Lessons from Flim: 28 Days Later emphasizes need for preservation of mental health during times of struggle

Since George Romero’s trailblazing 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead, zombies have remained a strong force in entertainment as mindless, shambling corpses with a taste for flesh. While the premise is scary enough, zombies have been degraded in the public eye from legitimate threats to easy targets for the protagonist to easily dispose of. This trope changed with Danny Boyle’s 2002 post-apocalyptic horror film, 28 Days Later. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?; Billie Eilish expands her portfolio with twisted blend of pop beats, dark lyrics

Billie Eilish’s new album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? has been climbing the charts since its March 29 release. Eilish has received both praise and criticism for the heavy, emotional material covered in the album. 

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Album Review: Free Spirit; Recent Khalid album sets soundtrack for summer

If you’re looking for an album that exudes the feeling of summer, you’ve come to the right place.

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Spotlight On: Kat Johnson

Among the aspects of Geneseo most cherished by budding artists are its intensive creative writing program and encouragement of musical expression. English creative writing major freshman Katherine Johnson is exploring both Geneseo staples as she adapts to the challenges of early college life.

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Battle of the Bands event offers platform for student musicians to showcase talents

Music enthusiasts poured into the Union Ballroom to watch students sing, strum and strut their stuff in the 2019 Battle of the Bands on Thursday April 11. 

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Geneseo production of 70s musical features talented cast members, modern media twist

Plenty of magic, music and existential anxiety occupied Brodie Hall’s Alice Austin Theatre this weekend as the cast of “Pippin” remade the classic 1972 musical about a young man searching for meaning in life. 

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T.V. Show Review: Netflix zombie show Impresses with untraditional, well-messed themes

The Hammonds are back for another season of Netflix’s “Santa Clarita Diet,” released on March 29. Season three of the zombie sitcom is full of the same clever humor, fast-paced storylines and spunky performances by leads Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant as Sheila Hammond and Joel Hammond, respectively.

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Limelight and Accents event entertains with showmanship, talent of musicians

Students and community members came together to view the third Limelight and Accents show of the year, Presidio Brass, in Wadsworth Auditorium on Saturday April 6. 

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Brooke Demetri, Annika Mounts, Jenna Meldrum

Raising awareness for mental illness and erasing the stigma surrounding the issue has become an important topic, especially on a college campus. Three students hope to exemplify that with their honors project on mental health awareness. 

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Film Review: Recent DC superhero flick offers fresh humor, change of pace from big name protagonists

As Marvel prepares to release the culmination of more than a decade of world building with Avengers: Endgame on April 26, Warner Bros. has quietly dropped David F. Sandberg’s Shazam!, one of the most endearing, earnest movies to be released in more than a decade of superhero films.

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Student, staff musicians perform experimental concert, ask audience to interpret song meanings

Performing experimental music for an unsuspecting audience can be a scary thing, especially when the music isn’t what one typically expects to hear on a college campus setting. 

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Lecture, exhibit examine devastation caused by gun violence in America

Gun violence in the United States has become one of the most heated and polarizing issues in the country today. Political leaders and ordinary citizens alike have strong feelings about gun violence fueled by emotional anecdotes and a flurry of statistics coming from both sides. 

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Jordan Peele film offers frights, humor with dynamic acting

Unlike Get Out, which focused more on psychological horror, Us takes its horror in a far more conventional direction. Moments of white-knuckle tension, jump scares and violent kills serve to please horror fans looking for something closer to a typical slasher-style film. These elements are very well done and differentiate it from other horror films.

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Protagonist of “Barry” seems irredeemable, subverts character arc expectations

Stories are most compelling when characters are realistic. Nobody is perfect, so when humanity’s latent flaws are accurately expressed in a character, audiences are more likely to become invested than stories based on unrealistic stereotypes.

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Inspiring gallery exhibit presents art borne from natural disasters

Lawrence Philip is inspired by chaos. Philip, an authentic artist, has witnessed many natural disasters in his lifetime because he has lived where destruction due to weather conditions is common. 

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Hulu’s “Shrill” works to normalize abortion, humanize women undergoing the procedure

Hulu’s new original show “Shrill” works to revolutionize depictions of a woman’s abortion without scorn. Aidy Bryant, the show’s producer and star, portrays main character Annie who decides to go through with having an abortion.

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Energy of Symphony Orchestra keeps creative concert engaging

Students and their families piled into the rows of Wadsworth Auditorium to view and support the talented Geneseo Symphony Orchestra conducted by coordinator of instrumental activities Leah McGray on Sunday March 31.

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Cricket’s open mic night provides platform for budding musicians

Warm orange lights spilled out into the street and invited those walking the Main Street sidewalk next to Cricket’s to enter the welcoming coffee shop on the evening of Thursday March 28. Passers-by were enticed by the sweet sounds coming from within Cricket’s Coffee Company and several entered the shop to watch the live performances taking place on open mic night.

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Environmental film spotlights consequences of oil extraction for people native to affected areas

Deep in the Amazon rainforest sits a small lagoon of crude oil. A series of government policies led to the massive oil drilling and disposal which created that lagoon and the indigenous populations who live near similar disposed oil deposits bear the brunt of its health impacts. When countries and companies extract as much oil as they can, who speaks for those people on the affected land? 

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Multitude of choreographed routines contribute variety, intrigue to showcase

Geneseo’s largest student organization by number took the stage for their bi-annual showcase of various eclectic student-choreographed dance numbers.

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