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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“Game of Thrones” should create spinoffs to maintain relationships, fantastical world of series

The final season of “Game of Thrones,” premiering April 14, is not the last time audiences can experience George R.R. Martin’s masterful fantasy world. A “Thrones” prequel series—scripted by Martin himself and Kingsman screenwriter Jane Goldman—will hopefully start production later this year, according to Deadline.

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Hulu’s dramatized telling of true crime story is both disturbing, enthralling

If you don’t know the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard—portrayed by Joey King— and the murder of her mother Dee Dee—portrayed by Patricia Arquette— prior to watching “The Act,” the show might seem like the perfect thrilling mystery. Viewers must keep in mind, however, that the series is based on very true and gruesome events. 

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Miranda Calarco

College is time-consuming and busy for every student, but especially for senior Miranda Calarco. The biology and musical theater double major somehow finds time outside of her rigorous course load to be involved in the artistic side of student life.  

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Concert allows community to join staff, students in song

Local families and Geneseo students gathered at the Central Presbyterian Church to listen to a collection of Brahms and P.D.Q. Bach sung by Geneseo’s Festival Singers on March 14. 

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Visiting poet uses writing to dissect trauma, history in relation to his life

Yet another brilliant writer visited Geneseo and captivated an overcrowded room with beautiful words that left an incredible message. The semester’s second literary forum reading on Wednesday March 27 in the Doty Tower Room featured author Fred D’Aguiar.

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Captain Marvel: Female comicbook superhero receives solid origin story despite lack of character depth

For more than 11 years, Marvel Studios has released a plethora of superhero films, introducing audiences to an entire roster of superhuman heroes and villains. This past weekend, Marvel expanded their eclectic cast of characters with Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel.

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Lively string band, traditional dancers give community a glimpse into Irish culture

Wadsworth Auditorium filled with families and local residents as they gathered for the 40th Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Concert by Geneseo’s string band directed by lecturer of music James Kimball on Saturday March 9.

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Pulp Fiction offers prescient criticism of toxic masculinity

Samuel L. Jackson quotes Tarantino’s dramatized version of “Ezekiel 25:17” in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction when he promises to “strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy [his] brothers.” 

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Guest author reads from collection of short stories, offers advice to novice writers

There were more eager audience members than chairs in the Doty Tower Room on Thursday March 7. The room waited excitedly for a reading from visiting author Jamel Brinkley, author of a 2018 collection of stories A Lucky Man.

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A cappella groups support suicide prevention through various eclectic, distinct performances

The humor of a pair of tearaway pants and Michael Jackson’s signature glove did not distract from the impact of Geneseo’s annual charity a cappella concert.

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Lessons From Film: Children of Men begs American audience to have compassion for refugee crises around the world

Since the moving picture’s inception, films have been a phenomenal medium to help people reflect, question and examine themselves and society at large. Beneath the action sequences, funny one-liners and curious twists of our favorite movies are underlying questions that force audiences to think critically about the world they live in. 

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Album Review: Hozier release maintains unworldly feel of past music, features tracks of both uplifting, contemplative nature

Andrew Hozier-Byrne is an ethereal Irish singer-songwriter who performs under the mononym Hozier. In Greek mythology, a satyr is a male nature spirit known for their love for music, dancing and sex; the two figures might just be one and the same. 

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Show Review: Netflix original series finds flow with varied cast of participants, captivates audience as episodes continue

This past Valentine’s Day, Netflix released a new original reality series called “Dating Around” about dating in New York City. “Dating Around” sets itself apart from popular dating reality shows like “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” because every half-hour episode follows a different single person.

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SPOTLIGHT ON: Gabrielle Owen

Even after a 9 p.m. Sunday night a cappella rehearsal, communication major senior Gabrielle Owen projects kindness, positivity and warmth. As the president of Geneseo’s all-gender a cappella group Between the Lines, Owen assumes plenty of responsibilities, yet still finds time for the things she loves.

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Choirs perform passionate songs, demonstrate synchronization of talented individual members

Golden chandeliers and wide, opaque windows allowed light to flood the Center Street Central Presbyterian Church for the “Juntos en Canción” chorus concert on Sunday March 3. 

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