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What Goes Into Making a Musical?

“Everyone wants their life to be a musical. They are emotional, exciting and fun!” said David Dorfman, professor of dance and choreographer for Connecticut College’s upcoming production of Carousel. Every year, the Theater, Dance, and Music departments embark on the intensive, interdisciplinary endeavor of producing a musical. There are two different scales between which the […]

A Look at Zinky Boys

“I perceive the world through the medium of human voices. They never cease to hypnotize, deafen and bewitch me at one and the These words are from the postscript of Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War, the third book of Belarussian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich. They attest to her faith in the […]

December 14, 2015 – Poetry Corner

Boobie Pride  by Emma Horst-Martz and Grace Sheeran   In the West it’s all about the best breast we push up and pad, we chicken cutlet ourselves mad. but now the hipsters help the small chested sisters, making fads saying small boobs are rad then what happens when my itty bitty titties aren’t considered so pretty? […]

Returning to Walden

As our winter break draws near, many of us are probably thinking about the ample free time to finally read for pleasure. The question of what books to read will undoubtedly come up, and for that I have a solution. Take a few days to return to one of those Great American Classics and think […]

W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants

W. G. Sebald (1944-2001) was a German writer, academic and emigrant. Though his written language was German, he taught only in England and held positions at both the University of Manchester and the University of East Anglia. He wrote four novels (and supervised their translation into English), as well as a number of poems, essays […]

Jewish Rhythms of India

Most people do not associate India with Judaism. The Indian subcontinent, however, has hosted various Jewish communities for centuries, each with its unique historical and cultural traditions. Some South Asian Jews trace their presence in the region back almost two thousand years while others immigrated less than two hundred years ago. On Wednesday, Nov. 18 […]

Anonymous 4 Makes Themselves Known

Last Friday renowned a cappella group Anonymous 4 graced the stage of Evans Hall to a nearly packed house. Their name, which refers to the anonymous author of a treatise on music from the Middle Ages, harkens to the historical influence of their genre. Comprised of Ruth Cunningham, Marsha Genesky, Susan Hellauer and Jacqueline Horner-Keiatek, […]

Language Fellows International Poetry Night

On Friday November 13th, Coffee Grounds was abuzz with many different language speakers. On this night, the cafe was almost at full capacity as foreign language enthusiasts and international students filled the cafe’s many couches and listened to fellow classmates and professors recite poetry during The International Poetry Night. Planned and run primarily by four […]