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Khye Lin Tan

Khye Lin Tan has 7 articles published.

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The Great Philadelphia Comic Con!

It took two and a half hours, three buses, and a minor accommodation crisis, but I made it to the 2017 Philadelphia Comic Con just in time for my first volunteer shift on Friday afternoon. Having neither volunteered at nor attended a fan convention before, I was almost vibrating out of my jeans and official… Keep Reading

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Take the Plunge: Works of Donna Jo Napoli and David Wiesner

The newest exhibition in McCabe’s lobby shines a spotlight on the works of Professor Donna Jo Napoli of the Linguistics Department and three-time Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator David Wiesner. In conjunction with the newly released “Fish Girl,” a collaborative work by Napoli and Wiesner, “Take the Plunge” features Napoli’s first draft of the manuscript… Keep Reading

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There’s Always Magic in the Air on Broadway

What’s the one thing you absolutely must do while you’re in New York City? The obvious answer, at least to me, is to have a Broadway marathon. Four shows, two days, and one very starstruck musical theater aficionado: here’s the story of an amazing, hectic, tour de force spring break experience that still feels a… Keep Reading

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Playing with sestinas

Around Again: Playing with Sestinas, a Peripeteia workshop led by Tristan Beiter ’19, served as an hour-long introduction to the sestina, Beiter’s self-proclaimed favorite verse form. The event began with a collective reading aloud of three sestinas: Elizabeth Bishop’s “Sestina,” Agha Shahid Ali’s “The Floating Post Office,” and Julia Alvarez’s “Bilingual Sestina,” the last of… Keep Reading

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Production ensemble won’t say “As You Like It”

Directed by Professor Alex Torra of the department of theater, “As You Like It” gave audiences a rare chance to hear Shakespeare’s work performed in the dialect in which it was originally staged. The theater department’s latest production ran for four shows over the weekend of Nov. 11, featuring students taking Torra’s Production Ensemble course.… Keep Reading

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El Homenaje celebrates Latinx culture, heritage in Kitao

El Homenaje (The Tribute) lived up to its name as a celebration of Latinx culture and heritage. Held on Friday, Oct. 28th in the Kitao Art Gallery, the event featured performances and artwork by Latinx students and alumni. A collaboration between the Kitao Art Gallery and the Latinx Heritage Month Committee, the two-hour event welcomed… Keep Reading

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Woodcuts features father of Chinese literature

Despite his mighty legacy as the father of modern Chinese literature, Lu Xun’s presence at Swarthmore is a humble one, manifesting in the new woodcut exhibition in the Cratsley Lounge on the second floor of McCabe. “Lu Xun: 1930s Woodcuts from Shanghai” showcases some of Lu Xun’s literary work in addition to 17 reproduction prints… Keep Reading

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