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Author: Miranda McLain

Editor-in-Chief at The Point News. Class of 2017. Political Science and English double major; Educational Studies minor.

Demonstrators Charged After Killing Sheep, Stripping Naked, and Chaining Themselves to Auschwitz Main Gate

At the end of March, eleven people gathered outside the gates of Auschwitz in southern Poland to slaughter sheep, strip naked, and chain themselves to the gates at the entrance of the former Nazi-Germany concentration camp. Investigators claim that the group are pacifists who were attempting to send an antiwar Read More

Long-lost Medieval Jewish Cemetery Clues Uncovered in Rome

Evidence of persecution in Rome’s “Field of Jews” has been uncovered recently in a long-long Jewish cemetery. This cemetery dates back more than 500 years ago and was loosely referred to in Latin as “Campus Iudeorum,” or “Field of Jews.” This site has been recorded in literary sources for decades; Read More

Your Annual Horriblescopes

Aries (March 21-April 19): It’s birthday time for Aries. Don’t forget about the highly-anticipated (dreaded?) pond tradition here at SMCM. Despite the crazy Maryland weather, you’ll have a decently well-rounded month. Recommended news source: Scott Zimmerman’s Facebook page. Taurus (April 20-May 20): Senioritis is probably hitting you right about now, Read More

Student Artist Spotlight: Ben Derlan

Senior Ben Derlan is currently one of many students working on his St. Mary’s Project (SMP) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM). As the midpoint of the semester approaches, SMP students are working on editing and refining their projects. Working closely with this semester’s art SMP advisor Carrie Patterson, Read More

Out of the Darkness: Protests in South Korea

Nov. 26 was the fifth consecutive Saturday protestors have joined the streets of South Korea’s capital, Seoul, to demonstrate in opposition to the president. Crowds have been calling for President Park Geun-hye to resign after she allegedly assisted close family friends in committing extortion. Images of President Park’s face have Read More