“Logan” opens in the darkest reaches of the “X-Men” universe. A broken and defeated Wolverine, drunk on liquor and the paralysis of his past, is the hero we’re introduced to. Not the typical superhero greeting, no, but “Logan” is the opposite of what superhero films have become today. Big on spectacle and faded on emotion, most of the common superhero lot offer only blind escapism from the problems of the world. Meanwhile, “Logan” dares to be many of the issues humanity faces, as it crafts itself as a somber telling of life, family, love and, above all, the ever-growing closeness that is death. Don’t let
As I write this final article as a student reporter, my page is empty, but somehow so full of reflection. The words, yet to be laid down, repeatedly turn over in my head. Writing is always drawn from insight and capability, but during times like these, words are a writer’s soul made with letters.
Finally, there are consequences, real, deep-set consequences intrinsic to the universe Marvel has crafted over the last eight years. New purpose has been given to the characters who, previously allies, now find themselves opponents with differing ideals. Characters here are not faced with good and evil, but instead with opposing ideas of politics, friendship and morality.
UCC will offer students a chance to travel to Ashland to take part in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival this upcoming summer term. The course, which can be taken as either ENG 105 (Intro to Drama) or ENG 201 (Shakespeare), will begin Aug. 31 and continue until Sept. 8. In that time span, students will get the opportunity to watch a total of five plays over a three day weekend.
The UCC geology club was recently granted $1,000 from the Bureau of Land Management and other agencies to help fund a stream table and research into fish habitats. The club plans to use the grant to visit elementary and middle schools to teach younger students about stream environments and their geology.
UCC’s winter term play had a successful run from Feb. 25 to March 6. Directed by Adjunct Theatre Faculty Christina Allaback, the play adapted the classic Greek play by Aristophanes that dates back to 411 B.C. Allaback chose this work as she, “felt the UCC student community really needed [the comedy].”
Sometime in February, the UCC Foundation’s proposal for renovations on Snyder Hall and other security measures will go before the state legislature. The main force behind the bill is Susan Taylor, the new Executive Director for the UCC Foundation. Taylor helped compose the grant plan that, pending acceptance, will affect both the future of Snyder Hall and UCC as a whole. Taylor brings in an estimated $9,000 to the Foundation every day, with an annual range of $1.5 to $5 million raised each year. Taylor was recently promoted to her new position. Formerly overseeing only the grants, Taylor now works with the Foundation board directly,
A galaxy far, far away began nearly 39 years ago, when creator George Lucas gave the world Star Wars. Spawned by watching old serials such as “Flash Gordon,” Lucas’s invention was released to the public in May of 1977. In the years since, the property has expanded into seven movies, three cartoons, and an innumerable amount of books, video games, and merchandise. Even without these, Star Wars has taken on a life of its own.