Archive for October 4th, 2007
Boyne USA, which owns Sugarloaf/USA and Sunday River, is offering college students from the University of Maine and other schools a college “Maine Pass” for $299 this year until Nov. 5. After Nov. 5, rates will increase to $359, and after Dec. 10, $459. To non-skiers and riders, the pass may sound expensive, but regular pass rates, can run close to $1,000 for the highest tier.
On Sept. 26 the Maine Transportation Committee authorized the Maine Turnpike Authority to conduct a study and report about the possible addition of new tolls to Maine’s interstate highways.
Tolls are currently being collected between York and Augusta, a 109-mile portion of the turnpike.
I don’t consider myself an extremely opinionated person about a lot of things. When there are debates going on about pro-this and anti-that, I usually just stay out of it. There is one issue, however, that I do feel strongly about. That issue is gay marriage.
It seems that we go out of our way for children. I don’t mean this in the sense of “Hey, how about we put 18 years of our lives aside to bring yet another life into this overpopulated world;” what I mean is that we suppress what we want and say that it’s “for the kids.
At the General Student Senate meeting on Tuesday, a committee was formed to study the impact of banning tobacco use on campus. The Maine Campus urges this committee and the university administration to fully weigh the impact of such a drastic action.
People are capable of making decisions regarding their own health, but on the issue of second-hand smoke, their decisions and the decisions of non-smokers sometimes conflict.
In their final non-conference match of the year, the men’s soccer team dropped a 4-1 decision to Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon. After their hard fought victory against Long Island University a week earlier, the Black Bears were unable to pull one out on Sunday and dropped to 2-7 for the year.
The University of Maine women’s basketball team will be holding an open tryout Thursday, Oct. 11 for all male students interested in playing on the squad’s scout team. The women’s coaching staff will run the tryouts from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pit, which is located in the Memorial Gymnasium.
After a rough start to the 2007 season, the UMaine women’s soccer team has improved their overall record from 0-3-1, to 3-4-2. They have gone 3-1-1 in the past five games. The Black Bears won their soccer match on Sunday, defeating Albany 4-0 and improving to 1-0 in conference play this season.
The University of Maine volleyball team dropped to 0-2 in conference play and 1-14 on the season after taking a tough loss to Binghamton on Sunday afternoon. The Black Bears were defeated 3-1 (25-30, 30-28, 23-30, 22-30) and continue to struggle this season.
After Monday night’s performance, I have to admit – I am afraid of the Patriots. It’s clear now, if it wasn’t before, that New England brings a whole new definition to the term “loaded.” Against Cincinnati’s “high-powered” offense, the Patriots allowed just 13 points and 283 total yards, including just 57 rushing yards.