Fear in the U.S. – documentary blames gun-nuts, media

March 18, 2003 Kristina Fiore 0

After seeing “Bowling for Columbine,” I feel guilty. First, for wanting a job in mass media. Second, for ever having lived in fear.

Despite its title, this movie isn’t a dedication to the tragedies in Littleton. It isn’t a look into the psyche of the murderers, although creator Michael Moore provokes harsh criticisms of those who do such things. […]

Soloists bring original flavor to classics and pop hits

March 4, 2003 Dan Brady 0

Student soloists strutted and strummed their stuff to the standing room-only crowd at the Rat on Friday night. Ishi, Chris Cantalupo, Mike Heitmann, Dave Salge and Jesse Szuch all played acoustic sets that ranged in material from homespun, heartfelt originals to classic Beatles covers to a reworking of Incubus. […]

Backstage with a couple of ‘Rejects’

March 4, 2003 Casie Wexler 0

There is nothing like having a pack of fifteen-year-old girls practically tearing down the backstage door because they think you are making out with a guitar player. Sorry to disappoint all of you darling high school students, but I was interviewing Mike Kennerty from The All-American Rejects, not making out with him. […]

Dance, rock, groove to ‘The Music’

March 4, 2003 Dan Brady 0

It’s a rare thing when something genuinely new comes along in the world of commercial music. Recently, the trends in music have been swinging away from the sugar-coated pop of the early 90s to a more sophisticated, stripped-down blues rock exemplified by the recent success of bands like The White Stripes, The Hives, The Vines and even Dashboard Confessional. […]

Folk tale story time made for intimate atmosphere

February 25, 2003 Rebecca Vivsader 0

Whether it was story hour at the local library, naptime at school or bedtime, almost every child relished in imaginative fairy tales. Students revisited these fond times when Joe Dudis, professional storyteller, came to the College.

“Folktales from Around the World,” held in Cromwell Hall main lounge, was an intimate one since the audience was a small gathering of only seven students. […]

Chilling out – soothing songs for the mellow moonlight

February 25, 2003 Dan Brady 0

So you’ve just gotten back from a party or the bar, it’s 3 a.m., you’re drunk, you’re cooking old hot dogs on your Foreman Grill because there’s nothing else to eat and you’re still feeling the buzz from the action of the night. It’s time to come down and, as everyone knows, you’ve got to have good music to come down to. […]

Don’t knock the gloved one

February 25, 2003 Casie Wexler 0

Everyone is talking about Michael Jackson these days. We are about to go to war with Iraq, yet the covers of the newspapers feature Jackson’s antics and “Joe Millionaire” sweetheart, Zora on a regular basis. If the King of Pop is the talk of the town, what is stopping me from giving into the temptation, as well? Absolutely nothing. […]

Campus in concert – bands club it at Conduit

February 25, 2003 Dan Brady 0

Some of the best college acts in the greater Trenton area came to Conduit on South Broad Street in downtown Trenton to show what they’re made of. Two of the groups performing at Conduit/WTSR’s Ultimate College Band Showcase were from the College. Megan Burtnick, junior communication studies major, performed solo and the band Higherline closed out the evening’s events. […]

Simplicity hurts the story of a life hanging in balance

February 25, 2003 John Kell 0

“The Life of David Gale” reminded me of a movie that came out last year, “John Q,” starring Denzel Washington. The movies had very little in common in terms of content, but they did both have political messages. “John Q” was centered around the notion that health care should be provided for all citizens equally. […]

Alternative sites infuse news with color and laughs

February 25, 2003 Heidi van Beever 0

Just hearing someone mention the nightly news is enough to make me yawn and to force my eyes to glaze over. It’s not that there’s anything terribly wrong with it. It’s informative, educational and, on rare occasions, even amusing. Who could forget CNN’s report on the new Lingerie Barbie, featuring the blonde icon at bars and adult bookstores in downtown N. […]

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