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Sunday 23rd September 2018

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Native American Council’s 8th Annual Powwow
Native American Council’s 8th Annual Powwow
Missed the 8th Annual Columbia Powwow this year? Watch creative team member Shyanne Yellowbird’s video recap to relive this event…and make sure you don’t miss out on next year’s! About the Event Native American...
VI. On Susan Sontag and “Good Art”
VI. On Susan Sontag and “Good Art”
In a footnote from her essay “Against Interpretation,” Susan Sontag refers to film as a “subdivision of literature.” Now, I have never been one to uphold any kind of “hierarchy of the arts” (of...
V. Star Wars VIII: First Review
V. Star Wars VIII: First Review
My previous column was all about the cultural importance of Star Wars as the quintessential modern myth. I even mentioned the need for myth in these troubled times, insinuating my desire for Star Wars:...
In Once on This Island, Love and Community Shine
In Once on This Island, Love and Community Shine
Photo Courtesy of Joan Marcus There’s this consistent trope that exists in many stories typically featured on Broadway:  a person falls in love with another character that has unexpectedly entered their life and against...
Recyclegate
Recyclegate
There’s a conspiracy afoot—and it’s a big one. At the heart of so many of the problems that plague our campus—stress, anxiety, the impossibility of ever making a real choice­—this monster crouches, laughing in...
“The Parisian Woman” in a Trump Era
“The Parisian Woman” in a Trump Era
“If you weren’t a Democrat when you were young, you don’t have a heart. If you don’t become a Republican when you get old, you don’t have a brain.” You haven’t seen Uma Thurman...
Requiem for Orgo Night
Requiem for Orgo Night
People inherently long to be part of a group, a village, a community. For communities to endure, they must have a history, and each generation must perpetuate the traditions of the past and pass...
“Home for the Holidays”: Electrifying Christmas Music
“Home for the Holidays”: Electrifying Christmas Music
Perhaps in the entirety of human history, never before have the phrases “Christmas music” and “electrifying” existed in the same sentence. Home for the Holidays completely breaks precedent. The premise of the show is...

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