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Wharton Center’s “Dirty Dancing” leaves audience impressed

Photo credit Lexie Yates

Lexie Yates, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2015

The Wharton Center in East Lansing recently produced “Dirty Dancing, the Classic Story on Stage,” and I had the privilege of seeing the Broadway production. Being that Dirty Dancing has been my favorite movie since I was three, I enjoyed it very much. However, there were a few nit-picky things tha...

Student reporter Johnny Mocny deems “The Martian” out of this world

Johnny Mocny, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015

Matt Damon is an American treasure. Between him and Ben Affleck, I would not hesitate to give up Affleck first. Sorry, Ben. I loved Argo. Despite his talent, Damon has not been the lead in an amazing movie for a little while. The same can be said for Ridley Scott, who has movies like Alien, Gladi...

“Everest” proves an overall hit with few faults

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Johnny Mocny, Entertainment Editor

October 5, 2015

Death makes a story. Bear with me here. Not saying that the tragic deaths of real-life people are pleasing to an audience, but tragedy, no matter how big or small, makes a story. That’s why murdering mobsters (Goodfellas), plane crashes (We Are Marshall), and of course natural disasters (This) are go-to formu...

Staffer impressed with up-and-coming artist Halsey

Kalina Hertafeld, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2015

Halsey, a young female singer/songwriter storms the music scene with her first full length alt-pop album, Badlands. Halsey’s cool alternative sound is reminiscent of Lorde, with a bit more attitude, and her latest releases have become my go-to driving at night music. A cool and dark sound wea...

“Rockland” solid album despite falling short of previous releases

Zeke Polken, Copy Editor

March 2, 2015

Back in 2013, I discovered four-piece Norwegian folk/cabaret/rock/pop girl group Katzenjammer online, and had them on repeat for essentially the rest of my junior year. Despite being virtually unknown in the USA, their unique sound, as well as the fact that all four band members play 10+ instruments...

Student attends Sundance Film Festival

Student attends Sundance Film Festival

Sami Luke, Managing Editor

February 9, 2015

On the weekend of Jan. 30 through Feb. 1 I had the privilege of attending three films at the renowned Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Sundance is among the most prominent independent film festivals in the country. Annually, films are showcased in the hundreds at Sundance. Some of the popular...

“Dream Your Life Away” is a dream for folk genre

Nick Merrill, Campus Editor

October 9, 2014

Australian-born Vance Joy first gave us a taste of his folk/indie music style when he released his EP, “God Loves You When You’re Dancing,” back in 2013. When I first heard his single “Riptide” illegally used in a GoPro video, I immediately bought the EP and fell in love with his style. I could...

YouTube channel puts twist on modern music

YouTube channel puts twist on modern music

Zeke Polken, Copy Editor

October 7, 2014

Postmodern Jukebox, a musical project that releases covers of popular songs in vintage styles such as swing, jazz, and ragtime, is currently the most unique and enjoyable experience on YouTube. The song covers, which are uploaded to the channel ScottBradleeLovesYa every Tuesday, feature Bradlee,...

Fall brings back specialty seasonal drinks and snacks

A picture of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Starbuck's most popular fall drink.

Toshita Kaur, Staff Reporter

October 3, 2014

The change in leaves marks the start of many fall activities, such as football games and shopping for warm scarves and boots. Perhaps the biggest sign of fall these days is when local coffee shops unveil seasonal beverages and pastries. “We offer Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Pumpkin Spice Frappuccinos...

Alt-J’s new album satisfies fans

One of Alt-J's new songs,

Liz Mack, Web Editor

September 27, 2014

Guitar riffs and electronic vibes commingle in alt-J’s “This Is All Yours” to create a seductive album that fits autumn better than an oversized sweater and pumpkin spice latte. Originating in Leeds, England, the quartet known as alt-J consists of guitarist and bassist Gwil Sainsbury, guitarist...

Rapper Danny Brown blows audience away

Bella Isaacs, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2014

On April 22, Detroit-born rap artist, Danny Brown performed at the Loft, one of Lansing’s most popular concert venues. Brown’s music is often classified under “progressive-rap” with its synthesized beats and lyrics dealing with themes absolutely not meant for children’s ears. With its...

Band Aer made up for lackluster opening act

Band Aer performs at Blind Pig in Ann Arbor

Liz Mack, Web Editor

April 18, 2014

On April 13, rap/indie rock duo with the occasional reggae vibe, Aer, rocked out at the Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. The group consists of  Massachusetts natives David von Mering and Carter Schultz, who have released three albums together thus far. Opening up for Aer was DJ Smiles, who performed...

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