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Celebrations away from home

Celebrations away from home

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 28, 2018


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The Nepalese Student Association at Southeastern celebrated Dashain over 8,000 miles away from home. The celebration was held in the War Memorial Student Union Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27. Spanning 15 days, Dashain honors the victory of the gods over the demons. "Dashain is one of the...

Nostalgia, music and King

Nostalgia, music and King

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2018


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The Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts revisited the past as Suzanne O. Davis and a band performed a series of songs in tribute to songwriter Carole King. "Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook" took the Columbia Theatre stage on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Some of King's songs like "Jazzman"...

Behind the scenes of Lion spirit

Behind the scenes of Lion spirit

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


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As the official spirit squads of the university, the Lionettes and cheerleaders support the athletic teams at on-campus and off-campus events. The university’s cheerleaders and Lionettes work together to show Lion pride for the athletic programs and fan base. Each year, tryouts are held for both...

Billington: A life of enjoying design and production

Billington: A life of enjoying design and production

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018


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Since childhood, Instructor of Costume and Makeup Design Emily Billington has developed her passion for theatre and the performing arts.  “I have been involved with theatre my entire life,” said Billington. “I started out as a performer, very young. My father is a director and costume design...

Strawberry Marching Classic returns

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 23, 2018


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The Strawberry Marching Classic returns after a two-year hiatus, providing an opportunity for high school students to show off their musical talents. The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Strawberry Stadium. According to Interim Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands Derek Stoughton,...

24 hours of theatrical horror

24 hours of theatrical horror

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 22, 2018


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With roughly 50 people, Alpha Psi Omega condensed a theatre production into 24 hours to kick off the “Hammond Horror Festival.” President of APO Taylor Meng, a junior English education major, served as scenic designer for the play. She described the performance as “one of APO’s favorite events...

48 hours of horror

48 hours of horror

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 21, 2018


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The eighth annual "Hammond Horror Festival" brought phobias and time-limited productions to the stage and the screen. The festival started on Friday, Oct, 19 with "Seven Frightening Phobias," a 24-hour production. The play was sectioned into seven parts, each focused on a different phobia. Taylor...

Tribute in the Columbia: Carole King

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 19, 2018


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Executive Director of the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts Roy Blackwood looks to round up Fanfare by presenting a tribute to the songwriter Carole King. “Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook” will take the Columbia Theatre stage on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Blackwood said, “When...

Sharing musical passion

Sharing musical passion

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 18, 2018


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Music has been a constant in the life of Michael Brothers, instructor of jazz studies, percussion and drumline. Born and raised in San Francisco Bay, California, Brothers vaguely remembers his first experience with live music in the early ‘60s. His parents, who both played instruments, went to see...

Fanfare in the gallery

Fanfare in the gallery

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 17, 2018


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Fanfare celebrations will find a place in the Contemporary Art Gallery with an exhibition of abstract painting and a fashion show. The “Real to Not Real” exhibition showcases abstract representational painting. It will be up until Nov. 9.  According to Instructor of Painting Thomas Walton, a...

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Bring on the fright at ‘Hammond Horror Fest’

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2018


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“Hammond Horror Fest” plans to scare attendees for its eighth year in a row. The two-day event will feature the “7 Frightening Phobias” play on Oct. 19 in the Pottle Auditorium from 8-10 p.m., and the Macabre Showcase will take place at Gnarly Barley Brewing Co. on Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m. Associate...

One man and his guitar

One man and his guitar

Diamond Hollins, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2018


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During "Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with Peter Yarrow," the spotlight shone on a single performer with his guitar. On Oct. 12, at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, Peter Yarrow, an American singer and songwriter, engaged with the audience telling jokes and singing songs like “Puff,...