Caroline Field

Caroline Field

I'm a student at the University of Denver who is passionate for telling stories across a variety of platforms. My current studies involve the art of film, journalism, and marketing. In my spare time, I like to sleep.

Students speak out on gender

DENVER- It has long been a taboo to talk about issues and biases surrounding gender and here at DU is no exception. For many years there has been a negative almost dismissive stereotyping of gender rights especially surrounding feminism which is often greeted by older generations with an eye roll.

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Lamont ends the year with strong voices

Professor Chris Wiger is our first interviewee. He is the Director of Public Relations at the Lamont School of Music. “We had about 300 performance majors they are all trying to be singers, classical musicians, Jazz musicians and my job is to get people to all the concerts they gave each year which about 300 concerts, 250 which are absolutely free.“ he said with a smile.

The Lamont Sign

The Newman Center for Performing Arts Sign, where the concert took place on May 18, 2017.

Hunter Martin is a freshman at DU and he is the member of the Lamont Chorale. Martin’s major is vocal performance and he focus on classical music and opera, so it’s requirement to be a part of the chorale. He started singing when he was 9 and he also joined the musical theater for long time.

He told us a lot of details about their choir rehearsal. For example, they practice three times a week. On Monday, they only have one hour and sectional exercise, basic alone and other times for two hours each. The rehearsal always start with some warm ups. “We hear each other and hear the harmonies and after that, Doctor Sailer, she gonna picks a part each piece, so we will sing the all the way through, she will stop, pick a part and singing it again all the way through until we should able to look it on by ourselves.” he explained.

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The Therapy of Songwriting

 

Written Reflection:

The photos I chose to include in this story were photos that I felt connected to what my source was talking about in the audio slideshow. The therapy of music is a wonderful thing, and so I wanted to capture the academic and fun side of my topic.

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The controversy of free speech at DU

The slideshow is related to my Issue Story – the topic of free speech at DU. For the first part I focused on what free speech meant to some people at DU and what DU does to accomodate inclusion among different ideas on campus. The second part is related to some other uses of free speech relating to a different way of protesting and how it affects journalism.

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The Controversy of Free Speech at DU

Graffiti on a DU building

Graffiti on the side of a DU building.

The University of Denver has a lot of history when it has come to students expressing their First Amendment right to free speech, and not all opinions have been welcome on campus.

In 1970, DU students attempted to protest the University’s decision to stay open after the events of the Kent State Massacre. The students lived in a makeshift village for several days, calling it ‘Woodstock West’ until The National Guard was called in to disperse the protest.

“I don’t think [The National Guard] was called in to necessarily restore the campus, but rather to ‘save face’ for the Chancellor.” Sheila Schroeder, a DU professor, said. Schroeder is working on a documentary about Woodstock West.

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