Category: Arts & Entertainment

Bay City’s famed Question Mark rocks campus for Hispanic Heritage

Bay City’s famed Question Mark rocks campus for Hispanic Heritage

By Ann Escamilla, Staff Reporter. It has been 48 years since the hit “96 Tears” by Question Mark and The Mysterians, from Bay City, Mich., hit charts and touched the lives of many. The band was considered the greatest garage and punk band to surface during 1966, as they topped the Beatles and Elvis Presley. It has even been dedicated […]

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Animated wonders: Two whimsical and fun films

By Linsi Hebert, Staff Reporter. Fantastic Mr. Fox Directed by Wes Anderson in 2009 and based off of the popular children’s book by Roald Dahl, “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is a wonderful stop-motion movie. Mr. Fox (George Clooney) has to set aside his wild, crazy lifestyle to become more of a family man for his wife, Mrs. Fox (Meryl Streep) and […]

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Review: “As Above, So Below”

By Lindsi Hebert, Staff Reporter. Fresh in theaters Aug. 29 and directed by John Erick Dowdle, “As Above, So Below” tells the story of Scarlett the archaeologist (Perdita Weeks) following in the footsteps of her deceased father, looking for the philosopher’s stone. The journey leads her and her crew into the forbidden parts of Paris’ catacombs, crawling through piles and […]

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Alleycat 2014: Bringing bikes together in Bay City

By Ann Escamilla, Staff Reporter. Can you remember the first time you rode a bike? All the tumbles and spills; the cuts and bruises? Try to ignore the hardships and think back to the moment of actually peddling by yourself, without a parents firm hand on the seat or the moment of self-satisfaction and freedom that comes with finally riding […]

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Review: “The Giver”

By Lindsey Schibelhut, Staff Reporter. What would it be like to live in a utopian society where equality and sameness is heralded above all else? Where war has been eradicated and being politically correct reigns? Where the elders (leaders) know your every move and word? These are some of the Orwellian themes explored in the movie “The Giver.”Based on the […]

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B-Movie horrors: A review of two horrifyingly awesome films

By Lindsi Hebert, Staff Reporter. THE WICKER MAN Directed by Neil LaBute in 2006, Wicker Man tells the story of police officer Edward Malus (Nicolas Cage) who receives a letter from his ex-fianceé Willow (Kate Beahan), who mysteriously left him years before. In the letter, she tells Malus that her daughter is missing. Malus takes it upon himself to investigate, […]

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Remembering Robin Williams: a review of “Dead Poets Society”

Remembering Robin Williams: a review of “Dead Poets Society”

By Lindsi Hebert, Staff Reporter. Released in 1989 and directed by Peter Weir, Dead Poets Society introduces two boys attending a very strict private school. One, a painfully shy Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) who is expected to follow in his older brother’s valedictorian footsteps. The other, Todd’s roommate and friend Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), who suffers because of his […]

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Hell’s Half Mile launches Riverside Reveal

Hell’s Half Mile launches Riverside Reveal

By Ann Escamilla, Staff Reporter. A tiny thought can turn into a great idea, and a great idea can turn into a grand project. The idea that sparked Hell’s Half Mile (HHM) took place in 2006 and slowly became a brilliant reality. When asked about the festival, founder and director Alan LaFave stated, “It’s an opportunity to bring something new […]

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