“Power Lines” brings energy to Ives 119

“Power Lines” brings energy to Ives 119

Come one come all, to the new play festival with hard hats. “Power Lines” opened on campus in Ives 119 over the weekend. Festival director Scott Horstein, who has annually hosted the “Super Mega Molten Hot Lava New Play Festival” curated “Power Lines” in order to give students a chance to experience a higher level of production. The students were given a real budget, full design and shop support, in addition to a spot in the school’s main stage season. If you missed opening weekend, you’ll have until May 13.

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“This Old Dog” has some new tricks

“This Old Dog” has some new tricks

The bellowing chords of“Freaking Out the Neighborhood” from a best friend’s car used to be the only welcoming entity to the nightmare that is a high school parking lot. Five years later, it feels just as great to be a Mac Demarco fan. His third studio album “This Old Dog,” released May 5, clouds your Spotify queue with fragile and fervent themes, backed by self-loving and loathing lyrics and jangle-pop, indie-rock tempos.

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The “Gaurdians” return for volume two

The “Gaurdians” return for volume two

Back in 2014, Marvel surprised everyone by adapting “Guardians ofthe Galaxy,” an obscure space-based team that included a tree person and a talking racoon, for a feature film. Many speculated that characters this weird and unknown wouldn’t sell, but being different and strange proved to be an advantage as critics and audiences praised it as something new and different. Groot and Rocket have become household names alongside Spider-Man and the X-Men. So, Marvel brought the team back for a second installment. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” may not be as fresh as the original, but it’s still a fun ride.

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“Dear White People” demands a conversation

“Dear White People” demands a conversation

The recently released Netflix series “Dear White People” is a drama-comedy following students on a fictional ivy league campus, Winchester, a predominately white institution.  They navigate through similar issues centered around race, sexuality and class. The series is adapted from the 2014 critically acclaimed film of the same name and picks up where it left off, in the midst of a controversial blackface party.

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“Dawn of War III” underwhelms veteran players

“Dawn of War III” underwhelms veteran players

The “Dawn of War” video game franchise is one that has been running for more than a decade, but the recent game installments have been rather disappointing for many fans. Hopeful is what “Dawn of War III” brings for the future of this franchise. It has many aspects from the original “Dawn of War” real-time strategy games that are brought back into the fold of the gameplay as well as some of the new mechanic ideas brought in by the previous game. 

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