The theater department is ready to blossom for its three upcoming productions over the spring and summer semesters. Each month will feature a different production.
“Luv” is a comedy by Murray Schisgal where two former college friends Harry (theater junior Dakotah Myers) and Milt (theater sophomore Isaac Wood) are reunited when Milt stops Harry from jumping off a bridge.
“It speaks to why the word love has almost lost its meaning,” adjunct faculty Tommy Wedge said. “It’s about how culture is so enraptured with the idea of love and how it sometimes rules over logic and rationality.”
The production has won several Tony Awards and had a film version produced in 1967.
Department chair Steven Erickson will direct this mature-themed … Read More…
June is here and with it a host of fun and exciting events for the whole family in the Saginaw area and throughout Michigan.
The first stop is the 7th annual “A Night in June”Acoustic Music Concert.
Music organizer Judith Wyzkiewiciz co-founded the event with the Standish Friends Society as a way for the community to have a night of fun.
“For a college pocketbook, the food prices are phenomenal,” Wyzkiewciz said. “Everything is under a dollar. All you got to do is bring your own chair.”
It will be held 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 20, in Pinconning City Park.
It includes all genres of acoustic music as well as arts and crafts areas and food. For any … Read More…
Over the past month and a half, the summertime box office has seen its fair share of versatility. Including superheroes, hangovers, space exploration and apocalyptic disasters, this summer’s shaping up to be one of the most promising. However, with the summer not even half over, there’s still quite a bit left to entertain the masses in the coming weeks. Five films, in particular, are worth your attention and hard-earned money. Not to mention, with the films so uniquely different, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, whether you’re looking for an animated prequel, disaster comedy, superhero sequel or art house heist flick.
1. “Monsters University”
Before they were scaring, they were studying. That’s the idea behind “Monsters University” … Read More…
After the dawn of their mainstream success in 2001 on the strength of “The Middle,” a single off their fourth studio album, “Bleed American,” unbeknownst to me, Jimmy Eat World continued to record and to perform, even releasing “Chase This Light,” their highest charting album to date.
Now, after having not listened to any of their creative output in the past 12 or so years, I’ve returned to listen to their latest, “Damage.” And I can say, not much has changed.
For some bands, having a consistent “sound” isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but for a band’s most recent work to sound only a shade different from an album completed 12 years ago is to do a tremendous disservice to … Read More…
With only a few months of studying left, one theater student looks to leave on a high note.
Senior Cameron Thorp will graduate after the summer 2013 semester with a degree in theater and a gender studies minor.
Though he said he doesn’t have any set plans for what he hopes to accomplish after graduation, he has a few ideas of where he wants to go.
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Senior Cameron Thorp will graduate in August 2013 with a degree in theater and a gender studies minor. He will be heading to New York City where he hopes to get an internship.
“After I won the award for prop design for the baby in ‘Buried Child’ at KCACTF, … Read More…
Cardinal Sins has been a presence on SVSU’s campus for more than a decade, but that presence is still evolving today.
The journal has gained an increasing profile in the academic community thanks to Sins’ latest project: a flash fiction contest open to the general public.
The contest had over a hundred submissions, some of which came from as far away as London and Mexico.
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Guests read through the latest edition of Cardinal Sins while published authors read their pieces aloud at the reception.
Sins fiction editor, Pete Stevens, explained how this all got started with a trip to the AWP conference in Boston.
“We really wanted to push the contest,” he said. “Professors kept … Read More…
For the past year and some odd days, my team and I have searched for the legendary yogurt yeti, in pursuit of the treasure it is said to protect…thus far, the monster has eluded capture.
When any hope of finding it appears lost, it seems to materialize before us, looming out of the very soil to tower mightily above us unimpressive humans. And yet, in spite of its otherworldly power, it looks on at us with its humanoid features to express what can undeniably be called as fear. Then it disappears as quickly as it appears, leaving no trace behind but the occasional smear of frozen yogurt.
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From left, employee Kayla Freeman and manager Sara
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Tuesday marked the semester’s final Coffee House, an event that combines SVSU students’ love for both music and coffee.
Program Board’s Coffee House series allows aspiring musicians, comedians and poets to showcase their talents, all while getting to take in the talents of others while enjoying coffee, conversation and, on this particular occasion, donuts.
Physical education sophomore Travis Toye has been a Coffee House regular since the beginning of last year. He says he takes any opportunity he has to play at these events for those who want to hear his music.
“I like the chance to perform for people in a professional setting, rather than just being the college kid that plays in people’s dorms for fun while they … Read More…
Work n’ Progress, SVSU’s improv group, held its final show entitled “When Life Gives You Lemons Go to an Improv Show” last Thursday in the Alumi Lounge.
“To advertise, we went around campus wearing shirts that said ‘Life’ on them and handed out Lemonheads,” Treasurer Amy Delaney said. “I think that’s why we had so many new faces.”
Vanguard photo | Alyssa Ellis
Members of Work ‘n Progress participate in a skit in which audience members helped control the skit’s direction.
The show was directed by host Austin Butterfield, and actors Jordan Stafford, Brandin Dahlstrom, Erik Finnegan and Travis Tessmer, played improvisational games, much like the show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” During a game called Sitting at a Bar, … Read More…
“I can’t tell you my secret.”
That was fifth-year creative writing major, Emily Gennrich’s response when asked about her poem “She Told Me Her Teeth Were Pregnant Once.”
That poem and another one were published in Cardinal Sins’ recent fall issue, and she has also been accepted into the winter issue that’s coming out Monday, April 22.
Vanguard photo | Sean Dudley
Creative writing senior Emily Gennrich has received publications and awards from Cardinal Sins for some of her poems, such as “She Told Me Her Teeth Were Pregnant Once.”
These poems are the culmination of a writing process that began with a random creative writing class Gennrich took a few years ago.
“It was amazing,” she said. “I was … Read More…