Photographs recall history of locations on main street, highlight work of current local businesses

The Bridge Gallery in Brodie Hall was filled with vintage and modern photos of buildings of Main Street in Geneseo alongside the students that focused on these particular buildings, making for an engaging display. On Wednesday Dec. 5, “Five Geneseo Businesses: Culture and Commerce on Main Street” was open to all on Wednesday Dec. 5. 

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Remembering Stephen Hillenburg, impact of “Spongebob Squarepants”

Stephen Hillenburg died following a battle with ALS on Nov. 26. He was 57 years old. As the creator of “Spongebob Squarepants,” Hillenburg is responsible for one of the most iconic, enduring cartoons of the 21st century. 

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Book Review: Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry is one of the foundational books behind English curricula across the country. In Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, African American studies scholar Imani Perry presents a full look at its percipient playwright.

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Podcast Review: Villains pays attention to typically neglected antiheros

Movies are only as exciting as their antagonist. What would the Star Wars franchise be without Darth Vader? Would Harry Potter even be special without Voldemort? While heroes get the glory, films’ villains are often the characters that capture audiences’ imaginations the most. 

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Remembering Stan Lee: superheroes, social protest

Stan Lee, a primary creative leader and former editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics, passed away at the age of 95 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. 

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Requiem performed by orchestra, chorus personalizes traditional Catholic themes

Ebbing and flowing like a sea of sound, the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and Geneseo Chamber Festival Chorus joined together in a performance of composer Jocelyn Hagen’s “Ashes of Roses” on Nov. 18. The presentation in Wadsworth Auditorium marked the piece’s premiere in the Eastern United States. 

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SPOTLIGHT: Student musician Lauren Plevy releases her first EP

Psychology major senior Lauren Plevy (pictured above) focuses on producing electronic music. Plevy sings and uses an electronic keyboard on her EP, Honesty, with the help of the Ableton Live program.

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Student groups perform in Lederer Gallery to increase support for arts

Students displayed their various talents alongside traditional art on display at the intimate Gallery Night. This collaboration of student organizations and the art galleries took place on Nov. 14 in Brodie’s Lederer Gallery.

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Film Review: Mid90s; Jonah Hill depicts grunge years in directing debut

Anyone who enjoys comedy is probably well acquainted with the works of Jonah Hill. Hill is mostly known for acting in critically acclaimed comedies including Superbad, 21 Jump Street and The Wolf of Wall Street. This past week, Hill expanded his talents to directing with his directorial debut Mid90s

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Dance group inspires sense of culture, community

Step Afrika!, the first professional company that practices traditional “stepping,” performed at Geneseo in the lofty Wadsworth Auditorium on Saturday Nov. 10. The sensational dance troupe has traveled all over the world performing and connecting with communities. 

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Arts Opinion: Fantasy genre can distract audiences in troubling times

Election night is stressful, particularly in the contemporary, hyper-divisive political climate that plagues our country. As results poured in on Nov. 6, American comedian Kumail Nanjiani tweeted about “watching numbers go up and down … terrified for the soul of the world.” 

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Album Review: Glory Sound Prep; Bellion songs eschew conventions, express personal thoughts of artist

Jon Bellion does not allow himself to be defined by one label. He is not only a singer, but a songwriter, rapper, producer and musical innovator who released his second studio album, Glory Sound Prep, on Friday Nov. 9. 

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Coffeehouse-themed student performance encourages celebration of arts in Geneseo

The Kinetic Gallery is typically used for art exhibits like “Fashion as Art,” but Genseo Campus Activities Board and Geneseo Late Knight teamed up for a different use of the environment on the night of Friday Nov. 9. Student organizers were able to transform the art space into an open mic event with quaint coffee shop vibes while still being surrounded by the art lining the room’s walls. 

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Modernized Greek play analyzes current political climate of America

Students and staff gathered for what they believed would be Sophocles’s traditional play, but what they found was much more than a simple retelling of an old classic.

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Minimalist production by musical theater majors examines political activism

Amidst the stunning performances of the cast, crew and faculty, the musical “Babes in Arms” had a vital message for its audiences.

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Arts Opinion: Popular artists must be liable for their crimes

Several artists in the entertainment industry have committed crimes which are seemingly kept under wraps as the stars are allowed to continue their careers. In many cases, the artists’ trials are not taken seriously enough, promoting their carefree actions.

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Inspirational film shows challenges of individuals with various disabilities

Tears streamed down the faces of moved audience members on Monday Nov. 5 after having watched the inspiring film Intelligent Lives. Faculty from the Learning Independence, Vocational and Educational Skills program presented this documentary by Dan Habib about young adults with disabilities to make known the perspectives of individuals with struggles that many are unfamiliar with. 

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Podcast Review: Binge Mode analysis praises beloved book series, lacks criticism

Binge Mode, one of the many podcasts in The Ringer’s podcast network, is nothing if not ambitious. The pod originally launched during the summer of 2017 when co-hosts Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion vowed to take a deep, analytical look at every single episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” 

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Von Trapp concert sets musician apart from well-known ancestors

In the high-ceilinged hall of Saint Michael’s Church on Friday Nov. 2, the folk musician Elisabeth Von Trapp performed a live concert as part of the church’s Archangel Concert Series. 

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Exhibit shows fashion illustration as art form

Dresses at the Met Gala or on the runway of New York Fashion Week may not seem equivalent in creativity to a Picasso or a Rembrandt, but fashion has proved itself to be just as creative as traditional art. 

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