Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts hosted its third annual drag show on April 8 as a part of ASU Pride Week. The queens performed for both an in-person crowd at the Student Pavilion and viewers watching remotely. Four queens performed in person and two showed recorded performances. One of the in-person performers was Sean Schuljak, who goes by Lady Fall. Joey Jay, a contestant on season 13 of RuPaul's Drag Race, also joined the show for a special performance and Q&A session.
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The Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, the Pat Tillman Veterans Center and the Office for Veteran Military Academic Engagement have partnered for the Veterans Writing Circle, an opportunity for veterans to engage with each other as well as creatively express themselves. Travis Robertson sits down with Shawn Banzhaf, a military advocate with the Pat Tillman Center, and Keanna Curry, a student who has attended the Writing Circle, to get a sense of what the circle can offer veterans as well as how it has adapted amidst virtual meetings and the pandemic.
On Jan. 14, President Joe Biden announced The American Rescue Plan: A $1.9 trillion pandemic stimulus package, that includes college-age dependents for the first time. These adult dependents will be eligible for stimulus checks after not being included in the previous packages, which includes many ASU students. Stick in with Travis Robertson to work through this large bill, and find out if you qualify for the $1,400.
The MLK Jr. March on West has been a tradition on the West Campus since 1999 but was pushed online this year due to COVID-19. Usually, middle schoolers from across the Valley meet at the Paley Gates and march down to the Reflecting Pool where Charles St. Clair, West Faculty member, recites Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASU MLK Committee adapted this event into a virtual webinar.
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, ASU's Center for Indian Education is hosting a five-part webinar series called "Modern Legacies: Celebrating Indigenous Excellence."
On Sept. 24, the Pac-12 announced the football season would resume, but cheerleaders would not be allowed to cheer on the sidelines. Unable to be there in person, the ASU spirit squad filmed promo videos to air on Sun Devil game days. ASU cheerleaders are now looking ahead to basketball season with the hopes of being able to cheer at those games.
COVID-19 heavily impacted many industries, and the film industry is no exception. Some films have moved forward with smaller crews, while others have paused production entirely. Despite this, State Press Reporter Travis Robertson spoke to three actors about how COVID-19 has impacted their lives and found that many have chosen to focus on the positives.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, new information on superspreading surfacing and the impending holiday season, some ASU professors fear even more dramatic increases in cases.
In this episode of State Press Play, podcaster Travis Roberston sits down with two ASU community members, Ross Satchell and April Miller, Ph. D., to find out more about their experiences as people who cannot vote in the 2020 election, despite currently living in America. They discuss how to be involved in American democracy, even without a vote.
With election day just under three weeks away, let's take a look at Arizona Propositions 207 and 208, the special senate election and the sheriff election in this short breakdown video. Read more about Prop 207, Prop 208 and other Arizona politics here.