Arts & Culture

Band presents fifth album with fuller sound

Earlier this year, a popular indie rock band from Cleveland, the Cloud Nothings, released the album Life Without Sound. The Cloud Nothings started as singer Dylan Baldi’s solo project in 2009, and, over five albums, has grown into the full band heard and seen today. Maybe it is the weather, but this music makes me more »

Orange City native wins sound award

The details and nuances of a stage production often go unnoticed, but are some of the most integral pieces in the overall product. At Northwestern, students are encouraged to take part in all aspects of the theatrical ensemble, not just the main roles. For former student Keely Wright-Ogren, this education led her to success in more »

Fantasy film reflects on human nature

“Ghost In The Shell” stars Scarlett Johansson and is directed by Rupert Sanders, his fifth directorial feature.  Johansson plays Major, an enhanced bionic soldier who tries to bring down a hacker that is thwarting the endeavors of corporate-funded research.  Underlying the main plot is a fully developed ethical question of what separates “human” from “machine” more »

A cappella choir presents spring concert

Johann Sebastian Bach once wrote that “the aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” Northwestern’s A cappella Choir achieved both of these objectives on their recent tour to Minnesota. Over the weekend of March 30 through April 2, they performed more »

Ninja movie reboot is painfully cliché

Many of us have fond memories of sitting down on Saturday mornings, cereal bowl in hand, ready to watch at least a few episodes of “Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers” in our pajamas. Since nostalgia is a powerful drug, the new “Power Rangers” reboot is one in a long line of movies targeted at the memories more »

Students featured in regional exhibition

Northwestern student artists Ya-Wen Liu and Joy McCaffrey are taking their art to the next level. Any artist within a 350-mile radius of Orange City was allowed to submit their art to the annual Orange City Arts’ Regional Exhibition, and of those artists, Liu and McCaffrey were two selected for their art. “Part of our more »