Local Specials for Valentine’s Day

February 11th, 2016
7 months ago

by Lisa Massicotte If you college students continue to procrastinate and don’t make reservations for Valentine’s Day, you’ll be out of luck.  But if you give yourself a little time to plan, this Valentine’s Day could be the best yet. The National Retail Federation concluded the average person celebrating Valentine’s Day spent nearly $142 in […]

Poetry by “G” Ties Tradition and Innovation

February 4th, 2016
7 months ago

by Sheridan Cyr Spoken word artist George “G” Masao Yamazawa, Jr. visited Central Connecticut’s Devil’s Den on the first night of Central Activities Network’s “Alice in Wonderland”-themed welcome week of the Spring semester. G took center stage over a murmuring crowd of seemingly apprehensive students and blew away all doubt with an electrifying, compelling evening […]

A Night of Locally Produced Talent with ‘Home for the Holidays’ Show

December 10th, 2015
9 months ago

by Sheridan Cyr Decaying in Decades, a Central Connecticut based band composed of Joe Thomas, Elliot Cohen, Matt Green, Nick Thomas and Ryan Hall, worked with Central Activities Network (CAN) to create “Home for the Holidays,” an unforgettable night of musical performances in Alumni Hall Wednesday night. Green explained the inspiration for creating this show […]

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Celebration of Sinatra’s Centennial Continues

November 19th, 2015
9 months ago

by Katelyn Avery “None But the Brave” (1965) played inside Torp Theater on Nov. 13th as the fourth Classic Friday Films of the fall 2015 semester. Frank Sinatra is the string within these movies, as the semester long event is meant to honor him. This year is especially exciting as December will mark the centennial celebration […]

Album Review: “Love Death Immortality”

January 4th, 2015
2 years ago

By Acadia Otlowski “Love Death Immortality” is the second album released electronic group The Glitch Mob. It was released in early 2014. While not quite magnificent as the group’s previous album, “Drink the Sea,” this album combines slow beats with fast ones to create a complete work that can only be enjoyed fully by listening […]

Concert Review: A Day To Remember

September 27th, 2014
2 years ago

By Acadia Otlowski  A Day To Remember slayed the crowd during its 19-song set at the Oakdale Theatre. The energy of the crowd and the energy of the band combined to create an atmosphere that was both brutal and incredibly entertaining, no matter where in the venue a spectator was. The group I came with […]

Album Review: Maroon 5 “V”

September 8th, 2014
2 years ago

by Matt Knox Maroon 5 doesn’t disappoint with their fifth album, aptly named “V” (2014). Frontline singer Adam Levine makes headlines as a judge on the singing competition show The Voice, and as husband of Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. He’s known for his distinct pop voice and co-writes songs on the new album, all […]

“Recess”: Skrillex Releases First Full Length Album

April 16th, 2014
2 years ago

by Sean Begin Sonny Moore, better known by his alias Skrillex, grabbed the attention of American pop culture in 2010 when he released his YouTube-sampled “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” EP. With songs more reminiscent of angrily arguing Transformers than traditional instrumental music, Moore succeeded in helping take dance music mainstream. Now, after six years […]

“Distant Relatives” Album Review Nas & Damian Marley

April 16th, 2014
2 years ago

By: Brittany Hill White supremacy, America’s youth and heritage are all covered in Nas and Damian Marley’s 2010 collaboration, “Distant Relatives.” This multifaceted album brings heavy rhymes from American rapper and songwriter Nas to blissfully mix with the smooth and upbeat style of Jamaican reggae artist Damian Marley. Marley, the youngest of Bob Marley’s sons, […]

Netflix It: “Friday Night Lights”

April 9th, 2014
2 years ago

By Ariana D’Avanzo Crowds of howling fans cheering, popcorn being thrown amongst the packed bleachers and arguments happening left and right about who’s the better team: the environment of a football game. Then, suddenly, in the midst of the game, the fans fall silent and let out a big roaring gasp in unison, something happens […]

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