Students filled the Driscoll Fitness Center March 8 to dance and party during what had been advertised as a Spring Break Beach Bash. As the night progressed, however, it became clear to students that what they thought was an innocent dance, was also a drug and alcohol awareness event.
On Jan 20, Donald Trump was inaugurated into the White House as the 45th President of the United States of America. SFUAD students had a lot to say about the new president, his inauguration and the U.S. government moving forward in what many consider a dark time in our country’s history.
The Rotary Club of Santa Fe Foundation will be holding its annual Rotary Foundation Gala May 3, at which they will honor their Distinguished Artist of the Year. The artist must have excelled in his or her field and must be nominated by local artists and galleries. This year, the foundation has chosen to honor photographer and Santa Fe University of Art and Design Photography Department Chairman Tony O’ Brien.
The Feminist Collective has been hard at work for the past month planning its Take Back the Week event. Starting April 18 and culminating with a Take Back the Night event on April 22, Take Back the Week is a week long extravaganza of educational events, feminist films at The Screen, and awareness-spreading art.
With real world experience being such an important part of an undergraduate degree, one class at SFUAD is teaching students extremely valuable tools when it comes to writing television. Students in Film professor Terry Borst’s class are focusing on writing “spec scripts,” a major skill needed for anyone wanting to break into the world of television.
In the last two weeks, a new student group has popped up that is trying to make a change on campus, with both a public forum and rally on March 3 and 4, respectively. The ColleXion is “an organization of people who are trying to find the “X”; they’re trying to find what they’re purpose is.” Jackalope Magazine sat down with The ColleXion founder Marcus Lee Banafrit to talk about what The ColleXion has planned for SFUAD. Jackalope Magazine: What is The ColleXion trying to do on campus? Marcus Lee Banafrit: The ColleXion is trying to do two things. They’re trying to bring together artists to collaborate and they’re also trying to make sure that the rules that are set in place to help campus life and help things run smoothly aren’t being stepped over and abused. JM: What rules in particular? MLB: Rules regarding privacy and the rules against discrimination. Things of that nature. JM: How was The ColleXion formed? MLB: I formed it back in 2013 [outside of SFUAD] as my own personal way of getting through life and following my dreams. I wanted to make it fun for myself and I also wanted to have a message behind it. For The ColleXion AT SFUAD, I saw that there were a bunch of students that felt like they were being wronged… I saw a lot of students who had to deal with things at this school that they shouldn’t have had to deal with. I saw myself in a lot of the people that were telling me their problems and I figured that I could use The ColleXion to help fuel them in helping them… find their “X” without things getting in the way. JM: What are The ColleXion’s goals? What is their...
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