Study Break!

We here at Black and Red Public Relations know how hard finals can be, so we’ve compiled a quick list of some events and other fun things to do so you don’t get too stressed about finals:

 

  1. RSA’s Destress Event
    1. What: Fun activities and stations with various arts and crafts, food, photo ops, and more
    2. When: 11/30, 6-8pm
    3. Where: Curry Indoor Quad
    4. How Much: Free!
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1976767229277587/
  2. Frog Pond Skating Spectacular and Tree Lighting
    1. What: Free Figure Skating show, tree lighting, and open skate
    2. When: 11/30, 5-6pm
    3. Where: Frog Pond in the Boston Commons
    4. How Much: Free for the show and tree lighting, $6 skating fee, $12 for skates
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/187966608432291/
  3. Blaze Fundraiser with Kappa Phi Lambda
    1. What: Grab some pizza while helping to raise money for Kappa Phi Lambda, just show their flyer on your phone
    2. When: 12/1, 11am-10pm
    3. Where: Blaze Pizza
    4. How Much: Varies depending on pizza
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/959244644224117/
  4. NU Stage’s Heathers the Musical
    1. What: 2017 Fall Mainstage Musical
    2. When: 12/1-12/2
    3. Where: Blackman Auditorium
    4. How Much: $10
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1001286820011448/?active_tab=about
  5. Dance 4 Me 2017
    1. What: An annual dance competition featuring the following student groups: UTSAV, RSA, VSA, Barkada, ASU, NASO, KPL, and PDPsi  
    2. When: 11/3, 6-8pm
    3. Where: Blackman Auditorium
    4. How Much: $8, proceeds will go to Americares Puerto Rico hurricane relief.
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2033131646923378/
  6. NU & Improv’d Presents: It’s Breezy, Fellas
    1. What: An improv comedy performance honoring one of Nu & Improv’d’s graduating members
    2. When: 11/6, 8-9:30pm
    3. Where: AfterHours
    4. How Much: Free
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/149649619095902/
  7. Treble on Huntington Presents: Throwbacappella!
    1. What: An a capella concert featuring Berklee’s Upper Structure, Distilled Harmony, Uproar, and, of course, Treble on Huntington
    2. When: 12/8, 8-10pm
    3. Where: AfterHours
    4. How Much: Free
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/134387610607660/
  8. Boston Winter
    1. What: A holiday festival with varied local and international vendors, as well as skating
    2. When: 12/1-1/14
    3. Where: Boston CIty Hall Plaza
    4. How Much: Free, but you’ll probably spend money
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1905025036193407/
  9. Midnight Breakfast
    1. What: Late night breakfast with special giveaways
    2. When: 12/12/, 10pm-12am
    3. Where: Stetson East
    4. How Much: A Mealswipe
    5. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1500242376738123/ 
  10. Hall Council Events: Ask your RA about your complex’s very own hall council events to help destress before finals

 

Best of luck studying!

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Can’t Catch ‘Em All

Copyright law can be tricky to follow, especially with large fan bases of popular entertainment companies. Nintendo recently had to address copyright infringement with it’s Pokemon franchise. A few fans of the game created their own spinoff game featuring new Pokemon they invented. But they also included already existing Pokemon. Due to its widespread popularity and free distribution, it quickly became an issue not just legally, but socially as well. Nintendo, in these situations, is very unlikely to receive monetary compensation from filing a lawsuit, but it serves to help control the fan made and widely spread games, and Pokemon’s branding. Typically, though, large companies perceive fanart to be a positive, and free, way to promote their product. In this case, it was on too large of a scale, with just too much similarity to be ignored.

To read a bit more about the case, click here. To learn about the evolution of the copyright law, and how Mickey Mouse affected it, click here.

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