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Candide: classic satire gives a dose of reality to optimism

October 11, 2007

In this world, misfortune strikes every day. Anyone who denies this has to look no further than events such as the Holocaust or the atrocities committed in Darfur. Is there room for optimism and hope in such a world? During...

Creed offshoot Alter Bridge delivers powerful sophomore album

October 11, 2007

Over three years since the release of their first album, Alter Bridge has now released their sophomore effort. The band, which features three members from the defunct multi-platinum act Creed, continues to branch out from their...

After “Crash” success, Haggis stumbles on “In the Valley of Elah”

October 8, 2007

At the 2006 Academy Awards “Crash” pulled off one of the greatest upsets in Oscar history, slipping past heavyweight “Brokeback Mountain” to seize Best Picture. Now nearly two years later, writer/director Paul Haggis returns...

Classic book review: George Orwell’s 1984

October 5, 2007

“Big Brother is watching you.” This is the famous slogan of a fictional totalitarian society invented by George Orwell. His creation of this mysterious, all-controlling despot in his novel “1984” has provoked a fierce...

Dashboard’s release showcases broad musical palette

October 4, 2007

There’s something inherently special about a guy singing his heart out over the strumming of an acoustic guitar. It took me several years before I arrived at this realization, but there is no denying its powerful ability to...

“Into the Wild” a profound, literary adventure tale

October 4, 2007

There’s a part of me that wants to be like Chris McCandless. “Into the Wild,” the recent film adaptation of the nonfiction book of the same name, follows an unstoppable college graduate, hungry to live life on his own terms....

FashioNOsta: Man capris and other male faux pas

September 27, 2007

So I am standing there talking to a group of people when I look over and see little hairs peeking out of one of the boy’s V-neck T-shirts. What is that?! As if that weren't bad enough the shirt was so tight it didn’t leave...

Concert review: The Academy Is, Rocket Summer, Sherwood

September 27, 2007

Fresh off their opening stint for Fall Out Boy during this summer’s Honda Civic Tour, The Academy Is… is now in the midst of the first headlining tour in support of their second album, Santi. Boasting three very good opening...

Alumni art fills campus gallery

September 26, 2007

When you enter the on-campus art gallery, your first move will likely be to simply stand in the center of the room and take it all in. As Biola's Art Department continues to celebrate its 35th anniversary, the second alumni art...

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