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English Students Turn Playwrights

Carissa Stonier, Reporter

June 15, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Dr. Rebecca Steinberger’s theater class may not be filled with aspiring playwrights, but they have risen to the challenge of a final that requires them to create their own plays. For the final, Steinberger told each student in the class that they had to write their own one-act play. There were no guidelines for this project....

Turtles in Half Shell Return in Upcoming Film

Shawn Kellmer, Reporter

April 10, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise is getting a reboot in the form of film, scheduled for release Christmas 2013. The new live action film, currently in preproduction, is set to be produced by Michael Bay and his production company Platinum Dunes. The film will be directed by Jonathan Liebesman, who has directed Clash...

Let’s Talk Fashion

Michele Drago, Fashion Columnist

April 10, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns

Heather Marsicano isn’t just a junior communications major at MU. She has a list of outstanding accomplishments already under her belt: a degree in photography, service as a volunteer firefighter for the past 10 years, and a serious case of style. Two years ago, she added a new role to her list: jewelry designer. Miss Heather’s...

Mixed reactions Over 15 Minutes of Fame

Gia Mazur, Reporter

April 10, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Gabrielle Gattuso has been Irish step dancing for 16 years. She’s traveled to Delaware, New York, and Georgia to compete and perform with her school, The Emerald Isle Step Dancers. Every year, the  months leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, her schedule gets crazy. Gattuso’s dancing has granted her many opportunities –...

Let’s Talk Fashion

Let’s Talk Fashion

Michele Drago, Fashion Columnist

March 27, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns

                  Having an immense inte...

SLP Professor Teaches Children How to Stay Safe

Megan Scherer, Reporter

March 27, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Speech Language Pathology Professor Hunter Manasco wrote a book to fight child abuse, especially among special needs children. “It is a book that is a series of little short stories that introduces touching in a way that kids with special needs can understand and introduces material to help them recognize appropriate and inappropriate ways of touching other people,” said Manasco. The book, titled “An Exceptional Children’...

Instress editors make the grade

Instress editors make the grade

March 13, 2012

Instress staff members are busy at work selecting content for this year’s edition of the 45-year-old campus l...

Seasoned senior sings ‘All That Jazz’

Seasoned senior sings ‘All That Jazz’

March 13, 2012

Senior Shana Weinstock has been performing in musicals since she was 10 years old. The lauded actor has...

Twilight takes bite out of Eww Yaboo

Brittany Hayes, Reporter

March 13, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Eww Yaboo, a local “gutter-pop” band from Wilkes-Barre, recently signed a publishing deal with Los Angeles-based company Benair Churchill and these fellows have wasted no time using this opportunity to their advantage. Two thirds of Eww Yaboo, Nate Andreoli and Drew Carsillo, are y proud of the progress they’ve made and...

Let’s Talk Fashion

Michelle Drago, Fashion Columnist

February 28, 2012

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Columns

Everyone and anyone who has a stake in fashion attend the weeklong line of shows at New York Fashion Week. If you didn’t already know, Anna Wintour, Vogue editor-in-Chief always gets a front row seat usually flanked by musicians, actors and other celebrities. Fashion shows are no longer just about clothing, but attention is ...

Laramie showcases reality

Laramie showcases reality

February 28, 2012

Cast and crew of the Laramie Project, a theatre production that highlights violence against the gay community,...

Fantasy captured at Fashion Week

Fantasy captured at Fashion Week

February 28, 2012

Receiving an invitation to the Milly runway show during New York Fashion Week, held every February, is...

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