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Isaac Eddy and the power of vulnerability

Isaac Eddy and the power of vulnerability

Magnificent Schmidl

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The spring semester’s second Creative Audience event featured an orientation reboot on Monday, Jan. 28 in Bentley 207. The main speaker was Professor of Performing Arts Isaac Eddy, who spoke about fear using examples from his time as a Blue Man to illustrate the power of vulnerability. The talk...

Pocket Camp: almost perfect

Pocket Camp: almost perfect

Rebecca Flieder

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Animal Crossing was my first love. Wild World was released in 2005, but I first picked up a Nintendo DS somewhere around 2008. I was nine years old. After almost four years of playing and over 500 hours logged in a single cartridge, I bought another at a Gamestop in 2011, right before “Animal Crossing:...

Bounce, roll, and wobble around to your heart’s content with “Pikuniku”

Bounce, roll, and wobble around to your heart’s content with “Pikuniku”

by Ciarra Annis

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

A new indie platformer game entered the scene on Jan. 24 entitled “Pikuniku.” It is the first game developed by the indie collective Sectordub. “Pikuniku” was published by Digital Devolver, a publisher well known for “Hotline Miami” and “Serious Sam HD” and is available on PC and the...

Tame Impala shines bright with “Currents”

Tame Impala shines bright with “Currents”

Patrick Bell

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Tame Impala’s most recent album, “Currents,” is a staple of the modern indie scene that has listeners coming back to it time and time again three years after its release. To start off this album review, let’s start with the band that created this album. The band isn’t a group of musicians....

This year’s BFA exhibits tell personal stories of life and loss

This year’s BFA exhibits tell personal stories of life and loss

Adriana Eldred

December 14, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment

Every fall semester, seniors in the Fine Arts program are set to present their exhibitions, and this year is no exception – except for, of course, the exceptional work done this year. Three placed in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in Dibden Center and one in the black box gallery in the Visual Ar...

“House of Cards” falls flat without Spacey

“House of Cards” falls flat without Spacey

Tom O'Leary

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

When developing the sixth and final season of his Netflix series "House of Cards," creator Beau Willimon was put in an impossible situation by the show’s star, Kevin Spacey. Spacey, who played the primary protagonist politician Frank Underwood, was fired by Netflix following a series of sexual assault a...

Spotify wraps up the year

Spotify wraps up the year

Patrick Bell

December 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

So the other day, I was running out of my apartment late for a class, had some weird brown crud on my chin, and I had totally forgotten to do some homework assignment for that day. I had my headphones on and opened up the Spotify app to play some music when I saw that 2018 Wrapped in front of my scree...

“Mr. Burns” perplexes despite valiant cast efforts

Danielle Christina

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Stage

A hush falls over the crowd as four actors march onto the stage, silently taking a seat in dilapidated furniture. The dappled lighting casts star-like shapes across the actors’ faces, the ceiling, and the rest of the set as they begin an almost-stinted conversation about a Simpsons episode that they...

Soulphonics lay it down with hot tunes on a cold night

Soulphonics lay it down with hot tunes on a cold night

Magnificent Schmidl

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Those willing to brave the elements on the 13th were met by a warm atmosphere in Dibden Theater at NVU-J. Ruby Velle and The Soulphonics, a stax-style southern soul band from Atlanta, rocked the house with their upbeat, groovy tunes, despite various technical difficulties. Overall, the show was a succ...

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far

Fourth chapter in The Story So Far

Thomas Streeter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Story So Far released its fourth album on Sept. 21 of this year through Pure Noise Records. The Walnut Creek, California pop punk band is comprised of lead vocalist Parker Cannon, bassist Kelen Capener, lead guitar and keyboardist, Kevin Geyer, drummer and percussionist, Ryan Torf, and rhythm guitar...

“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

“Deltarune”: journey to the dark world

Ciarra Annis

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Fans of indie video games got a surprise on Halloween as developer Toby Fox released the first chapter of "Deltarune," a successor to his first game "Undertale." The release came only with a series of mysterious tweets on the "Undertale" Twitter account on Oct. 30th, promising a new announcement in...

Scary? Not so much

Scary? Not so much

Kylie Brown

November 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The only thing scary about Nightmare Vermont was how scary it wasn’t. Nightmare Vermont is an all-volunteer, charity Halloween event that’s been running since 2004. The event took place at the grandstand at the Champlain Valley Exposition. This year, Nightmare Vermont attempted to take the audience into "...

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