Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Monique Reuben

Students ‘experience Asia’ through games

It was all fun and games last Friday at "Fantasia," the Asian American Association's (AAA) annual late-nighter, held in Decker Hall. "Fantasia" was the first of many events in the works for AAA's "Experience Asia Month," which began with a preview last Wednesday.

Shadows of the past still teach about Chinese culture

Students observed a popular art form in Chinese culture when they attended a lecture on Chinese shadow theater, sponsored by the Chinese Culture Club on Oct. 19. The lecture, "China's Amazing Shadow Theater," featured Mary Hirsch, an independent scholar from Princeton, who has studied the popular art form for over 20 years.

Fall TV schedule comes togethers with old faves and new arrivals

With a change of season upon us, a new television season comes right along with it with plenty of old standbys and some new blood, too. There is even a new network this season in the form of the CW, created from the merger of the WB and UPN, located on the WB's former home on the dial.

Comedians delight crowd, poke fun at themselves at show

Laughter filled the Mayo Concert Hall Thursday night as students welcomed three comedians to the stage at the annual Welcome Week Comedy Show, sponsored by the College Union Board (CUB) and the Welcome Week committee. Comedians Carmen Lynch, Chris Fonseca and Mariano Rodriguez brought the laughs, and like most comedians, didn't hesitate to make some audience members a part of the punchline.

ACT brings drama, depth to a Miller classic

Deception and denial shatters a post-World War II family in Arthur Miller's timeless play "All My Sons." All College Theatre (ACT) brought Miller's play to the Don Evans Black Box Theater for a five-night run, which also marked ACT's last full-length production of the year.

Sophomore album shows its old-school roots

It looks like Jamie Foxx has more than just Oscar on the brain with the release of his new album, "Unpredictable." The highly anticipated album, released just over a month ago, is a solid record for a man who is fairly new to the R&B game. Although the album is a follow-up to his 1994 debut, "Peep This," college-age listeners are more familiar with Foxx the actor.

Documentary shows diversity and controversial three-year crime

It was Friday night, and despite the fact that only a handful of students were seated in the New Library Auditorium for a screening of the controversial documentary, "Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story," the show had to go on. Despite the low attendance, the Student Government Association (SGA) accomplished what it set out to do - open students' eyes to a compelling incident in United States history that has resulted in the imprisonment of a Native American man, who, according to many sources and substantial evidence featured in the documentary, may have been innocently caught up in a web of corruption and racial discrimination.

The neon lights are bright on Opera’s ‘Broadway Night’

The lights dimmed as people filed into the New Library Auditorium, anxiously waiting for the performance to begin. Instead of making it a "Blockbuster Night," students made it a Broadway Night by coming out in droves to watch the Opera Theatre perform popular show tunes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

CUB prepares for semester of comedy, music, fun

With the summer now at a close and the new semester upon us, many student organizations at the College are gearing up for another year of programming. The College Union Board (CUB), the largest programming organization at the College, will add a new branch to its organization, the Multicultural Programming Advisory Council (MPAC).

Author takes students through time on journey to remote island

A young woman rose gracefully from her chair and took her place at the podium before a large crowd of students and faculty at the Visiting Writers Series last week, sponsored by 'ink.' She was Jennifer Vanderbes, and her audience at the College warmly welcomed her as she gave a reading from her 2003 novel "Easter Island.

Black and white make gray in romantic comedy remake

If you think remakes are unoriginal and highly overrated, you better guess again because "Guess Who" is definitely a film that stands on its own. The 2005 comedy is a remake of the classic 1967 film, "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner." The film, directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivn, debuted over Easter weekend and grossed $21 million and knocked "Ring 2" out of the number one spot.

Alcohol and Other Drug Policies changed, clarified

To better comprehend and clarify certain clauses that members of the campus community may have previously miscontrued, the College made changes on Jan. 1 to its Alcohol and Other Drug Policies. It is required by federal law that college policies be reviewed biannually and, if necessary, revised to assure that the policy is both effective and complies with local, state and federal laws.

Sequel proves that three fockers are funnier than one

If you have yet to hit the theaters to see the highly anticipated and hilarious comedy "Meet the Fockers," you're denying yourself quality entertainment. The film is the sequel to the 2000 blockbuster "Meet the Parents." Although it has been four years since the introduction of the laughable and lovable characters known as the Fockers and the Byrnes, this film proves the wait was definitely worthwhile.

Reunited pop supergroup’s new album proves a disappointment

The lovely ladies of Destiny's Child are back three years later with their highly-anticipated new album, "Destiny Fulfilled." The question is - has Destiny's Child fulfilled our musical appetites this time around? Well, it seems as though the trio was so determined to reunite, it forgot the formula that made its three previous releases successful.

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