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Brana Vasilyeva (Charlotte Vega) leads the group of soviet troops, waylaid by German partisans in the wilderness.

Review: War horror movie lacking in scares

By Sean O’Brien, Contributing Writer September 13, 2022
"Burial," which follows a group of soviet troops tasked with transporting the body of Hitler, shows promise but is executed with minimal scares.
A Hidden Life is an intimate look into World War II Austria, in which a man defies Adolf Hitlers dictatorship and refuses to join his army. The film is shot beautifully, and each actor plays their role with excellence.

Review: Strong performances carry film’s colossal landscape

By Elijah de Castro January 20, 2020

“A Hidden Life” feels like an aggregation of director Terrence Malick’s long-running, legendary career, similar to Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman.” Both films clock in at over two and a half...

Jojo Rabbit excels in its off-beat comedy, something that is helped by the films talented cast. Well-versed actors like Scarlett Johansson balance well with newcomers like Roman Griffin Davis, though it is the latter who steals the show.

Review: Satiric film shines through bizarre comedy

By Liam Conway December 3, 2019

Coming off the success of “Thor: Ragnarok,” writer, director and actor Taika Waititi returns to his off-beat style of comedy in “Jojo Rabbit.” Set in 1945 Germany, the film follows a young boy...

Rita Melen, a second-generation Holocaust survivor, shared her story about growing up in  Japanse-occupied Shanghai. She also brought artifacts that belonged to her family.

Second-generation Holocaust survivor shares her story

By Matilde Bechet, Contributing Writer February 13, 2019
Hillel hosted a third installment of the Global Faces of Judaism series Feb. 11. At the event, Rita Melen shared her family’s Holocaust story.
Wolfenstein: The New Colossus” is a follow-up to the 2014 game “Wolfenstein: The New Order” and continues the story of B.J. Blazkowicz (Brian Bloom). B.J. brings the fight to America and discovers the extent of Nazi evil.

Review: Explosive sequel is a colossal success

By Jake Leary, Life and Culture Editor November 7, 2017
The New Colossus” is the second act in a larger story: It ends with the promise of a future fight and consequently feels incomplete.
Set during World War Two, In This Corner of The World is a domestic drama about finding meaning in the midst of chaos.

Review: Meandering manga adaptation misses the mark

By Aidan Lentz, Staff Writer September 19, 2017
The totally inconsistent pacing and lack of character development cause the film to feel far longer than its 130-minute run time.
From left, senior Jacob Shipley, junior Keely Bochicchio-Sipos, junior Tyler Sapp and junior Andrea D’Arco star in “The Rover,” which will be performed for the Main Stage Theater April 27, 28, 29 and 30. The comedy, written by Aphra Behn in 1677, has been restaged by director Greg Bostwick, theater arts professor, to take place at the end of World War II during Mardi Gras.

Main Stage Theater concludes semester with ‘The Rover’

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life and Culture Editor April 26, 2017
“The Rover” is the final main stage production from the Ithaca College theater department for the 2016–17 season.
Holocaust survivor Fred Heyman, spoke to a group of approximately 100 students and faculty of the college before a screening of “Be an Upstander,” which tells Heyman’s story.

Holocaust survivor shares his story with Ithaca College

By Daniel Hart, Staff Writer April 7, 2016
Heyman said he tells his story because he believes stories of tragedy and human rights violations are not often told. He cited recognition last month by the U.S. to acknowledge the Armenian Genocide after 100 years, as a step in the right direction, but occurring too late.
Bomber Nation: A look into the history of the Bomber name

Bomber Nation: A look into the history of the Bomber name

By Angela Weldon, Assistant Life and Culture Editor February 25, 2016
The Ithacan examines the complex past of how "the Bomber" came into existence to embody the identity of Ithaca College.
The WASPs receive the Congressional Gold Medal from President Barack Obama for their service during World War II.

Fly Girls: The Harmon family fights for the rights of WASPs

By Celisa Calacal, Life & Culture Editor January 27, 2016
Elaine Danforth Harmon served as a WASP during World War II, and when she passed away in 2015, she was denied burial at Arlington National Cemetery. Now, her family has started a petition to grant the WASPs the rights they deserve.
Ithaca College Sophomore Conor Friend does sit-ups as a part of his ROTC training. Friend has an intense schedule, balancing both ROTC training and a full course load.

Ithaca College sophomore takes command as ROTC squad leader

By Annika Kushner, Contributing Writer November 4, 2015
Each Monday, sophomore Conor Friend gets out of bed at 5:30 a.m., throws on a T-shirt and gym shorts and gets in the car to drive to Cornell University. There, he meets the roughly 30 other members of the Ithaca College and Cornell University Reserve Officers’ Training Corps for their workout.
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