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‘The Good Place’ more than a comedy

‘The Good Place’ more than a comedy

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Reviews

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 persona with a  new comedy act called “The Good Place.” The focus of the production is Ele...

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


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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


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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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