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Student to star in self-written zombie apocalypse film

Student to star in self-written zombie apocalypse film

March 22, 2019

Grace Govostis’ summer vacation in Wisconsin will be a little different than most. Instead of a leisurely retreat in the dairy state, she will be immersed in the ruins of a zombie apocalypse. ...

Theatre alumna stars in spooky off-Broadway show

By Features Editor

September 22, 2014

Callie Johnson, a 2012 theatre alumna and rising Chicago stage personality, has spent the last four months covered in stage blood. Coming off a run as iconic anti-heroine Carrie White in “Carrie: the Musical,” the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s novel at Bailiwick Theater Chicago, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Johnson was repeatedly doused with buckets of sticky red corn syrup this summer. In her new double role as a...

Art’s last stand

By Trevor Ballanger

December 10, 2012

According to the now infamous Mayan calendar, humanity’s days have been numbered since the dawn of time, and come Dec. 21, all life on Earth will cease. For several Chicago artists, the apocalypse is a subject that inspires them to create new works depicting the end of the world and how itwill happen.Richard Laurent, an illustrator and adjunct faculty member in the Art & Design Department, said people today have a mor...

Apocalypse now or later

By Brandon Smith

December 10, 2012

As the infamous Mayan calendar doomsday date of Dec. 21 approaches, one question persists: Will the world end?There have been some pretty outrageous apocalyptic theories throughout history, but people  have never been able to scientifically calculate their probability until recently. From the Yellowstone supervolcano to solar flares, scientific institutions have been working for years to predict and anticipatecataclysmic...

Roosevelt revives athletic program

By Etheria Modacure

January 24, 2011

Students attending Roosevelt University were recently surveyed by the administration and asked what the college needed most on campus. Overwhelmingly, they concluded that athletics were missing from the formerly commuter-based school.With more students living on campus at University Center of Chicago, 525 S. State St., and the college needing an identity, the reinstatement of athletics was a no-brainer for Roosevelt. Afte...

‘Doomsday’ an unexpectedly profitable event

By SpencerRoush

November 9, 2009

The idea behind the phrase “Not even if you were the last person on Earth” could actually happen if supposed “scientific evidence” is correct that the Ancient Mayan culture predicted our planet’s fate thousands of years ago. Apparently, everyone on Earth is supposed to be wiped out on Dec. 21, 2012, according to the Mayan LongCount Calendar.It seems people are profiting from society’s fears and anxieties about the possibilit...

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