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“Chalk Writings: An American Musical”

Ben Kearney, Not your chalk V-Nord, but keep up the good work! November 4, 2021

Lin Manuel Miranda has done it again folks, he’s written another goddamn musical. And this time, he’s promising it’s the best thing since sliced bread.  Written in a back-breaking 69 hours, “Chalk...

Illustration by Eli Rodriguez.

Stop stressing about midterms: Failing is just performance art

Carmel Stephan, Has never been out of Character November 4, 2021

Students all around campus have taken to calling their failed midterms ‘performance art.’ As a great connoisseur of the absurd and abstract (see my 10th grade short film commenting on Neo-Dadaism)...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

A dream crushed: I jumped into this pile of leaves and I can’t escape

Conor Bartol, This is my farewell November 4, 2021

Dearest Readers and Legions of Adoring Fans, I’m afraid this will be my final article for the Wire. I regret to inform you that, earlier today, in an attempt to recapture the bygone whimsy of...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

Using my status as a Wire humor writer for Tinder clout: a true experiment

Sammy Fitts, Feminist But In The Way Men Think It Means November 4, 2021

As a Wire funny girl, I make the reader, that’s you, release a haha or maybe a hehe. I do this by telling fictitious jaunts through the recesses of my concerning mind, usually about monster fucking....

Photo by Samarah Uribe.

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer March 9, 2017

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters...

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

This From Cloudland opens at Harper Joy

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer October 20, 2016

A boy’s head is stuck in a bear’s mouth, people speak of stealing free things and two lovers hold themselves hostage in “This From Cloudland,” an original piece written and directed by Whitman...

Whitman Events Board Shapes Student Programming

Georgia Lyon March 10, 2016
Whitman Events Board (WEB) is the student-run group in charge of programming on campus.
Sami Carrillo (17), photo by Annabelle Marcovici.

Singled Out: Is profiling a problem on campus?

Lachlan Johnson March 12, 2015

Hannah Bartman contributed reporting. *Some of the names in this article have been changed to protect the identities of students. Armed police officers approached the French House as sophomore Sami...

Members of Sigma Chi speak at the Greek Meeting. Photo by Anna von Clemm.

Sigma Chi-hosted Greek Life discussion focuses on sexual assault

Andy Monserud March 12, 2015

Whitman fraternity Sigma Chi held an open forum on Greek Life in Olin Hall on the night of Tuesday, March 10. The event, intended originally as a panel-based discussion touching on a variety of issues...

Office of Admission breaks record for applications for second year in row

Jeremy Alexander March 12, 2015

The Office of Admission at Whitman College has closed the application period for the 2015-2016 school year. The college experienced a spike in the number of first-year and transfer applications in the...

Tuition, salary increases chosen for 2015-16

Lane Barton March 12, 2015

February's Governing Board meetings resulted in the approval of a new budget for the 2015-16 academic year, which includes a three percent tuition increase along with salary increases of 3.5 percent for...

Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Powerful stories shared at Breaking Ground Monologues

Christy Carley March 12, 2015

Illustration by Lya Hernandez. Whitman's annual Breaking Ground Monologues provide a space for community members to share stories of struggle, identity and growth. 2015 marks the third year of the...

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