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Maria Smaldone

February 15, 20143:07 pm

Yummy’s Korean and Japanese is…Yummy



Every time I drove down Great Mills Road last semester on my way to tutoring sessions at Carver Elementary, I was always intrigued by a tiny gray shack with a sign for “Yummy’s Korean and Japanese.” In my experience, restaurants with adjectives for names – especially adjectives promising that the food is good – are […]

Posted in Features

February 4, 20147:47 pm

A Man’s Guide to Walking on the Path


Hello, gentlemen of St. Mary’s! I probably don’t need to be telling you this, as you are all so PC and aware of women’s issues and such, but I thought now would be as good a time as any to offer a a gentle reminder to be conscious of the paranoia some women feel while […]

Posted in Opinions

February 1, 20143:01 pm

Australian Open Review



By Daniel Harris This year’s Australian Open produced a wonderful display of tennis as new champions were born, an old legend reaffirmed his greatness, and multiple upsets breathed fresh life into the world of international tennis.  To start, both the men’s and women’s draw ended with the crowning of two new champions.  Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) […]

Posted in Sports

March 6, 20148:19 pm

Colloquium Discusses Importance of Oysters


By Danielle Fullerton Last Wednesday, Feb. 19, I attended the Natural Science and Mathematics Colloquium hosted Dr. Loren Coen from Florida Atlantic University to speak about reef-forming oysters, their biology, ecosystem service, and related restoration.  I was excited to learn more about restoration efforts and new research in the field. In his presentation, Dr. Coen […]

March 6, 20148:18 pm

A Gambian Student Reflects on His Educational Journey


By Cherno A. Jallow “College sucks,” says many a teenager going to college. I was no exception when I was in college myself. But before you know it, the years roll by pretty quickly and looking back at it now, my four years at the University of the Gambia (UTG) are some of the best […]

March 6, 20148:18 pm

The $1,000 Genome


By Daniel Harris Senior, Biology Major Illumina (a scientific company specializing in DNA sequencing) recently announced that they have the ability to sequence an entire human genome for only 1000 dollars! This may seem like a substantial financial investment, however when you consider that the first human genome cost $3 billion to sequence, you can […]

February 20, 201411:59 pm

Eric Schroeder Named Student Trustee for 2015-2016


Eric Schroeder, a sophomore, was named last week as the Student Trustee-in-Training for the 2014-2015 academic year. During this time, Schroeder will be trained by next year’s Student Trustee, junior Taylor Schafer, before taking over as the official Student Trustee in 2015. Schroeder is the treasurer for the class of 2016, a senator for Lewis […]

February 4, 20147:47 pm

A Letter from Ms. Elsie


The following is an edited transcription of a handwritten letter from Elsie Dickerson, a former employee of the SMCM housekeeping staff. As reported in the previous issue of  The Point News, Dickerson was fired last semester under uncertain circumstances. Since then, students have signed an online petition created by junior Ruth Tyson to remove “fired […]

February 4, 20147:47 pm

Coming Soon: ‘The Vagina Monologues’


Once again, FUSE (Feminists United for Sexual Equality) is set to stage its yearly production of The Vagina Monologues, a play by Eve Ensler composed of several first-person narratives in which different women recount a discovery she has made about her sexuality. The play is performed in multiple venues globally every February 14 in celebration of […]

December 9, 20131:24 pm

Beloved Housekeeping Staffer Gains Student Support


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If you lived in Calvert Hall or Waring Commons during the past two years, then you have undoubtedly been greeted with a cheery “Hey honey, how you doing?” during a morning trip to the bathroom. These sweet moments would be courtesy of Elsie Dickerson, a housekeeping staff member whose buoyant personality never failed to bring […]

November 16, 20131:02 pm

Postcards from Abroad: Paris



By Pippa Friedman I have a bread lady. She’s a little mean on Sundays when the crowds come rolling in, but she makes the best baguettes in the city, as far as I’m concerned. Soft and light as a cloud on the inside, and hearty on the outside, with a crust that crackles when you […]

November 3, 20134:38 pm

Students Voice Campus Safety Concerns


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The students of St. Mary’s reveled in the continuing campus tradition of Hallowgreens on the night of Saturday, Oct. 26. According to Director of Residence Life Joanne Goldwater and Director of Public Safety Sean Tallarico, the evening was free of incidences outside of the usual drinking and rowdiness that gives Hallowgreens its infamous reputation. However, […]

November 2, 20137:22 pm

Anne Arundel Mural Paints Over Demolition Rubble

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When people think of St. Mary’s College there are always some iconic ideas that come to mind such as the river or the path, as well as the sense of community we try to foster here. Associate Professor of Art Carrie Patterson is bringing the St. Mary’s way to life through her (and her students’) […]