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Written by: Julia Siegel Just about everyone knows some version of King Arthur, Camelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. But, you probably don’t know Guy Ritchie’s version, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. The classic tale is flipped and Ritchie-ized as Arthur’s origin story plays out with a rags-to-riches theme. With some modernity and new twists, only Ritchie could pull off this tale. King Arthur is essentially the known fables plus Lord of the Rings meets Game of...

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Written by: Julia Siegel In January, Sundance Film Festival’s breakout hit was none other than New Jersey-based film Patti Cake$. With breakout performances, great music, and an inspirational story, Patti Cake$ may be one of the best independent films of the year. The story is truly about New Jersey, as the director, Geremy Jasper, is also a native. Jasper makes his directorial debut with his script that captures the essence of New Jersey while delivering a film that perfectly displays...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017

One of the staples of the Montclair Film Festival is the In Conversation Series, which teams up late night comedian and festival Advisory Board member Stephen Colbert with celebrities to discuss their lives in the entertainment industry. This year, Colbert sat down with actor/writer/director John Turturro and discussed everything from Turturro’s life growing up in Queens, New York to working with famous directors Woody Allen, Spike Lee, the Coen Brothers, Robert De Niro, and Michael Bay. No matter what the topic was, Turturro managed to...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ. - May 4, 2017 - 90.3 WMSC-FM Ninth Annual Alumni Takeover Week starts Thursday May 4th, 2017. Tom Kaminski from WCBS 880, MSU class of ‘84, and one of the hosts of the ‘Back To The Future’ show, is organizing the week-long live programming event with his co-host Gene Sower, Class of ‘80 and Anthony Mennutti, Class of...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017

Photo and Story by: Julia Siegel Film festivals typically show thought-provoking films, so it was no surprise that director Oren Moverman’s latest feature, The Dinner, made the lineup. Based on the Dutch book by Herman Koch, The Dinner uses a choppy, non-linear narrative to show how far four neurotic parents would go to protect their teenage children after they commit a horrific crime. The story unfolds through a series of flashbacks to formative times in the characters’ lives to show...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Tom Hall, Executive Director of Montclair Film joined Lise Raven, Associate Professor of film here at Montclair State to talk about the upcoming Montclair Film Festival. Engineer: Corey Sullivan Producer: Mike Stringham Executive Producer: Anabella...

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Monday, 01 May 2017

By: Peter Zezas Cold War Kids newest album is called “L.A. Divine” and it’s genuinely interesting. The album artwork is a lonely palm tree somewhere in what looks like California. I have never listened to Cold War Kids before this and listening to their songs I get the essence of the Alternative group known as Fun. Specifically, songs like Restless and Part Of The Night sound like the teen anthem songs in Fun’s albums, such as, We Are Young and...

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ. (April 20, 2017) – WMSC is joining 70+ college radio stations around the US for the second annual Vinylthon organized by the College Radio Foundation, the organization behind College Radio Day, in conjunction with Record Store Day.   On Saturday April 22nd, 2017 WMSC will be broadcasting music exclusively from vinyl for the entire duration of the day!     This year, CRD organizers, are awarding stations that go live for 24 hours playing only vinyl with a golden slip mat award and WMSC is a golden...

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Friday, 21 April 2017

By: Connor Faleski New Jersey’s own Real Estate has just released their new album “In Mind”, and with this new project comes a cleaner sound that hasn’t been heard on any other album in their discography. The synths are amazingly light, filling up all empty spaces that the punchy drums, bass, and refreshingly Mac Demarco-esque guitars left behind. Although the leading track “Darling” offers a charmingly odd time signature groove that plays like a nice breeze to the face, the rest...

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Montclair State University is welcoming a brand new department on campus. The Writing Studies Department is under the School of Humanities and Social Science and plans to offer more opportunities to students. Jennifer Guercio, a full time instructor under Writing Studies explained how the new department is focusing on teaching and writing in all different types of genres, such as business and science. The showcase event to introduce the department was held on April 12th in the Feliciano building. Although...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ (April, 7, 2017) — In celebration of its 50th anniversary, 90.3 WMSC- FM “The Voice of Montclair State,” will be broadcasting 100 hours of live event programming beginning at 7 PM on April 16 and ending on April 21.   Montclair State alumnus Tom Kaminski (Class of 1984), WCBS Chopper 880 reporter, will kick off the festivities at 7pm on Sunday April 16 with a special edition of its regularly scheduled “The Back to the Future...

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

By: Kate Braunstein   The Center for Leadership and Development here at Montclair State University hosted its 7th Annual Leadership Institute on Friday, April 7th 2017. The workshop consisted of two Keynote speakers, four Breakout Sessions, reflections, and a closing debriefing. With over two hundred people in attendance, the event was a smashing success. Many in attendance were students, but many were alumni and current Montclair State University staff. After a complimentary breakfast of bagels, fruit, and orange juice, attendees...

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Monday, 10 April 2017