Commentary: CMTS’s Heathers is a showstopper

Based on the 1989 film by the same name, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, the Carleton Musical Theatre Society (CMTS)’s production of Heathers is Mean Girls meets murder meets musical. Directed by Victoria Rutkowski, and music directed by Galen Cuisson, the CMTS’s second ever production was an absolute treat. Veronica Sawyer (Michelle Gendron) is a quiet, dorky student at Westerberg High in Sherwood, Ohio. She dreams of being friends with the popular clique, three girls who share one name: The Heathers. Veronica claws her way to the top of the Westerberg food chain, and finally becomes a Heather herself. When she falls in love with JD, the dark and mysterious new kid, the Heathers disapprove, and her world turns […]

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Letter: Trudeau’s Pride participation sets an international example

“A positive, optimistic, hopeful vision of public life isn’t a naive dream, it can be a powerful force for change,” Justin Trudeau said in his acceptance speech. Adhering to that statement, the Prime Minister has made Canadian history by announcing his decision to walk in the 2016 Toronto Pride Parade. As a prominent subject of social media debate, the recurring theme tends to be the extent of the importance of his participation. Is our prime minister’s involvement in the parade inherently important? This won’t be Trudeau’s first march with Toronto Pride. He previously participated in 2015, demonstrating his avocation for human rights. The focus should not be, however, the implications on LGBTQ+ history in Canada, but international social reform. The […]

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