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University of Maine unveils “Historical Atlas of Maine”


The “Historical Atlas of Maine” was formally released to the public on Thursday, December 11, in a launch event held at the Buchanan Alumni House.
The event was introduced by President Susan J. Hunter, who considered the …



Home brewing a hobby and passion for UMaine students


What is it that makes a good beer?
For some, alcohol content is king. Nothing like a bitter, 7 percent alcohol by volume India Pale Ale (IPA) to wash the day away.
For others, it’s about the flavor. …



50 Cents: Jackson Cromwell


Jackson Cromwell learned how to play drums on pots and pans in his mom’s kitchen. By the time he was 4 years old, the music performance student broke all his mom’s spoons so she bought him …

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CD Reviews

Review: Music – Smashing Pumpkins, “Monuments to an Elegy”

Rating: 6.5
For a musician not doing much in the way of making music nowadays, Billy Corgan has remained part of the American consciousness, despite participating in no notable undertakings since 1998’s “Adore,” and even that saw …



Film Reviews

Review: Movie – Big Hero 6

Rating: 9
Every year, Disney releases their new creation to theaters around the world. With the media giant’s purchase of the studio Marvel Comics, they have finally delved into creating an animated feature based on a Marvel …



Style & Culture

Review: Game – Far Cry 4

Rating: 9
If you were someone that really loved “Far Cry 3,” then “Far Cry 4” is right up your alley. That’s not to say it’s the exact same game, but you will find many of the …



Column: Study Abroad Insights and Essentials – Student prepares for studying abroad with excitement and nerves

It is difficult to put into words how I have been feeling recently about my impending departure. For a long time whenever I told anyone about going to study abroad in Seville, Spain, it did not …



Column: Adventure Time – What’s Your Dream Adventure?

It has been a few weeks since I’ve been able to go on a good adventure. On the upside, my “time off” has given me plenty of time to think up multiple wild — and too …



Column: Documentary Theater – Film analyzes the contentious relationship between an artist and its fans

One of the reasons documentaries are so fascinating is that they provide insight into the different kinds of people that exist in this world of ours.
In last week’s movie, “Happy People: a Year in the Taiga,” …