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With few props on stage, the cast of “As You Like It” relied significantly on facial expressions and dramatic movements.

‘As You Like It’ delivers comedy

By Victoria Lunacek | December 4, 2017

The School of Theatre and Dance’s production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” delivered incredible acting and plenty of humor to a full house last week.Following the story of Rosalind, Celia, Touchstone and Orlando, the main cast flees...

Stage Coach Players bring back radio

By Victoria Lunacek | November 6, 2017

Stage Coach Players brought the audience back to radio’s prime in the 1930s with creativity, comedy and suspense Friday night at their theater, 126 S. Fifth St.Broadcasting on stage, 15 talented voice artists put on two popular programs with ease and...

Comedians provide gut-busting laughs

By Victoria Lunacek | October 30, 2017

Finding the funny part in everyday situations can be a tough task, but Netflix has a bucketful of relatable comedy specials out to make light of those rough situations in life. With a wide variety of topics covering family, pets and hotel mishaps, every...

Students are often trying to get healthy, but there are some common myths to watch out for when changing lifestyles.

Students are exposed to misleading myths

By Victoria Lunacek | October 23, 2017

DeKalb | While running back and forth between classes, pumping themselves full of caffeine and stressing about assignments, it’s easy to fall into the trap of health myths—some of which can have the opposite effect than desired. Leading a healthy...

Sigma Kappa hosts their all-you-can-eat Kiss the Cook event every year to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association in a way that allows students to get to know the members of the sorority.

Sigma Kappa to host BBQ

By Victoria Lunacek | October 5, 2017

The Panhellenic Association Sigma Kappa will host their annual Ultra Violet Week, a week of fundraisers dedicated to their national philanthropy that will run Oct. 9 through 13. The Sigma Kappa Foundation, the organization’s philanthropy, supports Inherit...

Fashionable sticky note calendar

By Victoria Lunacek | September 14, 2017

Staying fashionably organized is the goal of many college students as they juggle class schedules, work, internships and homework. Old fashioned calendars have long been the common way to keep track of those important dates, but they are about to become...

Sophomore education major Tori Schauner (left) and senior sociology major Ryan Hackbarth accepted their award as the winners of Sigma Soulmates.

Greeks raise 4 grand

By Victoria Lunacek | March 30, 2017

Laughter filled the Duke Ellington Ballroom Monday nightas 14 couples participated in the Newlywed Game to see if they truly new one another.Sigma Sigma Sigma held their 5th annual “Sigma Soulmates” fundraiser to support the March of Dimes. Participants...

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