The Magic of Theatre

From the HSJI Newsroom: Noah Chaplin (Greenwood Community HS), Tanazia Deloney (Richmond HS), Gabriel Fields (Gary Comer College Prep), Ricky Jiang Ouyang (Gilmer HS), Donald Kane (St. Theodore Guerin Catholic), Allie Kaylor (Turpin HS), Calvin Prenkert (Bloomington HS South)

Theatre is an art that many enjoy but few understand.

Think of everyone involved in a theatre production. Your first thought is likely the actors, the director and maybe stage hands. However, there is a whole world off the stage.

The IU Summer Theatre program involves both graduate and undergraduate students to put on three productions. This summer, they are performing “Our Town,” “The Foreigner” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Each show poses an interesting challenge to everyone involved.

The entire crew spends months preparing for a show, starting even before the actors show up. These people all have individual backgrounds and …
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Cool Beans

It’s finals week, and many students are looking for nearby cafes to study and finish their homework. Students have different types of studying habits whether it be in a room filled with lots of people and noise or in a secluded area that is filled with silence.

IU student Nikki Fisher enjoys her Starbucks drink as she works her homework.

“Once a month I come to Soma for a change in scenery instead of being on campus all of the time,” senior Hannah Perkins said. “I also come to enjoy the coffee, wifi and to get some studying and homework done.”

Many students don’t just go to coffee shops for studying. They also go to them to relax and hang out with friends.

“I don’t come to Starbucks very often,” first year grad student Lauren Yadavia said. “I come here to …
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