Students Act Out Social Issues in ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’

Born out of social unrest, the Theatre of the Oppressed was first conceived in the 1960s by Brazilian theater director Augusto Boal as a way to incorporate audience interaction into a theater performance. That approach, and Boal’s social activism, led to prison time and eventually, exile.

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Student Club Humboldt State's Society of Women Engineers , Engineering:

Humboldt State’s Society of Women Engineers took home four awards at this year’s SWE Region A conference at the University of Pacific February 21-22. SWE members won awards for the Best Outreach Event, Best Professional Development Event, Best Inclusion and Diversity Event, and Greatest Membership Retention. The Region A conference provides attendees the opportunity to participate in a career fair and professional development workshops, as well as network with professional engineers and SWE leaders.

Student Club Manuel Orbegozo, Jefferson Posadas, Journalism & Mass Communication:

The El Leñador student newspaper took three second place prizes at a competition of California student newspapers held by the California College Media Association. Student Manuel Orbegozo won for Best Features Photograph and Best Photo Series while Jefferson Posadas won for Best Infographic. El Leñador Editor Manuel Orbegozo accepted the awards at an awards banquet at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles Feb. 28.

Student Club Nicole Willared, Sebastian Hedberg, Manuel Orbegozo, Diover Duario, Israel LeFrak, Journalism & Mass Communication:

The Lumberjack newspaper took top prizes at a competition of California student newspapers held by the California College Media Association. The Lumberjack staff beat out publications in all divisions for first place in Best Use of Social Media. It also took first place in the weekly division for Best News Series. The staff won second place for Best Special Issue for its coverage of last year’s Spring Break bus tragedy. Students Sebastian Hedberg and Manuel Orbegozo won third place for Best Photo Series and Best Features Photograph respectively. Finally, student Nicole Willared took an honorable mention for Best Feature story for her profile of Art Professor Don Anton.