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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Illustration by Astrid Ketcham.

New V-Nord members on improv and making the team

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter March 10, 2022

After a strong return to performances in the fall 2021 semester, the V-Nord improv group returned last Wednesday for their first performance of the spring semester. If you enjoy spontaneous comedy,...

Review: At long last, Varsity Nordic returned to the stage

Review: At long last, Varsity Nordic returned to the stage

Elise Sanders, Campus Life Reporter September 23, 2021

A laptop was at the entrance, greeting the long line into the auditorium with a check-in. Students meandered into a packed Olin Auditorium, finding their friends and debating on where to sit, or stand,...

Varsity Nordic, Whitman’s improv team, practices in the Hunter Conservatory. Photos by Carson Jones

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...

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...

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya


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.
At the end of Musical Hour, clockwise from left, Henry Nolan, Sam Gelband, Jeremy Howell, Rose Gottlieb, Sam Halgren, Eli Zavatsky and Cory Rand.

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...

Credit: Faith Bernstein

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."
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