Romantic comedies and coming-of-age movies have long been compared to the cinematic standards set by John Hughes’ 1980’s classics. Last weekend, a major-studio movie was released that finally lived up to and, in a progressive twist, upended those Hughesian ideals and tropes.
Late on Monday evening, Campus Grounds wasn’t filled with light chatter or the sounds of students studying. Instead, the front room was filled with roaring laughter as students performed stand-up comedy as a part of Wake the People Laugh open mic nights.
Whenever I tell people that I’ve been vegan for almost five years, I often receive one of two responses: “Wow, I can’t even go one day without meat,” or “Oh, so do you only eat grass or something?”
A woman ascends a ladder through a hole, reaching a barren desert. An old man covers his left eye while a variety of urban stills flash behind him. An elderly woman gazes at a mirror while her movements are mimicked by a cellist opposite her.