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Yearly Archives: 2013

Issues of Appalachia explained through dance

The College hosted the final presentation in the Brown Bag series on Friday, Nov. 22, focusing on three choreographed dance performance pieces depicting the environmental and social issues in Appalachia.

‘About Time’ not just a romantic comedy

“About Time” is in an interesting position. It is essentially the victim of its own marketing campaign. The film is heavily marketed as a romantic comedy, and while a portion of the film focuses on a relationship, it only amounts to about 30 minutes of the two-hour movie.

ACT murder mystery show ‘Trial By Error’

The audience in All College Theatre’s most recent production, “Trial By Error,” got the chance to experience being members of a 150-person jury at the two performances on Thursday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 22.

Religion & Rocketry band rock the Rathskeller

The unexpected cancelation of the indie pop-rock band Kingsfoil — notable for its drummer, Malcolm in the Middle star Frankie Muniz — on Friday, Nov. 22, did not stop pop-rock/alternative bands Religion & Rocketry and All of a Kind from delivering performances that captivated the Rathskeller’s audience.

McCartney’s music still popular after 50 years

Paul McCartney has been blasting out hit pop songs for five decades, somehow managing to stay at least somewhat relevant without completely conforming to the latest fads in music. On his latest release, “New,” you will not hear him delving into EDM or dropping the bass.

Recital series produces magical music

The Wednesday Afternoon Recital Series continued with another impressive array of talent from the College’s student body on Nov. 20 in the Mayo Concert Hall. The recital included nine performances, in which students, who certainly hold a bright future in music and the arts, displayed incredible skill.

Adam Levin’s writing style in question

Brazen novelist and short story writer Adam Levin read to the College from his newest collection of short stories, “Hot Pink,” on Wednesday, Nov. 20. While ambitious in its operatic scope, Levin’s work is tangled up in its own cleverness, trying to sew up all the postmodern limbs it can find and animate a Frankenstein’s monster of storytelling to life.

Acting proves to ignite ‘Catching Fire’

From the very first shot of the film, it is evident that “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is about far more than a survival competition between unfortunate kids from 12 distinct districts.

Fiery passion for hockey freshmen on and off the ice

It’s a feeling that’ll never be forgotten for all athletes who have ever cared about their sport. The final two minutes of their last high school game on their home field — being told that there are bigger and better things to come, but all the while knowing that the moments of an athletic career’s glory days might be scarce in the future.

Frost details relationship closeness studies

David Frost, psychologist and assistant professor of population and public health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, spoke to students about the effects of closeness concerning the health of heterosexual relationships on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Social Sciences building.

Alumni give tips on giving presentations

The Dean’s Advisory Council co-sponsored an event on Wednesday, Nov. 20 with the Career Center and Alpha Kappa Psi. Debra Klokis, employer relations specialist at the College’s career center, helped welcome two College graduates to a question and answer panel to share their professional tips on giving presentations and acting your best during interviews.

Amazon will use air mail

Fast-food jobs — in the tough economy — are increasingly being filled by older workers instead of teenagers. Today, the average fast-food worker is 29 years old and more than 26 percent are parents raising children, according to the New York Times.

Trespasser in Decker

A student was reported to be intoxicated in Townhouse South on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1:30 a.m.

Students inspired to diversify themselves

Diversity is a term known by many, but understood by few. The staff and students of the College are quite diverse, but not as different as one might think at first glance.

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