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Action-packed “Defiance” lacks emotion

A film telling the true story of four Jewish brothers hiding and fighting the Nazis, “Defiance,” starring Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber, is an overall success. The story of the Bielski brothers is one of tragedy, hardship and constant fear, yet also one of love,…

Exceptional films, actors highlight 81st Oscars

BY ELIZABETH SIEGEL for Voice In a year of many great films and performances, the most outstanding have been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE ­•Richard Jenkins in “The Visitor.”   “The Visitor” stars Richard Jenkins as…

Umphrey’s McGee delivers yet another stellar album

It’s finally here.  “Mantis,” the latest album from improv-rock gods Umphrey’s McGee, has successfully set the progressive rock bar at its highest for 2009. Arguably Umphrey’s’ best studio effort to date, “Mantis” is absolutely flawless. The caliber of talent within this band is unbelievable. Over…

Police Reports

At 4:24 p.m. Nov. 22, police were called after residents in the 800 block of Duryea Place witnessed two males asking students for money.   Police were called again when the two men entered the lobby of Wyckoff Hall.   Officers responded immediately and they…

Athletes should act as campus leaders, role models

About two weeks ago, Operation Campus/TAP issued 65 drinking tickets at a party on Main Street. The tickets themselves aren’t something that should be ignored, but the more pressing issue is that 39 of those ticketed are student-athletes. In addition to that, the party was…

Letter to the Editor

Music has always been political  Alex Bahler’s “Rockers have opinions, too” cast my memory back to 1964 with a wistful smile of sweet nostalgia. That autumn, I was a freshman journalism student in the honors program at Marquette University, there on a Journal Star scholarship.…

Bad market but good time to invest

The economy is at an all-time low for our lifetime, times are getting tough and the government apparently needs to do something about it. If you are not aware of the state of the economy, you must really be stuck in the college bubble and…

Palin not answer to party problems

When Sen. John McCain picked Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate a few months ago, he intended to capture disgruntled Sen. Hillary Clinton supporters’ votes by appealing to their sense of feminism. Instead, Palin publicly undermined his campaign and his advisors. Now the election…

Campus/TAP should show students respect

Safety is one of the first things we learn. Fasten your seatbelt. Look both ways before you cross the street. Don’t talk to strangers. People who care about us teach us safe practices, because they don’t want to see us get hurt. And we obey…

Braves win third straight, lose Egolf

The men’s basketball team caught fire from behind the arc on Saturday en route to an 82-69 defeat of East Tennessee State at Carver Arena. The Braves’ third straight win didn’t come without a price as the team’s recent spark plug, sophomore Will Egolf, suffered…

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