For five years now, Bluish, a Staten Island-based indie-rock band, has been tearing up the New York City club scene. It has graced venues such as CBGB's, Dock Street and Blaggard's Pub, marking its territory with a signature sound and a powerful live performance.
Numerous rows of shelves are exceptionally stocked, aisles are neat and free of customers except for the solitary, consequently attractive, grinning shopper and the employers are friendly and jovial. At the same time, the animated yellow smiley face is shown bouncing ecstatically up and down, lowering prices.
Bryan Singer has big shoes, or rather big red boots, to fill. Not only has he abandoned the wildly successful "X-Men" film franchise, not only has he filled a position batted around by Hollywood sluggers (Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, Wolfgang Peterson), but Singer is now tackling one of the most potent American pop culture icons, the Man of Steel, as director of the new Superman film.
During an evening that featured senseless verbal sparring, a dysfunctional Olympian family, a kleptomaniac environmentalist and a wacky but sugar-sweet wedding, All College Theatre (ACT) proved once again that it holds dominion over the campus' emotions, this time deciding to tickle our funny bones and give a light tug to our heartstrings.
Some food for thought.
I have a "modest proposal" of my own in response to Will Dean's Jonathan Swift-esque take on fixing our failing education system "Education Crisis? Kill off those unmotivated children" from the Nov. 16 edition of The Signal.
Seeking God, Puritan separatists - who we today call "the Pilgrims" - fled their dread sovereign lord King James I for the foreign shores of North America to found a New Jerusalem. They sought escape from the religious persecution of the British monarchy, through which James reigned over affairs of state as well as affairs of faith.
With five interceptions and an inconsistent offense, the Lions football team came up short in its season-finale conference game at Kean University 21-14 on Saturday.
It was too little too late as the Lions failed to complete a late comeback. Trailing 21-7 in the fourth quarter, the Lions cut the lead in half as sophomore running back Mike Feaster punched it in from one-yard out with just over three minutes remaining.
The College's men's wrestling team followed up last weekend's tournament win at Ithaca with another strong performance this weekend. On Friday, the team cruised to an impressive win in a dual match against New York University 40-3 and finished third in total points with 113.
After winning its first round game in the NCAA Division III Tournament last week, the College's field hockey team suffered a tough 2-0 defeat to Bowdoin College in the second round, ending the season with a record of 15-5.
On Saturday, the Lions had to travel all the way to Brunswick, Maine to take on undefeated Bowdoin.
The women's soccer team wasted no time in its quest for a national championship on Saturday, scoring two goals in the first 12 minutes en route to a 5-0 victory over Westminster College at Mercer County Community College.
The College scored all five goals in the first half, securing a place in the sectional round of the NCAA Divsion III Tournament.
The men's soccer team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division III Tournament when it took a 1-0 victory from Roger Williams University.
"Overall, we had good possession and we knocked the ball around pretty well," head coach George Nazario said.
Many have said there is an education crisis in this country. If you look around at our educational institutions with an appraising eye, this is the only possible conclusion.
Our children are stupid and are in danger of becoming stupider.
According to the 2005 National Assessment of Educational Progress report, this trend toward stupidity apparently comes about as children get older.
All good things, and even some things not so good, come in moderation.
Take, for example, politics.
While it may seem like the country is split definitively between Democrats and Republicans, the truth is that many people do not affiliate with any political party.