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Event brings new activities to campus

Event brings new activities to campus

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

January 30, 2018

Magician Daniel Martin headlined the Warhawks at Night event Jan. 26 in the University Center Hamilton Room where students gathered to see his improvised magic and sarcasm. Martin performed his pick-pocketing tricks, among others. He had the crowd laughing, cheering and questioning reality as he performed...

Comedian moves from classroom to stage

Comedian moves from classroom to stage

December 4, 2013

Former high school teacher Jay Black has experience in what makes students laugh: By Abrielle Backhaus   Comedian Jay Black said timing presented him with an opportunity to follow his dreams and make a career change. After seven years of teaching high school, Black left the education fi...

Comic trades coaching for comedy

Comic trades coaching for comedy

April 10, 2013

  Comedian C. Willi Myles never dreamed of becoming a stand-up comic. Instead, Myles said, his grades in school were what spoke to him about comedy. “My grades dictated that I would become a comedian, because most people had a blood alcohol of what I had for a GPA,” Myles said. Myles...

Movie Review: “Silver Linings Playbook”

January 23, 2013

  “Silver Linings Playbook” is an outstanding film and has earned a spot in my top five favorite movies of all time. The actors are perfectly cast in their roles. The screenplay, adopted from the novel of the same name, is witty and entertaining, and the direction, by the boundary pushing...

New Name, New Face, New Style

January 23, 2013

  Royal Purple Spotlight section gets new name:   “Imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively.” That is the definition of the arts. “Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.” That is the definition of recreation. ...

Daniels to bring laughs to Down Under

October 6, 2011

Tired from a dull day of classes, boring lectures, and roommates that could just drive a person up a wall? Come down to the University Center’s Down Under for a night of comedic relief with Chad Daniels at 8 p.m. on Thursday. “We’ve actually had Chad on campus three years ago and had a great...

“Church Basement Ladies” serve up another helping of comedy

April 13, 2011

Based on real people who are portrayed in the book, “Growing up Lutheran,” “Church Basement Ladies” chronicles the lives of four women who work in the kitchen basement of their Lutheran church. “Church Basement Ladies:  A Second Helping” is a sequel to the first “Church Basement Ladies.” ...

Rodriguez ready to perform comedy routine in Down Under

March 9, 2011

Miami native, former model, now focused on career as  actor, comedian “I look forward to connecting with you so long as you are not allergic to the truth, have sissy like tendencies, and need your doses of reality with a chaser.” These are the written words of Aida Rodriguez featured on her website, The comedian will bring her sense...

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