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National Album Review: Numbers by Mellowhype

Posted on October 15, 2012 by Sam Hill in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Mellowhype has made it to the big leagues with the release of their major label debut album, Numbers, but need a little practice before they’ll be considered a top player. The alternative hip hop duo, consisting of rapper Hodgy Beats and producer Left Brain, brings a more traditional rap performance to the table, for the […]

Local Album Review: Whip Hands

Posted on October 09, 2012 by Sam Hill in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

The Whip Hands have been bouncing around the Portland music scene for quite a while now, playing live shows all over the city, from SPACE, Matthew’s and Geno’s Rock Club, to Casablanca Cruises, and even USM. This past summer they were finally able to record their first full-length album. The album as a whole is […]

Lucid Stage closes

Posted on October 09, 2012 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture

After two years of providing the community with independent entertainment and an affordable arts space for artists on a budget, Lucid Stage is closing its doors on Baxter Boulevard. Lucid Stage hosted a unique events ranging from improv comedy festivals and dance troupes, to jazz bands and ventriloquists. They have always had an abundance of […]

USM students encouraged to follow their dreams

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture

Students get social as they discuss their dreams with peers during the workshop portion of the event. the workshop required them to list their goals, perform exercises to help manage their time and create a list of challenges they may face on their path to accomplishing their goals.

There’s a lot of pressure today on what young people should do with their lives. Finish high school, go to a four-year college, get a degree, make a lot of money at your prestigious job and get married. It’s straight-forward. It’s what everyone does. But what if you wanted to take a different path? Do […]

Must-have Autumn duds

Posted on September 17, 2012 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture

Style Contributor Caitlin Sackville, Sophomore Media Studies major, models fall trends: suede wedge boots (Nine West, $79), black wool tights (H&M, $14.95), jewel-toned floral dress (vintage, $10), oversized wrap sweater (Kohl’s, $9.99), Avorio calfskin shoulder bag (vintage, $150).
Taken outside the Abromson Community Education Center and on the Alumni Skywalk

Wool Tights – A cold weather essential for those who get tired of wearing jeans everyday, wool tights allow you to repurpose those cute summer dresses you just can’t bear to put away for the season.  Classic black and heather gray are great basic colors while navy blue, hunter green and crimson tights can add […]

Slam poetry on the rise in Portland

Posted on September 17, 2012 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture

On Sunday, local artists gathered at the Dreamship Community Studio to share their poetry and music. From now on, Rhythmic Cypher will find its home at Dobra Tea.

A lot of people avoid poetry like the Bubonic plague, thinking it’s only a past time for troubled teens and English-majors.  But, believe it or not, you can write and read poetry too! A local community of poetry enthusiasts are reaching out to reconnect people with words and their creative spirits. The Poet Rising Project seeks […]

The future of funny: Hope for improv comedy

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture, Features

Members of the improv group, Focus Group, act as though they are seeing the sun for the first time at Portland Improv Festival.

Everyone enjoys a good laugh. Whether it’s caused by the ridiculous adventures of your favorite animated TV character, a cynical cat meme on the internetor just by a friend sharing a dirty joke, laughter can lift your spirits, relieve stress and make your day a lot better. While a lot of people rely on scripted comedies […]