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Varsity Nordic adjusts to probation

Varsity Nordic adjusts to probation

Rosa Woolsey, News Reporter

February 27, 2020

The spring semester has brought about new challenges for Whitman’s improv team, Varsity Nordic.  Sophomore Matthew Triplett explained how the group has been practicing and performing in the Kimball Theater in the Hunter Conservatory. A few incidences during the fall semester regarding the consumption of...

KWCW Open Mic brings DJs Together

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017

KWCW’s open mics allow members of the Whitman and Walla Walla communities to demonstrate their talents within an intimate space. On November 30, musicians, comedians and poets took their place in Kimball Theater for one such open mic. They relaxed as the first musician, Corey Cogley, took to the...



Alissa Antilla, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2017

“It’s just another way to express yourself and to play with people. So much is about what the two of you are doing in that moment. It’s just another opportunity to really be with someone in a present place and play with them, which I think it rare,” said Noah Yaconelli, a senior member of Varsity Nordic. “No matter what, you don’t have a choice to not be present and playful.”

Crafting Comedy

Christy Carley, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016

Varsity Nordic, the group of campus improvisers whose predecessors snagged their name from the defunded nordic ski team, generally meets three times a week at 10:00 p.m.

24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy

24-hour Improv raises funds for Trilogy

cade beck

April 22, 2013

Last Friday and Saturday, Whitman improv group Varsity Nordic performed improv for 24 hours straight. Starting at 6 p.m. on April 19 and lasting until 6 p.m. April 20, the event raised money for Trilogy Recovery Community. Varsity Nordic asked for a donation of $1 per game for the local organization. They...

New ‘Unpretentious’ group offers improv participation to all

New ‘Unpretentious’ group offers improv participation to all

Mallory Martin

November 3, 2011

Exciting news for improv fans: Whitman is now home to a second improvisational group under the name "Unpretentious Comedy." Junior English major Katie Haaheim decided to create Unpretentious Comedy after participating in the competitive audition process for Varsity Nordic back in September. "There...

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