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Snuggle up with a good book

Emily Merlin, Social Media Editor

November 13, 2019

It has already started snowing, so you know what that means … time to grab a cup of tea, a soft blanket, and a good book. This month’s book is “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” by Alan Bradley. “The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie” is a murder mystery book with a twist. Instead of a...

Star Wars lives on with Legends

Grant Nelson, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Troy Denning’s “Star Wars Legends” novel, “Star by Star,” is considered to be one of the best novels of the old expanded universe because of its use of characters and battles. The novel focuses on a war between the New Republic and an invading alien empire that slaughters the Jedi and Republi...

Abacus Rings puts out new EP

Britni Petitt, Photo Editor

November 13, 2019

If you search for Abacus Rings on Google, you won’t find much history. You’ll discover basic information such as, they hail from Boston, consist of four members, and not much else. However, the members – Michael (drums and vocals) and Carolyn Ringel (keys and vocals), Douglas “DJ” Johnson (bass)...

Lana Del Rey hits the Midwest

Lana Del Rey hits the Midwest

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

November 13, 2019

Lana Del Rey came to The Sylvee on Nov.11, the first time that Lana Del Rey performed in Madison. Fans of every age didn’t hesitate to secure their chance to see  the West Coast queen – the show’s general admission, VIP, and reserved seating sold-out in a day. Del Rey’s latest album and...

SNL’s Chris Redd visits Madison

Anica Graney, Design Director

November 13, 2019

Known for his rap parodies and impersonations, Chris Redd of Saturday Night Live and Disjointed on Netflix visited Comedy on State for a weekend of stand-up comedy. Redd’s five shows started on Thursday Nov. 7 and ended on Saturday Nov. 9.   Redd’s humor isn’t for the soft-he...

Make your dreams a reality with this new PS4 software

Blake Prasch, Contributor

November 13, 2019

Have you ever wanted to create something, but it was just too much of hassle? Maybe you wanted to chisel a sculpture, but obtaining the materials was too difficult. Maybe you wanted to design a game, but learning code was too daunting. Maybe you wanted to animate something, but drawing by hand took ...

This literary classic has a musical form

This literary classic has a musical form

Andrea Velazquez, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Madison College Performing Arts’ production of “Little Women the Broadway Musical” will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving. Directed by instructor Robin Fanfara, the musical brings an American literature classic to life. “Louisa May Alcott’s book is considered an American classic. If you are...

Meet the new arts and cultures editor

Meet the new arts and cultures editor

Hailey Griffin, Arts Editor

October 31, 2019

I've always thought that names that could be spelled in three or more ways were overcompensating. The name Hailey, which can be spelled in at least five different ways, demonstrates overcompensation at its finest. Griffin, however, is a unique counterpart to my first name. What could be cooler than...

Chef honors traditional fare

Chef honors traditional fare

Tessa Morhardt, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2019

Chef Michael Twitty appeared on Madison College’s Chef Series on Oct. 23. A Jewish African American who was raised in the south, he was taught to cook by his parents and grandmother. In addition to being a master chef, Twitty is a culinary historian, educator, and author. Twitty wanted to show and teach people...

Fiber Arts Club members have fun and ‘sew’ much more

Fiber Arts Club members have fun and ‘sew’ much more

Emily Merlin, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Many people think that knitting is something that your grandma does. You’re not wrong, but the younger generation is starting to pick it up. The Fiber Arts Club isn’t your grandma’s knitting club. The Fiber Arts Club includes arts such as knitting, crocheting, embroidery, sewing, and much more. Jessica ...

Eggers debuts 2nd film “The Lighthouse”

Andrea Velazquez, Contributor

October 31, 2019

The follow-up to Robert Eggers’ 2015 debut, ‘The VVitch,’ tells a different tale set in the 1890s. Two lighthouse keepers, Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as Ephraim Winslow and Thomas Wake, reside on a mysterious and secluded island in New England. ‘The Lighthouse’ gifts its audience with...

Lizzo rescues dog from local shelter

Emily Merlin, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 10, The Sylvee was blessed with Lizzo’s presence. Before the 8 P.M. show, a member of Lizzo’s crew adopted a puppy from Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin. Underdog Pet Rescue of Wisconsin is a local, non-profit organization that wants to find homes for all breed-companions. A majority of the an...

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