October 19, 2017


Real Beauty

Audrey Simes, a junior dance major, tours the Real Beauty exhibit by artist Claudia DeMonte at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery Feb. 19. Simes found it fascinating that her Japanese and Norwegian heritage were next to each other as dolls in the “Real Beauty” exhibit.

Cameras and Cut ups

A movie providing a lot of angles for the viewer to look at is normally a pretty engaging film. “Unknown,” however, manages to only confuse the viewer. Though there is a lot of attention on the story, it’s fairly confusing. American researcher Martin Harris (Liam Neeson) and his wife Liz (January Jones) arrive in Berlin for a research summit. As the two arrive at the hotel, Martin realizes he left his briefcase back at the airport and boards another taxi to retrieve it.

JOSHUA MAASSEN/The Journal After the Sunday service Steward Stiles III (left), Phillip Stiles Jr., Founder Bishop Steward Stiles Sr. and others meet in the Bishop's chambers. The entire Stiles family is very active within the close-knit congregation of the New Jerusalem Church of God.

Musician fronts gospel choir

On Sundays, Steward Stiles III sits quietly as he beats on the drums while his uncle preaches to a congregation of about 40 at the New Jerusalem Temple of God. In his Sunday best black suit, white button-up shirt and red tie, he listens to his uncle’s sermon about the power of prayer. When the congregation claps in recognition of the preached word, Stiles taps on his symbols.

Cameras and Cut ups

When owners are home, the gnomes guard their lawn. But while the owners are away, the gnomes will play. And when the owners, Miss Montague (Julie Walters) and Mr. Capulet (Richard Wilson), have an ongoing feud, their garden gnomes continue the feud after they leave.

PHOTO COURTESY OF SISTER ANTONA EBOEbo addresses the media during the march in Selma, Alabama. She was the only black nun to march.
JOSHUA MAASSEN/The JournalSchnitz, a junior dance major and Paige Walden, a sophomore dance major extend their finishing pose during the salsa lesson. Participants of the Valentine’s Day Ballroom Dance lessons learned three types of dance, salsa, tango and swing.

Dance Club salsas, tangos, swings way to Wichita

Friends Antonio Sanchez, a sophomore philosophy major, and Mariah Nadler, a sophomore creative writing major, walked into the dance studio nervous, but excited to learn some new moves. They’ve been talking about learning ballroom dance, but never found a good opportunity until Feb. 13 at the Valentine’s Day ballroom dance lessons event.

KAITLIN DRAKE / The JournalTarah Flanagan instructs her acting class at the Old Orchard Conservatory Hall on Feb. 14. Flanagan graduated from Webster University’s Conservatory, and said she finds it odd to teach at her alma mater

Back to school

When Tarah Flanagan walks into her classes at Webster University, she knows exactly how her students feel — it wasn’t long ago that she was in their place.

Up in the air

Joselyn Simms pulls herself onto a trapeze hanging above a tile floor in Satori Gallery. She bites her lip in concentration, making a concerted effort to breathe as she begins to spin, flip and dive, striking graceful poses.