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Adding ‘Twilight’ to a syllabus meets challenges

Team Edward and Team Jacob seem to be rallying support in the college classroom. From Rutgers College’s “Vampires: From Sin and Exile to Sex and Salvation” to Harvard’s “The Vampire in Literature and Film,” university classrooms are increasingly turning their attention to the pop culture phenomenon of vampire love stories sweeping the hearts and minds… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

Oscar’s crying game: the use & abuse of melancholy

Well, once again it’s the bleakest time of the year — mid-November, and Oscar season. Cold, dreary capitalism settles in as marketers and distributors ride a seemingly endless wave of red carpets and critics’ awards ceremonies that will carry them to the desolate beaches of February, at which point some will be rewarded and most… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Weekly Features

Dorm Dive: The Man Cave

Friends Karan Padda ’14 and Tyler Becker ’14 as well as swim teammates John Flaherty ’14 and Stan Le ’14 occupy this spacious Palmer quad. Dubbed “The Man Cave,” the quad comprises a combined double and common space, which has a smaller double extending off of it. The students decided January of their freshman year to block together rather than… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

Behind the covers we judge: how books are marketed

Any well-seasoned book is likely to have a few book covers to its name: the hardcover edition, the trade paperback, the mass market paperback, the movie tie-in and various foreign editions, to name a few. Every year marks a different chance to re-imagine classic novels, so that Salinger’s “Catcher In the Rye” is immediately remembered… Keep Reading

Campus Journal/Columns

On Mitchell and Ivanek: when good actors go bad

As any avid television fan knows, one of the most disheartening events in one’s life is realizing that a personally beloved actor has been cast in a show that’s simply not good. Over the years, I’ve watched this phenomenon happen several times. Whether due to cancellation, the show’s natural conclusion or the actor’s decision to… Keep Reading

Around Campus/Campus Journal

Yellow Stocking Players to perform Night of Scenes

If you’ve seen even one play, whether a professional production or the product of a high school’s drama class, you have likely seen a performance of Shakespeare. One of the most performed of all English playwrights, Shakespeare dominates the curriculum of English and theatre classes. From “Macbeth” to “Hamlet” to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the… Keep Reading

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