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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.
Sophomore Celine Baumgartner receives a massage from Jeffery Haley, licensed massage therapist, on Sept. 8. Haley visits the Ithaca College campus to help students relieve stress.

Massage days at IC aim to place emphasis on campus resources

By Kalia Kornegay, Staff Writer September 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: 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.
On Sept. 18, Ithaca College students and community members danced and sang along to music emanating from the porches of local artists. Bands such as Whiskey Priests and PIPERVENTILATORS participated in the festival throughout the day.

Dancing on the deck: Porchfest 2016 rocks with local artists

By Sobeida Rosa, Contributing Writer September 21, 2016
Beautiful ballads float through the air, while musicians serenade locals from their front porches. This is Porchfest.
Activist, feminist and educator Gloria Joseph (right) speaks with Huffington Post reporter, Rene Monroe (left), in St. Croix. Joseph will visit IC at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in Textor Hall 101 to discuss her novel, The Wind is Spirit: The life, love, and legacy of Audre Lorde.

Activist Gloria Joseph to visit IC and discuss poet Audre Lorde

By Colette Piasecki-Masters, Contributing Writer September 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.
On Sept. 8, U.K.-based group Moose Blood released a two-piece Spotify exclusive, Stay Beautiful. From left to right: Kyle Todd (bass), Eddy Brewerton (vocals/guitar), Glenn Harvey (drums), Mark Osborne (guitar).

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

By Stephanie Miller, Contributing Writer September 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.
In Southside With You, an organic, budding relationship sprouts between Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), eventually developing into one of Americas favorite couples.

Review: ‘Southside With You’ viewers follow a budding romance

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer September 19, 2016
Viewers meet Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) as she gets ready in her mother’s home for what she calls a “business meeting.” Her mother teases her, saying, “I thought this wasn’t a date?” To Robinson, it wasn’t — until she met the ever-so-charming Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers). Obama and Robinson visit countless places on their date, such as an Afro-Culture museum exhibit, a church meeting and a theater to see the film “Do the Right Thing.”
Review: A Day To Remembers Bad Vibrations misses the mark

Review: A Day To Remember’s ‘Bad Vibrations’ misses the mark

By Hayley Tarleton, Staff Writer September 17, 2016
This album jumps right into its harsh sound with title track “Bad Vibrations.” While old fans will recognize the dark, emo sound and possible nostalgic themes of early 2000s punk, other listeners will skip over this song. Under lead singer Jeremy McKinnon’s screaming vocals, a loud guitar riff follows an overdone beat, producing nothing more than a blaring tune.
Review: Frank Oceans visual album Endless addresses his fame

Review: Frank Ocean’s visual album ‘Endless’ addresses his fame

By Lisbeth Perez, Contributing Writer September 14, 2016
Ocean’s 45-minute film gives viewers more than expected. With a combination of mesmerizing lyrics and several look-alikes, he presents himself as prodigal and self-aware. Under the limelight, it’s difficult for artists to remain down-to-earth.
Stranger Things, set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, follows the lives of Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) as they search for their friend, Will (Noah Schnapp).

Review: Netflix original ‘Stranger Things’ mirrors ’80s tropes

By Jake Leary, Contributing Writer September 12, 2016
A vile monster. A lovable band of children. A grand conspiracy. A soundtrack worthy of John Carpenter. This is Netflix’s “Stranger Things”: the ’80s homage that still dominates conversation nearly two months after its release.
Tinder Is The Night: IC students find relationships through Tinder

Tinder Is The Night: IC students find relationships through Tinder

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor September 7, 2016
Though Tinder — the social media app that has users logging in an average of 11 times per day — is commonly used for the casual hook-up scene, Ithaca College junior Maureen Wietecha swiped right and landed in a committed relationship a year and a half ago.
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