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March 6, 20148:19 pm

SMCM’s First Black Student Discusses Her Experience

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By Yna Davis, Contributing Writer On Friday, Feb. 28, Elizabeth Walker, the first black student to attend St. Mary’s (SMCM), returned to the school for a Black Student Union (BSU)-sponsored event in honor of Black History Month. While Walker’s visit was advertised as the main draw of the event, she was joined by a panel […]

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March 6, 20148:19 pm

Postcards from Abroad: Dublin, Ireland

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Everything is perpetually soggy here. It doesn’t actually seem to rain all that much – except accompanied by gale force winds when I’m on the way to my 9a.m. class – but somehow, nothing ever seems to dry out. Everything is impossibly green though, like someone just turned up the saturation on the landscape and […]

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March 6, 20148:19 pm

Faculty Spotlight: Professor Cain and The Center for the Study of Democracy

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The Center for the Study of Democracy is a self-supportive program that provides the St. Mary’s community with the chance to become involved with local politics. The center, rooted in the Political Science department, is successful in linking the community with the students by allowing students to be connected through engagement with the various guest […]

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March 6, 20148:21 pm

Club Spotlight: Habitat for Humanity

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On Monday, March 17, the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Habitat for Humanity club will embark on their yearly spring break service trip. The club will go to Greenfield, Georgia with a total of seven students and two advisors, Lisa Cote and Dan Schell. This is the seventh year that Habitat for Humanity has done […]

March 6, 20148:21 pm

Peer Support Alliance Launched for March

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Health and Wellness services have announced the implementation of a new Peer Support Alliance during the month of March. The initiative, in place on a trial basis until late March, is intended to give students a relaxed, friendly environment in which to air concerns and feelings on a variety of issues to a support group […]

March 6, 20148:19 pm

Special Education Forum: A “St. Mary’s Way” Event

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By Gabrielle Collins, Vice President of Student Education Association and Class of 2014 St. Mary’s Student Education Association (SEA) and The St. Mary’s College of Maryland Best Buddies Chapter are preparing for their first collaborative event, the Special Education Forum, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Five guest speakers, all current or past educators in St. […]

March 6, 20148:19 pm

Colloquium Discusses Importance of Oysters

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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, 20148:19 pm

Frances Norwood Lectures on Dutch End of Life Policies

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On Monday, Feb. 24, at 5p.m., Dr. Frances Norwood of George Washington University delivered a speech in Cole Cinema. The lecture covered a wide spectrum of observations and conclusions based on her ethnographic fieldwork in the Netherlands, where she interviewed and observed doctors and their patients about euthanasia, including their views about it. A medical […]

March 6, 20148:18 pm

St. Mary’s Raises Over $4,000 Dollars for Christmas in April

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by Elena Napolitano Where in the world can you find Townhouses, private lessons from Professors, and free food? The Christmas in April Auction of course! On Friday, Feb. 21, the school held the 18th annual auction to raise money for the Christmas in April program. The program has been based in St. Mary’s County since […]

March 6, 20148:16 pm

SMCM Institution: The Awesome Room is Awesome

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Across the St. Mary’s campus are places that people either do know about or that they take for granted. One of these places is located at the Waterfront – it is one of the locations that is taken for granted and not seen for how cool it is. At the Waterfront is a room that […]

February 20, 201411:59 pm

Pop Culture: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

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When I heard on Feb. 3, that the world had lost one of its greatest talents the day before, we on The Point News staff reminisced. Philip Seymour Hoffman, born in Fairport, New York, and most recently known for his work in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (the movie adaptation of Book Two of The Hunger […]

February 16, 20141:16 pm

Humor Column: A Guide to Getting Someone to Go Out with You

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Did this Valentine’s Day end with you crying over a big box of Russell Stover as you shoveled whipped cream in your mouth in the soft glow of The Notebook on DVD? Then you, like me, failed to get closer to completing your biological imperative this year. Again. However, to prevent a repeat in the […]

February 15, 20143:21 pm

Zombies Invade During the Valentine’s Day Weekend

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During the Valentine’s Day weekend, while lovers were dining out or exchanging gifts, zombies and humans were fighting a fierce battle for survival…at least they will be until the end of the mini-game on Sunday, Feb. 16. Humans versus Zombies (HvZ) is a popular tag-based survival game popular on college campuses throughout the United States. […]