Sterling K. Brown ’98 called on graduates at Stanford’s Commencement to let their “light shine” by embracing their strengths and passions for the broader good while not worrying about matching others’ achievements.
On Friday night, comedian and senior correspondent on The Daily Show Hasan Minhaj explained—through the vantage point of his own identity as a Muslim Indian-American—why Americans need not worry about refugees committing acts of terrorism.
There’s something that happens to actors as they age. No, not Botox. I’m talking about something magical here. If they’re talented and they stick with it, churning out films year after year, they start to radiate a certain on-screen glow. Acting becomes a second skin to them. They slip into their characters with the ease…
“Every twenty-eight hours in America, we lose a piece of our soul.”
This is just one of many of the deeply poignant lines from Stanford students’ performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays: A Staged Reading, an event which featured a series of poetic, haunting narratives intended to raise awareness on the Black Lives Matter movement.
“The Woolgatherer” — set in the gritty, urban Philadelphia — demands much from its actors because their portrayals must bring the inner turmoil of their characters out for the audience to see; easier said than done. Luckily, its two primary and only actors — Jamie Heylar ‘17 and Moiead Charawi ‘17 — have little difficulty filling this tall order. Their chemistry lights up the Roble Dorm Theater stage.
2014—especially the latter half of it — was another groundbreaking year for cinema. From the jaw-dropping enormity of “Interstellar” to the fine-tuned details of “Gone Girl,” Hollywood has set the bar high for 2015.