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Theater students and professor receive top awards at festival

Theater students and professor receive top awards at festival

Story by Claire Sullivan, Writer

February 23, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Associate Professor of Theatre Tom Heiman's back office wall, hanging alongside his Angry Birds stickers, he has several awards for theater directing and designing, technical achievement, lighting design, directing and props. He recently added another award to his collection. "[It is great being...

Art show features faculty talent

Art show features faculty talent

Story by Heidi Jo Hayden, Writer

February 17, 2016


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The Holt-Russell Gallery at Parmenter Hall currently features works from two professors from the Department of Mass Media and Visual Arts. Professor of Art Inge Balch and Instructor of Drawing Russell Horton have created their own pieces to put on display for viewing. An opening reception will be...

Vocal recital to showcase ‘The Art of Song’

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

January 31, 2016


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Assistant Professor of Music Marci Ziegler will perform her first vocal recital in approximately 10 years on Friday, Feb. 5. The recital is titled "The Art of Song." “The last time I did a recital was over 10 years ago.” Ziegler said. “I’ve done a lot of solo singing and performances, but...

Arts auction will bring on the chocolate

Story by Mykaela Cross, Assistant Editor

January 28, 2016


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With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, the Lumberyard Arts Center is holding its annual Chocolate Auction, offering the community a chance to stock up on sweets before Valentine’s Day arrives. Doors will open at noon on Sunday, Feb. 7, at their location on High Street in Baldwin City. The...

College Kitchen: Mug Shot Banana Bread

College Kitchen: Mug Shot Banana Bread

Story by Mykaela Cross, Assistant Editor

January 27, 2016


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Ingredients: 1 Large(r) Mug 3 tbs. All Purpose Flour 2 tsp. Sugar 2 tbs. Brown Sugar ⅛ tsp. Salt ⅛ tsp. Baking Soda ⅛ tsp. Baking Powder 2 tbs. Egg ¼ tsp. Vanilla Extract 1 tbs. Vegetable Oil 1 tbs. Milk 1 Banana Cinnamon (for sprinkling, optional) 2 or 3 Cru...

Restaurant tips: server incentive or archaic system?

Restaurant tips: server incentive or archaic system?

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist

January 14, 2016


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Several high-end restaurants in New York as well as Joe’s Crab Shacks across the United States are changing the way servers are paid. They are taking away the option to tip after the meal. For example, Time magazine reports that restaurants in Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group have beg...

TV Review: Shadowhunters

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

January 13, 2016


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The pilot episode of Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments premiered on Freeform (fka ABC Family) on Tuesday, Jan 12, and viewers could also watch the second episode a week early on the new network app. The network and the show's production team had been building up anticipation for their new show for...

Polynesian freshman finds her place in choir

Polynesian freshman finds her place in choir

Story by Dory Smith, Multimedia Editor

January 8, 2016


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Dory Smith's #Worldwide project She had that one brush and a mirror. She was a little girl singing away her childhood blues through the brush bristles, imitating the superstars on the Grammys or MTV Awards. Freshmen Lela Hautau grew up in Pacific Grove, California, after her parents moved from ...

Clare Courtney carves a future in art

Clare Courtney carves a future in art

Story by Taylor Whittum

December 1, 2015


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As a child she knew she loved music. She started playing piano when she was only 5 years old and continued until she was 15. She always thought that music would be a part of her life. Although her love for music still continues today, senior Clare Courtney soon found another passion. She loved reading...

Vespers to spark holiday spirit on campus

Vespers to spark holiday spirit on campus

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

December 1, 2015


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Over the past 85 years, the Baker and Baldwin City communities have gathered each December to celebrate the sounds of Christmas through song at the annual Christmas Candlelight Vespers. The festive concert originally started as a choral event, but over recent years it has evolved to encompass the...

Where is the best candy dish on campus?

Where is the best candy dish on campus?

Story by Rhonda Applegate, BU Student Media

December 1, 2015


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Students who have class in Pulliam 200 may have to truck up the stairs for class every day, but what awaits at the top may just be worth it. A candy bowl is placed on a table in the second floor lobby. Many students like to sit on the couch next to the table and eat sweets before class. A number of...

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Story by Sarah Baker, Editor

November 23, 2015


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The final installment in the young adult blockbuster series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 2, opened last weekend, bringing the series to a satisfying end four years in the making. The book-to-movie transition was done really well (from the viewpoint of a fan of the book). It has the same fee...