The student-friendly poems of Cummings

February 12, 2013 Courtney Wirths 55

E.E. Cummings often finds himself on bookshelves in English classrooms alongside Emily Dickinson and F. Scott Fitzgerald. His unusual language and bizarre use of punctuation can send the untrained reader running. E.E. Cummings’s “Selected Poems,” edited by Richard S. Kennedy, is an invitation for these leisure readers to pursue Cummings’s work at a slower pace. […]

Wind ensemble creates symphonic melodies

December 6, 2012 Courtney Wirths 1

Excitement danced to the inviting song of dozens of instruments playing different tunes. The performers of the College’s wind ensemble fit in one last warm-up before the lights were lowered in the Mildred & Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall on Nov. 29. […]

Turn-around expected for European economy

December 6, 2012 Courtney Wirths 0

Arabica-coffee prices fell 35 percent in 2012, making it one of the year’s worst performing commodities. The decline is expected to continue because of large supplies of coffee anticipated this year and in 2013, according to Barron’s Magazine. […]

Wednesday recital showcases student talent

November 8, 2012 Courtney Wirths 0

Hands fell to laps, mouths quieted, bodies became still in their seats. Steven Thompson began to play the guitar resting against his knee. The silence of the audience only broke at the conclusion of Thompson’s performance for a thunderous applause to start off the afternoon’s recital series. […]

1 4 5 6