Noisy Visuals’ “Pippin” Combines Musical Theater and Film to Create an Unforgettable and Spectacular Production

May 7, 2024, by Caleb Henning, Jacob Srivastava, Arts & Culture Editor, Contributing Writer. 1 Comment

“Pippin”—a Noisy Visuals production co-directed by Henry Owens ’25, Owen Wiley ’25, and Norman Slate ’25 and produced by Lily Goldfine ’25—was filmed in front of a live studio audience on Friday, April 26, Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28 in the Ring Family Performing Arts Hall. Combining a production of the 1972 musical […]

SOC Fashion Show Returns in 2024 With More Participation Than Ever Before

May 7, 2024, by Langley Maciejewski, Staff Writer. 3 Comments

The highly anticipated and talent-packed Students of Color (SOC) Fashion Show returned with a vengeance for another year on Saturday, April 27 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Olin Memorial Library. Before COVID-19, this event was open to attendance by prospective students during WesFest, but since the pandemic, it has become its own occasion. This […]

“The Critics and Her Publics” In Review: A Year of Fruitful Discussions and Enlightening Lectures

May 6, 2024, by Rose Chen, News Editor. 1 Comment

The Shapiro Center for Creative Writing and Criticism ended its “The Critic and Her Publics” programming on Tuesday, April 16. The series invited 11 guest critics—Andrea Long Chu, Sophie Pinkham, Carina Del Valle Schorske, Hannah Goldfield, Anahid Nersessian, Moira Donegan, Jo Livingstone, Lauren Michele Jackson, Doreen St. Felix, Maggie Doherty, and Christine Smallwood—to converse with the […]

Cross-Talk: University Production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Slayed (Literally)

May 6, 2024, by Caleb Henning, Elias Mansell, Arts & Culture Editor, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

In a cross-talk, two writers sit down to discuss a book, movie, TV show, or piece of art they both feel strongly about. Sometimes they disagree; other times, they’re in perfect harmony. Here, Executive Editor Elias Mansell ’24 and Arts & Culture Editor Caleb Henning ’25 sat down to talk about Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s […]

Spike Tape’s “Gloria” by Branden Jacob-Jenkins Allows Audiences To Reflect on How We Care for Each Other

May 2, 2024, by Sabrina Ladiwala, Executive Editor. Leave a Comment

Content warning: this article describes depictions of gun violence and suicide. “Gloria”—written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Vincent Langan ’24 and Hadassa Garfein ’24 with assistant director Lexi Radziner ’25, and produced by Spike Tape—went up in WestCo Café on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. […]

Improv All-Nighter: Desperate Measures Puts On Their Annual 24-Hour Comedy Show

May 2, 2024, by Maggie Smith, Archivist. Leave a Comment

The University has many eccentric traditions, but the 24-hour comedy show, run by the student improv comedy troupe Desperate Measures (DM), is especially extreme. Over the past weekend, from Friday, April 26 to Saturday, April 27, DM performed their annual 24-hour show, during which they improvised for a full day. The show took place in Exley […]

Senior Art Studio Theses Shine During Fifth and Final Exhibition Week

May 2, 2024, by Langley Maciejewski, Staff Writer. Leave a Comment

In the week following Tuesday, April 23, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery saw the final spread of senior art studio theses, an inspired compilation including paintings and sculptures, as well as vast displays and compact media. What becomes apparent through the extremely diverse directions taken by seniors within the University’s art studio program is the variety […]

Friday, May 3, 2024 Comic

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“Oh, Muffy!”: Laughing Our Way Through Worst-Case Scenarios and Prompting Important Conversations About White Supremacy and Virtue Signaling

April 29, 2024, by Caleb Henning, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

“Oh, Muffy!”—one of two original plays performed during the Spring Festival of New Theater Works—follows a group of parents in New York City’s Upper East Side as they grapple with the fallout of their children starting a white supremacist organization in their high school. The biting drawing-room comedy forces people to look in the mirror […]

Around the Tents, Students Make Art and Forge Transnational Solidarity

April 29, 2024, by Sida Chu, Arts & Culture Editor. Leave a Comment

Since it was set up on the evening of Sunday, April 28, the ongoing Palestine solidarity encampment in front of Usdan has grown into a lively scene of art-making and community building. From a capella singing, film screenings, and spoken poetry to painting, chalking, and calligraphy, a vibrant mix of creative expressions has invigorated the lawns between North […]

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