April 11 - Issue 15

Ryan Ehresman directs the play “Leaving Iowa” for his senior show

Release Date: 
April 10, 2013
Shane Rogers, Dr. Laura Bateman, Chelsey Moore, Mike Redondo

As opening night approaches quickly, the director of the production “Leaving Iowa”, senior Ryan Ehresman, wraps up the remaining loose ends of the show and recalls the experiences that directing this show has given him.

“Leaving Iowa” tells the story of a boy, his dad, and a family road trip. Ehresman, in his directing, has tried to accentuate and emphasize the warmth of the family and the bond between a man and his son.

Second Annual Film Festival showcases quality cinema

Release Date: 
April 10, 2013
2013 Film Festival Categories

Sterling College’s second annual Film Festival is coming up on Friday, April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Culbertson Auditorium of Spencer Hall. Like last year, there will
be four categories of film: narrative, twisted trailer, mood piece, and documentary/mockumentary.

Dr. Raymond Anderson, associate professor of communication & media, was pleased with last year’s inaugural edition of the film festival, saying “It went well. We had over 50 people attend. There was a lot of interest and excitement. A lot of students are looking forward to it again.”

“Sound City” a great film celebrating rock ‘n’ roll

Release Date: 
April 10, 2013
Movie poster for “Sound City,” the documentary directed by Dave Grohl.

Last December, I had the chance to watch the 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit Concert which featured over a dozen superstar musicians rocking out and raising money to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy. I was blown away by all these rock stars coming together for such a worthy cause, but something else happened that night: a reunion. Paul McCartney was about halfway through his set list when Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear (the surviving members of Nirvana) joined him to play the hardest rock song you will ever hear McCartney play.