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A dancing journey comes to a close

The buzzer goes off at the Cross Insurance Center to signal halftime. Hundreds of eyes look towards the court, gazing at the cheerleaders, coming in, clad in pom-poms and glistening uniforms. The University of Maine Dance …

International Dance Festival highlights student diversity

Shakespeare once wrote that “All the world’s a stage,” and all the world was on the stage Saturday, Feb. 21, as the 11th annual International Dance Festival filled the Collins Center for the Arts with a …

Band, Stone Free revels in unspoken connections  

A test run of sound, speakers, microphones and guitars begins in the attic of Ira Kramer’s Veazie home as he and his band start their evening practice. In the small attic, the sounds of drums rattle …

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CD Reviews

Music Review: José González, “Vestiges & Claws”

Rating: 8
Mumford & Sons is both a gift and a curse. They revitalized public perception of folk music and made it popular again. In the early 2010s, everybody was making folk music, which inevitably means many …

Film Reviews

Film Review: “Selma”

Rating: 9
A beautifully crafted film that displays some of our history’s ugliest moments, “Selma” will stick in your mind the way a history lecture never could.
The film, directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb, …

Style & Culture

Column — Study Abroad: A tale of two cities: Granada v. Sevilla

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting the city of Granada, which is one of the top tourist stops in Spain. There was a magical presence about Granada from the moment we arrived.
The mountains …


Column — Adventure Time: Making a Maine right of passage

As much as a shock as this may seem for someone born and bred in Maine, I have never hiked to Katahdin’s summit. This past fall, my Dad and I intended to do so, but due …

Column — How I Hear It: Spring break playlist

Before you head out on school-free adventures next week and are without my sage-like music insight for an entire month, let me gift you this: a playlist to guide you through spring break, featuring carefree EDM …

Game Review: “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”

Score: 9.5
No game is more deserving of a remake than “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask,” the black sheep of the Zelda franchise. With origins in the failed Nintendo 64 Disk Drive project, and a flawed release …