Religious film series spotlights covert religious themes in films

The Religious Studies program created the film series this semester as a way to build community, both within the program and beyond. The series also offers students a chance to apply the skills they learn in Religious Studies courses to films in popular culture, whose themes aren’t always obviously religious.

| Staff Reporter

“I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it” and other great albums of 2016 reveal a search for meaning and a higher power

The 1975, an English rock band, titled their 2016 sophomore album: “I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful, yet so unaware of it.” The title is so long that one might find it laughable. The title’s length falls in line with a theme of searching.

Ayanna Harrison | Staff Writer

Four a cappella groups return to ICCAs, a fifth debuts

Hoping to replicate last year’s finals appearance, the Mosaic Whispers—Washington University’s oldest co-ed a cappella group—qualified for the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella quarterfinals again this year. The Whispers are only one of five Washington University a cappella groups entering the competition this time around, as the Stereotypes, the Amateurs and Sensasians all return to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) stage, while the Ghost Lights will make their debut.

| Associate Editor

Go see a play: National Theatre Live screened at the Tivoli

No more than a 20-minute walk north of campus is the Tivoli Theater, our local arthouse cinema. It was here that I found my play, in the Tivoli’s National Theatre Live series.

| Staff Reporter

CRASH: Deconstructing music to make it accessible to all

CRASH, a student group that’s part of the larger student organization Beat Therapy, focuses on using music to improve people’s lives, much like its parent organization.

| Staff Writer

Upcoming PAD Show ‘Thinking It’ explores the power of feelings and emotions

A story that delves deep into the basis of human emotion through the lens of two characters recently awoken from a coma, “Thinking It” is an upcoming production put on by the Performing Arts Department, written by Washington University’s Playwright-in-Residence Carter Lewis and directed by Andrea Urice.

| Theater Editor

Hannibal Buress: Morality and forethought in a time of comedy

It’s been almost exactly two years since Hannibal Buress put a spotlight on Bill Cosby’s rape allegations and began a storm of media attention that encouraged over 60 women to come forward and tell their stories.

Ayanna Harrison | Contributing Writer

St. Louis Film Festival celebrates independent, international cinema

The 25th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival wrapped up its 10-day celebration of cinema on Sunday. It was a unique opportunity for students and community members alike experience unusual films and to learn about filmmaking beyond a typical America-centric lens.

Alberto De La Rosa & Katarina Schultz | Staff Writers

Album review: ‘You Won’t Even Know I’m Gone’ By Ian Fitzgerald

Ian Fitzgerald, about to release his fifth album, is as prolific as he is little known. He has been making music for more than 10 years and has kept evolving his style along the way.

| Staff Writer

Troye Sivan and the modern teenage liberation

assive lines outside The Pageant awaited Troye Sivan on Halloween. As it was a special night, people were dressed up in their costumes.

Alberto De La Rosa | Film Editor