The Monday Catchup

Officer Darren Wilson, pictured after his altercation with Michael Brown, via nbcnews.com

Good morning! Here’s what was missed over the weekend:

The lead story: As most of you likely know by now, the Grand Jury in Ferguson, MO, did not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. Officer Wilson has now resigned from the Ferguson Police Department, and while the decision was his own, he was not asked to leave, many protesters and advocates for Michael Brown are pleased with this development, despite disappointment that Wilson was not indicted.

Coming up after the jump: Protesters in Hong Kong, Mubarak cleared, OPEC, and more.

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The Monday Catchup

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The lead story: It has been confirmed that US aid worker Peter Kassig (pictured above) has been beheaded by the Islamic State. Kassig is the fifth Western hostage to be murdered on video by the Islamic State. His death comes after the group threatened to kill him if the US did not stop its bombing campaign.

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Going to St. Ives: Three Drama Majors Rediscover Independent Theater on Campus

via. actorsco-op.org

“We could do a play that explores the student experience, for example. It would be cute and fun, but that’s not challenging for us, or for the audience. I think that Kenyon students are smarter than that. They see a lot of that, but they deserve better theater than that.”

As a person who is not involved in theater, it seemed like a set rule to me that Kenyon’s non-mainstage theater productions were always held either by a group or as a senior thesis. However, I was proved wrong yesterday when I had the pleasure of sitting down with director Elgin Martin ‘17 and stars Asha McAllister ‘15 and Natasha Preston ‘17, all Drama majors, to talk to them about their upcoming, independently run production.

The show is Going to St. Ives by Lee Blessing, the story of two impressive women brought together by that which is personal and divided by that which is political as they both seek to accomplish the greater good. It will be completely independent, having no association with any of Kenyon’s student-run theater groups, and it is not a thesis.

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