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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.
“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: DeGraw samples all genres in Something Worth Saving

Review: DeGraw samples all genres in ‘Something Worth Saving’

By Irina Noonan, Contributing Writer September 15, 2016
DeGraw presents a sound similar to his previous song, “I Don’t Want To Be,” in his new song, “You Make My Heart Sing Louder,” from his new album. The singer-songwriter captivates his fans by returning to his original sound for this steady, medium-tempo piece. Another new song from the album that takes fans back to his 2003 sound is “Kite Like Girl.” This upbeat, instrumental song encompasses DeGraw’s classic sound but has a pop twist.
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.
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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