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The cold walk from the parking lot of the now closed Rainbow intensifies the ache of my empty stomach. This is the only adequate parking my companion and I ever find near the Denny’s on East Lake Street.
She puts on her makeup and clown outfit, then she leaves the house and upon arriving to work she is bombarded by children. Her friends know her as Kelsey Koch, but at work, she is known as Bubbles the Clown.
Do you remember watching the Muppet movies? Or playing with a puppet in your childhood? Imagine having a puppet that looks just like you. This is what MCTC student Ezra Bartsch creates.
On his first day at Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource (FAIR) School in Downtown Minneapolis as a teaching assistant in 2011, Alexei Casselle was called into the vice principal’s office before the day started.
“There’s a teaching position open in our poetry class. Would you like to start today?” they asked.
Casselle had been making music for over 20 years. Hip-hop, rap and spoken word were his forte. He had performed in front of large audiences countless without any nerves at all and yet, teaching in front of an audience of teenagers gave him some jitters. The answer he would give the vice principal that day would flip his life upside down.
The MCTC Theater Department is soon to be performing the play “Intimate Apparel” by American playwright Lynn Nottage. The play is showing Feb. 11 through the 14 at 7 p.m. as well as a matinee showing on Feb.14th at 1 p.m.
Ever since the age of 13, Crossland wanted to design clothes. In the year 2000, she began her first label “Blasphemina’s Closet.” This label was a more alternative and gothic look that was associated with Lolita Fashion, a Japanese subculture based around Victorian clothing. She closed it in 2013 because she felt it was time to move on and opened up her new label “Samantha Rei.”
When you walk the walls of the exhibit, ‘Always Lost: A Meditation on War,’ you will see these words: “Only the dead have seen the end of war.” Spanish Philosopher George Santayana made that proclamation.