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Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Pen to Paper: In Defense of Two Girls Walking

Defend the prayer all you’d like, but my knees never met the ground with very much grace. So it is no wonder that upon seeing two girls walking, a sapling tree sprouts from inside my lungs. It feels not like the oak transpiring from the autumnal ground, or even like the pine whose needles tumble down to press briefly against […]

by Mattie Wyndham· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
The facade of Frontier is minimal but warm and inviting once guests step inside

The arts converge at Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery

Just under an hour away, Brunswick offers an alternative to the regular downtown Waterville restaurant scene. Frontier Café, Cinema & Gallery is one of many shops and restaurants located in the heart of Brunswick, home to NESCAC rival Bowdoin College. The eclectic menu and inviting atmosphere coupled with a gallery wall to display local Maine artists, and a screening room […]

Quinn XCII seemed unphased by the large and boisterous crowd jumping around on Saturday night and often lowered his own music to include concert-goers  voices in one big jovial singalong.

Quinn XCII takes Page Commons by storm

After the chaos and disappointment that ensued at last year’s fall concert, the anticipation for an all around better experience this year was at an all-time high. As Saturday grew closer, students wondered if the Quinn XCII concert would mirror the disorganization, and instability of last year’s Kesha concert. “It was a complete 180,” Clay Rowland ’18 commented, “everything from […]

by Charlotte Marratta· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

Pen to Paper: Found guilty, on account of being a Female

She only speaks in subtle tones as not to disturb the rest– her voice goes unaccounted for, dear sister, speak when spoken to– that is, in docile address. The courtroom is a place of men and intelligent ones at that but please, if you may let her interject I assure you, her insight is much deeper than her sex. Her […]

by Jackie Brokaw· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Bird Watching features a sketch your own bird activity, allowing museum-goers to add their own artistic talent to the exhibit.

Bye-Bye Birdie: Taxidermy Talk at the Museum

“If you want to learn about dead birds, you’re in the right place,” said artist, field biologist, and taxidermist, Jordan Chalfont. On Thursday, November 2nd in the Mirken Education Center, Chalfont alongside Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies, Justin McCann, led “Franken-Bird: A Taxidermy Talk and Demonstration,” which combined both a discussion of the Bird Watching: Audobon and Ornithology in Early […]

Hoppy-ness found at Bigelow Brewery

Hoppy-ness found at Bigelow Brewery

Tucked away on a scenic road 20 minutes from Mayflower Hill is an oasis of comfort and culture. Walking down the cobblestone path towards the entrance to the Bigelow Brewing Company, one is hard pressed not to notice the all of the stylistic details surrounding what appears to be a classic Maine barn. A statue of stacked kegs on one […]

Beer Review: Love for the G string

Beer Review: Love for the G string

Recently, one of my roommates and I decided that every week we want to try a new Maine brewed beer. Last week, when I was buying groceries at Hannafords, I was drawn to a beer by Funky Bow beer company, located in Lyman, Maine. The beer, cleverly named G-String, has a colorful can with a picture of a banjo on […]

by Gretchen O'Brien· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
An artful Halloween: costume party at the Colby Museum

An artful Halloween: costume party at the Colby Museum

“What’s this?” A young boy dressed as a superhero asked his mother, pointing to the frames of a Leah Modigliani exhibit. His mother explained the piece of work over the music and chatter that filled the Colby College Museum of Art. On Thursday, Oct. 26, art not only hung on  the walls but walked around the lobby, explored the galleries, […]

Pen to Paper: walk to party

Pen to Paper: walk to party

Francie was wet, drunk, and very aware of the chaffing of her thighs against her snow soaked boyfriend jeans. All she could think about was how if John were to take her pants off tonight that her legs would be frozen, her razor bumps on her bikini line would appall him, and now this chaffing would disgust him as well. […]

by Merrill Read· · 0 comments · Arts & Entertainment
Socrates Sculpture Park is home to many weather-friendly art pieces such
as Tanda Francis’ Take Me With You (2017) as part of their annual exhibition

Just what can you do with an art major?

Each fall, studio art and art history majors have the opportunity to take a networking trip to a city of the faculty’s choice, generously endowed by Alan Mirken ’51. This year’s trip was to New York City and took place over fall break. The nine students were accompanied by three faculty members, Ankeney Weitz of the art history department, Bradley […]