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Early release dates affect Oscar nominations

Early release dates affect Oscar nominations

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer February 13, 2024
Throughout the long history of the Academy Awards and the highly competitive Best Picture award, we’ve frequently had to reconsider what it takes to win the big prize. The millions of dollars that studios shell out for “For Your Consideration” ads every year is indicative of how coveted winning the award is considered by the industry. But beyond which film has the biggest campaign push or the most support by the industry, recent years have shown new, emerging patterns. If there’s one thing that we can learn from the 2024 Oscar Nominations, it’s that it’s more important than ever to get your name out there early.
Seniors Nour Elshikh and Kashief Scott dance at the BIPOC Unity Center’s Kick-back.

BIPOC Unity Center hosts a Kickback

By Jacquelyn Reaves, Newsletter Editor February 8, 2024
Ithaca College’s BIPOC Unity Center hosted a Kickback event on Feb. 2 as a part of their monthly events for the campus community First Fridays.  The goal of the event was to showcase the multiple multicultural affinity organizations on campus. The Kickback was filled with 18 student organizations like “PODER: Latinx Student Association,” “Brothers for Brothers'' and the “Asian American Alliance” among many others. 95 people attended the event.
John (Donald Glover) and Jane (Maya Erskine) star in Amazon Prime’s “Mr and Mrs Smith.”

‘Mr & Mrs Smith’, the epitome of a shotgun marriage

By Mariana Contreras February 8, 2024
It is no secret that remakes and sequels of old pop culture classics don’t always have the best reputation. There is always a risk when it comes to taking something already beloved by many and trying to recreate it for a new generation. Which is why Francesca Sloane’s and Donald Glover’s “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” strips the idea for the iconic 2005 Brangelina film and spins it in a whole new direction.
LaGrange (Dua Lipa) and Argylle (Henry Cavill) dance the night away in Argylle.”

Obvious CGI outweighs performances in ‘Argylle’

By Georgie Gassaro, Staff Writer February 7, 2024
Based on a recently published novel of the same title, the film “Argylle,” released on Feb. 2, follows the journey of fictional author Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard) as she discovers that her spy novels seemingly possess a fortune telling power for actual spy missions.  Elly — an introverted, quirky home-body and quintessential cat lady — befriends a dad-joke-loving spy named Aiden, who has been pursuing efforts to destroy an international espionage organization called the Division. In order to dismantle the Division, Elly must write the next chapter of her latest book and determine an ending much larger than that of her fiction spy-thrillers. 
The Höss family and friends enjoy a the pool in the garden, separated from Auschwitz by a tall concrete wall.

‘Zone of Interest’: Atrocities through a new lens

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer February 7, 2024
A woman tries on a fur coat to see if it suits her. A group of friends sit around with coffee, talking about the weather being too hot. Siblings play together in a pool, splashing water while laughing. An officer discusses in detail him taking a plane that got him to his destination 50 minutes early. A family picks flowers together in the forest by the lake. Meanwhile, the sounds of distant screams and gunshots are heard over a wall — the only thing separating the creator from the atrocities committed.
Holocaust survivor, Samuel Rind, shares anecdotes with Ithaca College students in Emerson Suites.

Holocaust survivor shares his story for the International Remembrance Day

By Makai Yllanes February 6, 2024
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, students and guests gathered in Emerson Suites and heard from Jewish Holocaust survivor Samuel Rind on Feb. 1.  The Ithaca College Student Leadership Institute and Ithaca College Hillel brought in Rind to share his personal story in relation to the Holocaust. Rind, who visited and spoke to students at the college in 2017, is a regular speaker on college campuses and across the Western New York area. 
Luke Castellan (Charlie Bushnell) gives Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell) his pair of winged shoes that had been given to him by his father, Hermes.

‘Percy Jackson’ and the vindication of Olympus’ heroes

By Malik Clement February 3, 2024
“Percy Jackson and the Olympians” is the long-awaited television series adaptation of the book series written by Rick Riordan. It stars Walker Scobell as Percy Jackson himself, Leah Jeffries as Annabeth Chase and Aryan Simhadri as Grover Underwood, with guest appearances from the likes of Lin Manuel Miranda, Jessica Parker Kennedy and Adam Copeland. The first episode aired on Disney+ on Dec. 19, 2023 with the finale airing on Jan. 30.
Joseph Fiennes and the cast of Dear England live in Londons National Theater. Photographed by Marc Brenner.

‘Dear England’: Theater for jocks, message for all

By Mariana Contreras, Assistant Life & Culture Editor February 1, 2024

Athletes struggling with the pressure of sports is no new discovery. The anxiety of exceeding the already high expectations of the fans is the subject of multiple stories we’ve heard over and over again....

On The Same Page - Top Stories of Week 4

‘On The Same Page’ – Top Stories of Week 4

September 15, 2023
Join co-host seniors Opinion Editor Clare Shanahan and Podcast Editor Emma Kersting as they interview reporters from The Ithacan on this week's top stories in News, Sports and Life and Culture.
Hoziers newest studio album delivers a gut-punch of soulful poetry to listeners. 

Courtesy of the Guardian

Hozier’s New Album Proves to be Unreal

By Matt Minton, Senior Staff Writer August 28, 2023
What sets “Unreal Unearth” apart is its clear influence drawn from “Dante’s Inferno.” Whether it be the feeling of wanting to run away and hide in the shadows in “De Selby (Part 2),” the largely instrumental emptiness of hell’s void and distorted vocals in “Son of Nyx” or the world of disorder depicted in “Eat Your Young,” Hozier wastes no time bringing the listener to an image of hell. It is a world where the listener is left with nothing but infinite time and space to reflect and ultimately move on from their past mistakes.
First-year students play a game of keep-it-up with a blown up beach ball during the fall orientations Pride Fest that was planned outside to accommodate more students. Others mingle and listen to music at the event in front of the Campus Center.

NSTP Pride Fest: A colorful, cheery community

By Vivian Rose, Co-Life and Culture Editor August 23, 2023
This year’s Pride Fest was a bit of a twist from the original Pride Night the college hosts annually in the fall. This year, held on Aug. 19 outside on the Campus Center Quad in full sunshine, with dance music blasting, the event was planned to accommodate more students.
The 45th annual Ithacon held for two days in Campus Center attracted comic fans of all ages.

Comic fans assemble at the 45th Ithacon

By Jadyn Davis, Staff Writer April 27, 2022
The 45th annual Ithacon held for two days in Campus Center attracted comic fans of all ages.
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