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Deja View - Alita: Battle Angel

‘Deja View’ – Alita: Battle Angel

By Jake Leary, Jake Leary February 20, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/ithacan-main/deja-view-alita-battle-angel   On this week's Deja View, host Jake Leary sits down with Aidan Lentz to parse out whether "Alita: Battle Angel" is more than...

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.
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.
Art associate professor Nydia Blas’ work “The Girls Who Spun Gold” displays a remake of her childhood room at the Handwerker Gallery until Oct. 12. Her exhibit attempted to portray notions of sexuality, racism and gender discrimination through the lives of half a dozen young girls.

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

By Erica Dischino, Staff Writer September 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.
The Mellits Consort plays the Hockett Family Recital Hall

The Mellits Consort plays the Hockett Family Recital Hall

By Jacob Sullivan, Assistant Multimedia Editor September 18, 2016
Composer Marc Mellits, a former resident of Ithaca, returns to perform with his ensemble at the Hockett Family Recital Hall.
Courtesy of Dave Burbank

Kitchen Theatre set to perform ‘Hand to God’ until Sept. 25

By Angela Poffenbaugh, Staff Writer September 14, 2016
The Kitchen Theatre in downtown Ithaca is hosting “Hand to God,” a show that breaks social boundaries through raunchy and hilarious puppet characters. This is the first production of “Hand to God” in the Ithaca area since the show debuted off-Broadway in 2011.
IC student creates photo series directed toward Brock Turner

IC student creates photo series directed toward Brock Turner

By Kiara Bush, Contributing Writer September 2, 2016
Ithaca College junior Yana Mazurkevich has released a photo series called “It Happens,” directed toward Turner, with images directly depicting sexual assault.
Senior Alyssa Rodriguez spent the summer evaluating the manic pixie dream girl, a trope often found in modern media when a quirky woman advances the plot for male characters.

Summer scholar analyzes ‘manic pixie dream girl’ in pop culture

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor September 1, 2016
Quirky, obnoxious and unique. These traits create the “manic pixie dream girl” trope that Ithaca College senior Alyssa Rodriguez explored this summer in collaboration with Katharine Kittredge, professor in the Department of English. Rodriguez’s project is funded by her Emerson Humanities Collaboration Award, an annual IC award that provides students with financial support for scholarly projects.
War Dogs, directed by Todd Phillips, follows uncanny duo David Packouz (Miles Teller, left) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill, right) on their misadventures during mid-war America.

Review: ‘War Dogs’ film barks up the wrong tree

By Sam Fischer, Contributing Writer August 30, 2016
Packouz and Diveroli’s relationship is certainly an entertaining one: The combination of Packouz’s snarky personality and Diveroli’s ignorance makes for funny dialogue. However, the protagonists of “War Dogs” aren’t dynamic; there doesn’t seem to be much growth or change for either character. Not to mention, the story itself didn’t do a great job of making the audience feel connected to the characters.
On Dec. 11, 2015, student and faculty at Ithaca College voiced their criticisms toward President Tom Rochon during a rally. The turbulent campus climate from the Fall 2015 semester motivated junior Michele Hau to research ties between dialogue, rhetoric and racism.

Student addresses racism and rhetoric in scholar program

By Kate Nalepinski, Assistant Life and Culture Editor August 21, 2016
With guidance from her faculty mentor, Robert Sullivan, associate professor of communication studies, Hau analyzed documents from colleges in the United States as evidence for her argument, which connects political theory to the reality of discussing racism on campus.
Review: Simons talent shines on thirteenth release

Review: Simon’s talent shines on thirteenth release

By Matthew Radulski, Staff Writer June 22, 2016
Simon proves he has not stopped being innovative. His latest effort, “Stranger to Stranger,” shows Simon just as inspired as ever. The album is a harmonic convergence of sound, and Simon makes the listener consider each word carefully.
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