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A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

A Scholar and an Artist: The Difficulty of Studying Fine Arts in the Honors College

By Abigail Raasch

April 22, 2019

  “About 30% of honors students complete the Honors Bachelor Degree, the highest degree an undergraduate can earn at the University of Utah,” said Dean of the Honors College, Sylvia Torti. “This year, 175 students are scheduled to complete the degree and they will represent about 45 di...

Putting Their Best Foot Forward: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Putting Their Best Foot Forward: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

By Abigail Raasch

April 22, 2019

  Complexions Contemporary Ballet Company “blends methods, styles and cultures from across the globe, and the result is a continually evolving form of dance that reflects the movement of our world —  and all its cultures — as an interrelated whole” according to Gibney Dance. UtahPresents, ...

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

‘Silent Dancer’ Portrays Complete Collaboration

By Abigail Raasch

April 14, 2019

  Through an interwoven evening of dancing, movement and pure theatre, Salt Lake Acting Company waltzed through the world premiere of “Silent Dancer,” a new work by Kathleen Cahill. It is the story of 18-year-old Rosie Quinn, played by University of Utah Musical Theatre Program graduate Mikki ...

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

Our Favorite Campus Eats for the Starving Student

By Madge Slack, Palak Jayswal, Josh Petersen, Marshall Falkner, Abigail Raasch, Alaikia Marielle, Christopher Payne, Alison Myers, Yixin Song, Ray Gill, and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

April 3, 2019

  It's a well-known fact that food is necessary for survival. However, until the age of nearly 18, and sometimes older, we don't control this all-important factor in our success as a species. Our food is cultured, prepared and served to us by various forms of authority: parents, cafeteria ladies,...

Smile, it’s Happy Hour: Our Favorite SLC Discount Dives

Smile, it’s Happy Hour: Our Favorite SLC Discount Dives

By Abigail Raasch

March 31, 2019

  As college students forging our own paths, one big step towards “adulting” is making our own food. I try my best to prep meals and then try cooking when I get home. But with a college class schedule and homework load, my food options usually land on coffee, chips and take-out or delivery....

Bringing West African Dance to a Western Culture

Bringing West African Dance to a Western Culture

By Abigail Raasch

March 21, 2019

  West African dance is becoming more common among dance studios, collegiate dance programs and social parties. Teaching methods vary, however. For example, you may be in Las Vegas and come across a group of people playing djembes and dancing in the center of an outdoor mall, or it may be sha...

The Illusion of Combat: Making the Magic Happen

The Illusion of Combat: Making the Magic Happen

By Abigail Raasch and Sofia Sant'Anna-Skites

March 8, 2019

  When thinking about theater, we often picture comedic sketches, catchy tunes and elaborate dance numbers. Rarely do we find ourselves thinking too much about the way characters are walking or how a fight goes down. Stage combat is a common and extremely important aspect of many productions, how...

Dancers Will Take Over the U at the Upcoming ACDA Conference

Dancers Will Take Over the U at the Upcoming ACDA Conference

By Abigail Raasch

March 6, 2019

  Spring break is upon us. What does this mean? As most students will depart from the University of Utah, leaving it barren and lifeless, 530 collegiate dancers and their adjoining faculty will be taking over campus. The American College Dance Association (ACDA), founded in 1973, will be hosting their Northwest ...

U Student Hillary Whitaker is on a Mission to Make Every Little Girl a Rocket Ship Dress

U Student Hillary Whitaker is on a Mission to Make Every Little Girl a Rocket Ship Dress

By Abigail Raasch

March 4, 2019

  Located here on the University of Utah campus, Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and its studios are a “nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah.” Lassonde is a place where U entrepreneurs can work towards their goals and build their new...

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

A Starving Student Artist’s Ticket to Theater

By Abigail Raasch

February 28, 2019

  As students with low incomes and high expenses, it can be difficult to afford luxuries like movie or concert tickets. Even with discounts or rush tickets at theaters, going to multiple shows can add up quickly. Salt Lake City does manage to support college students who love the arts, though. Many...

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