Monday's unique concert was conceived as a prelude to the opera's 2020-2021 season.
As scientific research suggests, it can actually lower the stress hormone cortisol, which in the system too often can lead to a myriad of degenerative illnesses.
The art functions to inspire, unify and empower, and often uses humor to offer light relief to the exhausted, sometimes shaken, but fiercely resolute students.
The power of cartoons often allows the artists to convey a message one cannot in words, but there are few outlets for this type of political media. Renowned American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate, Art Spiegelman, believes political cartooning should make a mess.