By Molly Joyce With the proliferation of nostalgia-infused subgenres within pop culture, one might think that Fort-Worth, TX native Leon Bridges might just be the resurrection of Soul Music on today's mainstream stage. As a dishwasher/busboy turned singer/songwriter, Bridges has most recently been recognized on billboard.com for his 2015 Grammy nominated debut album“Coming Home”, which … Continue reading Rhythm Reincarnate: Is Leon Bridges the New Sam Cooke?
By Molly Joyce “An evening of music, comedy, tears, pain, and blue ribbon-winning Thai peppers” is just how the University Singers brought a new “spice” to Minsky Hall on the evening of Oct. 19 as they showcased their first “Voices on Fire” fundraising event. The event, which programmed ten performances in addition to the … Continue reading University Singers Spice Up the Night at Minsky Hall
By Molly Joyce The sound of friendly chatter spilled out from the North Pod of the Memorial Union at 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 as the International Student Association (ISA) prepared for the first of its weekly coffee hours. Newcomers, as well as veterans, intermingled as the event began. Tables in the North … Continue reading Coffee hour allows students to travel the world
By Molly Joyce Nastia Tsultsumova’s vibrant energy and willingness to learn and engage in conversation is one of the first clues that marks her as a well-traveled woman. New to the University of Maine, the 2015 graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morristown, N.J., will begin her first year at UMaine pursuing … Continue reading Russian student arrives at UMaine after leaving her mark in Beijing
By Molly Joyce Strolling through artist Gary Greenberg’s “THINGS RE: Stuff” exhibit at the Lord Hall Gallery, one might be taken off-guard by the highly eclectic and somewhat unconventional collection of ceramic pieces on display. When first entering the exhibit, visitors will be greeted by a skull and crossbones atop an 8-ball that is … Continue reading Gary Greenberg brings politically-charged humor to Lord Hall Gallery
By Molly Joyce A white hearse alone in an empty field is what viewers gazed at from the audience of Will Rogan’s presentation for the the Innovative Media Research and Commercialization Center’s (IMRC) weekly “Visiting Artist Series.” What appeared to be a still image at first, the hearse slowly began to explode before viewers’ … Continue reading IMRC showcases the thematic photography of artist Will Rogan
By Molly Joyce “One relationship, infinite possibilities” is the tagline for Nick Payne’s “Constellations,” which was featured Nov. 15-20 at the Emera Center at the University of Maine. The two-man performance, featuring actors Amelia Courtney and John Logan, depicts the progression of the relationship between a man and a woman. The elemental dramatic concept … Continue reading “Constellations”comes to the Emera Astronomy Center
By Molly Joyce “We want to show people that there is so much more to the Emera Astronomy Center than just astronomy” Shawn Laatsch, the center’s director, said. This semester, the Emera Astronomy Center will be offering a variety of programs to utilize their new and innovative space. The center, which was built in … Continue reading Emera Astronomy Center has lengthy schedule of events for spring
The Crippling American Higher Education System As Seen By an American Student Abroad By Molly Joyce I am very lucky to have had the opportunity to move to Germany for my eighth semester of college to study abroad. While I was bombarded with fifty shades of culture shock this having been my first time in … Continue reading American Debt Sentence
It was a dark and stormy night. As I dragged my 50 lb suitcase through the bustling streets of South Dublin, all I wanted was to be half-drunk and hangrily cry my way to a giant plate of greasy fish and chips without being judged by all of the strangers that were carelessly pushing past … Continue reading Hostel Horrors 2: Ohio, Cheap Vodka, and Credit Cards– Oh my!