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Whitman Wire

Op-Ed: The Greek System, Debunked

Dani Hupper September 22, 2016

Sometimes when I vocally question the role of the Greek system at Whitman, I feel like a radical. But then I remember that there are tons of colleges like us–small, progressive, thoughtful–that have...

Fresh music: best new albums for spring

Emma Dahl March 5, 2015

Indie music fans, rejoice! This spring has been huge for quality indie releases, from small artists releasing their debut album to household names recovering from hiatuses and re-emerging on the scene....

Walla Walla Sees Increase in Indie Movies

Nathan Fisher December 5, 2013
There's been a significant increase in indie movies at the Walla Walla movie theater recently. Nathan Fisher finds out why.
Illustration by Katie Emory

STRFKR’s New Album ‘Miracle Mile’ Channels Energy, Color and Good Vibes

Emma Dahl February 27, 2013
Miracle Mile, Portland, Ore. band STRFKR’s third full-length album, is a colorful continuation and development of the band’s percolating electronic style. The last two albums that the band released were great, of course—but it is this reporter’s humble opinion that Miracle Mile is their best yet. Dynamic, sugary and poppy in the best way possible, this is an album that is a pleasure to both listen and dance to.

Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Silver & Gold’ Overflows with Christmas Cheer

Emma Dahl December 6, 2012
Sufjan Stevens' new Christmas compilation is full of eccentricity, joy, and a wonderful combination of holiday and indie spirit.

WEB brings The Head and the Heart to campus

Emma Dahl September 13, 2012

By now, it is well known around campus that Seattle-based indie band The Head and the Heart will give a show here at Whitman on Sept. 13. With a feel-good sound reminiscent of The Lumineers or Blind Pilot,...

Finding music on the Internet: some sites for exploration

Emma Dahl September 6, 2012
An introduction to music blogs.
Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

caitlinhardee May 9, 2012

Ensconced behind the soundboard in the cozy KWCW studio, it's easy for a college DJ to imagine that nobody is actually listening. Few Whitties own radio sets, and while friends and family might be...

Industry insiders speak on music business in crisis

caitlinhardee December 1, 2011
On Friday, Nov. 11, it was announced that EMI Music would be acquired by Universal Music Group, while EMI Publishing will be absorbed by Sony. The Pioneer spoke to a range of industry insiders and music lovers on these developments and their implications for a struggling business.
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