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Whitman Wire

Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Photo by Chloe Collins

Celebrating 50 Years of Music at Local Record Store Hot Poop

Sybella Ssewakiryanga, News Reporter December 7, 2023

Hot Poop, Washington’s oldest independent record store, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The store originally opened in San Diego in 1972 and moved to Walla Walla in the fall of 1973. In the...

Walla Walla Symphony in Competitive Process for New Music Director and Conductor

Aya Mahmoudi, News Reporter November 16, 2023

The Walla Walla Symphony, a fully independent, non-profit organization based in Walla Walla, is on the search for a new Music Director and Conductor — which is a single position at the Symphony.  The...

Illustration by Alicia Buchter.

 Tuning in to senior music majors: seniors reflect on spring recitals

Alexa Grechishkin, Campus Life Reporter April 20, 2023

Blossoming trees, baby ducklings and senior thesis preparations mark the start of spring at Whitman. Eager to show off what they’ve accomplished during their four years at the college, students conduct...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

(You’re not a) Brooklyn Baby

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist March 2, 2023

“I believe in the country America used to be,” says Lana Del Rey breathily in the video-only intro to her song “Ride.” The video pictures a denim-clad Del Rey moving through southwestern deserts,...


Isabel Mathy, Opinion Columnist December 8, 2022

It's August 2020, and I’m mindlessly scrolling through TikTok for what must be an hour straight and "Money Trees" by Kendrick Lamar keeps popping up on my feed. The videos are mostly of white women dancing...

Photo contributed by Wind Up Birds.

A gift and a burden: Students discuss creativity

Anna Shimkus, Feature Writer October 5, 2022

“I wish you always love and grief, because don’t you think that’s what drives your creative process?” — "Dialog" by Tigran Suchyan, Armenian singer-songwriter; courtesy of Marina Balasanyan In...

Photo contributed by Paul Luongo.

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...

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