Q&A: Comedian Rory Scovel

Q&A: Comedian Rory Scovel

On March 21, comedian Rory Scovel performed as part of  SUAAB’S Springapalooza’s festival. The Mercury sat down with him to talk about his work so far. What prompted you to follow a career in comedy? I don’t know if there’s necessarily one specific inspiration — maybe family. I come from...

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Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

Campus hosts ribbon cutting ceremony for new SSA building

University officials and student organization leaders hosted a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the opening of the Student Services Building Addition on Feb. 2. The addition is 68,000 square feet and contains a 530-seat auditorium, open study spaces, a “Grab and Go” food location and a gaming wall. Calvin Jamison,...

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SG, SUAAB help 1,200 students register to vote

SG, SUAAB help 1,200 students register to vote

Student Government and SUAAB registered 1,200 students to vote with the intention of encouraging students to become more politically excited and active. With the presidential election coming up in November, SG moderated a mock debate on Oct. 11 to address current political topics. Along with the debate, SG and SUUAB...

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Q&A: Comedians Paul Varghese & Chris Castles

Q&A: Comedians Paul Varghese & Chris Castles

On June 30, comedians Paul Varghese and Chris Castles performed in SUAAB’s Double Trouble Comedy Show. The Mercury sat down with the two to discuss their origins, influences and future plans. What prompted you to get into stand-up comedy? Varghese: I graduated college with a film degree, but then I...

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Q&A with Retta

Q&A with Retta

Retta brought her stand-up act to campus on Aug. 26 in the ATEC performance hall as a part of SUAAB’s Big Bad Comedy Show. Q: Can you tell me how you got into stand-up? A: I just started doing open mics. After school — after I graduated — I was...

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