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Welcome to the Commuter Corner, your one stop podcast to find out everything you need to know about what’s going on and around campus for commuters. With over 80 events planned for September alone, Commuter Corner will help you connect with your campus and all of these great activities! Subscribe to our podcast for all the fun this semester will have to...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017

On July 22nd,  I attended the last show of Iron Maiden's Book of Souls World Tour at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn. The tour began in February 2016, and had it's first US dates then. June marked the second time the most iconic metal act toured the US in support of their 2015 release "The Book of Souls".   I was fortunate enough to catch them twice on this last portion of their tour. The first time I saw them at New Jersey’s Prudential Center back in...

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Montclair State University’s student operated radio station, 90.3 WMSC FM, is a 2017 Marconi Award nominee for “Noncommercial Station of the...

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Linkin Park Vocalist, Chester Bennington, Found Dead, Age 41 By: Trevor Cardone The frontman of Linkin Park, Chester Bennington, had sadly passed away on July 20th 2017. According to a report from TMZ, he was found in his residence in Palos Verdes Estates in Los Angeles, it was said that he hanged himself. I’m sure I speak for many who are my age when I say that losing Chester was like losing a childhood hero. Linkin Park was a doorway...

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Friday, 21 July 2017

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