Dance to the (Japanese) music

Exciting things happen when departments collaborate—it’s one of the best parts of attending a university with so many disciplines being taught at a high level. If you were around last year, you might remember “Drama! Dance! Drums!”

Messages from an Antique Land

No matter what Thomas Freidman says, globalization is not a new phenomenon. PSU professor Bishupal Limbu’s upcoming talk will touch on this topic and other misperceptions we hold as citizens of the modern world.

Byzantium, not Constantinople

How did average folks in the ancient world find a sense of community, and how would knowing about their day-to-day routines illuminate the connections between their lives and our own?

Celebrating student writing

With graduation—or at least finals—looming, it’s easy to get so buried in our studies that we forget how enjoyable and integral it is to our sense of community to commemorate one another for all the hard work we do.

The Rastafarian Mr. Rogers

In honor of Snoop Lion’s new album Reincarnated, I am going to tell you a story. It was 1999, the summer between seventh and eighth grade, the night my friend and I snuck out of our motel room on a family trip to Tennessee.

Empowering survivors

If you keep up on the news, you’ve likely seen a proliferation of articles about the Steubenville rape trials and the swell of political organizing against sexual violence in India recently.

Short films tackle big issues

“Short is sweet,” according to the coordinators of the EarthDance Short-Attention-Span Environmental Film Festival, which is coming to campus this Thursday. The films being screened range from three to 30 minutes in length. The festival is “about a planet where adventure is alive and stories matter,” according to the event’s website.

Breaking the rules of classical music

How did Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” influence the way you listen to your own music collection? How is classical composition that was radical in its time—even if that time was the fifth century B.C.— shaping the works of composers and musicians today?