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I'm a student journalist at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. 

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“Inner” Art Exhibition - A Letter to our Inner Child

As a part of the Art Walk 2023, a weekend-long, interdisciplinary arts festival on the DePauw campus, the “Inner” art exhibition is set to open on Monday, Apr. 21, and close on Friday, May 12. first-year Nol Nguyen, “Inner” arts director, described his solo exhibition as inviting visitors to “reflect on the different stages of life and the inner concept of everything.”

The exhibition features five different types of arts, including photography, projection mapping, digital sculpture, drawing, an

“Gilbert and Sullivan: A Musical Extravaganza!” Review

A DePauw Opera production directed by the guest stage director Cara Consilvio, “Gilbert and Sullivan: A Musical Extravaganza!” premiered on Thursday, Feb. 9, and was performed throughout the weekend. As an audience who is not familiar with opera, I can say the production was very enjoyable and accessible.

The opera follows a group of college students whose plan is to spend Spring Break in an old English country estate for “an authentic Downton Abbey type of experience.” As it turns out, the hou

Holiday Music Recommendations from Around the World

Icy weather, hot chocolate, Christmas trees. The holiday season has officially started - and here is your much-needed holiday playlist recommendation that does not include “All I Want for Christmas is You.” Each song originates from a different country, and I hope you will feel the holiday sensations whether you fully understand the language or not. I recognize that this playlist is by no means exhaustive, and feel free to write a letter to the editor if you think I have missed some great songs.

A Look Into Contemporary Music at DePauw

On Sunday, Nov. 20, the DePauw Contemporary Ensemble club held their first concert of the year, featuring contemporary works from DePauw students, namely first-year Tyler Sharkey, sophomore Blake Wilmot, senior Teresa Shunk, sophomore Ross Gardner, and many more.

According to William Pearson, professor of music and faculty advisor of the Contemporary Ensemble club, the concert presented a range of genres and styles, including classical music, musical theatre, and improvisation.

“We've got some

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Maria Ressa talks Living in the “Upside Down”

Maria Ressa, co-founder and CEO of Rappler and the first Filipino recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered the Timothy and Sharon Ubben lecture at DePauw on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Described as a person who “brings to light what some would rather keep in the dark” by English professor Eugene Gloria, Ressa presented her perspectives on the stakes of journalism in the digital age.

“How do we act as citizens in an age of exponential lies?” - Ressa posed the question. She said lies are spreading si

“You've got to really want to do it”: Annabelle Terry and Anne Odeke talk acting and theater

Five actors representing the Actors From the London Stage (AFTLS) company held their week-long residency at DePauw from Monday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 14. The residency included visits to DePauw classes, an open workshop with the student theater organization, Duzer Du, and the Oct. 12 performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” This year’s residency marked 30 years of partnership between DePauw and the AFTLS.

The actors and actresses were Roger May, Claire Redcliffe, Anne Odeke, Annabelle Terry, a

COVID-19 protocols and possible rising cases on the DePauw campus

As winter is approaching and most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted from DePauw’s campus, there have been concerns in the DePauw community about the possible rising number of COVID cases.

“We are very aware that the history of COVID has been that, in the winter, we see a rise. We are not seeing that rise on campus, but we're watching,” Chief of Staff Sarah Steinkamp said.

She contributed students’ impression of rising cases on campus to the fact that COVID-19 cases happen in clusters and

My Top 5 Favorite Songs (and Lyrics) from Taylor Swift's 'Midnights'

Taylor Swift’s newest album “Midnights” dropped last Friday and all 13 songs (plus 7 songs in the 3 a.m. version) have been the background music of my mind ever since its release. Swift described the album as the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout her life, “a journey through terror and sweet dreams.” Indeed, I feel a mix of emotions listening to the songs, from pure sadness and hopelessness to true happiness and acceptance.

While the pop genre of the album certainly makes it m

2022-2023 financial aid and work-study minimum wage unpacked

There has been an overall 2.67% increase in DePauw tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year, including a $1,500 or a 2.84% increase in tuition, a $14 increase in the comprehensive fee, an $80 increase in on-campus housing, and a $222 increase in the default meal plan, according to an email sent out by Student Affairs at DePauw on April 6.

Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid Leslie Middleton said this rate is comparable to colleges and universities around the nation and that it is

Dexter Thomas discusses Japanese hip-hop music, culture, and working with no expectations

Dexter Thomas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, and correspondent for VICE News, came to DePauw on Tuesday, September 13, and gave a speech titled “Japanese Rap Music and Remixing the News.”

J.P Olsen, the new director of the Pulliam Center, described Thomas as “a polymath who does it all very well.” Thomas is also the first speaker that Olsen brought to DePauw as the new director.

Thomas’ presentation on Tuesday night addressed his research on Japanese hip-ho

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