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Whit men maul Bruins

Whit men maul Bruins

Dujie Tahat

February 25, 2010

Whitman men's tennis team quietly demolished George Fox University in a conference match at home, 9-0. The Bruins had no answer for the number 26-ranked Missionaries (NCAA, Division III), as Whitman didn't drop a single set and outscored George Fox 84-22 in games. This victory didn't come as a surprise,...

Whitman hosts club volleyball tournament, has great showing

Whitman hosts club volleyball tournament, has great showing

bidnamlee

February 25, 2010

This past weekend, 24 club volleyball teams from around the Pacific Northwest converged on Sherwood Athletic Center for the All-Star Classic co-hosted by Whitman and Walla Walla University. The tournament was the last Pacific Intercollegiate Volleyball Association event of the season before the conference...

Short on money, staff, Coffeehouse to feature only student performances this semester

Short on money, staff, Coffeehouse to feature only student performances this semester

Liz Sieng

February 24, 2010

The Coffeehouse last Friday, Feb. 19, set the tone for the semester as a line-up of student bands attracted a crowded audience. "It was relaxed. People were really appreciative," said first-year Ethan Maier, the accordionist for the first-year act "Bo Sagal and Friends." The concert featured three student acts, in...

‘Tripteral’ to show at Sheehan gallery

Ami Tian

February 24, 2010

On Tuesday, March 2,  "Tripteral: Three Photographic Views" goes up in the Sheehan Gallery, followed in the next few days by a series of lectures and workshops related to the exhibits. "Tripteral" is comprised of three separate exhibits all related to photography.  Tripteral is an architectural term...

Few moments stand out from The Magnetic Fields’ lazy, nondescript ‘Realism’

Few moments stand out from The Magnetic Fields’ lazy, nondescript ‘Realism’

Andrew Hall

February 24, 2010

The 2000s saw Stephin Merritt, mastermind behind several groups, all of which play his music and most of which feature him singing it in some capacity or another: The Magnetic Fields, The 6ths, Future Bible Heroes, the Gothic Archies: branch out considerably. Rather than maintain his insane prolificacy, which yielded over 11 albums, most of which were quite good if not e...

‘Juno’ creator finds success with no-frills ‘Up in the Air’

‘Juno’ creator finds success with no-frills ‘Up in the Air’

Becquer Medak-Seguin

February 24, 2010

If there's one thing I've learned from watching an exorbitant amount of films every year it is that good ones, though not necessarily great ones, tend to be deceiving. These films are not Stephen Colbert-brand parodies that on their surface present an opposite to their underlying position, but rather subtle satir...

Senior music majors put finishing touches on upcoming recitals

caitlinhardee

February 24, 2010

For Whitman's senior music majors, the beginning of spring heralds the opening of their most critical season. As numerous senior recitals and the music department's annual composers concert will take place over the next few weeks, students will perform their own works and the works of others as they...

Whitman alum’s slim novel, ‘The Battle of Hillsboro’ teases, doesn’t follow through

Ellie Gold

February 24, 2010

Jesse Smith "The Battle of Hillsboro" Basementia Publications 2010 112 pages I had high hopes for Jesse Smith's "The Battle of Hillsboro." I did. When I read the back of the book, I was excited. A group of college-educated but unemployed young men deciding to start a war and take over the world?...

Annual Fund challenged by tough economy, less giving spirit among recent grads

Nate Lessler

February 24, 2010

With the rising cost of a college degree, many Whitman students may forget that tuition expenses only cover 60 percent of their liberal arts educations. The remainder of these expenses is largely covered by Whitman alumni, who donate millions of dollars per year in gifts to the college's Annual Fund....

Letter to the Editor

Student Contributer

February 24, 2010

President Obama is promoting a new $300 billion economic stimulus program. When he took office in January 2009 he said the $787 billion stimulus program will create 3.5 million jobs by the end of 2010 and unemployment will remain below 8 percent. Unemployment is hovering around 10 percent and the jobs p...

Letter to the Editor

Student Contributer

February 21, 2010

It is almost contemptible that a page of the Op-ed section last week was dedicated to a point-counterpoint debate about the so-called Tea Party movement without a hefty asterisk explaining the degree to which it is corporately constructed, hypocritically propagated and disingenuously exalted by people...

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