Since the dissolution of Kohler’s, the former on-campus delivery service, late night food options have been scarce for students save for the assorted treats in the vending machines or the occasional pizza night runs by student clubs or organizations. The possibility of a newer and more stable late night food option has been a hot topic among students since the end of Kohler’s. This year, students finally got what they wanted in the form of The Pub, which opened earlier this spring.
It’s disgusting to me how people refuse to take advantage of the resources handed to them to better ensure that their voices are heard. In the past, I have said some things in The Point News that people have disagreed with and I am sure that this article will be no exception. After all, there will always be conflicting views on a topic and this is something that any writer submitting an opinion article should acknowledge going in. However, this is very serious, it means a lot to me, and therefore, allow me to be blunt.
On Wednesday, April 6, the “Take Back the Night” event of Sexual Assault Awareness Month commenced on the Townhouse Greens lawn. Take Back the Night, a multi-national event that aims to empower rape victims and women in general, was once again held at St. Mary’s College and co-sponsored by Programs Board, Walden Sierra, and the College’s First Responder Network. The event aims to reduce the social stigma associated with rape and produce awareness to help change the status quo.
Earlier in the semester, the campus community was stricken with shock at the loss of a student whom everyone knew for brightening up their day on the path, in the classroom, and during her shift at The Daily Grind. Sophomore Sarah “Sadie” Pyles’ passing has truly had an impact on students and faculty as she was remarkable individual in every sense of the word.
The first day of World Carnival 2011 kicked off with a menagerie of musical acts performed under the Main Stage tent. The festival, which has been a major event at St. Mary’s College for 18 years, had a Friday night line-up just as appealing as the Saturday show, and showcased musical acts at a smaller scale than those to appear on Saturday night. In years past, there have both been Battle of the Band runner-ups and a Best of Coffeehouse set that highlights musicians which were met with praise during the school year.
World Carnival, a long standing annual tradition at the College, serves as a reminder that the community is part of a larger picture both regionally and internationally. The event, which often serves as a symbol to the student body of another school year coming to a close, has always been a large focal point for the Programs Board since its inception. This year, however, the Programs Board is touting the event as one of the most extravagant and diverse school functions yet.
This year’s Battle of the Bands, which boasted musicians of all genres, may very well have been one of the biggest achievements of the school year.
In the March 1 issue of The Point News, an article was submitted by Eden Carswell entitled “Chick-fil-A: ‘I Wants My Sammitch.’” This article has sparked more discussion over what has already been an extremely hot topic among the campus community.
Animation has long been a staple of cinema around the world. Like most genres, however, animation has bred an independent circle, in addition to the more popular, mainstream works one would see coming from Walt Disney Studios or Warner Brothers.