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“Buster’s Mal Heart”: an oddball of a film

“Buster’s Mal Heart”: an oddball of a film

Joseph Kifner

November 29, 2017


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“Buster’s Mal Heart” is a strange combination of quirky, dark and simply odd. Writer and director Sarah Adina Smith, who directed her debut film, “The Midnight Swim,” in 2014, has crafted a twisted world within our own and supplemented the real with intense scenes of visual metaphor to create...

Rounding up 2017’s top five albums

Rounding up 2017’s top five albums

Jacob Greenia

November 29, 2017


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“You can stand me up at the gates of hell/But I won’t back down” the late Tom Petty sings confidently over a mid-tempo beat on his 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.” The five albums I’ve selected as my favorites of 2017 have been crafted by artists who embody a similar defiance and struggle...

“Get Out” addresses societal racism while remaining true to its thriller roots

Ryan Thompson

November 29, 2017


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The film “Get Out” is a heart stopping thrill ride full of suspense up until the very last second of the movie. The movie begins in a white neighborhood where a black man is going to meet a white girl, when he is kidnapped by an unidentified person. This opening scene provides what’s in store...

Reimagining of “Antigone” brings political commentary to Dibden stage

Reimagining of “Antigone” brings political commentary to Dibden stage

Nellie Tamboe

November 29, 2017


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On the stage of Dibden Center of Performing Arts sat Lucas Sirois and Katelyn Shaw in the skin of Creon and Antigone, respectively. Audience members quietly filled in the surrounding stage seats as the two actors glared across at each other. Bathed in dramatic lighting, the shadows that crossed Sirois...

“Pardon My Take”: a satirical sports show with pizzazz

“Pardon My Take”: a satirical sports show with pizzazz

Tom O'Leary

November 8, 2017


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In a world where sports media has devolved almost entirely into talking heads screaming at one another, each opinion more ludicrous than the last, many fans have resigned to the idea that they have only two options: tune in, or tune out. But for those like me in desperate need of a middle ground, a third...

“Stranger Things 2” exceeds expectations

“Stranger Things 2” exceeds expectations

Richard Ahlgrim

November 8, 2017


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With the huge success of season one, fans of “Stranger Things” had high expectations when season two was released on Oct. 27. Anytime a show begins a new season, my biggest worries are if the storyline is going to repeat last season with just substituting in a new problem to handle, or if new characters...

No injustice in this sequel: story mode expands experience

No injustice in this sequel: story mode expands experience

by Richard Ahlgrim

November 8, 2017


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In a time where it seems like everything is a shitty remake, NetherRealm Studios has broken the cycle and released one of the best fighting game sequels to date. “Injustice 2” is a sequel to the award-winning, 2013 release “Injustice: Gods Among Us.” “Injustice 2” is a fighting game set...

LSC serves “Dinner” at Twilight

LSC serves “Dinner” at Twilight

Emma Quinn

October 26, 2017


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Editor’s Note: Emma is an Electronic Journalism Arts student at Lyndon State College. This article is part of a collaboration with Basement Medicine to better represent our unified community. The Lyndon State Twilight Players are in full swing with preparations for their fall production of “Th...

Jensen Beach honored with Vermont Book Award

Jensen Beach honored with Vermont Book Award

Emily Clark

October 26, 2017


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Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature Jensen Beach was recently honored with the 2017 Vermont Book Award for his collection of short stories, “Swallowed by the Cold.” While Beach says the recognition is gratifying, he is even happier to be considered a Vermont writer. “It’s nice...

Battlefield DLC adds new maps and weapons with a Russian twist

Battlefield DLC adds new maps and weapons with a Russian twist

Patrick Bell

October 26, 2017


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Battlefield 1’s new downloadable content (DLC) “In the Name of the Tsar” adds to the already unbelievable game that has been out for over a year. This first-person shooter game creates new life to the first world war, showing the technologies that were used at the time and historical conflicts...

Vietnam documentary doesn’t sugarcoat

Vietnam documentary doesn’t sugarcoat

Madison Doucette

October 26, 2017


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The Vietnam War is a 10-part PBS documentary series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. The series begins with a rewind of the Vietnam War. Bombs fall upwards through the air, bullets fly backwards into gun barrels, war casualties rise from the ground and soldiers run in reverse away from enemy lines....

“No Man’s Sky” update reinvigorates game

“No Man’s Sky” update  reinvigorates game

Richard Ahlgrim

October 2, 2017


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To the dismay of many excited fans, Aug. 9, 2016, birthed one of the biggest flops in gaming history: “No Man’s Sky.”   This space survival game created a massive hype train equaled only by large titles such as “Halo,” “Call of Duty” or “Fallout.” The developers, Hello Games,...

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