How to Conquer Festifall

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We all know it and if you’re a freshman you’ll be hearing about it. Festifall! The giant congregation of every club that the University of Michigan has to offer at one time and place. Here is how to get the most out of your Festifall experience. 1. Decide before going what types of groups you’d…

Recap: Accolades in the Arts

The University of Michigan Ice Carving Team's ice sculpture for the event. Courtesy of @AccoladesAwards on Twitter.

The Accolades in the Arts was, as predicted, a great night of arts, awarding, and awesome food! Performing multiple roles, I got to experience the show behind the scenes, play a Mendelssohn quartet onstage before the official ceremony started, and watch other arts groups win awards and perform onstage. Here’s a recap of what all…

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When I walk into a ComCo rehearsal late one Wednesday night, I see two things; someone having a heart attack, and matching tracksuits. The former is part of an improv game- from what I gather before they break to talk to me, the scene in question also features a live tv game show. The latter…

“If you’re a student musician, you should be in this club” (and go to this upcoming EDM concert!)

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My first encounter with Stamp Nation was at the beginning of this year. In November, I got an email from someone at Stamp.fm, a Michigan-based online music tournament startup, saying that core members of the group were trying to create a comprehensive database of student musicians at the university. Naturally, being a musician, I signed…

Jugglers on campus!

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Photo courtesy of the Jugglers on Campus Facebook page. The last time I tried to juggle something was in the fifth grade, during which I briefly mastered the art of one handed juggling with two balls, failed to graduate to juggling with three balls, and then slowly lost any vestige of skill I had whatsoever.…

The stART of something new: day one of upstART, and 4 reasons why you should be part of this new festival!

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Hello and welcome to Artbeat, where we cover undergrad arts organizations on campus the occasional brand-new, campus-wide arts festival! The festival in question, in case you haven’t heard, is upstART, which is a four-day festival designed to “put the arts in motion” and “reconnect us to what has been in us all along”. This festival…