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Friday rundown: The dawn of JUUL, IUMS plays tonight, Hanukkah allows students to openly celebrate their faith, “Front Page Flo” calls back classic musical theater

The dawn of the JUUL

The JUUL is a type of small, USB-chargeable vaporizer, more commonly known as a ‘vape.' This kind of vape contains nicotine and is therefore illegal for minors to use. Emily Eckelbarger

The romanticized era of the leather jacket-clad, cigarette-puffing teen is gone. In its place is a new age: the dawn of the Patagonia-wearing JUUL-ripping student is upon IU. The JUUL is a type of small, USB-chargeable vaporizer, more commonly known as a ‘vape,’ whose stated goal is to help adults stop smoking cigarettes. Read more here.

College Cup is chance for this IU team to make history

IU celebrates after junior midfielder Cory Thomas scores a goal in the first half against New Hampshire in the third round of the NCAA tournament at Bill Armstrong Stadium. IU defeated New Hampshire, 2-1, to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament against Michigan State. Bobby Goddin

IU men’s soccer will play for a spot in the 2017 National Championship game tonight. IU takes on North Carolina at 8:45 p.m. in Chester, Pennsylvania, with the winner advancing to Sunday’s title game. Read more here.

Hanukkah allows students to openly celebrate their faith

Then-freshman Sidney Rosemblum creates her own menorah Dec. 7, 2017, to celebrate Hanukkah in the IU Hillel center.  Ty Vinson

Hanukkah celebrations are about more than just gifts and commercialization. It’s about playing dreidel in the evening and eating all of the chocolate gelts before your family can. It’s about spending time with your loved ones. And while Hanukkah is a relatively minor holiday in terms of Jewish law, it has special meaning to Jewish families across the world. 

Hanukkah is an eight-day celebration to honor the rededication of the Jewish temple after it was seized by Syrian-Greek soldiers in the second century B.C. and Jews were forbidden from practicing their religion. In order to purify the temple once they regained power, Jewish people burned ritual oil for eight days, even though there only should have been enough oil to burn for one day.

Sophomore Ariel Shoffet said that having an opportunity to openly celebrate her faith is especially important because of the oppression that Jewish people have faced in the past. Read more here.

“Front Page Flo” calls back classic musical theater

Big Broadway numbers tap dance onto the stage in the musical “Front Page Flo.” The musical is being performed Dec. 1 through 16 at Bloomington Playwrights Project.

In post World War II New York City, rumors spread that Russian spies are invading the publication New York News, in order to corrupt America. Hotshot reporter Flo, looking for her chance to crack the story on the front page, gets to work on the investigation. Meanwhile, a team of Russian spies manage to infiltrate the newspaper's office. Read more here.

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