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Varsity Nordic adjusts to probation

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

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...

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Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
Off and about the stage with Varsity Nordic Improv
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

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

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

New ‘Unpretentious’ group offers improv participation to all

Credit: Faith Bernstein
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...

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