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

Ethan Maurice, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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“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


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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


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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


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“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...

Rupi Kaur’s poetry defines true beauty of womanhood

Mary Marks, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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In “The Sun and Her Flowers”, New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Rupi Kaur continues to explore themes met in her first collection “Milk and Honey,” love, loss, femininity, and healing. It is separated into five chapters, wilting, falling, rooting, rising, blooming. “The Sun...

The future of Marvel Comics continues to look bright

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 7, 2017


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There has been a growing concern among comic book fans. With the rise in popularity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they are worried that the books are trying too hard to be in the movies, straying away from the history that they love. The fears were personified as the ridiculously named comic event...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will have you thunderously laughing out loud

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ will have you thunderously laughing out loud

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

November 7, 2017


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“Thor: Ragnarok” is the 17th Marvel Studios production to come out since 2008. Ranging from mediocre to fantastic, Thor’s latest adventure may be the most fun movie to date. If it wasn’t clear from the trailers, Thor is not your standard Marvel action movie with a little bit of comedy to take...

‘Blade Runner’ Impressive effort creates sequel the franchise deserves

‘Blade Runner’ Impressive effort creates sequel the franchise deserves

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

October 24, 2017


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Creating a sequel that is on par with the its original is difficult, creating a sequel when the original is a pillar of sci-fi like “Blade Runner” is even harder. That’s why it’s so impressive that “Blade Runner 2049” not only matches the first quality, but in many ways surpasses it. The...

Heritage Habitat show on display at Truax Gallery

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Artists Ginger-Owen-Murakami and Vicki Vanameyden are showcasing their 2013 six-sculpturally large pieces, and three of the pieces are currently at the Madison College Truax Gallery as part of the Heritage Habitats show. The exhibit displays family photos of the artists and pictures from the 1920s...

‘The Princess Saves Herself’ offers collection of life lessons

Melyna Acolsta, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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“The Princess Saves Herself In This One” is a collection of poems, courtesy of Amanda Lovelace, and her all-too-relatable emotions. Lovelace’s poems reflect life and all of its traumas. The storyline is a recounting of her life and it’s divided up into four separate sections: the princess,...

Take a trip back in time, drop in at Stalzy’s Deli

Tiffany Jones, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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Tucked away on Atwood Avenue, Stalzy’s Deli is a local favorite among Madison’s east side. They’ve been cranking out awesome sandwiches to local Madisonians since 2011. Stalzy’s takes you a step back in time to a classic New York style deli filled with hand crafted chalkboards, an impressive...

The Moth is holding a Grand Slam at the Barrymore

Mary Marks, Staff Writer

October 24, 2017


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The Moth brings its inaugural Grand Slam to Madison’s Barrymore Theatre on Oct. 27. The Moth is an international nonprofit organization whose goal is to create a safe space and sense of community for storytellers. This is accomplished by an intentionally loose structure in their monthly slams (StorySLAMS),...

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