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Vienna Boys Choir to perform Tuesday night in Zorn Arena

November 4, 2009

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Danielle RyanThe Vienna Boys Choir, or Vienna Hofmusikkapelle, which has been in existence since 1498, is one of the world's oldest and, arguably, most famous choirs. Created by Emperor Maximilian I, the choir sang exclusively...

Quick cash opportunities abundant in area

November 4, 2009

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A common issue many college students face during the school year is a lack of cash flow. Those who choose not to attain permanent jobs throughout the school year often find themselves searching for any and every possible source...

In review: Scribblenauts

November 4, 2009

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In most games you play, you use a set of tools within a set environment that are used to efficiently complete the game. In "Scribblenauts," for the Nintendo DS, the tool is imagination. "Scribblenauts" is the new, side-scrolling...

In review: O Lucky Man!

November 4, 2009

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Danielle Ryan"O Lucky Man!" doesn't start off with a big bang, nor does anything major happen in its over two and a half hour running time. Lots of little things happen, culminating with an over the top ending that will likely lea...

Obsessed with horror

October 28, 2009

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A young woman finds a mysterious box in the woods - and what begins as a simple curiosity becomes an all-encompassing, rapt obsession, and drags others down with her. This, Seventh Level Productions, a student-run amateur film...

In review: The Land of Green Plums

October 28, 2009

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In an astounding accomplishment for the literary and scholarly community, German-Romanian author Herta Muller was recently awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Although fairly unknown in the United States, her esoteric and...

In review: Plan 9 from Outer Space

October 28, 2009

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There are two types of bad movies: the ones that are so bad you don't want to watch, and the ones that are so bad they are incredibly entertaining. "Plan 9 from Outer Space" falls into the latter category, and it is one of the...

Two-day video project features martial arts theme

October 28, 2009

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Scott HansenThe concept behind the 48 Hour Video Project is simple. Give aspiring filmmakers a theme, a prop and 48 hours, and see what they can come up with. Unfortunately, the required presence of the sponsors in each film of...

Q&A: Getting to know The Blanks, one question at a time

October 28, 2009

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Heather: How did the blanks get started? Sam Lloyd: The three of us went to school at Syracuse University and one day we drove out to California, and there was Philip hitchhiking by the side of the road. We were all singing i...

RENT debuts with volunteer student-based cast, crew at the State Theatre tonight

October 21, 2009

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Janie Boschma"It follows the lives of seven friends in the disappearing bohemian lifestyle in New York," RENT director Wayne Marek said. "Many people think it's about drug addicts, drag queens and alternative lifestyles, but the ...

In Review: Her Fearful Symmetry

October 21, 2009

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After the novel and screen success of The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger's much-anticipated second work, Her Fearful Symmetry, proves equally able to engross readers with unfailingly beautiful and emotional prose. Set...

In Review: Days of Glory

October 21, 2009

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"Days of Glory" isn't horrible by any means, but it is too cliché to be anything magnificent. The film follows four North African men who join the French army to liberate France from Nazi occupation. But their German opponents...

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