Review | Black movies, TV shows and stand-up you need watch Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has won countless awards and gained recognition as the director of the Netflix documentary “13th” and the Netflix TV series “When They See Us.” DuVernay was the first Black woman to be nominated as a director in a feature category for “13th,” according to Vogue. WikiCommons
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Review | Black movies, TV shows and stand-up you need watch

September 21 Written by Graham Byrne, Mitali Shukla and Micaela Bastianelli We missed out on a lot of things this year. But, thankfully, the pandemic has given us the opportunity to cuddle up with our pets or quarantine buddies to watch entertainment on a variety of streaming platforms. The Panther staff has compiled all the […]

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Screen acting alumna Regina Bryant shoots pilot of web series ‘L.Y.F.E.’ Since alumna Regina Bryant graduated from Chapman in the spring, she has filmed the pilot episode of a coming-of-age web series titled “L.Y.F.E.” about four students at a historically Black college or university (HBCU) navigating their personal lives. Photo courtesy of Bryant.
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Screen acting alumna Regina Bryant shoots pilot of web series ‘L.Y.F.E.’

September 21 By Mitali Shukla Regina Bryant had a difficult decision to make when choosing what college she wanted to attend. She knew she’d wanted to be an actor since she was six years old – when her mother first pusher her to participate in a play – so she settled on a decision between […]

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‘Challenger’ docuseries uses Chapman archives Engineer Allan McDonald (middle) and professor Mark Maier (right) have special archival collections at Chapman’s Leatherby Libraries, with investigational reports of the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986. Photo courtesy of Mark Maier.
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‘Challenger’ docuseries uses Chapman archives

September 27 By Mitali Shukla As the second most-viewed NASA launch in its history, the Challenger disaster stands out in history because it could have been prevented.  Netflix released the four-part docuseries “Challenger: The Final Flight” on Sept. 16, investigating the 1986 failure-to-launch of NASA’s “Challenger” space shuttle. The flight garnered global attention because of […]

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Conservatory introduces Mariachi ensemble Music education student Erandi Sanchez, above, helped bring the Mariachi ensemble to Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. Sanchez has been performing Mariachi since she was four years old, playing the violin, guitar, harp and the vihuela. Photo courtesy of Sanchez
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Conservatory introduces Mariachi ensemble

September 7 | Written by Mitali Shukla There’s two key things College of Performing Arts professor Tammy Yi preaches to her musical education students: the importance of world music pedagogy and the ability to teach a diverse student population.  Yet, when she came to Chapman as a professor, she noticed there were no world music […]

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Freshmen rent Lake Tahoe house in lieu of dorm life First-year students Annika Krein, Thomas Ginn and Sam Lash are living in a house on Lake Tahoe to replace the experience of living in on-campus dorms.
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Freshmen rent Lake Tahoe house in lieu of dorm life

September 7 | Written by Mitali Shukla Independence. Freedom. They’re both hallmarks of a traditional college experience.  Annika Krein, a freshman animation and visual effects major, approached her first year at Chapman University with a desire to know what it’s like to live on her own. So, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than live […]

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