Variety

By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 3, Volume 33 of The University Register on October 9, 2020

Summer was always your favorite season even though summer brought rain, the kind of rain that punched at the back of your neck, the wind pushing it and pelting heavy droplet...

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By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 2, Volume 33 of The University Register on September 25, 2020

What do Tom Cruise, science fiction, the UMM English department, and the voice of Bart Simpson have in common? All sit under the watchful gaze of the church of Scientolog...

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The Painting

The Painting

By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 2, Volume 33 of The University Register on September 25, 2020

When asked what my most prized possession is, I am always tempted to say “my haunted painting, of course!” There are many issues with this statement, the first of which b...

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By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 2, Volume 33 of The University Register on September 25, 2020

You were always the kind of person who works best with music on, each playlist specifically curated to keep you as focused as possible. Every once in a while, though, you...

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This is a love letter to Broadway and film star Nathan Lane, so if you are not Nathan Lane, please respectfully avert your eyes now and go no further. Thank you for understanding.

Nathan, now that it’s just us, let me first say hello. I’m assuming you’re familiar with some of my previous writing h...

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By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 1, Volume 33 of The University Register on September 11, 2020

As we have begun to settle into this new academic year, we are all learning to adjust our daily habits and routines. Symphonic Winds, like all of us, has had to adapt to...

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By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 10, Volume 32 of The University Register on March 6, 2020

Earlier this week, while trying to get some work done, my brain decided I needed to turn my night into a Nathan Lane movie marathon. The not-so-logical evidence that my brain...

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By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 9, Volume 32 of The University Register on Friday, February 21, 2020

The face in the mirror that looked back at Cyril was tired and unsmiling. Those blue eyes had not in many months shed tears from laughter nor from sorrow. That unm...

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By Desmond Homann, Variety Editor Originally published in Issue 8, Volume 32 of The University Register on Friday, February 7, 2020

When I originally decided to write this article, I found it a bit silly that I was about to write a eulogy for a fictional peanut. Over the course of the past coupl...

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The Junkyard

The Junkyard

By Evan Douville, Feature Editor Originally published in Issue 8, Volume 32 of The University Register on Friday, February 7, 2020

Serahsohta always smelled like motor oil. It didn’t make sense why; maybe it was the constant rush of cars passing through a ghost town; maybe it was the constant wh...

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