Musicians, artists, poets collaborate for Spring Concert

Daniel Kim
May 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

On Saturday, May 9 at the Chism Recital Hall, the Whitman College Department of Music will present the Whitman Orchestra Spring Concert under the direction of Assistant Professor of Music Paul Luongo.  The Spring Concert will be divided into two sections. The first section will exhibit the winner ... Read more »

New ‘diverse’ iPhone emojis fail to be inclusive

Zan McPherson
May 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

In early April of 2015, Apple released the software update iOS 8.3, thereby welcoming new racially and sexually diverse emojis into the global social-networking sphere. "What a wonderful idea," you might say. In fact, when I first heard of this update I thought something along the lines of, "Way to... Read more »

Local artist redefines landscapes with graphite

Hannah Bartman
May 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

"I've always known I was an artist, whether I wanted to be or not," said Augusta Sparks Farnum, a local artist who is currently showing her work at Brasserie Four on Main Street. Farnum's new set of works entitled "Beside the Garden" consists of two groups of eight-foot murals and seven other smaller... Read more »

KWCW Show of the Week

Daniel Kim
May 7, 2015
Filed under A&E

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 ... Read more »

HAIR brings sixties to Whitman

Geoffrey Leach
May 7, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

On May 7, "HAIR: The American Tribal Love - Rock Musical" opens at Harper Joy. Directed by Johnston Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Jimmy Maize, the production will present HAIR under a new light. Visiting Costume Designer Genevieve V. Beller has worked with Maize to create costumes emblematic... Read more »

Students produce independent projects at Harper Joy Theatre

Hannah Bartman
April 30, 2015
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Student-initiated and independently produced theater performances are few and far between outside of the main theater season, but in the upcoming month there will be three plays performed and produced solely by students. Senior Eli Zavatsky created a solo performance, "The Bat-Poet and the She-Wolf,"... Read more »

WEB, non-profit partner for film fest

Geoffrey Leach
April 30, 2015
Filed under A&E

On May 2, Whitman College will host The Wild and Scenic Film Festival at Cordiner. Whitman Events Board (WEB) in a partnership with the Blue Mountain Land Trust will be showing eight independent films that are deeply rooted in the environment. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is a national film festival... Read more »

Sufjan Stevens reconciles life, love in new album

Emma Dahl
April 30, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Carrie & Lowell is Sufjan Stevens' first full-length album in five years. It marks his return to the beautiful folk roots that distinguished some of his older releases, but it's much more stripped down and devoid of the creative instrumentation that characterized works such as Illinois or Michigan. It's... Read more »

KWCW Show of the Week

Daniel Kim
April 30, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight

Show: 'Blast from the Musical Past' Time: Mondays, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Host: Eric Anderson History is filled with many influential musical artists and styles. For host of "Blast from the Musical Past," first-year Eric Anderson, classic rock is one genre that has influenced his musical taste. Although h... Read more »

Seniors install final pieces

Seniors install final pieces

Hannah Bartman
April 23, 2015
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Front Page Slideshow

As another academic year comes to a close, seniors throughout all disciplines have worked hard to provide a capstone to their Whitman experience in the form of a thesis. All 14 senior art majors have a unique task in that they must create a whole series of work that will be open to the public in the... Read more »

Love unites choirs

Daniel Kim
April 23, 2015
Filed under A&E

On Saturday, April 25 in the Chism Recital Hall, the Whitman College Department of Music will present the Whitman Chorale and Chamber Singers under the direction of Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Riikka Pietilainen-Caffrey.  The Chorale and Chamber Singers spent all semester practicing and rehearsing... Read more »

Local blacksmith forges tradition at 2015 Renaissance Faire

Geoffrey Leach
April 23, 2015
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On April 25, merchants, singers and jugglers will all come to the Memorial Hall lawn for the annual Renaissance Faire at Whitman. The Czyhold family has been in Walla Walla for many years and has been blacksmithing for generations. Richard Czyhold, the local blacksmith, will be putting on a demonstration... Read more »