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Sundance hit bangs the drums

There’s a story Professor Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons in an Oscar-worthy role) tells freshman Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) during his first semester at a music conservatory that becomes the motif for Damien Chazelle’s film, “Whiplash.” It’s the legend of how jazz drummer Jo Jones threw a cymbal at a young Charlie Parker for making ...

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Vibrant movie romanticizes ‘The Day of the Dead’

Add in quirky characters, references to the “Day of the Dead” and a beautiful color scheme, and a film fit for all ages is created. “The Book of Life,” released Oct. 17, is an absolutely charming movie about life, death and everything in between. The story follows Manolo (Diego Luna), a hopeless romantic, through The Land of the Livin...

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Residental Burglaries: Windows of Opportunity

What To Do Ashley Probst | Staff Writer Many students living off campus are being affected by burglaries that occur in or around their residences, often while they’re at work or in class.  On Oct. 17 the home of Lauryn Kistner, a senior business major, was robbed on Walnut Avenue. A week prior on Oct. 15, Nikki Chavez, a junior business ma...

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Cards reveal students’ drunk, stoned or stupid moments

Cards can range from topics like, “wakes up with half a burrito in bed,” or “most likely to hook up with a mom.” Noah Mayer, a junior creative writing major, launched his first card game, Drunk Stoned or Stupid, a party game for four to eight players, with help from his co-founder and brother, Chapman alumnus Trevor Mayer.  “(My dad)...

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For-profit student soap bars tackle to global hygenie

The dorm room floor was covered with tubs of oil, heaters and other ingredients like shea butter and sodium hydroxide.  The Pralle-Sodaro Hall roommates were busy at work — making bars of soap.  “When we did this it was kept secret because we didn’t want to be the weird kids making soap in our dorm room,” said Daniel Cruz, a sophomore...

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Unlikely duo leads to bliss

Some of the most effective pieces of music don’t need the flash and the flare to be noticed.  With the rare talent of their voices at the forefront, the unexpected duo of Alecia Moore (a.k.a P!nk) and Dallas Green from City and Colour combine to form You+Me. The band released their first album, “rose ave.” on Oct. 14. The album features e...

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Race film is wry & mighty

I went into “Dear White People” having seen its biting trailers and subsequent Internet buzz, riled up for a smart and unapologetic dressing down of the status quo, a sort of “Yes we can and will go there” address on race in the nearly-post-Obama America. But the college-age indie satire, written, directed and produced by Chapman alumnus...

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Pumpkin spices up Orange

It’s that special time of year where pumpkin flavored treats have made an appearance just about everywhere. This year the pumpkin trend has turned into a mad craze. Buzzfeed even included purchasing anything pumpkin spice on “25 Things All Basic White Girls Do During Fall.” But, all basic-ness aside, for the fall enthusiast who embraces the p...

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Alumnus lets the dogs out — and into water

Irvine Lecture Hall roared with laughter and applause on Oct. 11 as Seth Casteel displayed his photographs of dogs — underwater. Casteel gave a presentation of his collection at Chapman as part of his book tour for “Underwater Puppies,” sequel to viral-hit-turned-bestseller novel “Underwater Dogs.”  “After this dog jumped in the...

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Student’s book captures the butterflies of a generation

Sitting on the balcony of his apartment late at night, there is something bohemian about the way senior screenwriting major Mackenzie “Mack” Kalish twirls his pen and moves it in between fingers. He has a good reason to be nervous and excited.
  His first novel, “Butterflies,” is getting published.  “The story is an inside look at...

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