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Netflix Announces Chef’s Table: Antarctica

Rebecca Gluck, Group Chat Watcher

March 30, 2017

The producers of Chef’s Table–a Netflix series that highlights the best chefs from different countries–announced last week that they will be adding Antarctica to the list of countries that the series explores. The announcement came after widespread protests and arson attempts occurred in McMurd...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” As the amendment that ended sl...

“Amanda Knox” a raw look at the media

Missy Gerlach, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2016

This past week, I attended a meeting for students planning to study abroad. Around 20 students and myself anxiously sat together, waiting for the speaker talk us through the process of choosing and applying to the available programs. As my eyes scanned down the long list of cities and countries where I cou...

Recapping the Summer Movie Season

Eric Anderson, A&E Editor

September 8, 2016

More than any other summer in recent memory, the current summer season has proved deeply troubling for the state of the film industry, in regards to the quality of films, the kinds of films that were released, and which films were rewarded and which fell flat with audiences. Arguably, the mo...

Netflix Gems: The Best Films You Didn’t Hear About

Eric Anderson, Staff Writer

March 3, 2016

"Nightcrawler", "Beyond the Lights" and "White God" are among the better films to grace Netflix in the past year.

Entire Class of 2017 Declares Film and Media Studies Major

Melina Hughes

April 3, 2014

In the Gen-Y era in which post-modern careers and alternative lifestyles are king, changes to the academia of Whitman College are inevitable, and they have finally hit. This year's first-year class, bored with practical knowledge of the sciences and disillusioned with the socio-political complexities...

Confessions of a College TV Binge-Watcher

Confessions of a College TV Binge-Watcher

Nathan Fisher

January 30, 2014

With the life-changing advent of Netflix streaming, I'm not proud to admit that with each break from school, I'm swept into the binge-watching culture.  As each episode of my current series obsession winds down, I patiently wait as the Netflix 15-second clock winds down, and, viola, the next chapter...

Girl Does Things Over Break

Melina Hughes

December 5, 2013

Oh my goodness, I have gotten so much done over the break! I feel so accomplished right now. It's so nice to be home in my Portland suburb hometown right now, and it's great to see all my BFFs from high school. Wildcats forever, bitches! But, like, I'm a college student now and I needed to get things...

Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Streaming Media Shakes Up Entertainment Industry

Andy Monserud

September 26, 2013

As an incoming first-year, I've been presented with plenty of distractions in these first few weeks, but most of them seem to be on the decline. The initial scramble for new social circles and interests has calmed down, and the first-year class as a whole seems to have had our fill of vomiting outside...

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Spring Break Movies Leave Plenty of Time for the Instant Queue

Nathan Fisher

March 7, 2013

This week, my marching orders from the A&E chief were to check out the movies premiering during spring break and see if any of them were a "must-see." A great task because there's nothing I like more than watching a new movie into the wee hours and then sleeping the rest of the day. Sadly, not a si...

Netflix It: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’


February 3, 2012

Hello to all readers and allow me to introduce myself: I am Christopher Bryson, a junior and a self-proclaimed cinephile. In keeping with the latter, one of the things I enjoy the most is introducing and encouraging people to watch movies that are not very well known or major classics. In this first...

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