Archive for September 19th, 2005
Volunteer? Who? Me? Yes, of course. You, I, and every other person in this society can, and I argue must, volunteer if we are to be a strong and vibrant culture. We can volunteer our time, our intellect, our energy, our blood, our sweat and our tears in any way and in any proportion possible, but we really do have to give of ourselves in service to something other than ourselves.
Do you really need to be on your cell phone at all hours of the day? I mean, really think about the question for a moment. Don’t just give me a sideways glance as you check your voicemail for the fifth time in as many minutes. Think about it. You functioned just fine in the years before cell phones were introduced, right? People weren’t dropping dead from lack of mobile access.
Water, water everywhere, but at what cost?
While The Maine Campus would like to applaud the Union Marketplace for its decision to revoke the 50 cent fee for a cup of water, we have reservations due to the poor communication between management and cashiers.
Against Me! cemented their reputation playing in laundromats and basements on acoustic guitars and improvised drum sets. Many of their original fans will never forgive them for leaving the basements, folk-punk roots and relative obscurity for the Fat Wreck Chords label and a bigger rock sound and will hate “Searching For a Former Clarity.
When Dave Gutter brought his band, Paranoid Social Club, to Ushuaia on Sept. 7, it was to do more than play a gig for a faithful audience of 100 or so followers. PSC, an un-buried musical treasure here in Maine, is on the national circuit garnering support for the recent self-titled national debut.
Melissa Manchester is not a name most people on this campus are likely to know. In fact the only name one might be expected to know is Bette Midler. Even so, and not too surprisingly, it was an excellent show!
A traditional student between the ages of 18 and 26 might feel very young indeed upon entering the concert hall at the Maine Center for the Arts.
Let’s face it: the Internet is one of the most important assets of our generation. Downloading information for educational or recreational purposes has probably come up in your life, whether you are a web-savvy computer technology entrepreneur or just a typical American citizen.
Ever looking for something fun to do on a weekend? Ever find yourself humming a chorus from a recent Broadway release or reciting monologues from your favorite shows? Running low on dough? The Maine Center for the Arts, Maine’s premier spot for the performing arts, is offering students a way to satisfy their craving for live entertainment on the cheap – free, actually.
After attending the DJ Spooky lecture just a day before, I was unsure of what to expect at his performance. Snippets of audio tracks and avant-garde video clippings during the presentation hinted of a promising upcoming show riddled with cool lights, as well as unexpected mashups and masterful turntable scratchings.
It could have been easy.
But then again, it’s never simple with this team.
Keeping with the fine tradition of the past two years, the offseason for the University of Maine men’s ice hockey squad brought with it a whirlwind of change. By the end of summer, the Black Bears had seen the departure of an All-American and the addition of two recently drafted freshmen.