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Hitting a high note: Whitman’s a cappella groups prepare for another semester

Tenzin Udin, Campus Life Reporter September 22, 2022

On Sept. 8 and 9, over 35 students came out to audition for Whitman’s three a cappella groups: Schwa, Sirens and the Tones. Out of a fairly competitive pool, Schwa accepted four new members; Sirens accepted...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

A cappella groups welcome new members and new safety adaptations

Leo Polk , A&E Reporter February 25, 2021

Whitman’s three a cappella groups Schwa, Sirens and The Testostertones (T-Tones) are adapting to new kinds of rehearsals this semester. Each group at Whitman has found that the very nature of singing...

Senior Serina Vue sings a solo with a capella group Schwa.

WEB Winter Wonderland: Skating and singing into the season

Sienna Axe , A&E Reporter December 12, 2019

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the platform outside of Cordiner Hall was turned into a winter wonderland — WEB’s Winter Wonderland, to be exact. Between hot drinks, ice skating and performances from Whitman’s...

Singing into a New Year

Singing into a New Year

Emma Cooper October 15, 2015

This year Whitman's three a cappella groups are starting the school year with new goals and new plans. On Monday, Sept. 5, at 7:00 p.m. all three Whitman a cappella groups performed in the Reid coffeehouse. Each...

Singing misfits spew chunks and humor in Pitch Perfect

Singing misfits spew chunks and humor in “Pitch Perfect”

Nathan Fisher October 11, 2012

After a grueling and rather unpleasant week of midterms, I escaped to the theater for a good pick-me-up and a mindless movie. My fried brain needed something predictable, silly and fun. Believe it or...

10 Facts about Whitman’s Schwa

Molly Johanson December 1, 2011

1. Schwa is Whitman's co-ed a capella group. There are currently 16 members. 2. The group holds tryouts every fall. Depending on demand, it may also hold auditions in the spring. 3. Members arrange all...

Credit: Catie Bergman

Whitman a cappella groups join forces for charity

caitlinhardee October 27, 2011

On Saturday, Oct. 22, Whitman's three a cappella groups united to fill Cordiner with the wonders of the human voice. The all-female Sirens of Swank joined the co-ed group Schwa, the all-male Testostertones...

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