Jim Campbell can’t recall the first time he met Michael McKinney, but he remembers he was laughing. The alumnus hasn’t heard his fraternity member and friend’s laughter in 10 years, but it is still clear in his mind. “I miss him, but the tears are gone,” Campbell said.
Jo Ann Gora’s first days as Ball State president in 2004 weren’t without challenges. The search committee that hired Gora faced complaints from faculty and students about the methods of the search, including the decision not to release any names of the finalists during the process — a first for the university. Jayson Manship, Student Government Association president at the time, criticized student representation on the search committee in a statement during the search.
The solitude in the torched wilderness depicted in “Prince Avalanche” paints a beautiful and quiet picture that is often interrupted by its two main characters, Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch).
While the list is unfinished, the films below deserve mentioning regardless of where they will ultimately fall at the end of the year.
One year after his debut, Joey Bada$$ has released his second major mixtape “Summer Knights” and it’s impressive how much he’s grown.
Killer Mike and El-P have recently released a free album called “Run The Jewels,” that follows both of their successful 2012 albums, with superb chemistry and punch.