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Friday, May 27, 2022

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WRMC Radio Roundup: Exploring old and new sounds

This is another childhood album, but I was re-listening to it recently, and it is quite a gem — not a bad track on the album. There is lots of twang and beautiful guitar with poetic lyrics. The third track is called “2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten”; I think it’s pretty funny that she’s using texting ...


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Reel Critic: “The Batman”

Ten years on from “The Dark Knight Rises,” the stirring finale to the series that humanized Bruce Wayne and established a Batman for the modern world, director Matt Reeves and star Robert Pattinson have tried their hand at a new iteration of the tortured hero for the big screen. It’s a story of ...


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‘Meta’ Moth-Up takes on story-within-a-story format

On March 9, the live Moth-Up storytelling event brought an intimacy to Middlebury not often experienced in the whirlwind of the academic week back into the spotlight. Hosted in the Gamut Room, where the audience had to arrange themselves Tetris-style to fit, the event kicked off when the lights were ...


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Reel Critic: “Playground”

Laura Wendel’s debut feature film “Playground” walks the line between childhood nostalgia and occasional violence. The film opens with the words, un monde — the film’s original title and the French word for “a world.” The film reminds audiences of the complex social relationships that ...


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Anikaya Dance Theatre takes flight at Mahaney

The dancers played a group of birds, soaring through valleys, desperately trying to find a mythical creature named Simurgh. The performance was organized into ten different segments, divided by the different valleys visited along the journey. The story concludes with the birds realizing that they were ...


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Radio Roundup

If I could pick one word to describe Caroline's first debut project “Strawberry,” it would be “floating.” On “Strawberry,” Loveglow takes the soft sounds from the dream pop genre and gives it a gentle punch with distortion and reverb in her production and vocals. 


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Reel Critic: Drive My Car

The Hirschfield International Film Series’ most recent feature “Drive My Car” is not unlike a long road trip. Road trips usually elicit two seemingly conflicting feelings: boredom and awe. With a runtime just shy of three hours, director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s lauded masterpiece could easily miss ...


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Headlines: Our new radio show

At the very end of last spring — when Riley Board ’22, Lucy Townend ’22 and I (The Campus’ executive team) started planning for this year’s Campus issues — we got really excited about an idea. The idea was creating a Campus radio show where we’d share a little about the stories from each ...


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Reel Critic: “Uncharted”

With quippy dialogue, physics-defying action and a sense of swashbuckling enthusiasm pervading its every moment, “Uncharted” succeeds as an exciting adventure film that perfectly captures the spirit of its gaming inspiration.


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WRMC Radio Roundup — Energizing the semester

Nothing is more iconic than starting an album with “Boom Boom Pow.” I grew up listening to Fergie with my aunt, so rediscovering The Black Eyed Peas has been really fun. Their music has great beats and is really fun to dance to.


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An Interview with Midd’s littlest student

Maybe you have no idea who or what Little Man is, or maybe you just want to learn more about him, but either way, read on for a personal interview with the figurine of the moment and a look behind the curtains at his creators.


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Direct Your Attention: Euphoria’s conspicuous unrealism

“Euphoria” is a difficult show to watch. 17 year-old girls overdose on heroin. Parents assault their children and sexually assault their children’s underage friends. Families are dysfunctional at best and downright dangerous at worst. But for all its drugs, violence, trauma and emotional torture, ...




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