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Top Five: It’s Tradition.

Fall semester is an exciting time on campus—students return from summer break to reunite with friends, and first-years begin their adventures as Bulldogs. Here are five fall traditions that define the semester: Welcome Weekend and move-in day are not just milestones for first-years. Students and staff from around campus pitch in to move new undergraduates in and […]

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Screams on Screen

Screams on Screen

Horror films generally share common elements (some measure of blood and fear of death and/or dismemberment), but through the decades, explains Associate Professor of English Beth Younger, these creepy flicks reveal changing attitudes about gender roles in our society. They remain popular, however, for a more visceral reason: “It’s fun to be scared.” Screen a […]

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Where Are They Now: Charles Nelson, Professor Emeritus of History

Where Are They Now: Charles Nelson, Professor Emeritus of History

Charles Nelson, Professor of History, 1964–1994 The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963 may very well qualify as the most controversial moment in U.S. history. There is no shortage of conspiracy theories about what happened on that fateful day in Dallas, and everyone from mob bosses to the vice president have been accused of […]

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New Coaches Baranczyk and Giacoletti Talk Basketball

New Coaches Baranczyk and Giacoletti Talk Basketball

Drake fans are eager to learn what the new season has in store for women’s and men’s basketball. Head coaches Jennie Baranczyk (bah-RAHN-check) and Ray Giacoletti (jack-o-LET-ee) share their insight and goals: Larry Shank, a 45-year ticket holder: What kind of players are you looking for? I know and understand they must be strong in […]

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Bring Creativity, Even a Bit of Gruesomeness, to Makeup Design

Bring Creativity, Even a Bit of Gruesomeness, to Makeup Design

Nose and scar wax, sometimes called modeling putty, is an easy addition that brings dimensionality to makeup design. This versatile material lends itself to invention: Create a secret identity or just a shockingly great Halloween costume. For best results, try these tips from professional costume designer Josie Poppen, Drake instructor of theatre arts and the […]

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Signs of the Times

Signs of the Times

It’s the sixth most commonly used language in the United States, and it carries with it a rich cultural heritage as well as a complex linguistic structure that some have compared to spoken Japanese. American Sign Language (ASL)—a system that relies on hand gestures, facial expressions, and postures—is used by some 500,000 Americans. Beginning this […]

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