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Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department Presents “On and Off the Wall” Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition

By Quo Vadis October 17, 2018

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NBC’s “Manifest” Leaves Viewers Puzzled and Unsatisfied

By Quo Vadis October 10, 2018

By Harsh Godhani Managing Editor   Have you ever watched “Lost”? “Manifest”, a new fall drama created by Jeff Rake, presents itself in similar ways to the uncertainty and mystery elements of J.J. Abram and Damon Lindelof’s monumental television series “Lost”. The show premiered on Sept. 24 on NBC. The pilot episode focuses on the passengers aboard Montego Air Flight 828, headed from Montego Bay, Jamaica to New York. In mid-flight, the plane is endangered by a...

Netflix Premieres “Maniac”

By Quo Vadis October 10, 2018

By John DeGregorio Managing Editor   On Sept. 21, Netflix premiered “Maniac”, a 10-episode miniseries starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill. When I think Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, the first thing that comes to mind is their roles in the now-legendary teen comedy “Superbad”. Both Stone and Hill have been breaking into more series roles over the past several years, and the evolution of their acting beyond goofy comedy roles is evident in “Maniac”. The series...

Renner’s “Big Bad Fox” Brings Back 2-D Animation

By Quo Vadis October 10, 2018

By Malcolm Rambert Staff Writer   As a huge animation enthusiast, there is nothing I would love more than for two-dimensional and hand-drawn animation to return to the big screen. Having grown up on a lot of the medium, I cherish seeing this style of animation compete with the studio computer-generated imagery blockbusters of today. Sadly, I will often have to look abroad for satisfaction. Luckily, my local indie film theater, Princeton Garden Theatre, happened to be...

Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department Hosts “On and Off the Wall” Art Exhibit

By Quo Vadis October 10, 2018

By John DeGregorio Managing Editor   The college’s Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department will host the opening reception for the “On and Off The Wall” faculty and staff art exhibition on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Studio Theater in the Performing Arts Center. According to the college’s website, the exhibition will remain on display through Nov. 21 and will include drawings, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, collages, prints, mixed media, animation, performance and photography...

Former MCC Student Recounts His Rock Star Story

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

  John DeGregorio Managing Editor   Being a rock star is a dream for many kids. Since the early days of the birth of rock and roll, people young and old all over the world have fantasized about picking up a guitar and getting on stage in front of a cheering crowd just like Elvis Presley or Joan Jett. They dream about getting behind the microphone to sing for a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden...

Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department to Host “Musical Theatre Cabaret” This November

By Quo Vadis October 3, 2018

  Dana Lauria Staff Writer   The Visual, Performing and Media Arts (VPMA) department is sponsoring “Musical Theatre Cabaret”, which will be performed in the Studio Theater on Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18. Producer Anna DeMers said, “Show times will be determined once performance dates draw closer.” DeMers said, “’Musical Theatre Cabaret’ will be styled towards pop-rock Broadway musicals. A cabaret usually focuses on singing, but in between songs, the performer is also telling stories,...

MCC Starts Film Club

By Quo Vadis September 26, 2018

  Dana Lauria Staff Writer   Middlesex County College students have started the college’s first ever Film Club and are looking for new members, sponsors and officers. Christine Iloegbunam, founder and president of the Film Club, said, “The location, date and time of Film Club’s meetings will be determined this month. Once everything is authorized, information about the meetings will be emailed to those who signed up for Film Club at the Student Activities Fair on Sept....

“The Good Place” Previous Seasons Now Available on Netflix

By Quo Vadis September 26, 2018

  John DeGregorio Staff Writer   Netflix finally added season two of NBC’s “The Good Place” to its roster on Aug. 28, just in time to catch up before the premiere of season three. “The Good Place” is a comedy series created by Michael Schur, the man responsible for several other NBC favorites like “The Office” and “Parks and Rec”. The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), who has come to find out that she is dead...

State Theater Hosts “Juntos Together” Documentary Premiere

By Quo Vadis September 26, 2018

June Edwards Staff Writer   The documentary “Juntos Together” will premiere on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. According to the Puerto Rican Action Board’s (PRAB) website, Juntos Together is a collaboration of dedicated volunteers who have joined forces alongside PRAB, a non-profit human services organization working in central New Jersey, to send help and supplies to rebuild Puerto Rico after natural disasters. PRAB’s website also states that all proceeds...