Archive for March, 2005
Recent events in Beirut and Lebanon are nothing short of remarkable. An oppressed Lebanese populace at the hands of the Syrians that would not have dared protest in the streets for years are now rising in astounding numbers to kick the Syrians out of their country.
There’s a good chance that as you’re reading this you have a cup of coffee nearby. These days, that cup probably cost you a few quarters more than a buck. Take a look into your cup and ask yourself a simple question: does that $5 triple-shot decaf extra hot soy latte seem cheap to you?
Coffee is the second-most heavily traded commodity on the global market, behind – you guessed it – petroleum.
The Disney College Program returns to the University of Maine today to recruit our students for semester-long internships. Many of our students choose to take advantage of the excellent opportunities to gain real-world experience, complementing the demanding work they encounter in UMaine’s classrooms.
In 1962, a West German immigrant named Peter Schumann formed a theater company that was to become the Bread and Puppet Theater. Since then, the group has toured the world, applying a distinct theatrical voice to contemporary social and political issues.
“The show is always evolving,” said cast member Justin Lander, who has been with the group for three years.
It was an evening of superb performances, light moods, and laughter at this year’s “A Night of Broadway,” presented by the university’s own Broadway Players.
With music from “Avenue Q,” “Footloose,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Anything Goes” and current Broadway smash “Wicked,” the show kept the audience captivated from start to finish.
Electronic gaming aficionado – that’s the term I prefer over video game geek. I consider myself a member of this much-maligned and often misunderstood group. For years, I’ve tried repeatedly to walk away from gaming, only to return with ever-greater fervor.
What a difference a week makes. In that time, the Boston Celtics have seen a seven game winning streak turn into a three-game losing skid, and their lead in the Atlantic Division shrink from six games to just three.
It started Wednesday night when the hot Celtics rolled into New York expecting to walk over the bottom-dwelling Knicks.
No one ever said freshman year was easy.
Whether it is the lack of home cooking, a good night’s sleep, or the adjustment to a new environment, the first year of college certainly poses its own set of learning curves. For Josh Soares, however, that rookie year away from the friendly confides of Hamilton, Ontario, brought with its own set of struggles.
The University of Maine baseball team swept a double-header in Westbury, NY on Saturday, recording wins over Harvard and the New York Institute of Technology. The Black Bears downed the Crimson 8-4 and defeated NYIT 11-3, winning their third game in a row to improve their record to 9-7.
MINNEAPOLIS – Somewhere along the line, luck had to go their way.
They kept telling themselves it was coming. They waited patiently and anxiously for the moment when good fortunate was suppose to roll in their favor. But fate can be cruel, and on Saturday afternoon at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, MN, in their opening round NCAA West regional game, the University of Maine men’s ice hockey squad learned it the hard way.