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Rhythm of the heart: Spring Pow Wow

Rhythm of the heart: Spring Pow Wow

Michael Edwards, Illustrator

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

The hallways are going to sound a little different Saturday, April 22, like the school suddenly grew a colossal heart, booming with excitement from its chest cavity, the Redsten Gym. But it will not be the school’s heart that’s beating, it will be something much older. Time to open the gym doors...

7 student directors, 13 actors star in ‘Love/Sick’ vignettes

7 student directors, 13 actors star in ‘Love/Sick’ vignettes

James Roufus, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Seven student directors will take on the nine vignettes that comprise “Love/Sick,” John Cariani’s follow up to “Almost, Maine.” “Love/Sick,” which tackles the ever-changing world of love and relationships, does justice to its complicated subject. In the play, as is often the case in...

‘Santa Clarita’ Diet Review

‘Santa Clarita’ Diet Review

Brighid Monahan, Arts Editor

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

In the new Netflix show, “Santa Clarita Diet,” a beefy Mr. T looking customer asks one of the show’s main characters, “What kind of realtor are you?”   “Commercial, but residential upon request,” answers Sheila, pulling the long bowie knife from her shoulder. After throwing up...

‘The Last of August’ continues story of Charlotte Holmes

Allison Althof, Office Manager

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson were a match made in disaster, and the same thing applies to their great grandchildren. After a disastrous fall semester in “A Study in Charlotte,” Jamie Watson and Charlotte Holmes travel across the pond to England and the Holmes family’s estate in Sussex in ...

Meet the descendants of Holmes and Watson

Allison Althof, Office Manager

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Welcome to Sherringford, a prep school where the descendants of one of literature’s greatest crime fighters are currently enrolled and the setting for “A Study in Charlotte.” Over the years, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson have been used in a number of different entertainment platforms, even vide...

A day dedicated to vintage vinyl

A day dedicated to vintage vinyl

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Top Stories

Record Store Day is right around the corner on Saturday, April 22, and Madison record collectors and music lovers alike are rejoicing. Record Store Day is a day in which local record store culture is celebrated with both live music and ultra-rare music releases and re-releases in local record shops....

Student shares lessons from her first study abroad trip

Student shares lessons from her first study abroad trip

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

During an eight-hour layover in Amsterdam on my class’s way home from our International Entrepreneurship study abroad trip to Denmark, I met someone special. His name is Gompers, and he is black and white tabby cat hand puppet. Though it may sound absurd, I believe that Gompers symbolizes a lot of...

Study abroad trip to Denmark

Study abroad trip to Denmark

Mary Joan Nastri, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Denmark is a small country with approximately 5.5 million people, about the size of Wisconsin. The Global Entrepreneurship class at Madison College recently visited over spring break. Some of us had never flown before, or traveled overseas. Like many travelers today, we prepared for delays, lost luggage,...

Ringling Brothers Circus closing

Ringling Brothers Circus closing

Jessica Deegan, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

As you step over the broken peanut shells and popcorn kernels while trying to find your seat, you hear the announcer say, “Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages . . . this is the greatest show on Earth!” The curtain will rise and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will perform...

Shen Yun shares 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture

Shen Yun shares 5,000 years of traditional Chinese culture

Yunzhu Shen, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

You know when you’re lying in bed going to sleep, and your mother is reading you bedtime stories? That feeling of warmth is how the audience felt after watching Shen Yun. Shen Yun brings 5,000 years of the traditional Chinese culture into one night performance through segments of classical Chinese...

K-Pop group BTS proves the genre is here to stay

K-Pop group BTS proves the genre is here to stay

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

Korean pop (also known as K-Pop) group BTS released their second full length album, “You Never Walk Alone,” this past month, and I believe it is on its way to being a global pop classic. BTS’s fan base is reaches well beyond their home country of South Korea. Most recently, BTS sold out the Allstate...

‘Get Out’ offers horror, comedy, reality

‘Get Out’ offers horror, comedy, reality

Sedgwick Smith Jr., Managing Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture

During a time period where racial discrimination is resurfacing, director Jordan Peele brings us “Get Out,” an incredible, mind-blowing movie that offers elements of horror, comedy, and reality in a uniquely displayed social satire. With a $4.5 million budget in his Hollywood film debut, Peele...

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