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Star Wars fans give back through service in the 501st

(12/06/15 7:11pm)

Some of Star Wars fans already know the meaning behind the name “501st Legion”; a squadron of Stormtroopers and Sith that shows up to bring Star Wars’ wonders from the big screen to reality.According to John Henry, the Legion is an all-volunteer organization, formed by enthusiasts and fans willing to wear costumes of Star Wars characters and take part to specific events, including costumed charities and volunteer work.

Triple major musician sees relationship between art and science

(12/02/15 2:38pm)

Despite her motivation to take on three majors, Kelsey Mankel said her biggest challenge is mastering playing the oboe.“The oboe is a tricky instrument, because you can’t have expectations about it; dynamics, quality, shape, material and even weather deeply influence its sound,” she said. While playing the oboe in the marching band, symphonic ensemble and other music groups, Mankel has a major in psychology, neuroscience and music.“They all involve the brain in its different parts and shades.