‘Gypsy’ Goes All Girl
Mar29

‘Gypsy’ Goes All Girl

By Jennifer Clogg, Staff Writer When considering the best classic American musicals of all time, some of the first to come to mind are ‘Oklahoma!’, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, and, of course, ‘Gypsy’. The plot follows an overprotective mother called Rose, her bundle of biological (and “adopted”) children, and her submissive talent-agent boyfriend, Herbie. All Rose wants is to rocket her children, particularly her daughter June,...

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Dodging the Bullet: “King Lear” ‘Does Such Things’ to the Audience
Mar11

Dodging the Bullet: “King Lear” ‘Does Such Things’ to the Audience

By Jennifer Clogg, Staff Writer The audience is silent, the lights are dim, the fog machine sets the scene with an ominous edge; senior Christian Boor walks out on stage, looks about inquisitively, and begins his eloquent first lines that begin The Majestic’s production of King Lear by William Shakespeare. The show ran from Thursday, March 1st to Sunday March 4th, and was an absolute hit. The show was directed by Chris Kauffman and...

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Dodging the Bullet: How Simultaneous Sickness Taught Me a Lesson
Jan18

Dodging the Bullet: How Simultaneous Sickness Taught Me a Lesson

By Jennifer Clogg, Staff Writer It started with a cough. It progressed to a cough and a tickle in my throat. Finally, an extremely sore throat with the inability to swallow certain foods, a wheezing cough, and pain in my back and right ribs drove me to the Health Center. I was pretty certain that I had bronchitis (which I did), but was completely unaware that I also had strep throat.  The bronchitis came from staying up late at night...

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Review: Now Hear This
Oct13

Review: Now Hear This

By Jennifer Clogg, Staff Writer The room is abuzz. Everyone is chatting. The chatter is subdued, but clearly brimming with silent excitement for the upcoming hour of performances. Tess Fernald walks out on stage, and the room instantly falls noiseless. Before I continue, I should mention that classical music does not usually strike my fancy, but what followed was not a performance of classical pieces; it was a wave of emotion that...

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Dodging the Bullet: Roommate Puts Fears to Rest
Aug17

Dodging the Bullet: Roommate Puts Fears to Rest

By Jennifer Clogg, Contributing Writer I am not one to use Facebook Messenger for anything more than playing Words with Friends, so when a message request from someone named Jourdynn Cooper popped up, I was surprised. I expected a spam message from someone unknown requesting an instant transfer of money because my husband had been kidnapped in New York City. But, before I clicked the “delete” button, something made me stop...

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