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Whitman students finish strong in America’s Best College Poet Competition

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter November 5, 2020

On Oct. 25, the final rounds for the America’s Best College Poet Competition streamed live on YouTube. Whitman had three semi-finalists — Sunshine Alvarez de Silva, Maria Del Carmen Martinez and Tejashree...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

Simple steps to becoming an Instapoet

Elise Sanders, Kazoo Prodigy February 20, 2020

Have you ever read a poem on Instagram by a contemporary poet you’d never heard of? And yet, when you go to their profile, you find out they have a few hundred thousand — maybe even millions — of...

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

blue moon pop-up illuminates student art

Kaitlin Cho , A&E Reporter November 1, 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...

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

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter April 19, 2018

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...

Artwork featured in Collen Boken's '19 exhibition

Art Projects Explore Queer Experiences

Michelle Foster, A&E Editor April 19, 2018

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...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter March 8, 2018

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.”...

Photo by Carson Jones

Whitman Poets Share More Than Words

Varinia Balkins, Staff Reporter October 19, 2017
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

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...

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

Michelle Foster, Staff Writer October 13, 2016

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...

Photo by Marra Clay

Taste of Africa Draws Large Crowds

Emma Cooper, Staff Writer April 14, 2016
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.
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quarterlife: Just Enough Off The Map

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor February 25, 2016
This spring marks the 10th anniversary of Whitman's smaller literary journal “quarterlife.”
Photo by Mika Nobles

Ebony Stewart brings poems and lessons to Whitman

Megan Hearst, Staff Writer February 4, 2016

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...

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