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  For many more Metal Teddy Bear Experience interviews, click here!  MTB: I’m here at Playstation Theater with Anders of In Flames, what’s up? Anders:  It’s good. I took a little nap. MTB: That’s always good, a nap before a show. Anders: Yeah, well, we were up really early. We’ve been playing some acoustic at the Hard Drive Radio. MTB: Oh really? That sounds awesome. Anders: So, we recorded early this morning and it was way too early for a heavy metal guy,...

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016

By Babee Garcia On Sunday December 4th, The Recreation Center on Montclair State’s campus held its annual “Special Friends Day.” The yearly event invites special needs children from ages 5-21 and allows them to participate in a variety of sports, games, and activities. For the full four hours from 10am-2pm, volunteers and assigned buddies played a huge role in the occasion. According to Gabby Raccosta, senior and Family Child Studies major, “Special Friends Day has been around for the past...

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Monday, 05 December 2016

By: WMSC News Director Sammie Williams On December 2nd, NBC News Anchor Lester Holt came to Montclair State University to receive the Allen B. DuMont Broadcaster of the Year Award where he was honored at a Colloquium Series. Holt talked to WMSC about advice he would give to future journalists, his take on the election as the mediator of the most watched Presidential Debate in history, and the most rewarding part of his job. At the Colloquium on the seventh...

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Saturday, 03 December 2016

By: Mike Stringham On November 17th I had the opportunity to see Deafheaven at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park. This was my sixth or seventh time seeing them live and first time in New Jersey. I got to the venue towards the end of the opening band Inter Arma’s set, catching a song or two before they left the stage. I walked right up to the front of the room (as close as I could get to the stage...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

By: Robert Treanor I thought we’d be forever, what was I to say?” These words were viscerally screamed from Greg Puciato, front man of The Dillinger Escape Plan, as they took the stage at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island on Friday, November 18th. The lyric comes from their single “Limerent Death”, the opening song of their set and opener of their latest and ironically last album, Dissociation. The veteran math-core (math rock/hardcore) outfit from Morris Plains, New Jersey has decided...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016

  Former Prime Minister of Cuba, Fidel Castro died on Friday, November 25th in Havana, Cuba at 90 years old. The Cuban politician and revolutionary who has been out of power since 2006 when he fell ill with intestinal bleeding, has had his brother Raul take power of the one-party socialist state. President Raul Castro announced and confirmed briefly on Friday, November 25th that “The commander in chief of the Cuban revolution died at 22:29 (EST) this evening,” and released...

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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Cover Image: Mark Peters Article By: Mario Papa The feet of the dancers were working up a storm in the Dance Program of Montclair State University’s annual Fall performance of “Works-a-Foot”, which ran from November 17-20 at Memorial Auditorium. The show featured every dance major here at MSU as they performed in ten different pieces ranging from across the board. It was a showcase of all different types of dances the students have learned throughout the Fall semester. Head of...

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Written By: Leslie Arrobo Oliver James released his album “What Have We Learned”. The first track he played was “The Space Between”, this song has a lot of soul, it sounds like a singer/songwriter with a hint of Indie. He plays guitar, trumpet and drums during his album. At first the beat is slow, but after the third song, the instruments pick up. Oliver James has an old school rock vibe going on. The track “More You Love The More...

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Monday, 28 November 2016

Written By: Patrick M. Cicchetti Local ska-punk heroes Streetlight Manifesto played a sold-out show at the Starland Ballroom on October 29th. Streetlight Manifesto has cultivated an impressive following; not just in the ska community, but in the alternative music scene at large. Their sound goes above and beyond what is expected of a ska band; blending elements of folk, punk rock, reggae, and lightning-fast ska into a technical, high-energy sound unlike any of their contemporaries. Streetlight are the breakout stars...

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Written By: Jess Mocci Hilarious, wise, and entrancing are adjectives that could be used to describe sex therapist, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer, after her presentation at Montclair State University on November 9th. Dr. Ruth made her fame in the 80’s, ushering in the new age of freer, franker talk about sex on radio and television. She is the author to 41 books including; “Sex For Dummies” and “The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life, and Joie de Vivre”....

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

  On November 17th, 2016, play-by-play broadcaster Joe Buck visited the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center on the campus of Montclair State University. Discussing his new book “Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I’m Not Allowed to Say on TV”, Buck gave a few minutes to 90.3 WMSC-FM Sports Director Sean McChesney and team member Nick Flaherty afterwards to talk about his most recent memorable moments in sports, along with his advice to aspiring broadcasters here...

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Thursday, 17 November 2016

Written by: Julia Siegel   Have you missed seeing the Wizarding World on the big screen? Did you read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in the past few months and wish that there would be more movies to come? Whether you are in Harry Potter withdrawal or not, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is unfolding a new chapter of the Wizarding World that has not been disclosed before. J.K. Rowling brings a new adventure to life in...

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016