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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Curtain call: Life after theatre school

BY PAIGE PFLEGER

The world of theatre is cutthroat. Being talented isn’t always enough to land a role in the competitive world of professional performance. Actors need to look, dress, act and be the part of the character they’re pretending to be. A whole slew of factors can throw a wrench into the best laid plans, especially when hundreds of people are competing for the same role.

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Visual Statement: Langar — Anchor for a community

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BY LUNA ANNA ARCHEY

“The task is huge but don’t have any anxiety about it. We saw that at the temple. Don’t be stressed about it, come and have fun. That is the purpose.” That’s what Coordinator Prof. Jasprit Singh told the group of students as they planned the logistics of feeding 5,000 people.

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The Writer's Notebook: Writing as movement

BY CARLINA DUAN

When it comes to creative writing, how can we use poetry and prose to move others beyond directive action? How can poetry be used as a form of social change?

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Go blue, go Hollywood: The 'U' takes a new approach to Tinsel Town

BY HILLARY CRAWFORD

Here at the University, it’s Screen Arts & Cultures, which isn’t the same as majoring in film. That medium is dead. You’d be hard pressed to find a kid reeling film stock or splicing and mending together single frames from a filmstrip. But screen arts? It’s a combination of practice and theory, and it’s a field that is very much alive.

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Famous By Association: Allow me to introduce myself

BY MARIAM SHEIKH

This column will be an outlet for those of you who would rather debate the mental state of Amanda Bynes over the case studies of Freud (Team Mandy ‘til the end).

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Personal Statement: Confessions of a procrastinator

BY MARK OSSOLINSKI

To all of you who are able to sit down in front of a computer, block everything out, and finish an assignment days before the deadline: I envy you. And I’m trying to get on your level.

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Thought Bubble

BY STATEMENT STAFF

“The movie that I saw that made me want to be a film maker is called ‘Boogie Nights.’ It is about the porn industry in the late ’70s, early ’80s … I really love it, it’s almost like a hallucinatory coming-of-age film because he’s porn star, which is kind of weird.

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Daily Digest Ep. 1 - Chicken Spinach Sandwich and Garlic Baked Potatoes

BY KAYLLA CANTILINA AND LEVIN KIM

Daily Videographers Kaylla Cantilina and Levin Kim show us how to make a scrumptious Chicken Spinach Sandwich with a side of savory Garlic Baked Potatoes.

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