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Ebony Stewart brings poems and lessons to Whitman

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 people milled about their usual business upstairs, downstairs a large collective of Whitties gathered,...

Andrea Gibson speaks their mind

Emma Cooper

December 10, 2015

Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder and squished into any available seat, Whitman students gathered to listen to poet Andrea Gibson share their provoking and emotional poems. In Reid Coffeehouse Basement on Friday, December 5, The night began with Whitman students Paige Dempsey and Shireen Nori reading th...

Sister Outsider inspires at coffeehouse

Sister Outsider inspires at coffeehouse

Natalie Berg

December 6, 2014

This evening, on Friday, Dec. 5th, slam poetry duo Sister Outsider performed at the FACE Equality Coffeehouse in Reid Basement. This event marked the sixth annual coffeehouse put on by FACE, or Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment. The event was sponsored by FACE, the Black Student Union (BSU),...

Creative Voices of Whitman

Sarah Cornett

May 13, 2013

It is no secret that the Whitman community is one full of passionate people. As a prospective student, I decided to come to Whitman for that reason. Whitties are all really interested in something and they pursue these interests passionately and humbly. Whether meeting environmental activists, artists,...

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Students to Teach Creative Writing at the Washington State Penitentiary

Dylan Tull

April 11, 2013

How would your perspective on the inmates in the penitentiary change if you could read the creative writing and poetry that they produced? Undeniably, a passionate poem or creative story would give new depth and humanness to prisoners that are often regarded as violent and cold. A group of Whitman students spearheaded by junior Camer...

Hip-hop drives individuals, fuels campus music culture

Hip-hop drives individuals, fuels campus music culture

Kaili Masamoto

September 27, 2012

Wheat fields. Sunsets. Sweet onions. These might be some of the words you associate with our small college in the middle of Walla Walla. But hip-hop? Rap? While it may sound surprising, there is, in fact, a growing influence of hip-hop and rap music within our community. Sophomore Sayda Morales and ...

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