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DFS fall series deals with themes from hit musical ‘Hamilton’

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit show “Hamilton” (2015), a hip hop-based musical about the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, has captured the hearts of people everywhere, and the Dartmouth Film Society is no exception. Every term, the society, among other tasks, organizes and presents a film series based around a theme. This term’s film theme is entitled “Hamilton’s America.”


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Three seniors to be featured in Barbary Coast Ensemble concert

If you entered the Hopkins Center at any point this week, you might have noticed a zany video blaring brassy big band music. The video, which features Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble’s three graduating seniors, Kimberly Hassel ’16, Moises Silva ’16 and Kathryn Waychoff ’16, is a promotion for the Ensemble’s upcoming Senior Feature Concert.


The Dartmouth College Wind Ensemble performed in the 2016 New Music Festival on Tuesday, May 3.

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New Music Festival celebrates innovative sound and art

The convergence of music and architecture is quite uncommon. Yet, the New Music Festival, a three-day event at the College, explored this peculiar intersection of fields from May 1 to 3. The music department and the Hopkins Center presented the festival, titled “Music, Soundspace & Architecture.”



Amara Ihionu ’17 is a studio art major who cites painting as her favorite medium.

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Student Spotlight: Painter and photographer Amara Ihionu ’17

Amara Ihionu ’17 found her passion for art while trying to fulfill a distributive requirement. After taking “Drawing I” her freshman spring, she realized she wanted to explore more of what the department offers and decided to take “Painting I” and “Photography I” her sophomore year. Now, with more than enough studio art credits to her name and experience that includes multiple mediums within the department, she has embraced her major in studio art.


Charli Fool Bear-Vetter ’15 was first runner-up in the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program playwriting contest.

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Charli Fool Bear-Vetter ’15 first runner-up in playwriting contest

While Charli Fool Bear-Vetter ’15 is known for her powerful singing voice as a member of the Rockapellas and as a 2015 Dartmouth Idol runner-up, she credits playwriting as the medium that helped her discover her literary voice. Fool Bear-Vetter, a theater major, was named first runner-up on March 22 for her play “The Crickets Ate the Moon” in the inaugural Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program playwriting contest. Yale senior Reed Adair Bobroff placed first with his play “A Fraction of Love.”


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‘This is a Long Drive’ (1996) celebrates 20 years

In a few weeks, Modest Mouse’s debut album “This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About” (1996), will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The record is overshadowed by its follow ups, “The Lonesome Crowded West” (1997), which Pitchfork dedicated an entire documentary to, and their major label debut “The Moon & Antarctica” (2000). Those two albums are titans to be sure, but they unfortunately obscure the shine of “This is a Long Drive,” an album that is a classic in its own right.



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Dartmouth Idol finals: Profiles of the six finalists

Tomorrow evening six students will take the stage for the Dartmouth Idol finals in front of a sold-out auditorium. They will compete for the coveted title of “Dartmouth Idol,” $500 and the opportunity to record a two-song demo.


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Dartmouth Film Society themes series ‘Question Authority’

As presidential candidates began to pass through campus and election pamphlets were passed around this past summer, the Dartmouth Film Society began to examine the idea of the absolutism of governmental authority. This spark turned into the theme for the DFS’ termly film series at the Hopkins Center: “Question Authority.” Under this theme, DFS included films such as 2016 Oscar nominees “Brooklyn” (2015) and “Trumbo” (2015) as well as classics such as “Chicken Run” (2000).