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Life After Whitman; Whitties in Walla Walla

Sylvie Corwin, Staff Reporter

September 24, 2018

Graduation day, for many Whitman students, is not the end of living and working in Walla Walla or at Whitman. Every year some alumni stay in, or return to, Walla Walla. “When my class graduated people made a Facebook group for the people that were staying and I’d say it’s about 20 to 30 that...

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Annual Dance Series Features Guest Artists

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

April 12, 2018

The Spring Studio Dance Series at Harper Joy Theatre has seen a plurality of visiting artists perform. Ranging in theme and subject, the annual series is rapidly becoming a venue for experimental dance and performance. This year, the dance series saw three performances by two solo artists and one collaboration,...

Creativity Outside the Classroom: Spotlight on Staff and Faculty Musicians

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

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 and Director of Institutional Research Neal Christopherson, performed at the annual Whitman Faculty...

Walla Walla’s Got Talent: A New Tradition

Walla Walla's Got Talent: A New Tradition

Zoe Brown, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

Whitman students and Walla Walla community members alike gathered in Cordiner Hall on Friday, March 2 for Kappa Alpha Theta’s annual philanthropy event, Walla Walla’s Got Talent. The event is a talent show featuring contestants from around the Walla Walla area, including Whitman students, Wal...

“Go On” dance recital invites collaboration between guest artist, instructors, students

Megan Hearst

November 12, 2015

After months of hard work, the dance department’s annual recital, this year titled "Go On," has come to fruition. The process, which began with auditions in September, culminates in the performance at Harper Joy Theatre, on Wednesday, November 11th at 8:00 pm. Dance professors Renee Archibald and Pe...

Campus improv team welcomes new members

From left to right, Kinsey White '15, Sam Adler '15, Reid Watson '17, Hannah Davenport '16 (sitting), Jo Canino '17, and Roxanne Stathos '17 amuse their audience. Photo by Annabelle Marcovici.

James Kennedy

October 16, 2014

Much like the art of improvisation, campus improv group Varsity Nordic is always changing. The team, which recently added two new members to their lineup, performed together for the first time on Tuesday, Oct. 7, and the shift in group dynamics is already evident. In the anticipated performance, the revised Va...

Music Majors Commit In and Out of the Classroom

Serena Runyan

October 3, 2013

At almost any given time, a group of music majors can be found talking in the Hall of Music hallway or slaving over homework in the music library. From striking up conversations about theory, to performing, to composing quintets at 3 a.m., all of these students have a commitment to the music department...

‘Noises Off’ comes to Harper Joy

Mallory Martin

October 18, 2012

The lines have been memorized; door choreography is down; lights, sound and set have been perfected and the opening night of "Noises Off" is upon us. From Thursday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 21, the Harper Joy Theatre will present the famed play-within-a-play comedy, complete with humorous misunderstandings,...

Local performers get stage time at cantina

Hannah Bartman

September 27, 2012

Strolling down Main Street and looking in the quaint boutiques of Walla Walla, one would be surprised to find out that there are battles raging just a mile from the Whitman College campus. However, these are not battles of blood and gore, but battles of wit, speed and accuracy. They are rap battles that...

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