Archive for February, 2002
Sunday’s loss at Boston University ended the regular season for the University of Maine men’s basketball team. The defeat completed a disappointing fifth place campaign, but the Black Bears had little time to reflect upon it. Monday’s practice was a walk through with Vermont in preparation for the America East Men’s Basketball Championship which begins Saturday in Boston.
The following events took place at the Tuesday, Feb. 26, meeting of the General Student Senate:
The Equestrian Team was allocated $1,978 for travel expenses and registration fees for competitions this semester.
GSS allocated $1,715 to the Student Women’s Association for the Beautiful Project.
Take three girls from different bands with three different solo careers, place them on a stage with two guitars, one harmonica, one tambourine and what do you have?
One dynamic performance.
Tuesday night, the New York-based group Acoustic Girl Circle performed as a part of the Java Jive series.
Dietetic interns in the department of food and nutrition are planning two five-week workshops about wellness and healthy living.
The workshops are titled “Fat Facts and Fallacies: The Skinny on Cardiovascular Disease” and “Diabetes Made Easy.” The workshop instructors hope to improve awareness of ways to prevent and control these diseases through nutrition methods and exercise.
Every weekend students gather in dorm rooms to have a good time and often do some drinking. Often, all is well until things get a little rowdy. That’s when the dreaded knock on the door sends a bottle of alcohol flying under the bed and a silence falls over the partygoers.
Students sat at sewing machines working under a strict boss to finish a quilt outside the Univerity of Maine Bookstore before their deadline of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. The students worked vigorously to finish while being threatened and harassed. Slow music was playing, the atmosphere was intense and powerful.
The United States has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Colombia. In the past year, the U.S. government spent more than $1 billion in aid mostly to help fight the war on drugs there, according to The New York Times.
The Bush administration is now proposing to increase military aid, requesting $537 million more.
The University of Maine women’s basketball team trailed for more than three-quarters of Sunday’s game against Boston University, but that didn’t seem to bother the Black Bears.
Sophomore Julie Veilleux hit a jumper to give UMaine a 65-63 lead with 11 seconds remaining and first-year guard Kim Corbitt hit two free throws with two seconds left to seal the 67-64 win in front of 2,108 fans at Alfond Arena.
With a win and a Vermont loss to Hartford, the Boston University men’s basketball team would have earned the top seed in next week’s America East Championship. The Terriers held up their end of the deal, defeating UMaine, 72-61, on Senior Day at Case Gym. Vermont, however, beat the Hawks, 75-66.
As I write this column right now, I’m watching the gold medal men’s hockey game between Canada and Team USA. I’m wearing red, white and blue. I’m wearing my Bruins hat with the USA pin on it that I received last year from one of the coaches of the U.S. National Development Team when they played Alfond Arena last season.