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November 18, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

Q&A: Ithaca College biology students research gene mutations

By | Oct 5, 2016

C. elegans, a specific type of roundworm, have been the subject of careful study for sophomore Leah Larsen and junior Jacqueline Alexander.

Review: Menzel’s vocals compensate for lost individuality

By | Oct 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: Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ shines

By | Oct 4, 2016

Ron Howard’s documentary about the Beatles’ touring years expresses the wild energy and enthusiasm of John, Paul, George and Ringo.

Streets Alive! Ithaca celebrates ninth festival on Sept. 25

By The Ithacan | Sep 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.

Massage days at IC aim to place emphasis on campus resources

By | Sep 28, 2016

In addition to being a tranquil resource room, the Center for Health Promotion transforms once a month into the home of Massage Days.

Review: ‘Blair Witch’ fails with repetitive plotline

By | Sep 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 | Sep 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.

Dancing on the deck: Porchfest 2016 rocks with local artists

By | Sep 21, 2016

Beautiful ballads float through the air, while musicians serenade locals from their front porches. This is Porchfest.

‘Sun Flare’ exhibit at IC addresses themes of passion and youth

By | Sep 21, 2016

The Handwerker Gallery’s first exhibit of the 2016–17 academic year, “Sun Flare,” which opened Aug. 31 and will remain open until Oct. 12.

Review: Edward Snowden’s leak produces succinct film plot

By | Sep 21, 2016

The movie is indeed a one-sided telling…carried by the spectacular performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden) but hindered by other performances.

Activist Gloria Joseph to visit IC and discuss poet Audre Lorde

By | Sep 21, 2016

Ithaca College’s Women and Gender Studies Program will host Gloria Joseph, professor emerita of Africana Studies at Hampshire College and partner of the late Audre Lorde, to discuss the poet’s life.

Review: Moose Blood’s raw vocals shine on ‘Stay Beautiful’

By | Sep 19, 2016

The group made waves with “Stay Beautiful,” a two-piece acoustic Spotify exclusive, released Sept. 8. Following the release of their second full-length album, “Blush,” “Stay Beautiful” is a coupling of two songs that successfully encompasses the two themes that are most prevalent in Moose Blood’s music: family and love. Their deeply personal lyrics translate beautifully into the stories told by the E.P.’s tracks, “Glow” and “Knuckles.”

The first track, “Glow,” opens up with slow, melodic guitar strumming, which sets a melancholy tone for the rest of the track. The instrumentals are followed by the lyrics, “I said goodbye today / I just watched you drive away / I just stood with mum and waved.” The combination of Eddy Brewerton’s raw vocals and the guitarist’s soft melodies add a heart-wrenching touch to the song. The lyrics provide insight to the difficulties of being separated from one’s father, while sweet melodies and instrumentals envelop the listener. Released as a single on Jun. 1, “Knuckles” is a true anthem to those who have experienced unrequited love. Opening up with the lyrics, “It wasn’t hard to fall for you / You had it all planned out, didn’t you,” the song offers an introspective look at love. The track builds on this knowledge, providing slow, low instrumentals to accompany it, adding to the emotion. It continues later with “That thing you said, stay beautiful / Even though that I know that it’s second hand,” providing more evidence of the heartache being felt by the artist while also referencing the name of the E.P., “Stay Beautiful.” During the last run through of those lines, there are moments of unaccompanied vocals where the listener is left with nothing between them and the music. It’s a period of reflection, for both the listener and the musician.