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5 albums you should hear

5 albums you should hear

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

With thousands of albums being released every year across all genres, it can be hard to figure out what’s worth listening to. From classic stylings to experimental sounds, here are the albums I feel that 2017 will be remembered for. 5. 'Pure Comedy,' by Father John Misty I found no word in eithe...

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ is no holiday classic

‘A Bad Moms Christmas’ is no holiday classic

Mel Acosta, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The stressful times of the holiday season are only made more extreme when relatives come unexpectedly. In the much anticipated sequel to "Bad Moms," directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, Amy, Kiki and Carla are in for a Christmas much different than originally planned with the arrival of all their mothers. The...

There’s something to love about Brian Wilson’s memoir

Mary Marks, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

A large theme in Brian Wilson’s memoir is an examination of fathers and sons. Given that my father turned me on to Brian Wilson, reading this memoir was kind of like reading it with my father. When he does get around to reading it, my father’s sure to take each word for gospel, and, though I didn’t...

Brunch at Graze is well worth the price

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

If you live in Madison you know the weekends are clearly made for brunching. Nearly every restaurant in Madison offers brunch as an option. The hardest part is just choosing where to go. My parents, who have never gone out for “brunch,” came into Madison this past weekend and I knew immediately...

Broadway World nominee: Madison College’s Sarah Johnson recognized for role in Macbeth-based comedy

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Broadway World – Madison has nominated Madison College’s very own Sarah Z. Johnson for best actress in a play (non-equity) for her performance in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” This isn’t just any Shakespeare play, however, as the Madison Shakespeare Company adapted the script and had a reduced...

Students flaunt skills, ‘Embrace’ fashion

Students flaunt skills, ‘Embrace’ fashion

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Mason Flanagan Staff Writer How do bright and industrious fashion students from a small city college get hands on experience in an exclusive and complex garment industry? How do conscious creative types reconcile the large artistic potential of fashion design with the ecological damage done by the...

Diane’s Delicious Diner delivers delight

Diane’s Delicious Diner delivers delight

Pete Zenz, Contributor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

I don’t normally spend $25 for lunch, so my expectations were pretty high going into the simulated restaurant experience at Diane’s Delicious Diner (formerly the Gourmet Dining Room), located at Madison College’s Truax campus. Fortunately, I was not disappointed. The meal consisted of three...

Ian’s, Pizza Di Roma, or Lotsa? Does it matter?

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

When a student first enters college, one of the first realities they face is the absence of mom’s home cooking, and not having their lunch packed for them every day. For students who have never cooked anything more complex than a box of mac n’ cheese, the first instinct is to go to their respective...

Wiz Khalifa offers new mix tape ‘Laugh Now, Fly Later’

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Laugh Now, Fly Later” by rapper Wiz Khalifa is like many of his previous works, Its 10 tracks aren’t going to be radio hits, but if you are a Wiz fan, they are exactly what you are looking for. Before considering the quality of this album, you must have to know what’s going on with Mr. Khalifa....

‘Justice League’ falls short

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Walking in the theater to “Justice League,” I was incredibly excited, but I was prepared to be disappointed. I’ve been a life-long fan of “DC Comics.” I’ve been reading them for as long as I can remember, and I was psyched to see my favorite heroes come together for the first time on the...

Students find escape through acting

Students find escape through acting

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Student actors Maria Cina and Rachel Seizer are stars in the play, “The Addam’s Family: A New Musical Comedy,” Madison College’s Fall musical. They have been working hard to perfect the wacky characters in the world of the Addam’s Family, and just finished their first showing over the weekend....

Visiting instructor shares her first poetry book

Amy Trees, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

“Well, hello Wisconsin!” says a slender woman with short reddish hair and black-rimmed glasses as she greets the small audience of approximately 30 Madison College students. The poet Amy Whittemore was hosted by the Yahara Journal to present her first published book, “Glass Harvest,” at a...

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