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Community mourns 'inspirational' student, playwright

Community mourns ‘inspirational’ student, playwright

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler January 26, 2020

Andrea Morgan Dale was always excited for the next project. She planned ahead and found ways to encourage and include her peers in her projects. “She was an impeccable student,” said Maya Fein,...

'The Good Place' more than a comedy

‘The Good Place’ more than a comedy

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer December 3, 2018

NBC is a business known for creating works that are inventive and realistic. “Saturday Night Live” is one of its signature television shows that reflect its reputation. They continue building this...

Junior philosophy and theatre major Andrea Morgan Doyle reads lines for one of the plays presented by the STAGEtwo Playwriting Workshop participants and community actors. Dale wrote a play that her fellow students performed at the event Friday evening.

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief August 5, 2017

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...

Alex Levine, a six time V-Day veteran, demonstrates all the ways her character likes to pleasure women in the monologue “The Woman Who Loved to Make Vaginas Happy” last year.

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

Gabi Wy, Features Editor March 1, 2017

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’...


Philosophy professor wins H. Lee Cooper award

Roberto Campos September 3, 2013

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...

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