Wednesday, April 14, 2021

James Queally

Students ‘Walk as One’ to end violence, racism

Students crossed organizational, gender and racial lines to come together for one just cause and exemplify the ideas of unity and tolerance. On the sundial lawn Sunday, several organizations joined Theta Nu Xi's "Walk as One" to combat racism. "This is part of our service tenet," Jessica Penaranda, senior criminal justice and women's and gender studies major, said.

Festive ceremony marks close of Black History Month

The Black Student Union (BSU) and Sankofa gave students an idea of what pride sounds like at their annual cultural day, held last Wednesday in Brower Student Center to celebrate the long, arduous journey of blacks from slavery to civil rights. A mixture of bongo drums, chants, choruses and cheers complemented this year's theme of "Celebrating Community.

Post-hardcore band evades genre stereotypes

Disclaimer: You've heard this before. There are two extremes that are prevalent in today's so-called rock scene, two genres that find themselves across from each other in a boxing ring, with teeth barred and fists clenched, ready to clash at any time. In the blue corner stands the love child of a 16-year-old girl's diary and numerous half-assed attempts at musical complexity.

Student musicians unite against violence

Good music and a good cause came together at the Rathskeller on Feb. 8 when Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) presented a benefit concert that raised $300 for V-Day, a nonprofit global organization that works to end violence against women. Musical acts The Steamboat Project, The Gobbler's Knob and Jason and Jordan performed.

College band works to break songwriting tradition

Fighting your way to the top of the ladder in today's crowded pop-punk/emo scene is no small feat. When bands like Blink-182 and Sum 41 became popular and attempted to fuse the two genres into one, they caught the attention of teenagers everywhere with songs about romance gone wrong and high school hijinks.

Who likes short shorts? We like short shorts!

During an evening that featured senseless verbal sparring, a dysfunctional Olympian family, a kleptomaniac environmentalist and a wacky but sugar-sweet wedding, All College Theatre (ACT) proved once again that it holds dominion over the campus' emotions, this time deciding to tickle our funny bones and give a light tug to our heartstrings.

Rock band ‘storms’ onto music scene

For five years now, Bluish, a Staten Island-based indie-rock band, has been tearing up the New York City club scene. It has graced venues such as CBGB's, Dock Street and Blaggard's Pub, marking its territory with a signature sound and a powerful live performance.

Thrice misses the mark in reinvention

Six years ago, a four-piece California band by the name of Thrice put itself on the map, establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with in the now-congested screamo/post-hardcore scene. The debut of its initial EP "First Impressions" came in 1999, coinciding with a flurry of motion in the genre.

Criminal society is no piece of cake

In his aptly titled crime film "Layer Cake," producer-turned-director Michael Vaughn takes an intriguing look at the different echelons of criminal society in Britain and the one tie that binds them all - drugs. Based on screenwriter J.J. Connolly's novel, "Layer Cake," Vaughn invites us into the life of Mr. X, an unnamed cocaine dealer played by Daniel Craig.

Imagery sells art film

Boobs. Sex. More sex. Violence. A whole boatload of nakedness. Art flick. Can you decide which one does not belong? Art flick. So why does it belong? Last Wednesday night, the Art Student Association (ASA), an on-campus society that welcomes all students who are interested in art, began its weekly film screenings in Forcina Hall by showing "Artemisia," the torturous but true story of Artemisia Gentileschi, the first female artist to be enrolled at the Academy of Florence, as well as the first female painter to be commissioned for her work.

Humorless sitcom ‘Starved’ for class

FX, a sleeper network among primetime juggernauts like NBC, ABC, FOX and HBO, has quietly made a name for itself over the past couple of years. The network populates its 10 o'clock hour with edgy, cult favorites like Shawn Ryan's cop drama "The Shield," Dennis Leary's sarcastic and sometimes scary take on the FDNY entitled "Rescue Me" and the always terrifying, always enthralling medical drama "Nip/Tuck.

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