An interview with Wayne Matthews, director of “The Fantasticks”

An interview with Wayne Matthews, director of the North Central University Fall 2009 production of “The Fantasticks.”

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Multicultural students at NCU: Phebe Yeo

“ I want to say thank you to all who have impacted me just with your encouragement, your smiles and your abilities. Without all of you I would not be who I am today. To God be the Glory!”

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Multicultural students at NCU: Jenna Anderson

Across the world is where Jenna Anderson and her family have been missionaries. She is originally from Minnesota, but because of her parent’s work, she has lived in Nepal, India, and Thailand for four years.

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Multicultural students at NCU: Juan Martinez

Freshman Juan Martinez is one of many multicultural students at North Central. Just like most other students, God has placed him at North Central for a reason. Juan is from San Pedro, Dominican Republic.

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Korea Restaurant

Walking in the front door of Korea Restaurant, the first thing you’ll notice is the smell. Don’t be disenchanted! The cooking of Asian food always results in atypical smells to our American noses.

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Operation Christmas Child becomes personal

Have you ever wondered what a shoebox donated to Operation Christmas Child has done in the life of a child? As items are specially picked out, placed in boxes and sent out with a special prayer, it is everyone’s hope that the gifts would be received knowing the love behind them.

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‘Wild Things’ brings out the kid in all of us…or does it?

The screen adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are has more raw emotion and feeling in the first twenty minutes than a combination of most popular kids’ movies that have been released in the entirety of last year.

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A “Fantastick” Production

The lights dim, everyone is seated in quiet anticipation of the spectacle that will captivate and entertain hundreds over the next eight performances. In a flash of light, colors, and sounds memories will be made and an experience will be shared. Soon the illusion that is “The Fantasticks” will make its 2009 debut. This one-of-a-kind musical blends comedy, melodrama, romance and disturbing situations to take the audience on a journey into a world only one step away from reality.

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Abbrevs.

Abbreviations have engulfed my vocabulary. And I’m not just talking about the usual text-speak words like: “lol,” “jk,” “btw,” “brb,” etc.

I’m talking about shortening words down to a single syllable, such as: super to “supes,” marvelous to “marv,” totally to “totes,” hilarious to “hil,” stupid to “stupe,” precious to “presh,” best friend to “bestie,” and that’s just to name a few.

Abbreviations are my latest “obsession,” if you will, and hearing other people use them brings me great joy. They are a constant source of laughter in my life, and who doesn’t love to laugh?

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Cross-Cultural Caf Staff: The story behind the faces

What is your reaction when you notice how privileged your life is compared to another’s? Do you force those thoughts out of your mind, or do you chalk it up to the fact that everyone has their own troubles to bear? Do you slip them a five dollar bill and then go on your way, feeling pleased because you evened life’s playing field by a whole paper Abe?

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to interview five of our cafeteria workers, who are Ecuadorian immigrants. They all agreed to sit with me over their one o’clock lunch hour and share their life experiences, which I was more than eager to do.

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