Ricardo Barros

ON THE SET: From left, Olivia Stoker ’11, Phoenix Gonzalez ’11 (with director Ram Lavarro), and Kay Zhang ’11 shoot an episode of “The Common Era,” their online web series due out in May. The trio model the show on their friendship, forged at Princeton. The question is, “How do you use your education and this new medium to create compelling stories that break the existing mold with as much humor and compassion as possible?” Gonzalez says.