Archive for November, 2003
Junior Economics Major
The biggest change to student government, should I be elected, would be that the issues students care about would become the issues the senate cares about. This may sound simple, but consider this: at a meeting earlier this semester, the senate debated for over 20 minutes about the best way to thank the dining commons for lending us a punch bowl.
*I never agreed to pick up Lyall’s tab
Cameron Lyall, a “Proud member of the [the University of Maine] ice hockey team,” recently wrote a letter to the editor that was rude and unnecessary. His response was to Marshal Dury’s article entitled “Hug me, I’m a cheater” and Dury’s point was that student-athletes should not get special privileges in signing up for classes: i.
Scientists this week disclosed the possible discovery of a new species of whale. While I didn’t quite approach that level of achievement, I got three credit card applications in the mail during the same week. This is significant because I also learned something.
Not since “Gladiator” have the substantial acting skills of Russell Crowe been fully harnessed in a film. Peter Weir, director of “Master and Commander: the Far Side of the World” (Rated PG-13), disrupts this trend with his skillful use of Crowe as the captain of a British warship in 1805, during the first Napoleonic War.
Some things are consistently remarkable – Mom’s cooking, David Bowie albums and the Maine Steiners. This past Friday and Saturday, the University of Maine male a cappella group, the Maine Steiners, performed two outstanding shows in DPC 100.
Most everyone on this campus has at least heard of this group.
Music, comedy, culture. The Maine Center for the Arts had it all in one event this past Friday with the Japanese drummer group, Yamato. From the very beginning of the show, it was obvious why the MCA decided to bring the group here, and why so many people came out to see it.
The lights go down and all of a sudden the crowd enters a large junkyard. Oversized tires and trash cover the stage. Slowly, cats creep and crawl to their marks.
Based on T.S. Eliot’s 1939 book of poetry, “Old Book of Practical Cats,” “CATS” uses his poems to portray a beautiful musical looking at the lives of a group of junkyard cats.
The proverbial monkey was lifted off the back of the University of Maine women’s hockey team this weekend as the Black Bears defeated the Providence College Friars 3-2 on Sunday for the first time in school history. Maine lost on Saturday by a score of 2-1.
The University of Maine men’s ice hockey team had a strong weekend on the road, garnering three of a possible four points in Hockey East play. The Black Bears tied 1-1 at the University of Massachusetts Friday night, then beat Providence College 3-2 Saturday.
Reservist and former active-duty member of the United States Navy Shirley Benton is organizing a drive to collect soccer balls, footballs and other care package items for the armed forces overseas in Iraq.
Benton asked the University of Maine and area elementary schools for help collecting the items after a friend at the Pentagon told her he would be flying to Iraq with a USO show in December, hoping to bring six pallets of soccer balls and footballs with him on the plane.