Joshua Ferm

Stories from Joshua Ferm

Date: 
Friday, October 27th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Tuesday, October 29, 2015

After 35 years, the one-child policy, part of the family planning policy, in China was finally put to rest. The policy allowed only one child per couple, though a change in 2007 permitted a second child if the first-born was a girl. An estimated 400 million births were prevented during this time.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Date: 
Friday, October 27th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Premiering on October 23, 1972 at the Imperial Theater, “Pippin” came to life, starring John Rubenstein as Pippin, Ben Vereen as the Leading Player, and directed by Bob Fosse. It told the story of a young prince and his quest for glory as well as finding his true self.

Date: 
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

You wake up in a cold room with eight other people. The door is locked and there is a timer on the wall. It reads "59:36:18," and you have a paralyzing fear. You need to get out.

Date: 
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Directed by James Wan in 2013, “The Conjuring” tells the story of Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators, as they attempt to banish an evil spirit from the home of the Perron family. After moving into their new farmhouse in Rhode Island, Roger, Carolyn, and their five daughters find more than they had hoped as not only is their new house haunted, but its demonic nature threatens all of their lives.

Date: 
Thursday, October 26th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Published on October 8, 2012, Kirstin Cronn-Mills’ “Beautiful Music for Ugly Children” tells the story of high school senior Gabe (who was previously Elizabeth), his radio show, his friends and mentors, and the struggles he has faced for being transgender. Overall a very exciting book, it has been given 3.9 stars out of 5 by Goodreads and 4.4 stars out of 5 by Amazon.

Date: 
Friday, October 20th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Saturday, October 22, 1938

Christopher Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut. Lloyd is best known for his portrayal of Doctor “Doc” Brown in the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Uncle Fester from “The Addams Family” and “Addams Family Values,” and Professor Plum in “Clue.”


Tuesday, October 23, 1973

Date: 
Friday, October 20th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Opening on March 1, 1979, Hal Prince realized his vision when “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” had its opening night at the Uris Theater on Broadway. The cast starred Len Cariou as Sweeney Todd and Angela Lansbury as Nellie Lovett. The show was advertised as, “Broadway’s latest musical thriller.”

Date: 
Friday, October 13th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

This week showed an informative contribution to Pride Week by Illinois Tech’s Prism on the bridge of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC). Flags of different romantics and sexualities lined the windows with descriptions of each and every one. A select section of these flags falls under what is commonly referred to as “The Gray Spectrum.” This phrase is used to describe terms that are sexualities, but more of the sides of people refraining from sexual activity. Asexuality, being the most-known sexuality on the Spectrum, is the lack of sexual attraction.

Date: 
Friday, October 13th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Monday, October 15, 1990

After efforts to stop the Cold War had finally succeeded, the reign of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) on the edge of Eastern Europe had finally ended under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev. In return for his open-mindedness, Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.


Monday, October 16, 1950

Date: 
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
By: 
Joshua Ferm

Released on Broadway in 1959, The Sound of Music is arguably one of the most popular musicals of all time. With its enchanting songs, fantastic generations of casting and numerous adaptations, this musical never seems to get old.