High School Journalism Institute
“Artists take the world and internalize it and give something back,” Artistic Director and Theater Department Head of Indiana University Jonathan R. Michaelsen said. For Michaelsen, giving back is what his career is all about.
Michaelsen began his career at IU 12 years ago but has been participating in and teaching theater all his life. Throughout his journey, he has discovered that teaching is his ultimate passion. He considers himself lucky to be able to teach yet still allow students to develop on their own. One of the best parts of his job is allowing the students to have creative freedom with how they go about learning the role of the character and how they problem solve.
IU produces an average of three shows during the regular school year but also puts on shows for the summer theatre program. For …
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Since the passing of Title IX, by Congress in 1972, universities have opened their door to creating many opportunities for female athletes. Or at least that’s what the gender-equity law is supposed to do. As the percentage of women participating in sports have increased, males still seem to dominate in terms of participation and creating a larger fan base.
With 24 competing teams at Indiana University – Bloomington, the most popular sports teams, which also happen to be the only two teams that bring in revenue, are football and men’s basketball. Although football and men’s basketball generate a large portion of the revenue from ticket sales and TV programs, the money isn’t kept within the sport. But instead it’s the athletic department’s revenue and they decide how that’s going to be …
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Students and community members visit the Wells-Metz Theatre to enjoy “Sense and Sensibility.”
Jonathan Michaelson, Chair of the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Dance at Indiana University, dedicates his time to the theatre.
Robbie Stanton, a costume designer for Indiana University, explains his part in bringing the show to the audience.
Jenny McNight and Grant Goodman, hired equity actors, are performing in “Sense and Sensibility” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
“If we work well together, we’re better,” Jonathan Michaelson, the chairman of Indiana University’s Theatre Department said. The truth of this statement resonates, not just with thespians, but also with audience members.
“We come to a lot of the plays,” said Connie Hegarty, an audience member. Connie Hegarty and her husband Harv Hegarty have been on multiple theater boards and Connie Hegarty spent her childhood going to the theater.
“It’s live entertainment,” said Harv Hegarty, showing …
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I am new to Indiana.
As a kid grew up in Shanghai, China and moved to Los Angeles in 9th grade. Indiana feels different.
This place has beautiful sky, large green trees and endless grasslands. But the road is small and narrow, the shopping mall isn’t ideal.
I came to IU campus, and I changed my mind. First, I met the cutest squirrels.
Indiana University is mixed with ancient architectures and new buildings, huge trees and saplings. The school has experienced seniors who master everything and incoming freshmen who know almost nothing about IU.
The High School Journalism Institute has survived a long time. Find out what has changed in 70 years and what never will.
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Tess Plazek shares some information about HSJI student Nick Wagner.