NEWS + NOTES Alumni in the Headlines Celeste Ng to Produce Limited Hulu Series » NSDA alum Celeste Ng’s bestselling novel Little Fires Everywhere is headed to Hulu! The limited series will star Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington as two women in small town Ohio who are brought together when their children become friends. Ng will also work as a producer on the series. | Ng is a 1998 graduate from Shaker Heights High School in Ohio. Jordan Peele Makes Oscar History » First-time filmmaker and NSDA alum Jordan Peele took home an Oscar for his film Get Out in February. With his win, Peele became the first Black person to win an Oscar for best original screenplay. | Peele graduated from The Calhoun School in New York in 1997. For more updates on speech and debate alumni, visit our website at www.speechanddebate.org/alumni.
Rostrum Redesign on the Horizon In September 2018, quarterly issues of Rostrum magazine will arrive in mailboxes with a fresh new look. “We received such positive feedback after producing the full color Nationals Chronicle edition last August that we have been exploring ways to bring that same look and feel to our other issues year-round,” explains Steve Schappaugh, Director of Community Engagement and managing editor for Rostrum. “We are excited to offer our readers the same great content—including helpful resources and engaging profiles—in a full color, glossy format starting this fall.”
Each member school will receive one copy of Rostrum for all five issues, which are mailed in mid-September, mid-November, mid-February, mid-April, and mid-August. Members already have the option to purchase individual copies or additional subscriptions via the NSDA Online Store (see store.speechanddebate.org for details.) Discount codes for member pricing are available by emailing email@example.com.
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