Behind the curtain: Mario Alberto Garcia Jr., CC ’21, on Columbia’s diverse and growing theater community
“His unexpected and misplaced smiles turned to snarls without notice, brilliantly twisting the laughter of the audience into grimaces and gasps.”
The Columbia University Film Festival reconnects graduate film students through new virtual festival after a year of inactivity
The hustle and bustle of a film set has a palpable energy and atmosphere that often goes unnoticed by film fanatics. The chaotic yet meticulous nature found on film sets blends all of these elements of lighting, cameras, makeup, and sound to create a unique visual story. Some of the people who are extremely familiar with this energy are the Master’s of Fine Arts film program students and alumni from the School of the Arts. As the noise died down over the past year as a result of the pandemic, the Columbia University Film Festival was canceled, a festival that annually showcased all of these students’ thesis work. Now, CUFF is back in full swing, ready to put the “action” in “lights, camera, action”....
Students file EOAA complaint after human rights professor uses N-word more than 10 times during class on hate speech
Content warning: This story contains the mention and use of racial slurs and discusses topics of racism.
You’re studying for finals, trying your best to concentrate on that psychology lecture you put off for two weeks and now have to watch on CourseWorks at double speed. Your pen is in your hand, your notebook in front of you, but your mind keeps drifting off to more mindless, visually gratifying ways to spend your afternoon: curating a Pinterest board for your picture-perfect summer plans in the city or watching those mesmerizing TikToks made by stunningly attractive friend groups on impossibly cool trips. It’s true that combining social media with your summer daydreams is a dangerous game when you have exams to study for and papers to write. Oh well, a few minutes on Instagram couldn’t possibly hurt, could they? And as long as you’re on your phone, you might as well check your For You page too....
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the music industry was left reeling. Live gigs were canceled, bands were wrenched apart by financial strain, and the industry’s future was as uncertain as the release date of Kanye’s next album. Ingenuity, both in music and business, was a must for all those who desired to stay afloat....
Artist Liam McGrane, GS ’24, depicts students’ lack of preparation for the summer semester after a turbulent fall and spring semester.
“The Worst Genre That Needed To Shut Itself Up: Emo. Just, gross. You know?” This quote from a Spectator music review, affectionately titled “Emo Go Bye-Bye: The Best and Worst of 2003,” perfectly captures how my adolescent self viewed the entire genre of emo music. I just didn’t get it—Why was Kellin Quinn singing five octaves out of human perception? Was it even singing if half the song was screaming?...
“This is How to Read.” The episode begins with this simple phrase, coasting over smooth and bright music before diving into the episode’s topic. The music sets the tone for a conversation between the podcast’s co-founder and host, Milan Terlunen, GSAS ’22, and associate professor Frank Guridy. The topic? Cheerleading. Though the topic may seem deceptively simple, Terlunen and Guridy guide the listener through various topics related to the sport such as Title IX, intersectionality, and exploitation in the sports industry. Even when discussing complex topics, the podcast maintains the tone it sets with the introductory music—warm and friendly....