One night. Ten different scholars. Five minutes. One muse.
This is the world of “Short Takes.” The “Shakespeare Ever After” event is a partnership between the UW English Department and ACT Theatre to showcase the expertise of ten talented UW professors in five minute segments. Each speaker had their own take on a topic—in this case, the legendary playwright. Presentations ranged from “St. Shakespeare” to “Shakespeare the Book” and “Adaption and Ambiguity: Screening Shakespeare.” Their wonderfully articulated pieces were shared among an intimate crowd of Shakespeare fanatics on one November evening.
The evening was filled with highbrow humor (I definitely need to brush up on some of my Shakespeare), laughter, and learning- but not in the traditional approach. Read more…
I don’t know about you but this quarter is turning out to be very challenging, but the good kind of challenging. It’s definitely not what I was expecting my senior year to be, so senioritis will have to wait just a bit. Fortunately, the end of Daylight Saving time gives me an extra hour of sleep to get back in tune.
Not so fortunately, turning back the clock brings dark hours earlier to our campus. And if, like me, you have classes that end after sunset, don’t hesitate to take advantage of Husky Night Ride and Night Walk. The campus transportation services will get you home safely.
With half the quarter already gone and a bit of spare time before dead-week descends, let’s enjoy the beauty of campus and the bright colors that fall has brought us this year . Don’t forget to share YOUR “Fall on Campus” photos in the comments below!Read more…
Hoots and hollers from Husky fans, posters proclaiming “duck hunting season” and “quack is whack” and hundreds of people watching the sun rise in Red Square—this was the scene on the eve of the UW vs. U of O football game last Saturday. The crowd had waited up all night in the center of campus, all to get a coveted spot inside the “Pit”—a 600 person, Purple Pride mass that would serve as the televised backdrop for ESPN’s College GameDay.
You read that correctly–ESPN’s famous, weekly on-location show finally came to Seattle! I was fortunate enough to go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the whole operation with a group of other Communication/Journalism students. Together we found out what really goes on when shooting an extravagant show such as this one.