Arts and Culture
We share insight on events and issues within arts and culture at UCSD. This includes, but is not limited to, student-run productions, art galleries, shows, and lectures. We seek to cultivate excitement and awareness of humanities-related events within this STEM-focused school.

Arts and Culture

An Expansion of Your Perceptions: The New Student Media Festival’s VR Exhibit

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This year’s New Student Media Festival, formerly known as “Up & Coming”, added a new form of media for students and judges to explore here at …

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Entering The Worlds of the Wagner New Play Festival

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“The message is hard.” These words open my interview with Steph Del Rosso, Ava Geyer, Lilly Padilla, and Will Snider, playwrights in the UCSD MFA Playwriting …

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“Comfort”: An Independent, Asian-American Masterpiece @ The Loft

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The term “independent” can be misleading in the context of the arts, as it may imply a degree of quality that is not on par with …

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George R.R. Martin and Kim Stanley Robinson Talk Shop

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The dimly lit balconies of Price Center East Ballroom were adorned with banners symbolizing Houses Lannister, Stark, and Targaryen. An orchestral rendition of “The Rains of …

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An Interview with Sun God Performer Manila Killa

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21-year-old music producer, Manila Killa, is an up-and-coming artist who recently performed at our very own Sun God Festival 2017. Triton Arts and Entertainment writer Amarachi …

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Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge, and Aoife O’Donovan: New Wave Americana

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There was a calming sense of relief as I entered PC Ballroom East. The usual crowd was in attendance: a collection of ArtPower sponsors, musically diverse …

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Learning Through Dance: What “gradWORKS: The Implicit Self” Can Teach us

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UCSD is known for its experimental approach to the arts, and “gradWORKS: ‘The Implicit Self’” is no different. Verónica Santiago Moniello, the creator behind this innovative …

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Muir Musical Presents Spring Awakening: A Season of Struggle and a Morning of Hope

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Whether it be 19th Century Germany or 21st Century America, the road to self-discovery is never easy. This year’s Muir Musical production of Spring Awakening highlighted …

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'Hidden Figures' is Not a Feel Good Tale; It’s News

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Price Center Theater was packed. There were people standing in the back of the theater because there were not enough seats. I turned to the person …

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Tell Us How UC It: A Living Archive

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Great hardships imply fear, self-reflection, worry, and confusion. Great hardships can also imply a deeper sense of unity and sympathy amongst one another. Ultimately, times of …