Ariel Hall

9 Netflix Originals to write home about

In 2019, more and more people are streaming content online every day. And it makes sense; with the rise of Netflix and other similar services, viewing our favorite shows has never been easier. One click of the mouse, and voila! Binge-worthy material is now at our fingertips.  Among streaming services, Netflix led the charge in its release of original shows and movies alongside their syndicated material, and such content has the tendency to skyrocket toward virality at alarming rates (i.e., “Bird Box”). However, the tiresome task of sifting through a sea of choices can sometimes hinder our ability to locate these diamonds in the rough. To eliminate that burden, read on:  “One Day at a Time” This show is a...

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BFA Senior Dylan Dagnan presents “Seminar”

Although he prefers theatrical works with serious themes, Dagnan ensures the process of putting them together is fun. Photo by Kat Bell Senior BFA student Dylan Dagnan debated between majoring in theatre or mass communication before coming to college, but ultimately settled on beginning his UM career as a mass communication student.  However, Dagnan found his true calling in UM’s Theatre department after taking Intro to Theatre with Michael Walker, who thought Dagnan had a natural talent for the craft. It wasn’t long before Dagnan made the switch.   Since then, Dagnan has acted as assistant director for UM productions “The Wolves” and “Rapture, Blister, Burn” during the 2017-2018 UM theatre season. He is currently working with the department...

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SSA sheds light on banned books

UM student Katy Barnes reads from popular banned book “Thirteen Reasons Why.” Photo by Ariel Hall If you ever had to read a book in school, then you’ve probably read a challenged or banned book in your life.  While banned books are removed from libraries completely, many books are challenged, meaning restricted, especially children’s books that are deemed to be unsuited for that age group.  This year, the Secular Student Alliance (SSA) collaborated with the staff of Carmichael Library during the week of Sept. 23 for Banned Book Week, which was held at bookstores, libraries and schools all over the country....

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Freshman insights on the realities of college

My senior year of high school was by far one of the hardest years of my life. Not only do seniors have to deal with making good grades while balancing extracurriculars, friendships and jobs, we were expected to make one of the biggest decisions of our lives: where to spend the next four years. It was one of the most stressful years of my life, but also one of the best. From my school production of Addams Family to the homecoming game, to prom night, those memories will last forever. But now it’s time for the next chapter of my life.   No...

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