Author: Kevin Oleksy

Man on the Street

What do you think about student fees?

“I think they’re necessary for a lot of the activities we do.”

—Rebekah Anthony,
18, freshman
of Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Opinion

Don’t fear ‘Seasonal Greetings Disorder’

A few years ago I wrote about what I’ve come to view as “Seasonal Greetings Disorder.” Sadly, we’ve made little progress in the U.S. and 2012 is no different. People still bristle at being hailed with the “wrong” greeting.

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Featured
Theatre

‘Carnage’ examines human foibles

Chadron State’s Theatre department always picks dark or edgy plays for the Black Box Theatre. These sordid, but often funny shows do more than entertain.

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Theatre

“Little Shop” is delightfully dark

Chadron State Theatre aims high and soars with “Little Shop of Horrors.” This production is visually, musically, and dramatically great and includes a healthy dose of black comedy.

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Lifestyles

What banned books are you reading?

Some books are written with the intention of making their readers uncomfortable in a good way, to make them think “outside of the box.” Others treat with ordinary topics, but belie subtler meanings beneath a comely surface.

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Editorial

Hey, lay off the rape comments

Just when the Internet had quieted down over the Daniel Tosh “rape-is-funny” controversy, the camp of men who claim to know how rape is for women launched another salvo of stupidity.

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Theatre

‘Bus Stop’ casually parades its misogyny

The CSC Theatre production of William Inge’s “Bus Stop” is a slow-but-sometimes-funny romp through the dated social mores of the 1950s.

Though I was disappointed with the play’s resolution, I was delighted by the wonderful set and the cast’s performance.

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Lifestyles

An unlikely star shines darkly in ‘Hunger Games’

“The Hunger Games” is epic—and not in the over-worn parlance of American teenagers—but like to the works of Homer, Virgil, and J.K. Rowling. My feeble reader’s brain could never have cooked up the dark fire and majesty of the movie’s unlikely hero.

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Theatre

‘Adult Evening’ retains charms of childhood

CSC Theatre’s spring production of “An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein” delivers a typhoon of hilarity carried on the backs of agile performances from the entire cast.

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Tube Toppers

Dragon Shout (Skyrim Parody)

YouTube user LaughPong, whose tagline states, “I make funny videos for your enjoyment. The more you laugh, the more powerful I become.” Won over The Eagle staff with this hilarious parody of Dragon Shout from Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim.

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