Approximately 120 students and community members were divided into groups in Alder Hall Commons and told to come up with a 45-second pitch for a product using the two words assigned to them. Pitches ranged from a “Gangnam Style” dancing-pickle eCard, to a wristband that tells people if they are getting too cocky, to a spicy jellyfish-shaped lollipop that “has a sting to it.”
Michaela Petrovich has spent months researching a play and clothing styles from the 1990s. Now, she is putting pen to paper to create the designs that will become the costumes for the play “Pentecost.”
In a parking lot across from Shultzy’s Sausage and Cafe Solstice sits Boma Cho, behind his collection of recycled button-ups, crewnecks, pea coats, and tanktops — all unified by stark, silkscreened images of giraffes, elephants, cheetahs, and historical figures.
Yesterday, emotions ran high as students and community members gathered in Kane Hall for a screening of “Very Young Girls,” a disquieting film documenting the work of Rachel Lloyd, a survivor of sexual exploitation who went on to create an organization called Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) to help victimized young women find another way of life. The film tells the stories of teenage prostitutes in New York through intimate interviews and home footage by traffickers.
Sweat collected on his forehead as he stood over a steaming pot, mixing rice noodles and beef broth. Tears rolled down his cheeks as he cut into an onion. More tears as his hand met the wrath of the scorching pot.