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Book Recommendations for Native American Heritage Month

(11/13/23 7:00am)

November is Native American Heritage Month, a time dedicated to recognizing the profound cultural contributions, legacies and traditions of Indigenous peoples to our society. This month provides an excellent opportunity to delve into the captivating world of Native American literature and to warm your winter days with enriching reads you won’t want to miss. From fiction to nonfiction to poetry, each of these books offers a unique insight into Native American cultures and experiences.

Review: ‘Priscilla’ highlights the reality of living in an icon’s shadow

(11/10/23 7:10am)

A passage in the fourth chapter of the Book of John tells the story of Jesus approaching a Samaritan woman at a well. During their exchange, Jesus reveals himself to the woman — who is meant to represent the lowest class in society — as the son of God and offers her everlasting life. Standing at the well, he says, “Everyone who drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give will never thirst.” 

Review: Disney’s ‘Once Upon a Studio’ Revives Childhood Memories

(11/06/23 7:00am)

It seems like everyone has a Disney character they cherish: Aladdin, Mulan, Simba, you name it. Many of us associate an emotional childhood memory with Disney’s movies. Disney’s enchanting tales reside as pages from our personal storybooks. I fondly remember singing at the top of my lungs the songs from the movie “Moana” during sleepovers with friends. 

‘Down the Line’ is an Inspired, Soulful Debut from Student Band The Stripers

(11/03/23 6:10am)

If you have been to a handful of student concerts on Dartmouth’s campus, chances are that The Stripers were performing at one of them. Members Christian Beck ’24, Jack Reilly ’24 and Kieran Norton ’24 formed the band in the summer of 2021, and The Stripers have been a Dartmouth ubiquity ever since, energizing events across campus with songs that are as danceable as they are heartfelt. 

Theater department presents ‘Lost Girl,’ a Peter Pan adaptation

(11/03/23 6:05am)

On Friday, the theater department opened “Lost Girl,” Kimberly Bellflower’s play inspired by the enduring “Peter Pan” story. In “Lost Girl,” a grown-up Wendy decides that in order to move on from her first love, Peter, she must find him and take back her kiss. In her search for Peter, Wendy meets other young women with similar experiences, and she realizes that she was not the only one who Peter brought back to Neverland.

Trends: The Overuse of Gore Can Weaken the Horror Genre

(10/30/23 6:05am)

Horror movies have long been a defining staple in Hollywood, spiking audiences’ adrenaline and fueling the nightmares of the masses for generations. Once filmmakers realized that they could attract audiences through the promise of a good scare, the horror genre has constantly been innovating and attempting to reinvent itself to maintain its cultural and psychological relevance. 

House of Lewan hosts ‘Club Lewan Series’

(10/27/23 6:10am)

This fall, the House of Lewan is hosting their “Club Lewan Series,” consisting of vibrant, club-like performances that fuse various atmospheres and music genres. The House of Lewan is a queer performance group and Dartmouth’s inaugural drag club, committed to being an inclusive space for everyone who embraces drag as a means of enjoyment, liberation and self-expression. 

Spotlight on My Brigadeiro: A Brazilian Bakery in the Upper Valley

(10/27/23 6:05am)

What started in 2012 as a small business owned by Paula Fernandes — a Brazilian immigrant — is now a successful bakery central to Hanover called My Brigadeiro. The bakery’s handcrafted and organic products include 35 flavors of brigadeiros, plus a wide variety of authentic Brazilian pastries and savory snacks with European and American flair. According to their website, the store was created from Fernandes’s passion for “cooking, family, friends, and entertaining them with delicious treats.”

Displaced Theatre Company puts on a staged reading of Clare Barron’s play ‘Dance Nation’

(10/23/23 6:10am)

On Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., the Displaced Theatre Company performed a staged reading of Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation,” a play that follows a pre-teen competitive dance troupe on their way to nationals. It is a drama meshed with a coming-of-age comedy that also highlights  mental health, sexuality and women’s empowerment.

Review: boygenius’ EP “the rest” Stands On Its Own

(10/23/23 6:15am)

On Oct. 13, indie-rock supergroup boygenius marked the near-end of their tour, aptly-titled “the tour,” with the release of a four-track EP, “the rest.” The band, which consists of the individually acclaimed Julian Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers, released their first full-length album, “the record,” this past March, which is why many fans were surprised by the announcement of “the rest” six months after. Though the EP’s name may seem to imply a collection of leftovers, Bridgers, in a recent interview with Apple Music, claimed that she believes “these songs don’t belong on ‘the record,’” and I agree.