Review: Hip Blister by Parsnip and The Shifters
Feb15

Review: Hip Blister by Parsnip and The Shifters

By Charlie Sternberg, Staff Writer Hip Blister is a split LP featuring two bands from the thriving Melbourne scene in Australia: Parsnip and The Shifters. Parsnip, which includes Carolyn Hawkins, Paris Richens, Stella Rennex, and Rebecca Liston, perform the first three songs on the album, and The Shifters, comprised of Tristan Davies, Lloyd Davies, Ryan Coffey, Miles Jansen, and Louise Russell, perform the last three. For such a short...

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2019 Oscar Nominations Historic In More Ways Than One
Feb05

2019 Oscar Nominations Historic In More Ways Than One

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer The nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards were announced late in January, and with a diverse list of nominees, this year’s ceremony is setting up to be a major improvement after past #OscarsSoWhite controversies. Leading the pack with 10 nominations each are the British-set period drama The Favourite and the Mexican-American foreign language film Roma, both of which are nominated for Best...

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Review: Weezer (Teal)
Feb03

Review: Weezer (Teal)

By Charlie Sternberg, Staff Writer I think most people, including Weezer fans, would agree that Weezer peaked with the Blue album and Pinkerton all the way back in the late nineties. For two decades, dedicated fans have stuck with the group through thick and thin, as if Rivers Cuomo and Weezer would eventually triumph and make a big comeback. In 2018, Weezer finally made a breakthrough with a cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which went viral...

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Review: Fantastic Beasts 2 Plays Fast and Loose with Harry Potter Canon
Dec05

Review: Fantastic Beasts 2 Plays Fast and Loose with Harry Potter Canon

By Jackie McMahon, Staff Writer Currently sitting at a 39% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is the lowest rated movie in all of the Harry Potter film franchise. It also had the lowest opening weekend on record for all of the films. Despite all the ire it generated in fans, the anticipated sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them started off well enough. Eddie Redmayne...

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Sunderman Spotlight: Logan Santiago
Nov17

Sunderman Spotlight: Logan Santiago

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer What is your major? Music Education What is your instrument? Violin What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience? I think one of my favorite things I have learned at the conservatory is how to play gamelan instruments.  I have been a part of Gamelan Gita Semara (our Balinese music ensemble on campus, we rehearse Sundays 4-6 🙂 ) all four years I have been at Gettysburg and it has...

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Sunderman Spotlight: Olivia Benson
Nov15

Sunderman Spotlight: Olivia Benson

By Alex Pearson, Staff Writer What is your major? I’m a Music Education major! What is your instrument? I’m a vocalist, specifically a soprano. What has been the most important part of your conservatory experience? Working with the Gettysburg Children’s Choir in the spring of 2018 shaped me in more ways than I can describe. I was challenged emotionally and mentally, which allowed me to grow as a musician, educator,...

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