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The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

The Barn Hosts Student Play “love letters to the world as we would have it”

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Sadie, Penny and Geo, all portrayed by Whitman students, lie motionless on a few threadbare carpets. Ocean circles them, her eyes drifting over the audience; she is dressed in the sea-green of the tormented ocean. The others are more traditionally Northwest: leather jackets, ripped and patched jeans...

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

This year’s David Nord Award, an annual prize given to students for projects addressing problems that queer communities face, went to junior Colleen Boken and alumna Anna Zheng. Each chose a creative project to pursue: Boken curated an art exhibition called “Perspectives: Binaries in Disruption”...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under A&E

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.” Two years after his death, his political theater has returned to the Harper Joy Theatre under...

Whitman Poets Share More Than Words

Whitman Poets Share More Than Words

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

Whitman's Poem's Club held their first open mic of the year on Friday, Oct. 13 in Kimball Theatre.

Janani Balasubramanian Performs Poetry, PowerPoint

Zuhra Amini, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under A&E

Janani Balasubramanian, one half of the spoken word duo DarkMatter and wholly themselves, performed to a packed audience in Kimball Theater on Jan. 27. As a solo artist, Balasubramanian works within the genre of speculative fiction, and similarly incorporates highly researched science and mathematical...

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Community College “Poetry and Dance Project” translates art to new forms

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under A&E, Events, Front Page Slideshow

Poetry, dance, music and theatre were intertwined in a moving performance at Walla Walla Community College. “A Poetry and Dance Project” was held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 8, and was centered around the poems of Raymond Carver and Tess Gallagher, paired with other art forms including music and dance. The s...

Taste of Africa Draws Large Crowds

Taste of Africa Draws Large Crowds

Emma Cooper, Staff Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The Whitman African Student Association (WASA) put together delectable African cuisine as well as a mesmerizing show featuring a traditional Ghanian dance performance, African music, a recitation of African poetry, and a fashion show.

quarterlife: Just Enough Off The Map

quarterlife: Just Enough Off The Map

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

February 25, 2016


Filed under A&E

This spring marks the 10th anniversary of Whitman's smaller literary journal “quarterlife.”

Ebony Stewart brings poems and lessons to Whitman

Ebony Stewart brings poems and lessons to Whitman

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016


Filed under A&E, Front Page Slideshow

The Reid Coffeehouse was abuzz with activity on the evening of Jan. 30 as students awaited the arrival of Texas poet and educator Ebony Stewart as well as resident Whitman slam poets, Almighty Ink.  While people milled about their usual business upstairs, downstairs a large collective of Whitties gathered,...

The Poetry of Editing in “The Parallel Street”

Vincent Warne

November 27, 2014


Filed under BLOGS, Lights, Camera, I Like Movies!

Five men are stuck in a room, forced to watch hundreds of video documents and work together to determine the shared meaning between all of them. If they do not succeed at this task before the time is up, they will die. This is the premise of Ferdinand Khittl's 1962 masterpiece "The Parallel Street,"...

Poems with Rendrick Heeson

Reed Hendrickson

November 13, 2014


Filed under Humor

DAILY activities In the middle of the year of the middle age, Of a large bee decided it was his destiny to sit down upon that tree The tree wanted to see what the bee would do so he took a chance and went poo. Where that poo fell stood a beast not much bigger than a priest. But because of all ...

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