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Review: “The Half of It” Goes the Full Mile

Zoe Plattner

May 15, 2020

“The Half of It” blends comedy and poignance as the main characters deal with loss, turmoil and self-acceptance. (Photo Courtesy of Netflix) Despite being set in a fictional town, it should be clear to any Washintonian that “The Half of It” is an ode to the Pacific Northwest. With lush rainfore...

Going Marbles: A Different Spin on Formula One

Going Marbles: A Different Spin on Formula One

Zoe Plattner

May 15, 2020

(Graphic: Nova Clark / The Ebbtide) With the uncertain postponement of the 2020 Formula One racing season, few options remain for racing fans: they can watch reruns of previous races, turn to the world of racing video games or sample something altogether unprecedented — marble racing. In its most ...

Opinion: COVID-19 and the College Experience

Opinion: COVID-19 and the College Experience

Zoe Plattner

May 1, 2020

( Photo illustration: Tim Gouw via Unsplash) I’ve always had a bit of a fatalistic streak. I believe that my generation is doomed to confront mass extinction with global warming and that the U.S. political system is irrevocably broken. I believe that commercialization has confirmed that American soci...

Bingo: Online Learning Edition

Bingo: Online Learning Edition

Zoe Plattner

April 19, 2020

Where cabin fever meets learning, online courses in the time of COVID-19 are far from conventional. Compete against friends in different classes by crossing off each wacky social distancing encounter as courses kick into gear! Whoever reaches four in a row first wins. Graphic by Yita Rivera ...

Theatre In The Time of COVID-19

Photo courtesy of Genevieve Trainor

Zoe Plattner

April 17, 2020

What is a play without an audience? In the wake of COVID-19, SCC professor Tony Doupe has been grappling with this question and others as he takes theater to a new level — digital. “Even in a performance based class we all have to adapt,” Doupe said. “We have to reinvent and rethink what pr...

Review: “Black Leopard, Red Wolf”

Zoe Plattner

March 6, 2020

Imagine if Game of Thrones was set in mythical, tribal Africa but every character was pansexual and had magical powers. Toss in a heavy dose of psychedelics and dial up the level of graphic sex and violence by a factor of ten. Now, imagine Tim Burton edited the whole package. What you’re left with is...

Arts and Entertainment Calendar — March 6, 2018

Zoe Plattner

March 6, 2020

The Threepenny Opera 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28-29, March 6-7; Campus Theater 3 p.m., March 1, 8 Set in the dark underbelly of 1800s London, “The Threepenny Opera” follows the story of Macheath (Mack the Knife) in a thrilling tale of greed, love, crime and survival. Based on “The Beggar’s Opera,” this bit...

A Musical for the Masses

Zoe Plattner

February 21, 2020

Premiering in 1928, Bertolt Brecht’s “The Threepenny Opera” brought a tale of crime and corruption to theatergoers. The German “play with music” focuses on the relationships between and how they interact with society. Years later, it would continue to inspire pop culture, such as Bobby Darin’s ...

Arts and Entertainment Calendar — Feb. 21, 2020

Zoe Plattner

February 21, 2020

The Threepenny Opera 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28-29, March 6-7, 3 p.m., March 1, 8; SCC Theater Set in the dark underbelly of 1800’s London, The Threepenny Opera follows the story of Macheath (Mack the Knife) in a thrilling tale of greed, love, crime and survival. Based on The Beggar’s Opera, this biti...

Valentine’s Day for the Disaffected

Zoe Plattner

February 9, 2020

Chocolate, wine and roses are nice, but it’s 2020 and a new decade calls for a new tradition. For those sick and tired of heart-shaped candies and raspberry flavors, here are some wacky ways to show your special someone a little love this February. OK Boomer Three drag stars square off in this multi-g...

The Winning Front

The Winning Front

Zoe Plattner

January 24, 2020

Director Sam Mendes takes audiences into the trenches in his new wartime masterpiece “1917.” Set in the midst of World War I, British Lance Corporals Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Schofield (George MacKay) are entrusted with the task of delivering orders to an isolated infantry battalion to p...

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