Soccer Mommy – Indie Rock Enters Bruce Monger’s Territory

During my time at Cornell, I never imagined that I would utter the words, “There’s an indie rock concert at Bailey Hall.” This sentence also surprised a lot of my friends; after all, as we’ve learned, the stage should belong to Prof. Bruce Monger and his loving devotion to our climate. During my time at Cornell, I never imagined that I would utter the words, “There’s an indie rock concert at Bailey Hall.” This sentence also surprised a lot of my friends; after all, as we’ve learned, the stage should belong to Prof. Bruce Monger and his loving devotion to our climate. 

‘Reach for the Sky’ is a Vulnerable Portrait of Self-Acceptance

Writer and director Cole Romero ’22 devised this original immersive story out of a desire to create something fresh and relatable, as well as to see whether they could manifest a vision of themself on stage. In an interview, they explained how it made sense that, as a nonbinary creator, their play should be about a nonbinary protagonist.

Refugeography: A Reading With Slam Poet Bao Phi

Oct. 13, at 12:20 p.m. — The English lounge was packed with people sitting under a shroud of excited silence. They were all there for the Refugeography, Bao Phi’s introductory event to the Cornell community. Bao Phi, a Visiting Critic in the Department of Literatures in English for this academic year, has won the Minnesota Grand Slam twice, made it to the finals for the National Poetry Slam and has written three heavily awarded children’s books. After Bao Phi was introduced on stage, he confessed that this event would be his first time performing in-person since March 2020 — no one would have been able to realize.

A Spirited Comeback: Trevor Wallace Visits Bailey Hall

Before the beginning of his set, the atmosphere in Bailey was rife with anticipation. After a spirited introduction, Wallace took to the stage with a rapturous “wassup dawg?!” and began his routine with enthusiasm and aplomb. During his set, Wallace explored various topics, including his confusion about the meaning of Level B’s name, humorous commentary about a drive-in strip club in Texas and his own college experiences at a self-described “state school,” where he majored in film and joined a fraternity. He imbued all of these topics with his laidback self-assuredness and caustic wit.