Drew sweeps both SU tennis teams

By Mel Barracato, Staff writer

The Susquehanna Men’s tennis team fell to Drew Uni- versity on Sunday, April 23, with a final tally of 7-2 after having also fallen to Scranton the day before with a final score of 9-0.

Sophomore Nicholas Meale was the only one to get two wins on the weekend as he won a singles match at the No. 5 position against Drew.

After dropping the first match 6-4, Meale bounced back to win the second set 6-3 and went on to win the tie-breaker at 10-5.

Meale paired with sophomore Ashton Collins to provide a doubles win at No. 3 also on Sunday. They posted an 8-3 decision for Susquehanna.

The River Hawks are now 8-8 on the season with a 1-5 conference record. Their final regular season and conference game will be held at home in Selinsgrove against Juniata on Tuesday, May 2 in a makeup match.

Traditionally, the River Hawks struggle when playing Juniata. Over the past five matchups between the two teams, Juniata has won all five of them, including four 9-0 vic- tories over Susquehanna.

The team will try and reverse those fortunes on Tuesday.

The weekend went about the same for the women’s team as they also fell 9-0 to Scranton on Saturday and 8-1 against Drew on Sunday.

Sophomore Eliza Griffin won at No. 4 in singles for the River Hawks in their only victory for the weekend. She won 6-4 and 7-5 in the decision.

Griffin teamed up with sophomore Cassey Fox for a round of doubles, but the pair dropped a close doubles match with the final score of 8-4.

Freshman Amy Jennings lost a close match with a final score of 7-6 in her singles matchup against Scranton, then winning 7-5 and then finally losing 6-3 in the third set to finish the day on Saturday.

On April 26, the women’s team concluded their season with a close 5-4 decision against Juniata.

Griffin, Fox, and junior Linsey Sipple each fought their way to singles victories for the River Hawks.

Griffin and Fox also teamed up to get the first win of the day in the no. 1 doubles spot, 8-4.

The Eagles rallied for four- straight wins to give them a 4-1 lead, but with help from Sipple and Griffin at the no. 4 singles spot, the River Hawks tied at 4-4. Juniata went on to win the no. 5 spot to close out the win.

The River Hawks finish their season at 6-11 overall and 0-7 in conference play.

Congratulations to the team on a great season.

African-born player plays in MLB

By Alex Kurtz, Sports Editor

“He’s representing 1.62 billion people. He’s one of them, 1.62 billion,” Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer said.

Holding back tears, Gift Ngoepe, an infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates, quietly made history last night as he became the first African-born player to play a game in the MLB.

Ngoepe, a minor-leager for the past nine seasons and a South African native, was called up Wednesday after the Pirates optioned reliever Dovydas Neverauskas to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Neverauskas, who is from Lithuania, became the second Luthuanian to appear in an MLB game on Tuesday.

In the Pirates’ 6-5 win over the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs, Ngoepe finished the game with a hit and a walk

His hit came in his first at bat of the game and his MLB career, where he hit a ground-ball single up the middle off of Cubs ace Jon Lester.

“I thought about where I’ve come from, making the jour- ney from South Africa to pursue my dream of playing in the major leagues someday. I thought about the struggles of being in the minor leagues for eight and a half years and then to finally get up here and get a hit in my first at-bat. The whole thing was just awesome. That is the only word I can think of to describe it. It was awesome,” Ngoepe said in an interview with ESPN after the game.

The energy in the dugout and stadium increased dramati- cally when Pirates manager Clint Hurdle pulled an unusually early double switch, and Ngoepy was brought in to play second base.

After his first hit in the big leagues, Ngoepe earned his first career walk and he was part of the last play of the game as he helped turn the game-ending double play for the Pirates.

“It shows that you don’t have to be from a big country like the United States to reach your dream of making it to the major leagues. Dovydas is from Europe. I’m from Africa. Baseball is not a popular sport, but if you work hard enough and dream a little bit, anything is possible,” Ngoepe said prior to the game.

Now that the first African-born player has played, fans are look- ing out for who will be the second. Currently, that spot looks like it will be taken from Seattle Mariners’ prospect Dylan Unsworth, who is also from South Africa.

Unsworth, a pitcher, currently plays for Double-A Arkansas, and has been in the team’s minor league system for eight years.

Normally that is a long-time for a player to be in the system, but Unsworth, 24, is using the time to grow as he had much less experience than players growing up in the Americas and in Japan.

“You get better in baseball by playing it daily. Baseball is a game you play every single day. In South Africa, you’re only playing on Saturday, and that’s it. You train Tuesday and train Thursday and then you play Saturday, and that’s the only baseball you have,” Unsworth said in an interview with ESPN.

Unsworth does not throw hard. His fastball sits around 87-89 mph, but his control is incredible. In his first pro season, he walked only one batter in 50 and 1/3 in- nings pitched.

This Spring, Unsworth returned to action for the Arizona Fall League, where he finished with 4-1 record and a 3.00 ERA.

With a African-born player now in the MLB and one rising through the ranks, the door is open for a new wave of talent.

SU’s Golf year closes with bouts

By Akshay Kripalani, Staff writer

Both Men’s and Women’s golf ended the 2016-2017 sea- son on Saturday, April 22.

The Men’s Golf team competed at the National Invitational Tournament at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pennsylvania, while the Women’s golf team competed at the Centennial Conference Championship Tournament at the Fox Chase Golf Club in Stevens, Pennsylvania.

The men’s team came in eighth out of 12 teams. The women’s team finished seventh in the championship.

In the men’s match, everyone played well but there was one player who came out on top for the River Hawks. That play- er was junior Connor White, who finished in 24th place. He finished with a two-day score 13-over par with a score of 155.

Next for the River Hawks was senior Matthew Schaffner, who finished in a tie for 29th place with a two-day score of 159. Junior Rob Johnson fin- ished third out the River Hawks scoring with a score of 177 which tied for 51st place.

On the women’s side, the team had a strong showing, but one player shined for the River Hawks: freshman Michelle Davidson, who had seven pars at the event. She finished in 19th place with a two-day score of 183 points and 39-over par.

“The greens were fast on both days, although the first day was harder because it was raining,” Davidson said. Davidson was able to birdie number nine, which was considered to be one of the toughest holes on the course for both days.

“I hit my driver to the left- side of the fairway so I would have a better approach shot and I was able to hit a wedge shot after that to about eight feet away from the pin. After that I was able to hit the birdie putt,” Davidson said.

Sophomore Samantha Thompson came in 23rd position, freshman Kira Hunter came in 30th and senior Jocelyn Tamayo was 32nd for the River Hawks.

Sarah Hanson from Gettysburg was the Centenial Con- ference tournament champion with a six-over par 150.

Gettysburg also won the team title on the day and Mc- Daniel came in second.

Dickinson finished in fourth, Ursinus in fifth, Franklin & Marshall in sixth and finally Susquehanna in seventh place.

Congratulations to both Men’s and Women’s Golf for a great season.

River Hawks beat foe Elizabethtown

By Andrew Porzio, Staff writer

The Susquehanna softball team pushed their record to 8-2 in conference play after they swept Elizabethtown College in a two game series on Saturday in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

The River Hawks, winners of nine of the last 12 games, came into the day with a 6-2 record in landmark conference play looking to clinch a playoff spot for the eighth year in a row.

In game one, senior pitcher Jamie Fesinstine threw a com- plete game, and struck out seven in the River Hawks 5-2 win.

In the second inning, with Susquehanna down 1-0, the River Hawks scored on a pair of singles by juniors short stop Heather Pearson and left fielder Leigh Ann Greenwald to take a 2-1 lead.

In the third inning, sophomore first baseman Jackie Gore hit a bomb over the fence for the only homerun of the day and extended Susquehanna’s lead to 3-1.

A Greenwald sacrifice fly and a single by junior third basemen Emilie Boman capped the scoring for the River Hawks in the fourth inning and pushed their lead to 5-1.

The Blue Jays would add a run in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it would not be enough as the River Hawks held on for the victory.

In game two the River Hawks scored in the first and the fifth innings for the only runs of the contest and would go on to win 2-0 to complete the sweep and clinch a spot in the Landmark Conference playoffs.

Boman went 2-3 with Greenwald and junior short stop Brooke Kohler scoring the two runs for Susquehanna.

Sophomore pitcher Alexa Gonzalez got the start on the mound for the River Hawks in game two. She gave up seven hits, a walk, and struck out one over 5 1/3 innings work. Fesinstine came out in relief to throw no-hit ball over the final 1 1/3 innings to earn the save and seal the 2-0 win for the River Hawks.

The save was Fesinstine’s third of the season and sixth of her career which breaks the school record for career saves set by alumna Morgan Lewis, who recorded five saves in her career.

On Wednesday, the River Hawks also split a two game series against Wilkes.

Susquehanna took home the first game 15-5, but dropped the second game 8-1.

Kohler and Boman combined for a perfect 7-for-7 at the plate.

In game one, the River Hawks led from the start and never looked back.

In the sixth inning, Kohler got an RBI, and then Boman drilled an RBI double down the right field line to score two more runs for the River Hawks. In the seventh, Susquehanna added five more runs.

In game two, the team only managed to get one run and five hits from five different players.

The River Hawks return home next weekend where they will face Drew in a Landmark Conference double header on April 29.

SU Ultimate team gets first-ever regional bid

By Alex Kurtz, Sports editor

On April 15 and April 16, Susquehanna’s men’s ultimate frisbee team competed in the Conference tournament, earn- ing the No.3 seed as well as a bid to the regional tournament.

It had been a long time coming for the team, who came up one game short of making the regional tournament last year. This will be the farthest the team has ever made it.

“It’s a huge accomplishment to make the regional tournament,” said senior captain and handler Justus Sturtevant. “This has been my goal since sophomore year.”

The conference tournament, which took place in Carlisle, Pa, featured four pool-play games on Saturday and a championship bracket on Sunday.

Susquehanna started strong, defeating Alleghany College and Gettysburg College to jump out to a 2-0 start.

Sturtevant spearheaded the effort, alongside junior co- captain Andrew Davis.

The third game of the day pitted Susquehanna against Shippensburg, a school that made the transition from DI to DIII Ultimate the previous year.

Shippensburg jumped out to a quick lead, forcing quick Susquehanna turnovers and playing a physical game.

Things only got worse for Susquehanna when Sturtevent took an elbow to the face, leaving him needing stitches and unable to play for the rest of the day.

Shippensburg went on to win 15-3.

Sturtevant’s absence was felt in the final game, as Susque- hanna fell to Bucknell, finishing pool play with a 2-2 record.

Needing to win all three games on Sunday to earn the final bid to regionals, the team faced an uphill battle.

In the first game of the bracket, Susquehanna found themselves in a rematch againt Alleghany, and again found a way to win. Sophomore cutter Parker Schoch contributed on both sides of the disc.

The team rode the momentum into the second game of the day, a matchup with rival-squad Dickinson.

Sophomore cutter Nick Forbes came up with four points for Susquehanna en route to a 15-9 victory.

The long schedule took it’s toll on to the team, but with one win away from their first-ever regional bid, the team fought through the pain.

Susquehanna barely edged out Gettysburg in a rematch, with Forbes finding junior Kevin Grzybeck for the final point of the day, and the tournament.

The team now prepares to face some of the best teams in the nation in Allentown, Pa, on April 29 and April 30.

Luckenbill wins weekend series on go-ahead RBI-single

By Kirsten Hatton, Staff writer

The Susquehanna Baseball team took two of three games in a weekend series against Elizabethtown on April 22-23.

Senior second baseman Danny Gordon was the hero for the River Hawks in game one, as his bottom of the eighth RBI single gave the team the come from behind win with a score of 5-4.

The first game of the day was scoreless until Elizabethtown got on the board in the top of the third inning with an RBI triple. The Blue Jays made the score 2-0 with a home run in the top of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fourth, Gordon hit into a double play with no outs and the bases loaded to score sophomore third baseman Ben Burman and cut the lead to one run.

Senior first baseman Cory Fallon responded with a home run in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at two.

In the sixth inning, the Blue Jays were able to score on passed ball by the River Hawks.

Elizabethtown extended the lead to 4-2 when the Blue Jays scored again in the top of the seventh.

Susquehanna rallied in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single from junior catcher Zach Leone and sacrifice fly from Fallon to tie the game again at 4 apiece.

The River Hawks held the Blue Jays scoreless in the top of the eighth. In the bottom of the eighth, Gordon hit an RBI single to score freshman pinch runner Chris Corrado and win the game for the River Hawks.

The team of freshman Bobby Grigas, junior Jack Kinney, and senior A.J. Pinto pitched the eight innings. Pinto earned the win and is 1-0 on the season.

In the second game of the Saturday doubleheader, the Riv- er Hawks fell to the Blue Jays in an extra inning loss.

In the first inning, Elizabethtown scored on a single to take the 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Susquehanna responded with an RBI single by Fallon and a sacrifice fly by senior left fielder Dylan Jenkins to take the lead 2-1.

n the second, the battle continued as Elizabethtown hit a two-run RBI single to regain the lead 3-2.

No one scored until the bottom of the fourth inning, when junior short stop Cole Luzin’s RBI single tied the game at three a piece.

The rest of the game was scoreless, so it was forced into extra innings.

In the top of eleventh, Elizabethtown scored three runs on three hits and an error by the River Hawks.

Sophomore Nathan Madden pitched a full nine innings for the River Hawks with eight strikeouts and three runs, while senior Liam Conboy came in to pitch the two remaining innings of the game.

On Sunday, Susquehanna finished off the three game se- ries by celebrating senior day. The team recognized its thir- teen seniors.

In the bottom of the second, senior right fielder Taylor Luckenbill singled down the left field line to score Jenkins to put the River Hawks up 1-0.

The River Hawks added to their lead with two runs in the bottom of the third with and RBI double by Fallon and a groundout by Jenkins to score Leone.

Elizabethtown was able to finally get on the board in the fourth inning when freshman pitcher Sean Rodriguez walked in a run.

Susquehanna added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth and fifth innings to increase their lead to 6-1.

The top of the fifth was a big one for the Blue Jays as they score six runs on six hits to take the lead.

Luzins responded in the bottom of the sixth with a home run to left field to tie the game at seven.

In the top of the eighth, Elizabethtown rallied to score an- other run on a fielder’s choice to make the score 8-7.

In the bottom of the eighth, Jenkins hit a sacrifice fly to right field and Luzins was able to score to tie the game at eight. Luckenbill then singled to right field to score Leone to give the River Hawks the go ahead run that would be the winning run for Susquehanna.

Kinney earned the save with a shutout ninth inning.

Susquehanna improves their record to 20-13 overall, and 11-4 in the Landmark.

On April 26, the River Hawks dropped a game to Albright 8-6. Sophomore Ben Burman led the team with four hits and scored two runs.

The River Hawks are back in action next weekend where they will travel to Drew for a weekend series.

Turn It Up

By Liz Hammond, Digital Media Editor 

The second weekend of Coachella has now passed and it’s time to look back on it.

While the first weekend was one to remember, a lot of people believe that the second weekend was the better experience.

Leo Zaldivar of Baldwin Park attended his first-ever Coachella this year.

When asked why he picked the second weekend, Zaldivar said: “The first weekend, there are more celebrities. The second weekend, it’s more packed with regular people like us.”

The vibe of weekend two kicked off that Friday night when Travis Scott revitalized himself after his tame set last weekend. Never doubt his stage presence: he rode out on stage on a giant mechanical eagle.

On Friday afternoon, Stormzy also drew another large crowd on the Outdoor stage during his set. He announced that he wanted to get Americans to appreciate the English genre of grime.

His mission was accomplished when he performed songs like “Big for Your Boots” and “Shut Up.”

The biggest redemption of weekend two came from Radiohead, as there were no technical glitches this time.

They were finally able to give the fans a smooth and visually captivating musical journey. While their set kicked off 15 minutes late— English rock bands can never be on time—they played the songs “Daydreaming” and “Desert Island Disk.”

It was not long until they completely veered from their weekend one set list and played other songs like “Myxomatosis” and “Lucky.”

Saturday was brutal for those attending the festival, but it wouldn’t feel like Coachella if it didn’t reach triple digits: it was a stunning 102 degrees.

Saturday was Earth Day and while most people here at Susquehanna were participating in SU Serve, there were multiple “March for Science” rallies across the country. Coachella hosted one of their own: members of the Down- town Boys led the march after their set ended.

The main stage dominated as acts like Two Door Cinema Club and Future performed. At 6:05 p.m. when Two Door Cinema Club opened up with “Undercover Martyn,” the crowd stretched from the main stage to the Chiaozza Garden. It was a huge dance party, because let’s face it: you can’t stand still to songs like “Something Good Can Work” and “What You Know.”

Future took the stage at 7:30 p.m. Much to the crowd’s disappointment, there was no Drake appearance, but Migos did make a feature.

Bon Iver started his hypnotic set at 9 p.m., which later would receive recognition from the alt queen herself, Lorde. Bon Iver brought out big names like Bruce Hornsby and Francis Farewell Starlite from Francis and the Lights, who performed Friday.

The headliner for Saturday was Lady Gaga. Although her set flowed better than last weekend’s, it was a replica of weekend one’s set.

The only difference between the two was her cos- tumes and energy.

It did get emotional when Gaga played an acoustic version of her song “Edge of Glory” and dedicated it to a friend with cancer.

All in all, Gaga could never disappoint a crowd.

Sunday was all about Kendrick Lamar, although for weekend one, Lamar brought out big names like Future and Travis Scott. For weekend two we saw him take the main stage for a solo set.

Lamar performed a few of his biggest hits like “i”, “HUMBLE.,” and surprisingly enough, “ELEMENT.”

Coachella 2017 has now ended and it was nothing short of incredible. Stay tuned for the rest of festival season.

SU Orchestra to finish year with annual spring performance

By Michelle Seitz, Staff writer

Susquehanna’s orchestra  will perform its spring concert on May 2 in Stretansky Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

According to the program, the orchestra is conducted by associate professor of music Gregory Grabowski.

Grabowski recently started teaching at Susquehanna after serving as the interim director of the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra in Texas.

In addition to directing the orchestra at Susquehanna, Grabowski currently teaches conducting and is a mentor for student teachers.

According to first-year violinist Elizabeth Hebert, the orchestra tends to rehearse for about two hours, but a lot of practice and hard work goes into the pieces outside of group rehearsals.

First-year violinist Isaiah Harper said, “Prepping for the concert is hard because we have to learn the material out- side of rehearsal, but rewarding when you get a part down.”

The first piece the orchestra will perform is “Finlandia” by Finnish composer and violinist Jean Sibelius.

On average, “Finlandia” typically takes around 7 to nine minutes to perform.

Composed in 1899 and first performed in 1900, “Finland- ia” was written in protest of the Russian Empire increas- ing its censorship. The work was the final of seven pieces that accompanied a tableau on Finnish history.

As a precaution, the piece was often performed under different titles, some of which included “Happy Feelings at the awakening of Finnish Spring” and “A Scandinavian Choral March.”

On “Finlandia,” Harper said, “It’s a powerful piece that has a lot of emotion.”

After “Finlandia,” the orchestra is set to perform four movements from the “Ballet Suite, Sylvia” by French com- poser Leo Delibes.

Delibes composed during the Romantic era and spe- cialized in ballet and opera. Delibes also influenced later composers, such as Russian composer Tchaikovsky.

“Ballet Suite, Sylvia” is renowned for its mythological Arcadian setting, choreography and its score.

The first movement is the “Prelude – Les Chasseresses,” followed by “Intermezzo el Valse lente,” “Pizzicati” and “Cortege de Bacchus.”

Following a brief intermission, the orchestra is also set to perform two movements by German composer Kurt Weill: “Beat! Beat! Drums!” and “Oh Captain! My Captain!”

The pieces are two of four poems by Walt Whitman Weill had set to music.

The others are “Come up from the Fields, Father” and “Dirge for Two Veterans.”

Originally, the songs arranged for voice and piano before later being rearranged for voice and orchestra.

While “Oh Captain! My Captain!,” “Dirge for Two  Veterans” and “Beat! Beat! Drums!” were composed from
the winter of 1941 to the spring of 1942, “Come Up From the Fields, Father” was not composed until 1947.

The final piece the orchestra will perform is “Russian Easter Festival Overture” by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

“Russian Easter Festival Overture” was written by Rim- sky-Korsakov between August 1887 and April 1888.

It is also the last of what is recognized as his three most acclaimed works, the other two being “Capriccio Espag- nol” and “Scheherazade.”

The piece was dedicated to Modest Mussorgsky and Alexander Borodin, two fellow members of “The Mighty Handful,” a group of Russian composers who collaborated together musically.

“Russian Easter Festival Overture” heavily focuses on biblical quotes and the Russian Orthodox liturgy.

Regarding the piece, first-year violinist Paige Drews said “Russian Easter Overture” is “very dramatic” and noted the “unexpectedness of the first crescendo.”

Similar to Sibelius’ “Finlandia,” “Russian Easter Festival Overture” is also a fast-paced movement.

“[The piece is] enjoyable because it gets your adrenaline running,” Harper said.

Senior Toni Hogan will serve as the concertmaster for the performance.

The orchestra features about 50 members on violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion.

Principal musicians for the orchestra’s performance are adjunct faulty music Megan Carraher, seniors Mike Ka- minski, John Leonard, Ben Magrowski, Laura Spence and Rachel Snyder, juniors Alex Blankinship, Lydia Getgen, Emily Gimlin, Brett Heffelfinger, Dylan Little and Krista White, sophomores Rosemary Butterly, Cathrina Kothman, Emma Mooradian, Ben Nylander and Brennan Rudy and first-years Hallie Devlin and Krystina Rodkey.

In addition to the orchestra, multiple other musical groups on campus will perform their end-of-the-year concerts.

Chorale, conducted by assistant professor of music Jason Vodicka, will perform on April 28 at at 7:30 p.m.

Choir, conducted by assosciate professor of music Julia Thorn, will perform on April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, conducted by associate professor of music Eric Hinton, will perform on April 30 at 2:30 p.m.

The Jazz Ensemble, direct- ed by associate professor of music Joshua Davis, will perform on May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

All of the listed performances will take place in Stretansky Concert Hall in Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

SU Shakespeare Club to perform interactive play

By Liz Hammond, Digital Media Editor 

The Shakespeare Club will hold its annual end-of-the-year production on April 30 in Degenstein Center Theater at 7:30 p.m.

One thing that sets this production apart from others at Susquehanna is that the audience is able to throw food at the actors, which is a practice from the Elizabethan era.

According to the producer of the show, senior Michael Blaine, the performers will utilize a very minimalistic set and will need assistance remembering their lines throughout the whole show.

Blaine also said that the performance will feature lots of interaction with the crowd, which is where the audience throwing food comes into play.

This year, the Shakespeare Club will be performing “The Comedy of Errors.”

“The Comedy of Errors” is one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays. It tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were separated at birth.

When Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant Dromio of Syracuse arrive in Ephesus, it starts a long chain of mistaken identities.

Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant Dromio of Ephesus finally encounter the Syracusans, which leads to a series of wrongful beatings, accusations of infidelity and stealing.

“The Comedy of Errors” is one of Shakespeare’s shortest plays, but also one of his more farcical comedies.

Much of the humor that Shakespeare uses is called “slapstick,” which involves exaggerated physical activity that exceeds the boundaries of normal physical activity.

It is also one of only two plays by him to observe the “Unity of Time,” which is when the action in a play occurs over a period of no more than 24 hours.

According to Blaine, the club began considering possible plays to perform in the fall.

“For the fall semester, we choose about five to seven Shakespeare plays that we will read over the course of the semester and vote on to be the production that we will produce that year,” Blaine said.

“‘The Comedy of Errors’ happened to be the most popular of the plays we picked,” Blaine continued.

Blaine also said that after the play is chosen and cast, ac- tors began studying their roles over the winter break.

“The Shakespeare Club Production holds auditions at the very end of the fall semester, so that those cast have the winter break to begin looking over their parts,” Blaine said.

The Shakespeare Club meets every Tuesday and Thursday from five to six to rehearse.

According to Blaine, the annual end-of-the-year production is what takes up most of their rehearsal time.

Lights, Camera, Action!

By Megan Ruge, Co-Editor in Chief 

As a movie enthusiast, I am inclined to watch movies that allow the viewer to feel something other than self hatred. But the world is full of movies that make you feel disdain instead of enjoyment.

Though you cannot always predict a bad film before viewing, this list of rediculously terrible films will help you when deciding what is not worth your time.

The first film on the list is a Netflix Original called “Look Who’s Back.”

Originally produced for German viewers, the film is completely in German and follows what it might look like if notorious dictator Adolf Hitler woke up in Germany in 2014.

The film is based off of a bestselling German satirical novel by the same name and follows Hitler’s journey through Germany as it is in 2014.

Though it is meant to be a comedy, the film is mostly unscripted and was basically compiled by putting the ac- tor who played Hitler out into the street in character and had him interact with everyday German citizens.

Though there is a loosely scripted storyline throughout the film, the potential to make this film satirical and humorous in nature is lost in translation as the point of the film becomes confusing and the plotline falls flat.

A spring break movie for the ages, “From Justin to Kelly” makes this list at number two.

The 2003 movie can be considered the worst musical ever to grace the big screen. The film also doubles as singer Kelly Clarkson’s first major feature film.

The film follows the story of a waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania who meet in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together over their love of singing.

The filmed debuted after the close of Clarkson’s winning season of “American Idol” which was taken into account for this film. This is evident because Clarkson’s co-star was also the runner up from her “Idol” season.

The major flaw that this film had was maintaining the believability of a “real life musical” while also meeting the standards of a love story.

There are many reasons not to watch this film. The movie, that would have done better had it been made for television, was born from the many teen movies that were released between 1990 and 2005. The film allows the viewer to expect a cheesy romance, but it isn’t even worth sitting through the slapped-together musical numbers that put the whole film to shame.

“Man of Steel” makes the third and final spot on the list. The film, a retelling of the classic Superman story, makes the list for its unsuccessful attempt to make Superman seem realistic.

Superman, a character made to seem unattainable and god-like, is part of a long line of superheroes who live in a fictional world that is not meant to seem real.

With Smallville, Kansas as his hometown and Metropolis as his patron city, Superman lives in a place as real as the Gotham of counterpart Batman.

With Marvel’s successful series of relatable superhero films, DC felt threatened and wanted to achieve the same success, but Superman is a character that is meant to feel unreal. DC’s worlds are a place of escape instead of reliability and it should generally stay that way.