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Review: One Republic’s ‘Oh My My’ offers thought-provoking lyrics

By Ashley Wolf, Staff Writer October 17, 2016
“Oh My My,” released Oct. 7, offers listeners a nicely balanced variety between moving power ballads and easy-listening dance tracks.
Sophomore Leah Larsen and junior Jacqueline Alexander researched gene mutations in roundworms which determine if they are resting or dying. Alexander is still working on this project.

Q&A: Ithaca College biology students research gene mutations

By Meg Tippett, Staff Writer October 5, 2016
C. elegans, a specific type of roundworm, have been the subject of careful study for sophomore Leah Larsen and junior Jacqueline Alexander.
These digital competitions and projects are not new to the Park school, but one new element of the production process is that the sideshow will be run by students from “Live Event Production,” a television-radio class taught by Chrissy Guest.

Park Digital Sideshow brings a circus of events to IC campus

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor October 5, 2016
Four annual competitions housed in the Park School are coming together for the first time in the form of The Park Digital Sideshow.
Kiese Laymon, the next writer in Ithaca College’s Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The Best American Series and The Guardian, and will release two books next year.

Nonfiction writer Kiese Laymon to talk racial identity at IC

By Colette Piasecki-Masters, Staff Writer October 5, 2016
The next writer in the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, Kiese Laymon, is a new author that explores American racism and culture in his work.

Review: Menzel’s vocals compensate for lost individuality

By Preston Arment, Staff Writer October 4, 2016
What Menzel may lack in songwriting ability, she makes up for with stunning vocals that remind us why listeners will never stop loving her.
Review: Passengers latest album delivers powerful lyricism

Review: Passenger’s latest album delivers powerful lyricism

By Casey Murphy, Staff Writer October 4, 2016
While the album is an enjoyable listen and delivers quality lyrics that Passenger is known for, it lacks musical diversity as a whole.
In “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” director Ron Howard tells the story of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The film discusses how their music impacted people around the globe and changed their lives forever.

Review: Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ shines

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer October 4, 2016
Ron Howard’s documentary about the Beatles’ touring years expresses the wild energy and enthusiasm of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Children and volunteers at the event weave strings together to produce art on Clinton Street. The event featured a bike repair area, a photobooth and a secluded area for locals to perform tai chi. FERNANDO FERRAZ/ THE ITHACAN

Streets Alive! Ithaca celebrates ninth festival on Sept. 25

September 28, 2016
On Sept. 25, Streets Alive! Ithaca celebrated between South Plain and West Clinton Street. The event puts emphasis on natural forms of transportation.
The film festival, Cine Con Cultura, features films produced in Latin American cultures. All 11 films are in Spanish or Portuguese. Tickets are $7.50 per film or $6 for seniors and students. Festival passes are $50 for all films and $40 for seniors and students. Select screenings will be shown for free.

Cine Con Cultura: Hispanic film festival shines on IC campus

By Mary Ford, Life and Culture Editor September 28, 2016
The film festival, part of Latinx Heritage Month, began Sept. 20 and runs until Oct. 15, showing 11 films at local venues.
“Blair Witch” follows James (James Allen McCune) and his friends (Wes Robinson, Valerie Curry) through the Black Forrest Hills in search of his sister, whose seventeen-year disappearance has sparked horrific rumors.

Review: ‘Blair Witch’ fails with repetitive plotline

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer September 26, 2016
There’s no fooling the internet, which is where this sequel belongs. “Blair Witch” would be better served as a YouTube short than as a feature film.

Review: Mac Miller’s ‘The Divine Feminine’ lacks originality

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer September 26, 2016
In “The Divine Feminine,” Miller tries to show he has the chops to make more intricate tracks. He proves his talent by executing talented flow.
Taking Back Sunday released Tidal Wave on Sept. 16.

Review: Taking Back Sunday resurfaces with ‘Tidal Wave’ album

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer September 23, 2016
The Long Island rock band was formed in 1999 and has released seven full-length albums and two EPs since, proving to stand the test of time.
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