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School of Music, Theatre and Dance sophomore Scotty Lockwood’s start in theatre was somewhat unconventional.

School of Music, Theatre and Dance sophomore Scotty Lockwood’s start in theatre was certainly unconventional. He actually intended to come to the University as a psychology major. However, at the last minute, Lockwood’s mom encouraged him to apply for Michigan’s renowned theatre school.

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I’m a bit embarrassed to admit that I was late to join the ranks of TikTok’s user base. In fact, for years it would be safe to say I was actively anti-TikTok. I’d been taught by the media and some of my peers that it was meant for children, or at least those younger than me.

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A smiling student stands with a backpack slung over her shoulder, books and notebooks held in hand, no mask in sight. A reminder of simpler times. Elsewhere, recent graduates throw their hats in the air and a father teaches his son how to skateboard.

A.J. Holmes and Brian Rosenthal were among the many performers at the virtual MUSKET Alumni Concert last week.

There is nothing quite like going to the theater: A single performance showcases months of tireless work from a cast and crew who have poured their hearts and souls into putting on the best performance possible.

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Live-streamed solo recitals are nothing new in the era of COVID-19, but most have typically taken place in living rooms and smaller venues. Last Sunday night on Sept. 20, however, Music, Theatre & Dance professor Matthew Bengtson’s live-streamed concert was an unusual exception.

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In the opening scene of the 2000 film “High Fidelity,” John Cusak’s Rob Gordon says in a close-up shot to the camera, “What came first, the music or the misery?” He elaborates on this rhetorical: “Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands, literally thousands of songs about heartbrea

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The first thing LSA senior Kailyn Bondoni learned about poetry was that it rhymes. The second was that haikus existed. The third was that free verse also existed, which, in turn, erased the first lesson she learned.

By the start of my dance classes, Marius Petipa the cat had explored all but one room of my apartment: the kitchen.

I adopted my cat from a small shelter in Grosse Isle, Mich. The two-room cat rescue was run out of a 20th-century house with one desk and two dozen felines; the cat that would become mine sat nestled under a plastic folding table right next to several packages of food.

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Every fall, the senior class of the University of Michigan’s prestigious Musical Theatre program puts together a performance to kick off their final year and welcome freshmen to campus.

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Welcome to The Michigan Daily humor column for the 2020-21 school year. This column will often rotate in content, but not theme.