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Aurora University Choir Tour in Southern Wisconsin

By: Bailey O’Neil Aurora, IL-From March 18th through the 22nd, Aurora University choirs performed throughout Southern Wisconsin on their annual choir tour. The tour included performances at George Williams College, various churches, and a few high schools in that area. The goal of choir tour is largely recruitment, hence the visits to the high schools. Another reason is gaining recognition ...

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Black Student Union- Awards Banquet Recap

By: Desiree’ McCallum   The Black Student Union held an awards banquet on March 28th, 2017 in the University Banquet Hall honoring the senior African American students on campus and their accomplishments. The banquet included: family and friends of the graduating seniors, faculty and staff members of Aurora University, and the President and Vice President of AU.  The banquet started ...

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The Oscars 2017!

By: Jasmeen Sangha   Some historic Oscars moments occurred this year at the awards show. From Justin Timberlake’s (literally) stand-up performance to the big mix-up of best picture award! Let’s not forget the jokes from Jimmy Kimmel. From taking jabs at Justin Timberlake and N’Sync to repeatedly joking about politics and a certain political figure… Starting out we see Justin ...

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From Book to Film: Adapting the Works of Richard Adams

By: Kyle Friedrich   Richard Adams is one of Britain’s finest authors from the late 20th Century, but relatively few Americans are familiar with his work or the movies based on them. Watership Down and The Plague Dogs are his best known novels, both of them were made into animated films by director Martin Rosen in the late ’70s and ...

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A Blue Notes Christmas Comes to Campus

A picture of the Blue Notes last spring from their Spring Showcase. By: Bailey O’Neil   On December 1st at 6pm, the Blue Notes (Aurora University’s a cappella group) will be performing an evening of Christmas music in Perry Theater to celebrate the season! The concert will feature group numbers, solos, duets, and appearances from an all-girls singing group on ...

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AU students share what they are thankful for

The holiday season is officially here. News Multimedia Producer, Monique Talip, went around the AU campus to get students’ intake on what they’re grateful for. With all the holidays coming and going, now is the time to stop and remember some things that you love and are thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving, AU! Have fun and be safe!

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First Full Opera at Aurora University

From left to right, Alyssa Gibbas, Nikki Maas, Reed Frauendorfer, Zach O’Quinn, Eunice Ayodele, and Mackenzie Burke.   By: Bailey O’Neil   On November 17th and 18th, the Aurora University Music Department’s opera workshop will be performing the University’s first fully staged opera ever on campus, Dido and Aeneus. The show involves collaboration between the music and theater departments complete ...

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Aurora University Spartan Media (AUSM) Geofilter

By: Kandice Modene     Last week, I created an AU Spartan Media geo-filter for Snapchat. I’m sure a lot of people know what Snapchat is, and a geo-filter is associated with this popular app. A geo-filter is a special overlay that communicates the “Where and when” of a snap in a fun way. Most cities have them as well; ...

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News team members investigate spring break plans

Classes ended on Friday, March 4 for spring break and will start back up again on Monday, March 14. Members of the news team investigate what people planned for the week off. Directed by Kari Huizenga, Jade Lunkins and Gabriela Rios Video edited by Kari Huizenga

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