Jazz Pollution funks up Ratmosphere

February 25, 2009 Keesean Moore 0

There’s very little margin for frantic head bopping when devouring a cheesesteak at the Rathskeller, but those boundaries were pushed on Friday when the College Union Board (CUB) hosted funk ensemble Jazz Pollution.

The band, comprised of John Hopper (flute), Alex McDaniel (guitar, lead vocals), Frank Ulatowski (bass), Mike Cohen (alto sax), Nadav Nirenberg (trombone) and Ryan Carver (drums), touched all bases in the world of jazz, from swing to ska. […]

Fashion week wraps up

February 25, 2009 Keesean Moore 0

New York’s fashion week collections were very aggressive. Most of the runways were reactionary – portals for venting against fear produced by the recession. It was as if with cut and intellect, designers flipped the economy off with a well-tailored finger. […]

Runways shine despite shaky economic times

February 18, 2009 Keesean Moore 0

It was only a year ago that John Galliano garnered rave reviews for his Christian Dior couture collection inspired by Gustave Klimt and other symbolist painters. He wasn’t the only winner that season. The ready-to-wear presentations of the Fall 2008 season were just as innovative and stellar. […]

Devine’s political set wows Rat crowd

November 19, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

Last Tuesday night, concertgoers at the Rathskeller turned a deaf ear to the background noise of clattering spatulas for the return of Kevin Devine, accompanied by the Goddamn Band.

Devine is a Brooklyn native, and the autobiographical hit, “Brooklyn Boy,” from his latest album, “Put Your Ghost to Rest,” was one of the highlights of the night’s sequel performance. […]

Chorale showcases emotive arrangements

November 19, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

The sporadic rain didn’t stop music lovers from folding into the seats of the Mildred and Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall for the Collegium Musicum and Chorale presentation Saturday night. Under the direction of associate professor of music Robert Guarino and John McDonnell, assistant professor of music, the two showcased a musical selection of diverse proportions. […]

College plans for a financially sound future

November 19, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

The higher education roundtable discussion held Nov. 12 was centered on developing rational financial and investment goals for the spring semester.

“I don’t think we can say that New Jersey has contributed the least to higher education, but we have had the most significant cuts over the last three years and we have the lowest percentage of the state budget dedicated to higher education,” College President R. […]

Vintage clothes the newest trend for low budgets

October 29, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

Fashion isn’t rocket science – sometimes. It’s no surprise Issac Mizrahi’s Juilliard-ready aesthetic has allured women without cease, or John Galliano’s archive-extracted fall 2008 couture show was so well-received. Fashion, like literature, is praised for its allusions to the great advancements of the past – Saint Laurent’s androgyny, Poiret’s opulence, Cristobal Balenciaga’s radical silhouettes. […]

Prof. sees politics through theatre lens

October 29, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

With the art of body movement and Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) tactics, Janet Gray, professor of women’s and gender studies, challenged logic in the Social Sciences Building last Thursday in the Politics Forum series facilitated by Miriam Lowi, professor of political science. […]

Panel helps students understand economy

October 22, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

In an effort to alleviate confusion over the unstable economy and credit crunch, a panel of the College’s leading economic and political experts gathered Thursday night in the Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall to simplify the economic jargon.

The panel included Andrew Carver, assistant professor of economics and finance, Susan Hume, assistant professor of economics and finance, Thomas Mahoney, general counsel at the College, Gerald Miller, associate professor and chair of accounting and information systems and Brian Potter, assistant professor of political science. […]

‘Twelfth Night’ defies convention

October 22, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

Audience members left All College Theatre’s (ACT) production of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” in the Don Evans Black Box Theatre wounded from side-splitting laughter. The unconventional interpretation, as directed by College alumnus Jonathan Elliott, was an ironically appropriate experience done in true Shakespearean style. […]

Behind the seams at New York Fashion Week

September 24, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

As the tents at Bryant Park are packed up and the foundations of lavish European runway sets are torn down, discussions continue to focus on the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, New York’s contribution to the fashion scene.

Since the peaks, descents and resurgences of iconic American design powerhouses like Ralph Lauren, Isaac Mizrahi and Diane von Furstenburg, there has consistently been a void in the modern dominating voice in American fashion. […]

GCM showcases vibrant gospel

April 30, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

Translucent sweat drops took on vibrant colors and heavily defined shapes as makeup began to run under the heat of the lights at Gospel Choir Ministries’ (GCM) Extravaganza held in Forcina Hall on April 26.

The lecture hall that by day is filled with row upon row of orange chairs was turned into a lounge. […]

Spring runways highlight accessories for summer

April 30, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

It was Alexander McQueen’s spring runway- turned strutting obituary that told the story of the life and legacy of international style icon Isabella Blow. Model after model crowned with Isabella Blow-inspired headpieces, designed by Philip Treacy, walked in Alexander McQueen’s 2008 spring/summer runway, letting the world know the high temperatures this summer have taken the attention off the clothes and onto the power of accessories. […]

Fashion and hip-hop fuse at show

April 16, 2008 Keesean Moore 0

The art deco doors normally used for embellishment in Kendall Hall were transformed into stages for a series of couture still-lifes for models Amber Douglas and Diamond Singletary during the “Look at Her” scene in the 10th annual Black Student Union (BSU) fashion show. […]

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