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April 15, 20148:04 pm

4th Annual Bottom County Festival Draws Crowds for Music and Fun in the Sun



By Yna Davis, Contributing Writer St. Mary’s students were brought together on Sat, April 12 for the Bottom County Festival, a beautiful day of off-campus fun at nearby nature park Chancellor’s Point. An annual event since 2011, when it was brought back by the suggestion of alumnus Mike Benjamin (’09), the Bottom County Festival is […]

April 20, 20159:06 pm

Did We Fail Our Students as a Title IX College? How We Are Working to Improve


At the end of March, Dean of Students Leonard Brown sent an email to campus containing the results of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Student Conduct and Title IX Report. The section entitled ‘Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Report: Fall 2014′, reported the instances of potential sexual misconduct-which includes sex or gender based harassment, sexual assault […]

March 31, 201512:04 am

50 Days: A Graduation Institution that Doesn’t Ring Hollow


I arrived at the State House up on historic campus at about 6:30 pm on Friday evening. 50 days had already been in full swing for an hour and a half, with only with only a half hour left to go. The very nice mid-range wine selection available would be depleted without a doubt. My […]

March 30, 201511:47 pm

Hawkman AF


Has something of yours ever been stolen? Has something gone inexplicably missing? But then, right as you are about to send your fifth All Student Email about your “missing pink iPod touch between Monty and Kent” it shows up mysteriously at your window? Then, as you look out into the cold unforgiving night, a figure […]

March 30, 201511:26 pm

Plans in Motion to Provide “Home for the Sexiled” Facilities On-Campus


For years one of St. Mary’s top concerns when it comes to housing has gone unaddressed: the fate of the sexiled. Students in traditional dorm housing have long dreaded receiving the late-Saturday-night text from a roommate: “lol i met sum1 @ WC, don’t come in the room for a cpl hrs”—or simply coming back from […]

February 9, 20152:16 pm

Selma, Lord, Selma Movie Review


In the 1999 true story film Selma, Lord, Selma, viewers are engaged with eye-witness characters who relate the gruesome details of the events leading up to the Bloody Sunday that took place in Selma, Alabama in 1965.  The storyline is heavy material, and although a bit overacted at times, the film leaves viewers with a strong […]

February 9, 201512:26 pm

The Ongoing Campus Dialogue on Racial Tension


Where people respect the tradition of tolerance that is the heritage of this place. That’s a line from the St. Mary’s Way, one of those creeds your RA probably asks if you’re familiar with while administering the beginning of the year survey to each student. I’m afraid I have to admit that in my four […]

October 8, 20149:52 pm

First Responder Splits off into Peer Health and a Brand New Initiative (by Holly Gonzalez and Delia Titzell)


As of the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, the group formerly known as the First Responders have changed their name to Sexual Misconduct Advocacy and Resource Team (S.M.A.R.T.) The name change comes as an effort to reduce confusion of the group with an emergency medical or first aid team. S.M.A.R.T. hopes that the name change […]

May 6, 20149:05 pm

Details on Upcoming Sexual Assault Forum


By Emma Kaufman, Contributing Writer TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault, trauma, violence In many ways, St. Mary’s College of Maryland is a paradise for students. The campus is small, but comforting. Many class discussions are intimate and enlightening. The student body is so familiar with each other that it’s nearly impossible to walk down the path […]

November 16, 20135:48 pm

An Inside Look into Clinton’s Presidency Through the Eyes of His Personal Secretary


On Monday, Nov. 4, St. Mary’s SGA Programs Board had the honor of hosting Betty Currie, former personal secretary to Bill Clinton. She grew very close to the entire Clinton family as she worked among them for years during Mr. Clinton’s presidency. She came to St. Mary’s to share her journey, including what is was […]

October 20, 20134:02 pm

We Are What We Eat: Exploring Food Week


From October 20th to 24th, during a time known as St. Mary’s Food Week, the campus community is invited to take a deeper look into where our food comes from and how it has been processed. This year marks the first time St. Mary’s has celebrated National Food Day, a campaign for “healthy, affordable, and sustainably-produced […]