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Interterm class performs for wins

It all came down to their performance in Utah. Chapman students took the stage, thinking the odds weren’t in their favor. Little did they know, they would receive a lot of recognition for their work. An interterm theater class of 19 students and six additional theater students brought home five awards from the Kennedy Center American Co...

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SoundCheck wins a cappella competition

The members of SoundCheck huddled together onstage among nine other a cappella groups, as they waited for the judges to announce the winners. Emilia Lopez-Yañez, a junior music performance major and president of SoundCheck, noticed that the only group with members hugging and supporting each other was her own. “The outcome wasn’t as ...

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Professor publishes largest study on infidelity

Let’s talk about jealousy. David Frederick, psychology professor at Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, offered insight on jealousy in a research paper co-written with Melissa Fales, a graduate student of anthropology at University of California, Los Angeles. The paper was published in July in the clinical journal “Archives ...

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Buress shines at the Wiltern

Comedy sets in large theaters are weird. You’re sitting down, straining your eyes and the comedian on stage sometimes disappears behind the head bobbing in front of yours. This is the first thing I noticed Saturday night at the Wiltern, where I went to see Eric André and Hannibal Buress, who performed after Thundercat and Open Mike Eagle....

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“House of Cards” loses focus

In the second season finale of “House of Cards,” Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly), President Frank Underwood’s (Kevin Spacey) chief of staff, appeared to be murdered. Season three premiered on Netflix Feb. 27 and I tuned in to discover that not only is Stamper alive, but he’s the star of the show. At the end of season two, Underwood had ...

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Make your own mediocre pizza

Freshman year, I remember a friend from Washington always talking about how she wished there was a Papa Murphy’s nearby. Two years later, Papa Murphy’s added Orange to its list of nearly 1,500 locations. The Orange location, off of East Chapman Avenue behind In-N-Out, opened last month. Papa Murphy’s is famous for its take and bake pi...

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Silver medal for “McFarland, USA”

When watching the trailers for “McFarland, USA,” it’s easy to think that it’s a simple story. One of disadvantaged high school students—pardon the pun—running from their problems. However, to characterize the movie that way wouldn’t do it justice. “McFarland, USA” carries some serious emotional weight. When we first meet the gr...

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Screenwriting professor co-writes feature film

For eight years, Bettina Gilois has worked on her newest film. Finally, it has hit the big screen. Gilois, a screenwriting professor at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, co-wrote the story for the movie “McFarland, USA,” a sports drama based on the true story of an impoverished, record-winning cross-country team from McFarland, Californ...

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Gary Foster brings experience as filmmaker-in-residence

While some people would pay top dollar for a napkin signed by their role model, a handful of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students will be working one-on-one with a role model of their own. Gary Foster was announced as Dodge’s spring filmmaker-in-residence Jan. 28. Foster is now acting as a mentor to 10 students selected as Knott Schol...

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‘Shakespeare Reimagined’: interpretations across the arts

Senior theatre performance major Morgan Lauff spent all of interterm establishing a deeper relationship with Hamlet by analyzing his monologues and memorizing his lines. “Hamlet and I have some interesting things in common,” Lauff said. “This process has pushed me into an isolated state, where I find comfort and fear in being alone, s...

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