The Scottish Ballet

By Chuying Xie

Last Saturday at 8:00pm, Scotland’s National Dance Company's the Scottish Ballet played the energetic Highland Fling at Northrop. My friend and I, and especially this lady sitting beside us, were laughing through the show, from the club full of drunks, to the woods of the sprites, until the tragic ending.

Read More
Scott MeyerComment
A note on anxiety

By Jenny Ochu

Around two months ago, my leadership class embarked on a journey together for three weeks. It began relatively easily. We took turns presenting for seven minutes on our personal leadership journeys, which meant opening up about the experiences in our lives that make us us. We quickly founded our close knit community built by 26 complete strangers who discovered commonalities in each others lives during these presentations, and it has without a doubt been one of the best classroom experiences in my college career.

Read More
Scott MeyerComment
Summer Music

Mitch Leonard

If today's 65 and sunny weather is any indication, summer is right around the corner. Which means new music will be dropped, speakers will come up, and the patios of Minnesota will be packed. But the best thing about summer music is that there are so many different genres that work. From Hip Hop to Country, Indie to classic rock, there seems to be something about each one that just fits with summer.

Read More
Scott MeyerComment
A Letter to Nora Paul

Chuying Xie

I brought the news back from my news writing and reporting class in the J school one day: Nora is leaving. I was doing an interview with my friend X and we were talking about our journalism professor, Nora Paul. I knew X liked her classes and I was writing this “mock obituary” assignment on Nora for a news writing practice, so I wanted to know what her experiences were like being Nora’s student.

Read More
Scott Meyer 1 Comment
CLAgency Alumni Spotlight: Katelyn Faulks

“One of the biggest things I have learned is empathy: how to put the needs of my client at the forefront of my mind and negotiate with and for them. In a way, this job helped me begin to test out what I learned in class in a real world setting.” Katelyn Faulks reflects on her time at CLAgency and her lessons learned in her Alumni Spotlight!

Read More
365 Seconds

Lauren Myhra

If you go into the camera roll on my iPhone, you will see that I have countless videos that are roughly 3-10 seconds long. And if you aren’t someone that spends a significant amount of time with me, you will probably be confused about why they’re all so short.

Roughly a year and a half ago, one of my closest friends showed me a video that I knew she had been working on for a long time, but wasn’t really sure what it was about. It turns out it was something she had seen in a TED Talk and had been working on it for the last year. She showed me a six minute video that showed her life at the University of Manitoba; to say I was in love with it was an understatement. I immediately knew I had to make one.

Read More
Scott MeyerComment
TV Review: The Young Pope - Navigating Uncertainty and Ambiguity

By Gina Watylyk

Church might be boring, but The Young Pope definitely isn’t.

I was thrilled when I first saw the trailer for HBO’s 10 episode mini-series— as a practicing Catholic who studied abroad in Rome and also has a big crush on Jude Law, a lot of things here appealed to me. Originally, I anticipated something overtly sinister and melodramatic, along the lines of The Borgias or House of Cards— but that didn’t happen. Italian director Paolo Sorrentino creates a sublime world of intrigue and subtlety unlike any other TV show I’ve ever seen.

Read More