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Whitman’s orchestra prepares for a note-worthy concert

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter February 17, 2022

A peek into any practice room in Chism Recital Hall reveals a student hard at work, whether it be in a solo practice session, or a lesson guided by Whitman faculty. On Feb. 18, the Orchestra Winter Concert...

“Encanto” in Review

Ben Kearney, Campus Life Reporter February 10, 2022

From trending on TikTok to topping the Billboard charts, Disney’s “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from their latest movie "Encanto" has taken the world by storm, as has the movie itself. With catchy...

Illustration by Anna Stone.

“I’ll see you in Walla Walla”: Students react to “Walla Walla” by The Offspring

Isabella Hunter, Campus Life Reporter November 11, 2021

Apart from our dry, humble home boasting over 100 wineries, “Walla Walla” is the title of The Offspring’s eighth song on their 1998 album “Americana.” Why Walla Walla? There’s a rather large...

Photo contributed by Carissa Cox.

Whitman alumni continue to find joy in music

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor November 4, 2021

Take a walk past the Hall of Music late at night, and chances are you’ll still be able to hear someone practicing their instrument or their singing. There are many opportunities to get involved in music...

Illustration by Paloma Link.

KWCW returns in full force to the studio

Jaime Fields, Campus Life Editor September 23, 2021

Tune into 90.5 in Walla Walla on any given day, and you might hear anything from a student joking around with their roommate to a Walla Walla community member passionately discussing their favorite...

“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...

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