Yejin Song
Yejin Song is a high school student writing as part of The Daily’s Summer Journalism Workshop.

Stanford TAPS’s play ‘Cerulean’ explores vulnerability and human connection in a society reliant on technology

Written and performed by 10 Stanford undergraduate students who are part of the Stanford Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) Summer Theater program, the virtual play “Cerulean” brought the sorely missed performing arts back into our lives for two hours. The performers wrote and rehearsed the production remotely for eight weeks, their hard work culminating in three shows from Aug. 6-8, all free of charge, performed over Zoom and broadcasted live on YouTube.

Despite the pandemic, young musicians in the Bay Area attempt to keep the spirit of classical music alive

One of the earliest hit regions of the novel coronavirus, the Bay Area has remained largely under shelter-in-place orders for almost three months. Students have had to transition to using virtual platforms for all their usual activities, ranging from school to internships and even sports practices. Yet, an often overlooked aspect of many students’ lives that has been considerably affected, especially in the region, is classical music.
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