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Week in Review: MLK50, Power Outage, Jesus Christ Superstar

Ally Hufford
Student Writer

With Easter break over, it’s time to buckle down and start dreaming of the end of the semester. We’re just a little over a month out, and those due dates that seemed so far away are beginning to sneak up. Amidst sorting out next semester’s schedule and doing whatever you can to boost your GPA, here’s what you may have missed:

Wednesday, April 4 – MLK50

Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. In remembrance of his legacy, on-campus events took place throughout the day. The morning started with a recitation of King’s first speech to the Montgomery Improvement Association and ended with a student-led discussion in the evening. The day also included a handful of other recitations, a Q&A panel and a drop-in lunch.

Wednesday, March 4 – Power Outages

Around 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, you may have noticed that the campus went dark. High winds and fallen trees caused a nearly campus-wide power outage, which caused problems for the Union Café. PPL restored all power across campus about two hours later.

Beyond Messiah

On Easter Sunday NBC put out another one of their live TV musicals. Fitting in with the theme of the holiday, the star-studded cast of John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper performed Jesus Christ Superstar. The controversial show, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, attempts to tell Christ’s arrest and crucifixion mainly from Judas’ point-of-view. Although the live airing has passed, anyone can watch it now on NBC’s website.

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