Spring Music Festival

By: Alex Spindler ~Staff Writer~ As classes and projects come to a close for the spring semester, the Department of Music and Theatre is gearing up with a series of concerts and events as part of its Spring Music Festival. Having started on April 26, the Spring Music Festival features a number of departmental ensembles ranging from choral to instrumental that showcase the breadth of student work and talent. Additionally, there are other performing arts clubs and organizations that either have or will take part in the activities for the week. In terms of choral ensembles, the men’s chorus, women’s … Continue reading Spring Music Festival

The power of enough

There comes a point toward the end of every semester when all college students say, “I’ve had enough.” We become so exhausted by the general malaise of tests, homework and stress that only late-night fast food runs and hysterical sobbing can cure these woes. It is almost as if an intangible barrier of “enough” automatically pops up and informs us that the stress is taking its greatest toll. While we may not realize it, this breaking point can be very positive, letting us know that we have done all that we can to accomplish the task at hand. The problem … Continue reading The power of enough

Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ appointment stirs controversy

By: Alex Spindler ~Arts & Entertainment Editor~ Almost two months following Jon Stewart’s announcement that he would depart from his longrunning, critically-acclaimed “The Daily Show,” producers stated that correspondent Trevor Noah will take over as host either in late 2015 or early 2016. However, a slew of critics have pointed to the South African comedian’s Twitter account as reason not to promote him to Stewart’s host spot. The resultant struggle ignited a firestorm of controversy. Noah had previously tweeted what some alleged to be offensive comments about women and Jewish people. Over the years, Noah has garnered a reputation for … Continue reading Trevor Noah’s ‘Daily Show’ appointment stirs controversy