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‘Game Night’ is Hollywood’s comeback – review

David McDonald, Staff writer

April 3, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

While “Game Night” is not as content-rich as its distant cousin, its biggest impact was its déjà vu factor. The zany crime adventure, while less philosophical, rang a distant bell to the Michael Douglas masterpiece “The...

‘Love, Simon’ breaks barriers of LGBTQ representation – review

Elizabeth Shewan, Staff writer

April 3, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In “Love, Simon,” the title character’s first words are “I’m just like you.” This is a sentiment echoed throughout much of “Love, Simon,” a movie about Simon, a senior in high school who deals with family, friends,...

Met Opera’s ‘Luisa Miller’ comes to MIAC

Steven Martz, Staff writer

April 3, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Romance is one of the biggest tragedies in opera. This is especially true when people of power get involved. The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture (MIAC) is bringing a romance gone wrong to the Mary D’Angelo Performing...

‘Doña Rosita’ hits the stage

Lauren Ganger, Staff writer

April 3, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On April 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and April 15 at 2 p.m., the Mercyhurst Theatre Program will present “Doña Rosita the Spinster,” a play by Federico García Lorca that was translated from its original Spanish by Nilo Cruz. The...

Literary Festival continues with Jane McCafferty

Anthony Miller, Staff writer

March 20, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The 16th annual Mercyhurst Literary Festival has begun, but what is the Literary Festival, and what does it entail? The Literary Festival was started at Mercyhurst by English professors Ken Schiff, Ph.D., who passed away last...

NTL takes a stab at Caesar

Steven Martz, Staff writer

March 20, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A new take on the Shakespeare classic will be hitting the British theatre. The Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture is showing an encore version of the adapted classic “Julius Caesar” in the Mary D’Angelo Performing...

Congratulations to winning artists in student show

Steven Martz, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

The 2017-2018 Juried Student Art Show brought out fantastic work from an array of talented students, thanks to benefactor and Mercyhurst alumna Patricia S. Yahn. The juror, Alexa Potter, did a wonderful job choosing the artwork...

‘Every Day’ just mundane – review

Sydney Van Leeuwen, Staff writer

February 27, 2018

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In high school, I read the book “Every Day” by David Levithan (2012). Being a hopeless romantic and a huge John Green fan, I enjoyed every page of the novel, which revolves around a character — named A — who wakes up...

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