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White Smoke Billows Out of the Climbing Gym; Crowds Eagerly Await Announcement of next Rock Pope

Anthony Reale, Mickey Shin's Cheez-It Fetish

February 8, 2018

The Whitman College climbing gym eagerly awaits the announcement of the Rock Pope after the characteristic white smoke and scent of armpits wafted out of the climbing gym Tuesday. This occurrence was met with a grand parade by the Sandalwearers, as the Climbing Clergy had been in deliberations for e...

The Best Tracks on “Lemonade”

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

April 28, 2016

Last weekend, Beyoncé released her sixth album “Lemonade” on HBO. Here are some of the tracks that stuck out.

KWCW Show of the Week

Daniel Kim

May 7, 2015

Show Title: 'Carry The Zero'' Time: Tuesday 10-12 p.m. Hosts: Jenna Rolle Ever wanted to learn about the subgenres of rock 'n' roll and its artists as well as the political implications of their music? Every week, "Carry The Zero," hosted by senior Jenna Rolle, focuses on a theme, usually a subgenre of ...

Soundtrack of My Life: Professor David Schmitz

Adam Heymann

November 21, 2013

It is a gift for any music lover to live around New York City. A hub of musical innovation, New York City has been an incubator for great jazz at Blue Note Jazz Club, while punk and new wave made their reputations in CBGB and disco and dance music became popular in clubs like Studio 54 and the Paradise...

Climbers from All Over the Northwest Hit the Climbing Wall for the Sweet Onion Crank

College students from all over the Pacific Northwest gathered at the Whitman College Climbing Center for the Sweet Onion Crank climbing festival last weekend. Photos by Catie Bergman.

Kyle Howe

May 2, 2013

Last Saturday, climbers from all over the Pacific Northwest arrived at Whitman for the annual Sweet Onion Crank climbing competition. The Crank allows climbers of all skills to participate in the competition against fellow climbers of a similar skill rank at Whitman's own climbing wall. "The Sweet On...

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners

Radio waves carry signal of hope for incarcerated listeners


May 9, 2012

Ensconced behind the soundboard in the cozy KWCW studio, it's easy for a college DJ to imagine that nobody is actually listening. Few Whitties own radio sets, and while friends and family might be persuaded to tune into the webstream on occasion, the studio phones rarely light up. For good reason––KWCW's largest listener constituency doesn't ...

Dabbles in Bloom brings diversity in life, music to campus

Credit Faith Bernstein


September 22, 2011

At the crossroads of culture and musical styles thrives a campus band known as Dabbles in Bloom. The foursome is composed of two Whitman seniors––lead vocalist and guitarist, Adriel Borshansky and vocalist and percussionist, Rimmy Doowa––and two juniors, drummer, Robby Seager and bassist and...

Whitman rockers Plateau build success on the road


September 8, 2011

For most Whitties, September is time to settle down in Walla Walla, but for resident rockers Plateau, life on the road rages on. The Pioneer called the band members as they were heading to a Friday concert at the Emerald Downs racetrack in Auburn, Wash. Whitman senior and bassist Matthew Sweeney e...

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