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Comedian Chris James breaks the barriers of Zoom to entertain Whitman community

Jaime Fields , A&E Reporter April 9, 2021

With a fake background of a beach behind him, Chris James looked like he was calling in from a tropical vacation — when in actuality, the British-African comedian was hundreds of miles away in LA. On...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

“It feels good to take care of something”: WEB initiative provides students with their own plants

Jaime Fields, A&E Reporter April 1, 2021

Tiny green sprouts and larger, leafier plants line the windowsills of many dorm buildings on campus. Looking up into the windows, an outsider might wonder where all these students got so many plants. The...

WEB Murder Mystery brings students together for virtual detective work

Mo Dow, A&E Reporter March 18, 2021

On Friday, March 12, WEB hosted a virtual murder mystery night, complete with bungling detectives, hidden clues and an abundance of prizes. The event was hosted over Zoom and was assisted by representatives...

Illustration by Kiara Paninos.

WEB reaches students with lucky bamboo plants

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter November 19, 2020

In place of the Whitman Events Board’s (WEB) annual Succulent Spectacular, WEB Creative Arts Director and junior Environmental Studies and Biology double major Nicole Song organized to send 100 DIY...

Illustration by Lily Buller.

WEB finds creative solutions to build community

Heleana Backus, A&E Reporter September 24, 2020

Even from afar, Whitman Events Board (WEB) is committed to giving students fun, creative opportunities to take a communal study break. WEB is adapting to this online semester with virtual events like the...

ASWC creates support projects for students

Alasdair Padman, News Editor April 11, 2020

On March 12, Whitman College President Kathy Murray announced that Whitman would be moving to online learning after spring break in response to COVID-19. That afternoon, the Associated Students of Whitman...

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...

Juniors Sara Dong and Shubhra Tewari pose at the event's photobooth (left).

Fall Festival: Celebrating the season

Sienna Axe , A&E Reporter November 1, 2019

This past weekend, students and parents alike gathered on the Stanton lawn for caramel apples, a photo booth and no less than 120 pumpkins to carve for the second annual Fall Festival, hosted by the Whitman...

Wire Watch: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Wire Watch: Sept. 26-Oct. 3

Ryder Brookes , A&E Reporter September 26, 2019

Fridays at Four Recital Series: John Mortensen Friday, September 27, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Kimball Theatre at Hunter Conservatory. Join nationally renowned Cedarville Music Professor John Mortensen as he...

The Ascent of the

The Ascent of the “General’s General”

Marra Clay, Publisher January 26, 2017
General who spoke at Whitman in 2015 confirmed as Defense Secretary
Illustration by Claire Revere

Alcohol at Whitman: Blues and Booze

Katharine Gillen and Olivia Gilbert November 10, 2016

Ever dreamed of grabbing a beer with a professor or fellow student after class at a convenient on-campus location? Although it’s not yet possible, seniors Mitchell Cutter and Spencer Mueller seek to...

Comedian Andy Hendrickson performs at Reid Campus Center

Missy Gerlach, Staff Writer October 27, 2016

The basement of Reid Campus Center is undoubtedly a change of scene for a comedian that made his career in New York City and currently lives in Los Angeles. Despite the different crowd, visiting comic...

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