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Monthly Archives: March, 2009

Barkada joins friends and Filipino culture

Attending a Filipino family gathering leaves lasting memories not soon forgotten. Whether it's trying the exotic food or participating in an intricate line dance, Filipino culture is rife with warm feelings. Luckily for students at the College, they can experience the culture without ever leaving campus.

Student earns win at Model U.N. conference

In an historic first win for the College, sophomore International Studies major Parshva Bavishi delegated his way to a victory at the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN) Feb 12 to Feb 15. Bavishi, president of both the College's International Studies club and Model United Nations team, was awarded Outstanding Delegate on the fourth day of the conference at Harvard.

College cadets balance school, training, life

You may not know it from looking at him, but in a few years, the student sitting next to you in class may be rappelling from a helicopter in some far-off, foreign land. That girl you've seen at all the Women in Learning and Leadership (WILL) events may spend some of her day marching in line adorned in full Army gear.

The Love Cats had The Cure

Since the mid 1960s, the supergroup has held a cherished place in music, living on with a certain air of class and distinction. The Faces, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, the Traveling Wilburys, and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have all left their marks on popular music.

Comedy troupe’s routines send ‘Mixed Signals’

The College's improvisational comedy troupe, The Mixed Signals, performed to a packed house Sunday night. Audience members took up every seat and lined the back wall of the library auditorium to watch scenes made up on the spot. The first game of the evening was "Press Conference" where the audience provided the troupe with an idea for an event while one Mixed Signal, senior computer science major Andrew Timmes, left the room.

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Spanish coffeehouse: ‘Café con leche’ served up

Lambda Theta Alpha and Lambda Theta Phi sponsored a Spanish coffeehouse in the Rathskeller on Thursday. There was great music, Spanish refreshments and desserts to complement the evening.

WTSR hosts Drive By

WTSR held its first concert series of the semester on Tuesday, welcoming the Jersey City band Drive By back to the Kendall Hall TV studio for the second time this academic year. Drive By consists of Todd Price on vocals and guitar, Dan Fitzgerald on guitar, Chris Perino on bass and Jae Hertzberg on drums.

Ortiz-Vilarelle sheds new light on Morrison’s ‘Beloved’

What is the best way to spend a rainy Thursday? For English majors and Toni Morrison lovers alike it was delving into an analysis of "Beloved" for a quick pick-me-up. Associate professor of English Lisa Ortiz-Vilarelle explored and analyzed the style and language of "Beloved" to a packed crowd last Thursday at one of the English Department's Close Readings.

Kweller embraces his country side

Ben Kweller "Changing Horses" 4.5 stars out of 5 Ben Kweller, always the critical darling, seemed to be on the verge of a mainstream hit after his previous record of slickly produced pop hooks, but he seems to have chosen a different route. Kweller has always had a bit of country in his songs, but he embraces it completely on his latest effort, an album of acoustic country, honky-tonk and pedal steel guitars.

‘No Exit’ from ACT’s four one-act plays

From comedy to drama to people playing monkeys, All College Theatre (ACT)'s student-directed "An Evening of Shorts, 2009" was nothing if not memorable. ACT performed four short, one-act plays: "No Exit" by Jean-Paul Sartre, "Words, Words, Words" by David Ives, "The Golf War Widows" by Damian Trasler and "The Apollo of Bellac" by Jean Giraudoux.

Young’s poetry speaks to College

"But nothing can be taken back, not the leaves by the trees, the rain by the clouds. You want to take back the ugly thing you said, but some shrapnel remains in the wound, some mud," were just some of the words spoken at Pulitzer Prize nominee Dean Young's poetry reading on Thursday in the Business Building Lounge, sponsored by Ink.

Ludacris, Lupe Fiasco electrify student crowd

One is a camouflage-clad lyrical sharpshooter, a whirlwind freshly blown in from the windy city. The other is a highly accomplished living legend, raised through hot Atlanta summers, sporting a gray-and-white varsity jacket. Alone, they are Grammy Award winners, film stars and international celebrities.

Luda comes up short

Although there was no outright controversy surrounding the Lupe Fiasco and Ludacris concert this past Friday night, there are still a couple things which should be looked at. First, the fact that both artists backed out of doing interviews at the last minute was unfair, both to the students whose activity fees were paying them to come and to the campus media organizations who had planned to interview both celebrities for several weeks beforehand.

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