Category: Arts & Culture

Sundance Summer Theatre presents a modern twist on a classic musical

What musical theater company portrays a once in a lifetime classic biblical tale with an old western twist? Sundance Summer Theatre presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with breathtaking musical numbers, over-the-top choreography, intricate scenery and a modern twist on an award-winning musical. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is about the prophet Jacob’s youngest son Joseph from the Bible. Jacob has 12 sons, and Joseph is his favorite. The musical follows the story of Joseph and how his brothers, who despise him, sell him into slavery in Egypt. Joseph becomes a servant, is thrown in jail and...

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Four facts that prove sleep is beneficial for our health

With everything that students have going on, it can become hard to get a good night’s sleep. Other things often take priority and sleep takes a backseat to social life, studying and work. Sleep is a good thing that helps refuel our bodies and gives us energy to accomplish tasks. Sleep should become a priority because of how it improves our mental and physical health. Memory Sleep helps improve your memory. If you are trying to learn something new like a second language or studying new material for school, you’ll learn it better if you get a good night’s sleep. The ability to access information, maintain memories and the introduction of new material is also improved when getting a good night’s sleep. “If you are trying to learn something, whether it’s physical or mental, you learn it to a certain point with practice,” said Dr. Rapoport, associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center, to Health.com. Better mood According to Jodi A. Mindell, professor of psychology at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and author of Sleep Deprived No More, getting a good night’s sleep gives anyone the ability to be in a good mood. Getting enough sleep won’t guarantee a good mood all the time, but it does help. Sleep deprivation can cause crankiness, emotional breakdowns and other forms of irritability. Weight control Leptin is a hormone that plays a...

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