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USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief
August 5, 2017
Filed under Features, Video

When Andrea Morgan Dale heard her professor speak about Plato's “Symposium” and the philosophy of love last fall, she knew she had to write about it. "My play, 'The Philosophy of Love,' is about two philosophy professors who fall in love," the junior philosophy and theatre major said. "They debate...

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under Features

In soft lighting that seemed to have a hint of pink in its glow, performers and the audience chanted in unison to reclaim the word ‘cunt.’ The university’s presentation of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ Feb. 23 and 24 drew a packed crowd filling up Forum 3 by the time the show began. Within each mon...

Philosophy professor wins H. Lee Cooper award

Philosophy professor wins H. Lee Cooper award

Roberto Campos
September 3, 2013
Filed under Features

In high school, Garret Merriam had a desire to stimulate people to think for themselves. That desire stemmed from his observation that people tend to accept ideas because they’re presented as the way things are. While attending an intro to philosophy class on his first day of college, Merriam ...

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