Get your fine art fix: Five College edition

BY SARAH OLSEN ’18

Is your artistic soul being crushed by never-ending homework? Are you looking for something fun for the weekend? Do you want a thoughtful date destination to impress your significant other? You need art, and luckily, there are dozens of opportunities for an art fix within the Five Colleges. Here are the highlights:

Rebecca Grossman: A student guide at Mount Holyoke’s Art Museum

BY SARAH OLSEN ’18

Rebecca Grossman ’18 participates in the Student Guide program offered by the Mount Holyoke Art Museum. The program gives students a hands-on experience working in a museum. While in the program, students meet with museum staff for two and a half hours each week throughout the academic year and are required to give at least two tours a semester.

Stephen King’s “IT” one of the best horror movies of the year

Stephen King’s “IT” one of the best horror movies of the year

BY MARIANA JARAMILLO ’20

Watching a horror film in theaters is a completely different experience from watching one at home on a smaller screen.  Stephen King’s “It” is one for the theaters. The film is a perfect example of an immersive cinematic experience as it pulls the audience into the story’s world instead of just throwing random jump scares at the viewers. This adaptation comes 27 years after the original production in 1990, which — as those who have already seen the previous film may know — fits the timeline of the routine return of the film’s main fear factor, Pennywise the clown. This version is still based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name and is directed by Andres Muschietti. Among the notable cast members are Bill Skarsgård as “It” the clown, Finn Wolfhard from “Stranger Things” and several other talented child actors with promising careers ahead of them.

Students dive into “Teen Beach Movie”

Students dive into “Teen Beach Movie”

BY AHLIA DUNN ’20

The Dive In Movie, a Mount Holyoke tradition, came back to conclude orientation events and the first week of classes on Friday, Sept. 8. A couple of times a year students from all class years gather in the Kendall Natatorium to watch a movie (usually something with a water-related theme). 

“13 Reasons Why” sparks discussion

BY AHLIA DUNN ’20

“13 Reasons Why,” Netflix’s new show based on Jay Asher’s 2007 novel of the same name, premiered on March 31. The series, named the “most tweeted about show of 2017” by Entertainment Weekly, has become a hit — but also sparked controversy around its portrayal of mental illness and suicide, both online and on campus.

Tuning into Radio Week with Abby Cough ’18

BY ELEANOR HARRIS ’20

This Monday, WMHC kicked off radio week. Every weekday, the radio station will DJ on Skinner Green from 4:30-6:30 p.m., culminating in live music, games and activities for the classes of 2018 and 2020 on Saturday. To celebrate this week of music and fun, we sat down with Abby Cough ’18, who hosts “Dead Air” from 12-2 a.m. on Tuesdays, to learn about her radio show, guilty pleasure songs and wild encounters with M.I.A.

Review: “Cabaret” is more relevant than ever

Review: “Cabaret” is more relevant than ever

BY AHLIA DUNN '20

The Mount Holyoke theatre arts department’s spring season continues with a bang with the production of Masteroff’s “Cabaret,” directed by Noah Tuleja. The musical, set in 1931 Berlin, explores the lives of patrons of the Kit Kat Klub before the rise of the Nazis.

“Get Out” starts an important conversation

“Get Out” starts an important conversation

BY MARIANA JARAMILLO '20 

Some people like to say that racism is over — or at least, that it is almost impossible to find in certain “progressive” communities. “Get Out,” Jordan Peele’s first feature-length film, expertly dispels that myth with the story of a family of pseudo-liberals hiding a disturbing secret.

Waka Flocka Flame to headline spring concert

Waka Flocka Flame to headline spring concert

BY AHLIA DUNN '20

Waka Flocka Flame will perform at Mount Holyoke’s spring concert on April 15 at 9 p.m. in Chapin Auditorium. The concert will also feature DJ Whoo Kid, who has worked with T.I. and 50 Cent, and opening artist DJ AfroPanther, a DJ from Western Massachusetts.

Culture Vulture: Time to Leave La La Land

Culture Vulture: Time to Leave La La Land

BY DEMETRIA OSEI-TUTU ’17

Finally — the 2017 awards season has come and gone. Although “La La Land” didn’t pick up Best Picture (despite an awkward but satisfying moment in which it was mistakenly announced as the winner), it dominated the Oscars with six wins and a record-tying 14 nominations.