The audience's role in theatre
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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When old meets new
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.
We are all different, yet we are one in the same.
In journalism today we think of ourselves as divided. Sports, Web Packaging, Features, Opinions, and so many more. We go to our own classes, stay with our groups, and stay separated even in our free time. It’s not true and not right.
In other cultures knowledge or information is considered illuminating, in other words it lightens the way, or it is light. Light as we all know comes from all different sources, like the moon, the sun, human made lamps, but all of them give light.
It’s just like that in journalism. We might present things in a different way, be it pictures, text, video, or a package. However it’s all information meant to inform and illuminate the path of our readers. So know while we are different and unique in so …
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A snapshot of Robert Wormley
He prints photographs of rivers, teachers and beams of light on glossy, vibrantly-colored paper. He mountain bikes the terrains of dense forests. He blares the horn of his trumpet in the marching band. Robert Wormley is also openly gay.
Having moved 13 times, Wormley, senior at Floyd Central High School, said he grew up as a self-monikered redneck opposed to LGBTQ rights.
“I feel like it was a struggle finding who I was ” Wormley said. “It’s hard to talk about [coming out] because I still remember it, but I try really hard to not think about it.”
He said his tipping point between hatred and acceptance was when he surrounded himself with diverse, accepting people by joining the trumpet section of the band.
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New school year, new challenges
Sydnee Marqueling, a rising senior from Northrop high school who loves journalism and theater.
Sydnee lives in Fort Wayne, a quiet town in Indiana. In contrast, there is a lot of drama going on within her school.
“This April, two people were hospitalized after using fake Xanax pills they got from another student on campus.”Sydnee said,”the 18-year-old who sold the pills was arrested and charged. Police came to school and it made the news.” Sydnee can’t imagine what will happen the coming school year while she works with theater and news.
Like other teenagers, Sydnee loves staying at home on weekends, sleeping. But, during winter and summer break, she gets to do special traveling. Sydnee visits her parents and grandparents in different towns since they separated. She …
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Farewell to Ernie Pyle Hall
As many may know, the Media School will begin moving into Franklin Hall, July 25. Since 1954, the journalism department at IU has been stationed in Ernie Pyle Hall. This building, named after the famous journalist Ernie Pyle himself, holds a special meaning to IU students, faculty, and alumni. HSJI students (this week and next week) will be the last group of journalists to be taught in Ernie Pyle Hall.
After next week, Ernie Pyle Hall will no longer be used to teach up-and-coming journalists.
In the Yearbook class, instructor Jeff Gabbard (and Janet McKinney who is not pictured) discussed the themes of yearbooks and what makes a good and bad yearbook with their students.
To “warm up” before the first session of the day, Web Packaging instuctor Denise Roberts led the class in some goofy stretches.
Many of the old classrooms that are not …
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