Archive for February 11th, 2008
Who said that engineering was all about calculus and things we don’t understand? Students from the art-engineering club organized various art pieces that exemplified their talents and creativity in the club’s fourth-annual art exhibit. Pieces included a five-foot pepper grinder, an enlarged photograph of snowflakes and art already made by the students in previous classes.
Are you thinking about starting a fancy new relationship this semester? Well you should probably take a minute to figure out how you feel about cheating. Yes it’s true – before this new romance blossoms, you may want to ask yourself how you feel about cheating.
Three days after dropping a close decision to the Hartford Hawks, the University of Maine men’s basketball team rebounded with a 75-72 victory over the University of New Hampshire. The Black Bears improved to 7-16 (3-7 in conference play), while the Wildcats dropped to 7-16 (4-7 in conference play).
Winter Carnival, sponsored by Greek Life, came to a swinging end with Friday’s Late Night at the Union. Hosted by Campus Activities Board (CAB), the event featured air-brush tattoos, custom photo puzzles and snow globes, a game tower and an ice-less skating rink.
This past Saturday, the University of Maine and the city of Bangor received visits from Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama, respectively. I was fortunate enough to attend both events and, first and foremost, I have to say that both speeches were impressive.
The University of Maine’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are gearing up for this week’s America East Championships. The Black Bears will host the four-day event beginning on Thursday at Wallace Pool. The University of Vermont, Boston University, SUNY Stony Brook, SUNY Binghamton, the University of New Hampshire and University of Maryland Baltimore-County will all be in attendance.
The Penobscot Theatre Company presented “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” a comedy written by Neil Simon, one of America’s most popular native playwrights, which will show through Feb. 17. The company is located in the Bangor Opera House, which will be celebrating its 88th anniversary in May.
Just about this time every year, an ongoing debate seems to pick up steam.
We’ve all heard it before – the unhappy single people complaining about how they don’t have dates, the rants about how Valentine’s Day is a sham of a corporate holiday designed to increase Hallmark’s sales and the happy couples defending the holiday.
As of last fall significant vernal pool habitats are protected under the Natural Resources Protection Act (NRPA). The new law will focus on protected natural resources, which may include the Orono wetlands University of Maine students are helping to conserve.
Students watching the History Channel on Feb. 5 may have caught a glimpse of a face that they recognized. Author, astrophysicist and professor of physics Neil Comins was featured on the channel’s Space Travel show, a part of “The Universe” production.
Comins spoke mainly of his knowledge regarding the dangers of space travel.