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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, assistant professor of theatre and lighting design. “Even if she had to miss classes or anything lik...

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

USI community collaborates at playwriting workshop

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.

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 two philosophy professors who fall in love," the junior philosophy and theatre major said. "They debate...

‘Vagina Monologues’ seek justice

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.

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’ 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

Merriam

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 way things are. While attending an intro to philosophy class on his first day of college, Merriam ...

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