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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...

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

‘La Fille Mal Gardée:’ Ballet’s Original Rom-Com

By Abigail Raasch

February 10, 2019

  With the mixture of classical romantic-era ballet and a charming romantic comedy, "La Fille Mal Gardée" truly was a delightful evening at the ballet. The University of Utah ballet program brought in Bruce Marks and Samantha Dunster to present this brilliantly comedic ballet as the first f...

The Ring Dilemma: Proposal 101

The Ring Dilemma: Proposal 101

By Abigail Raasch

February 9, 2019

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year for lovers — Valentine’s Day in Salt Lake City. Every year, engagements pop up all over the world during this holiday, especially in this valley. Salt Lake could easily be classified as the second Paris. Romance is everywhere. You can’t miss...

A Controversial ‘Book of Mormon’

A Controversial ‘Book of Mormon’

By Abigail Raasch

January 30, 2019

  You have probably heard of the musical, "The Book of Mormon." This groundbreaking Broadway hit shocked audiences while bringing with it barrels of laughter. The show originally opened in March of 2011 starring Andrew Rannells and Josh Gad. Written by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, ...

Laugh Your Stress Away With Stand-Up Comedian Ben Bailey

Laugh Your Stress Away With Stand-Up Comedian Ben Bailey

By Abigail Raasch

January 22, 2019

  Stand-up comedian Ben Bailey has a simple goal for audiences who come to his shows: “I want them to laugh until they forget about the things that suck.” When college is stressful and life is exhausting, comedians like Bailey perform to bring just a bit of humor into our everyday lives. ...

Artistic Choice or Unfair Discrimination?

Artistic Choice or Unfair Discrimination?

By Abigail Raasch

January 20, 2019

  I commonly hear my friends, who are acting majors, describe their college degree as a "degree in auditioning." Nothing could be closer to the truth. As a performing arts student, one of the most important things that education can give to an aspiring actor are the tools to audition well. Hon...

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 40: “Murdoch Mysteries”

To Binge or Not To Binge Episode 40: “Murdoch Mysteries”

By Abigail Raasch

January 11, 2019

  Warning: This review contains mild spoilers for “Murdoch Mysteries.” As you probably know from personal experience, different television series require certain moods. Sometimes, we need to relax and breathe while enjoying basic sitcoms, giving us an easy evening and a comfortable feeling....

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Abound

By Abigail Raasch

December 5, 2018

  The holiday season is officially upon us. The world is full of Christmas lights, trees, music and every other tradition imaginable. One of the largest aspects of the season is the Ugly Christmas Sweater. So often, posters go up at work or school about an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest. We e...

The Movies Are Singing Again

The Movies Are Singing Again

By Abigail Raasch

November 20, 2018

  The movie musical has been making a comeback in the last few years. Movies such as “Les Miserables” and “Into the Woods” have cast big-name stars and brought stage musicals back to life. Looking back through history, the MGM movie musicals which cast stars such as Gene Kelly and Fr...

‘Tis the Season for Sweets

‘Tis the Season for Sweets

By Abigail Raasch

November 16, 2018

  The holidays are finally here, which means that it is time for delicious food. All of those sweet treats we’ve been trying not to make all year? They're finally permissible to make ― without judgement. My family has several special holiday recipes. Many of these delicacies are relatively...

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