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From MC to RMT: How MC Alumni Are Shaped by Their Theatre Experiences

Char Freedberg, Staff Writer | April 19, 2019

The movie Heathers has many iconic lines, including "Dear Diary: My teen angst bulls*** now has a body count,"—"Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?" and "How very," an expression of boredom and disinterest in what others are saying. This must have been the opposite reaction Summer Dinner Theatre (SDT) and Montgomery College Performing Arts alumni Jay Conner, Michael McCarthy, and Kurtis...

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Diversity panel promotes awareness of intercultural issues

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer | April 16, 2019

Many Americans aren’t aware of how uninformed they are on the true relationship between Islam, gender and violence, Marya Hannun said in a panel last month at Montgomery College. Hannun, a doctoral candidate at Georgetown University, said the media plants and perpetuates inaccurate and exaggerated images of Islamic peoples. Once becoming aware that one’s view of the Islamic world may be warped...

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WCW: Dodie Clark

Anna Sohn, Staff Writer | March 20, 2019

Dorothy "Dodie" Clark is an English singer-songwriter and YouTuber. She has been writing songs and posting them on her YouTube channel since 2011. Known best for a soft, ethereal sound often accompanied by ukelele or piano, she writes about life and social situations, her experiences with anxiety, mental health, and her life as a famous YouTuber. Her official discography includes the "Intertwined"...

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✌︎ Top 5 GENUINE BOPS by black female artists ✌︎

Risa Yasir, Staff Writer | March 1, 2019

Black History Month has come to an end, and sure, this month has, in no way, brought an end to the reign of racism in America. Black people are still underprivileged with black women facing the most racial prejudices.   While this February has had its ups (the imprisonment of R. Kelly), it has also had its downs (the Jussie Smollett situation). However, it's time to end it on a good note by...

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We are here for “Us”

Jake Brown, Staff Writer | April 19, 2019

Director Jordan Peele has created one of the most confusing yet symbolic movies of the year. Us is a creepy thriller about a family who is on vacation in California, but is greeted with insane murderous copies of themselves who attempt to murder the family. The mom, Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong'o) has PTSD because of wandering into a hall of mirrors and claiming that she had an interaction with...

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Shazam! Movie Review

Jake Brown, Staff Writer | April 17, 2019

"Shazam!" is about a 14-year-old foster kid named Barry Batson (Asher Angel) who has run away from several foster homes in an attempt to find his mother. After a failed attempt to find his real mom, he is sent to another foster family with five other siblings, including Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Gazer). Freddy is a disabled foster kid who is obsessed with superheroes. After saving Freddy from an...

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