Archive for January 18th, 2005
It’s award season already. Honestly, this is probably one of the most exciting times of the year for me. I like to think I’m a pretty good judge of film, and there’s nothing I like more than sitting down and seeing which of my favorite movies from the past year are realized as the masterpieces they are.
Many of us are aware of the plight of Allison Fernstrom, a freshman who seems to be the victim of what I see as a few bizarre judgement calls made by University of Maine’s administration. And though it seemed that the situation could not be resolved in Fernstrom’s favor as last semester ended, it is not quite over yet.
For those of you that were here at the University of Maine in December, I’m sure you’ll all agree that finals sucked; they always do. Each final is basically a one-to-two- week panic attack. Let’s face it, folks, all finals tell professors is this: How much a they can freak out their best students with cumulative tests, or how much lower the not-so-studious student’s grades can get.
* McNamera blasted, again
“Bands fail to impress at WMEB show” by Erin McNamara in the Dec. 6, 2004 issue of The Maine Campus shocked me. Instead of complaining about a local show being “a freak show” or a “disappointment,” we should be thankful for what we do have here on campus.
King’s everlasting dream of peace, unity
Today, millions of people will enjoy the day off in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but instead of solely focusing on the man, himself people should be remembering the legacy of his dream and applying those precepts to today’s society.
Rotten.com can be likened to a gruesome car crash you just can’t tear your eyes away from. Sure, you know it’s wrong to look, but there’s something overwhelmingly fascinating about it that you simply cannot avert your eyes.
The meat of Rotten.com consists of disturbing pictures of various acts of violence, accidents, sex and other random pictures that are offensive yet interesting and would probably cause your grandmother to throw up if she laid eyes on them.
Let me preface this column by saying I’m not ashamed to admit that I do frequent the arcade in the Bangor Mall. Now, I don’t make special trips to the mall soley for the arcade, but if I’m in the mall and happen to be near it I have no problem spending $1 or $2 on a couple of games.
“Together We’re Heavy”
The Polyphonic Spree
The Polyphonic Spree’s “Together We’re Heavy” is perhaps one of the most ambitious and interesting albums of the year. Categorizing the band and their sound is a nearly impossible task, the music they play is a cross of gospel, choir, pop and symphonic – resulting in a sound not heard since the 60s and 70s.
You might be surprised to know that Finger Rock isn’t the latest teenage sexual vernacular, but actually Ushuaia’s new restaurant/bar. While Finger Rock officially opened last semester during Homecoming weekend, it celebrated its grand opening this past Thursday with a packed house of alcohol-hungry college students fresh off winter break.
“The Frequency – Little Horse”
Thursday, Jan. 20
Friday, Jan. 21
Bowling For Soup, American Hi-Fi
Thursday, Feb. 10
Maine Center for the Arts
“Sense Is: The Annual Senior Exhibition”
Through Thursday, Feb.