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Staying connected through playlists

Illustration by Allyson Kim.
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...

Chastity Belt and Reptaliens in review

Indie band Reptaliens community. Photos by Dana Kendrick
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...

blue moon pop-up illuminates student art

Seniors Sami Braman and Claire McHale perform original music at the blue moon pop-up.
October 31, 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”

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,...

Mac Miller dies of overdose

Illustration by Sylvie Corwin
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...

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

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

Whitstock Brings Together Students, Faculty, Staff

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

A Meditative Sitar Performance

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

The Voice of Walla Walla Fosters Collaboration

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

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...

Revamping the Past: Vinyl Resurgence

Photo by North Bennett
September 17, 2017

Whether it’s the result of nostalgia or a search for high quality music, vinyl is trending again; Whitties are revamping the past. Atop sophomore Kate Swisher’s desk lies all of the things that...

The Festival Experience

The Festival Experience
September 3, 2017

Despite pricey tickets and long drives, music festivals are sought-after destinations. People jump through hoops to get in and stay in, and Whitman students are no exception. This summer, Merone Hadush attended...

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