Archive for January 13th, 2005
It’s a brand new year. And like most people who follow the wonderful practice of making New Year’s resolutions, I ended up conforming to the ritual and making a nice little list of my own. While many wonder, “What’s the point? I’m not going to keep them,” resolutions are still a fun thing to do.
Editor’s Note: This piece is a reaction to the movie “A Closer Walk,” which was shown on World AIDS Day. While AIDS Awareness Day was held last semester, the plight and devastation of the disease is always a timely subject matter.
If I had any understanding as to the terrible nature of the HIV-AIDS epidemic, that conception was shattered when I saw a film titled “A Closer Walk.
I headed into “America (The Book)” with fairly low expectations. Not being a huge fan of “The Daily Show” or of Jon Stewart, I was a bit apprehensive, however, any pre-conceived notions I had quickly disappeared as I read the hilarious foreword by Thomas “T.
With chain restaurants popping up in the Bangor area like pimples on a dirty teenager, it was only a matter of time before Chili’s showed its face. Formerly, you had to travel to the more civilized south of Maine if you wanted to eat at Chili’s, but now it’s just a hop, skip and a jump from the glorious Bangor Mall.
If you’re ever sitting in a dark room, listening to “The Cure” and feeling sorry for yourself, just watch a few hours of MTV, because you will quickly discover there are bigger losers on this planet than you. Now, I’m not talking about your average run of the mill unicyclist loser.
Apple has unveiled the latest addition to the iPod family – the iPod Shuffle.
The iPod Shuffle is the smallest iPod yet, and is Apple’s answer to the growing range of compact flash digital music devices.
Barely the size of a pack of chewing gum, the iPod shuffle dispenses with a screen display, and instead plays its music on constant shuffle mode, or by pre-set playlists, determined via the iTunes interface.
The first time I saw “Meet the Parents,” I peed my pants I was laughing so hard. During “Meet the Fockers,” I also peed my pants; wasn’t because the movie was necessarily funny, but because I suffer from a nasty case of detrusor instability.
In the sequel to the 2000 comedy, Greg (Ben Stiller) and Pam (Teri Polo) travel with Pam’s parents (Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner) to meet Greg’s wacky parents (Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand).
With the holidays and holiday tournaments complete, college hockey teams across the country will start their run to the playoffs this weekend. The second half of the season always leads to an increase in tension and importance in the remaining games. The non-conference schedules are complete for nearly all teams.
The University of Maine men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams got back into the swing of competition on Sunday, when the Black Bears played host to Yale University. The Bulldogs swept the meet, with the Yale women’s team defeating the Black Bears 161-139 and the men’s team besting UMaine with a score of 182-109.
On Sunday evening, the University of Maine men’s ice hockey squad gave one final farewell to non-conference competition until what they hope will be late March.
After an overwhelming 6-0 pounding of Quinnipiac Sunday night, the Black Bears will begin a stretch of 14 Hockey East contests before the start of the conference tournament.