University of Denver men’s soccer looks beyond New Mexico

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Photo: JJ Gregg

The University of Denver men’s soccer narrowly juggled a 2-1 overtime win against New Mexico.

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Chiller Whales Defeats Buttery Box in 7-2 blowout.

It was a warm Sunday evening at Diane Wendt Field as the two teams show up 10 minutes before 6 p.m. for their intramural soccer game. The team’s warm-up on their perspective sides of the field. The Chiller Whales (3-1), captained by Jack Roberts (Senior for Chiller Whales), initiate a passing drill amongst themselves. Crisp passes gliding along the grass accompanied by a number of passes kicked high in the air. The opposing team Buttery Box(2-2), captained by Henry Ferrill (Junior for Buttery Box), started by doing dynamic stretching between the goal and goalie box. Minutes passed and the referee’s called for captains, moments later their whistles blew and the game begun.

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Diane Wendt Field, University of Denver . Oct. 23 2016.

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“Exiled” is transformative for player and audience member alike

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Ryan Ninesling | MFJS Reporter

Before the play “Exiled” begins, the backdrop stands bare, a wall covered in blank white paper. By the time the play is over, it will have transformed into an array of chaotic writing, but the wall isn’t the only thing to have evolved over the course of the play. “Exiled” is a piece that is transformative for all involved.

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DU’s theater department tackles connectivity in devised play “Exiled”

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Photo by Kat Weaver

University of Denver’s Department of Theater debuted the devised work Exiled this month at JMAC Studios, running from October 13th-23rd. The term “devised work” means that the actors were not given a script, rather they created one by collaborating and building off a central theme with director, Laurence Curry.

The cast consisted of freshman Micah Conway, seniors Katie Walker, Wren Schuyler, Rosa Warner and Sam Paragment, with Mitchell Sheppard and Sam Pierce III stage managing.

“Exiled first began as a hunch, with regards to the idea of connection and disconnection since the beginning of time,” Curry writes in the show’s program.

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DU’s ‘Exiled’ is a work of art

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Rosa Wariner, Wren Schuyler, Sam Pargament, Katie Walker, Mikah Conway and Stage Manager Mitchell Shepherd // Photo by Taryn Allen

The DU Department of Theatre recently presented a play called “Exiled,” a five-person original performance that captured the senses and provoked emotion.

Imagine DU’s White Box Theatrea room painted white from floor to ceilingwith the back wall plastered with sheets of white paper and the only set pieces, five black blocks, lined up along the floor. When the lights go down, the cast members slither and slink out into the dark theatre, silently moving the blocks around and using markers to write words, phrases, charts and equations on the white paper.

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Chiller Whales fall to Real Denver

 

On Sunday Oct. 16 at Diane Wendt field, the Chiller Wales (2-0) faced off against Real Denver (1-1) in the University of Denver Intramural Soccer league. The Chiller Whales, after leading most of the game fell to Real Denver in the last minutes of competition.

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Photo by Will Moss at Diane Wendt Field 6:30pm

The Chiller Whales got off to an aggressive start, with Nathan Chesley scoring the first two goals of the match. The first goal came from a cross by Gunnar Solberg followed by a tenacious header from Chesley 2 minutes and 36 seconds into the game.

After making three defensive stops the Chiller Whales once again advanced the ball into the box with a pass from Sarah Lewis to Nathan Chesley, who went back door on the goal keeper with 10 minutes to play in the first half.

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DU’s premiere comedy team Skintight Outrage does not disappoint

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Photo by Carson Baer

At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday October 19, Sturm Hall is eerily quiet compared to its bustling day time alter ego. Like a secret speakeasy that only a select few know about, Lindsay Auditorium opens its doors every Wednesday to host Skintight Outrage, DU’s premiere improv team. Consisting of nine students, Skintight Outrage is an elite comedy team where all of its members are required to audition for a spot. Everything performed is unscripted and no performance is the same. Every student at DU is welcome to audition for the team but only the funniest of the funny get to call themselves a member of the team. Continue reading

Skintight Outrage’s humor excels where production value lacks

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Photo by Annika Galloway 10/19/16

Tucked away in a fluorescent dungeon lies a room that on every Wednesday night bursts with joy. The University of Denver’s self proclaimed “premier” improv group, Skintight Outrage, thrives on the strength of imagination when resources are nonexistent.

On Oct. 19 at 8:30 p.m., at the Lindsey auditorium located in Sturm, the University of Denver’s only improv comedy group performed for an eclectic crowd consisted of 30 people scattered across the front third of the oversized auditorium. Continue reading