Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball 5 Photos

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The team practices different play formations while Coach Ron Lykins looks on from half court Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016.
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Freshman, Luke Hutchinson, locked in concentration during freethrow drills Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016.
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Freshman, Sidney Attiogbe, comes to a hault during practice drills Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016.
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Before leaving for a tournament in Whitewater, Wisconsin, freshman, Sidney Attiogbe poses for a photo Thursday, Nov 17, 2016.
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Undercarriage of junior, Joe Underwood’s, wheelchair Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016.

Lovesick (Scrotal Recall) Review

Lovesick, formerly known as Scrotal Recall, is the brainchild of writer Tom Edge that tells the story of a young man, Dylan, played by Johnny Flynn, who has found himself diagnosed with an STD by the name of chlamydia. The premise of the show is based around him contacting previous partners to inform them of his diagnosis.

The plot is interesting for sure; this is a different kind of love story tackling a topic that isn’t often seen in shows dealing with romance. Along the way there are also two friends Evie, played by Antonia Thomas, and Luke, played by Daniel Ings, going through their own issues with one of them struggling to express her affections towards Dylan, the main character.

The show is set to be very relatable, I think many people can find themselves in the characters on this show in how they deal with personal intimacy issues and relationships. It’s humorous in its storytelling while giving light to very serious issues.

The actual format of the show is cool as well with much of the show being set in the past and told through reflections of events jumping to the present to show the events that have taken place as a result.

Great writing, great cast, currently with two completed seasons and hopefully a third on the way to Netflix sometime in the near future.

Humans of Columbia

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Columbia, Missouri visitor 21-year-old Adjina,poses for picture before departing to a skate park Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Originally born in Slovenia, Adjina moved to St. Louis with her family at a young age as refugees to begin a new life in the U.S and has recently taken up hitchhiking.
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Columbia, Missouri resident Nathan Sebbing sits during a 45-min break between shifts Friday, Nov 4, 2016. Sebbing is a chef at Sycamore Restaurant located on 8th St. off of Broadway, and has maintained this position for the last eight years focusing primarily on deserts.
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St. Louis, Missouri native 24-year-old Mitch, pauses from sudoku to glance up at the camera for a quick picture Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. After tough events, Mitch was separated from his family leaving him a drifter visiting from place to place.

Spa Night: Review

Spa Night ,directed by Andrew Ahn, captures a young Korean American man as he is on a path of self discovery struggling with issues of sexuality, and a fracturing home situation. It’s important to see different voices dealing with topics that usually aren’t accustomed to a particular culture so getting to see a person of color especially someone Asian American go through this type of hardship is extremely refreshing. Kudos to the writers, I wish there was more storytelling involving intersectionality on this level.

In the beginning you see this thriving hardworking family running a restaurant, but an unexplained event occurs leaving them with a closed restaurant and not much prospects in the way of work. The parents are doing their best to find work and all they want is for their son David, played by Joe Seo, to be successful and go to college. He’s hardworking and only wants to help his struggling parents all the while dealing with the fact that he is gay and trying to figure out a way to embrace it.

Dialogue is not the strongest point in this movie. It’s very much in the actions, gestures and expressions of the characters where you’re going to get the story. The story revolves mostly around an intimate spa setting where David finds work and it’s here that you see David start to change after encountering some risqué scenes.

In the way of a plot, I don’t think its strong, its not groundbreaking, but it is groundbreaking in the characters chosen to tell the story. I’m hoping 2017 brings more multidimensional roles for minority characters.