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Graphically Notated Scores and You

March 8, 2009

Will Mason

There were, of course, pages of specific instructions and a symbol key, but that doesn't change the fact that for my friend's recital I was required to look at a photo of a rabbit man in a suit running away from artillery fire and translate it into a part for drum set/percussion.

Mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved

March 2, 2009

Yitka Winn

I had envisioned myself waking up with the sun and birds each morning, going for a long run during which I'd plan out my writing for the day, then plunking down with my laptop and an oversized mug of fair-trade coffee at Oberlin Market and getting to work. (Nope.)

Making Modern Art at the Museum of Modern Art

February 19, 2009

Daniel Tam-Claiborne

There's more to the New York art scene than pretentiousness and Andy Warhol, but you certainly won't find it in this post. What you will find is a retrospective of some of the various art--both deliberate and not--that we happened to come across during our afternoon visit.

An Expo-tition

February 17, 2009

Joe Dawson

"Ha! Zeez are not musician's 'ands! Zees are scientist 'ands, for working in ze laboratory! Out! Out!"

The Oberlin Theater Club

February 10, 2009

Ma'ayan Plaut

There is, in fact, only one magical way to schedule all the performances (AND hit every single "Welcome back to a new semester! We missed you!" activity AND manage to see all your friends who you missed all of winter term... which can all coincide sometimes).

Vietnam 101

January 31, 2009

Joe Dawson

The second of two pieces I wrote during first semester about performances in Oberlin.

Darius

January 23, 2009

Joe Dawson

The movie centered on Darius, a 15-year-old with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Darius' brother Mario died of the same disease when he was 19, and Darius talks about his brother occasionally during the film.

Conquering my fear of readings

January 21, 2009

Yitka Winn

She told me how excited she was about the reading, and went on with something to the effect of: "I feel like all you creative writing majors have this separate writing world you live in sometimes. It's obviously such a huge part of your lives, and yet most of the rest of us never get to be a part of it."

Back at Altitude

December 21, 2008

Nicolee Kuester

The sun is out for the second day in a row, the thermometer out back says 0 degrees, and it's so dry that five miles to the west I can see the snow-frozen Rockies as clear as if they were a Bob Ross...

Work it for Women!

December 10, 2008

Aries Indenbaum

The money raised by Work it for Women was to help women with the costs of an abortion: travel, overnight stays and child care.

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