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May 6, 20149:04 pm

‘Lone Survivor’ is a Solid War Movie



Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor is unlike any war movie I have ever seen. It begins with what looks like real footage from military training. It immediately emphasizes the sense of brotherhood, an idea that continues to be emphasized throughout the rest of the movie. Based on a true story, Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, […]

April 15, 20148:04 pm

Cultural Dance Club’s ‘Festival of Flags’ a Success

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The Cultural Dance Club held its second-ever performance, Festival of Flags with the Cultural Dance Club,  on the weekend of April 4 through 6 in St. Mary’s Hall.  Each dance number introduced the audience to music and choreography that originated from around the world.  The dancers enthusiastically joined the choreographers for an introduction dance at the opening of […]

April 15, 20148:03 pm

M.E.G.A. Showcase Celebrates Diversity



On Saturday, April 5, the second annual Multicultural Expressions Generating Awareness, otherwise known as the M.E.G.A. Showcase, was held in the Athletic and Recreation Center. The Showcase is the brainchild of juniors Demara Austin and Derrick Fyfield, developed as a means of combining both the Black Student Union (BSU) and Drum Corps annual shows. “Since […]

May 6, 20149:02 pm

Semester’s Final Voices Reading Bittersweet and Hilarious


This semester’s final Voices reading was held on Thursday, April 24 in Daugherty-Palmer Commons, and it was also Professor Karen Anderson’s last reading before she goes on sabbatical next year. Professor Anderson gave a brief introduction with her background in planning on-campus readings both at St. Mary’s and elsewhere, and described how she was originally […]

April 15, 20148:03 pm

‘The Monuments Men’ Lacks Historical Accuracy


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While war movies often have trouble with authenticity and being accurate to a million different details while still being watchable, few have achieved this balance and those that have are brilliant movies (Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers come to mind). Monuments Men is more than a war movie, however, it is a vignette […]

April 15, 20148:00 pm

‘The Laramie Project’ Staged at The White Room


*Trigger Warning: Violent themes and homophobia* On Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3, student theater group The White Room performed their production of The Laramie Project. Directed by senior Erica Burns, the cast consisted of eight St. Mary’s students ranging from theater veterans to first-years; senior Elizabeth Porter, sophomore Jordan Slattery, first-year Virginia Huber, […]

April 15, 20147:59 pm

Music Department’s Vocal Concert Features Women’s Ensemble, PING, and Chamber Singers


The Women’s Ensemble is an all-female vocal group that was founded in the fall of 2013. PING is a selective a capella  group, limited to ten members, that is run by Choral Director Larry Vote. PING was founded just over two years ago and is, according to junior member Rachel Buxton, defined by the dictionary […]

April 1, 20143:10 pm

‘Veronica Mars’ Movie Would Disappoint Non-fans


It’s not going to be playing in Cole Cinema any time soon, but I felt a little duty bound to do a review of Veronica Mars for three reasons. One, it’s gotten a huge amount of attention for being the largest campaign in Kickstarter history and probably the first ever fan-funded reboot of a defunct […]

April 1, 20143:10 pm

CNN Hero of the Year Discusses Environmental Work



By: Eric Schroeder On March 12, the SGA Programs Board continued their lecture series by bringing in Chad Pregracke held in Daugherty-Palmer Commons. While being an ardent environmentalist, Pregracke is the recipient of the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year award and the founder of Living Lands & Waters. The lecture was a chronological account […]

April 1, 20143:07 pm

‘Thor: The Dark World’ is a Solid Marvel Addition



Warning: This movie review contains spoilers. During the weekend of March 7-8, Thor: The Dark World played in Cole Cinema. Although I occasionally found it slow and/or hard to follow, I generally found the movie to be very enjoyable. The movie begins as the first one did: a battle that looks like it literally jumped off the […]

April 1, 20143:06 pm

Karl Parker Captivates at Semester’s Fourth VOICES Reading


By Yna Davis On March 13, St. Mary’s Voices Reading Series welcomed poet Karl Parker for a packed reading in DPC. The reading, the fourth in the series for the semester, began with a glowing introduction from Series director Karen Anderson, who lauded Parker’s “bon vivant of a personality” and quoted critic Gabriel Gudding’s comment […]

March 6, 20148:21 pm

Encounters: A Night of Poetry, Dance and Creative Expression



Running from February 26 through March 2, “Encounters” was a emotional and breathtaking performance by ten dancers and three narrators on the redesigned Bruce Davis Theatre floor, where each person stood in the literal limelight (on top of a glass cutout in the floor with lights shining through it) to talk about their lives. This […]

March 6, 20148:16 pm

Artist Spotlight: Jordan McRae


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Before I even meet Jordan McRae, it’s not hard to figure out who he is. When I arrive for our interview at the Daily Grind, there aren’t many people passing through who don’t stop to say ‘Hey Jordan’. The St. Mary’s sophomore and Beltsville, Maryland resident is a music and English double major, with a […]