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Backcountry Film Festival showcases power of outdoors

Geoffrey Leach
February 5, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

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 skiing and snowboarding that ranged from personal journeys to adventures that were edited to be like...

Festivals do not define who we are

Festivals do not define who we are

Peter Chen
November 10, 2011
Filed under Columnists, OPINION, Opinion Highlight

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 cookie recipe in exchange for costume equipment. Undoubtedly, lots of people celebrate festivals. Festivals not o...

The Fire Festival

The Fire Festival

Sara Portesan
October 25, 2011
Filed under I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

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 to be that afternoon but cancelled because of a chance of rain) wouldn't cancel for anything. If...

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