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“I don’t want it to die out”: Senior DJs reflect on the virtual state of KWCW

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

Some of the class of 2021 has been able to spend their final semester before graduation surrounded by friends and faculty. However, for those who have spent their time carefully curating playlists for...

Photo by Nathaniel Martin.

Professor of Music Michael Simon releases rock EP chronicling pandemic isolation

Mo Dow , A&E Reporter March 25, 2021

As part of the masters program at Berklee College of Music, Whitman's senior adjunct professor of music Michael Simon released an EP (mini-album) this month. The EP, "Social Distancing: Four Songs of...

Illustration by Allyson Kim.

Staying connected through playlists

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter November 12, 2020

From playlists like “cleaning out my first-year dorm while it rains” to “daisies in my toes!”, playlists by members of the Whitman community are creative time-capsules, gifts and ways to connect...

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick

Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Ann Karneus, A&E Reporter March 5, 2020

Four Whitman alumni returned to campus on Saturday, but they weren't here for a reunion. They returned as Chastity Belt, a Seattle-based indie rock band with the intent to illuminate Reid Ballroom. Before...

Seniors Sami Braman and Claire McHale perform original music at the blue moon pop-up.

blue moon pop-up illuminates student art

Kaitlin Cho , A&E Reporter November 1, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 24, Stevens Gallery was flooded with deep blue light, tinting everything in the gallery: the art hanging on the walls, the mason jars full of raffle tickets and the crowd packed into...

KWCW New Music Adds: Low – “Double Negative”

Cory Cogley, A&E Editor September 24, 2018

Every week, the Music Directors of Whitman radio station KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla work to find the hottest new music for their DJ’s shows. Each of them selects and reviews new records from the CD pile,...

Illustration by Sylvie Corwin

Mac Miller dies of overdose

Connie Moore, A&E Reporter September 23, 2018

The past year has taken the lives of many of America’s elite celebrities including artist Avicii, actor Mark Salling, rapper XXXTentacion, artist Aretha Franklin and, last week on Sept. 7, rapper Mac...

Michelle Janning playing the piano: Neal Christopherson playing the guitar in the middle.

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter April 5, 2018

Outside of the music department at Whitman, there are many staff and faculty members with incredible musical talent. On Sunday, March 25, two of these musicians, Professor of Sociology Michelle Janning...

The 205 featuring Sami Braman, Mary Noyes, Claire Mchale and Claire Maurer play at Whitstock

Whitstock Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor March 29, 2018

Featuring a diverse spread of music, Whitstock is Whitman’s own yearly music festival and an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to enjoy an evening together. The third annual Whitstock took...

Professor J.J. Gregg brought a rare chance to hear the sitar to Whitman.

A Meditative Sitar Performance

Nidhi Jaltare, Staff Reporter March 1, 2018

Sounds of the sitar resonated through Kimball Theatre as Whitman professor J.J. Gregg gave a performance on Friday, Feb. 23. The concert, part of the Whitman Music Department’s “Fridays at Four”...

Annelise Ellingboe, Noah Dunn, Scott Nonweiler, Michael Conlin-Elsen

The Voice of Walla Walla Fosters Collaboration

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor February 8, 2018

The three colleges in the Walla Walla Valley united for a night of music with “The Voice of Walla Walla,” the first ever tri-college singing competition between the schools. Eleven contestants...

Can you Separate a Creator from their Works? No.

Rina Cakrani, Columnist October 19, 2017

History is full of tales of artists behaving poorly. Composer Richard Wagner was an anti-Semite. Novelist Charles Dickens trashed his wife and secretly shacked up with a teen actress. Painter Michelangelo...

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