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‘John Wick’ 2: New dog, old but good tricks

Austin Wood, Contributing Writer

February 14

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“You wanted me back…I’m back.” The second chapter of the John Wick series doesn’t innovate or change the original formula of the action movie, but it is almost impossible to take your eyes off the perfectly choreographed...

‘Split’ receives split reviews

Sydney Van Leeuwen, Contributing Writer

February 7

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The first time I heard of “Split” was while watching a football game on TV. The preview played, my friends and I grew excited, and we made plans to see the most recent M. Night Shyamalan film. The second time I heard of...

Tri-State music festival brings honors band to perform on campus

Jeanette Fournier, Staff writer

February 7

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Tri-State Music Festival is back again. This year, the festival’s concerts fall on Feb. 24 and 25. On Feb. 24, music students of D’Angelo Department of Music will perform in  the Prism Concert at 8 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo...

Three winners named at first concerto/aria competition

Naomi Greenstein, Staff writer

January 31

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On Jan. 22, the D’Angelo Department of Music at Mercyhurst University held the Mercyhurst Chamber Orchestra’s first Concerto/Aria Competition that included competitors from Mercyhurst University as well as two local high schools. Jonathan...

‘Hidden Figures’ more relevant than ever

Sydney Van Leeuwen, Contributing Writer

January 31

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“Here at NASA, we all pee the same color.” And the entire audience applauded. It has been a long time since I have seen a movie that had so much participation from the audience. Numerous lines in the Oscar-nominated “Hidden...

Alumnus funds juried student art show

Eleanor Hein, Staff writer

January 31

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The Mercyhurst Alumni Association has always been a source of pride. Evidence of past Lakers exists throughout the university: It is heard in the form of bells at athletic events; it is enjoyed in the form of various class gifts...

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