SMCM Reopens to a New “Normal”

By: Angelie Roche It has now been a year and a half since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and many college students have been itching to “get back to normal.” Others cannot even define what “normal” is, having spent their senior year of high school and/or freshman year of college entirely on Zoom. In light ofContinue reading “SMCM Reopens to a New “Normal””

September: This Month in SMCM Sports History

Maggie Warnick 9/28/1962– The St. Mary’s junior college Athletic Association began its 35th year as a club, according to The Point News. The club kicked off the academic year with its annual campus picnic on September 15, explaining the intramural sport schedule, tournaments–including a student-faculty volleyball tournament–and benefits to students.  9/14/1969–The St. Mary’s College CrossContinue reading “September: This Month in SMCM Sports History”

SMCHD Offering Booster Shot Pre-Registration

By: Angelie Roche The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) recently announced that it is offering pre-registration for COVID-19 booster shots when they become available to the general public. As of Sept. 9, immunocompromised persons and those over the age of 65 residing in assisted living communities may currently receive the shot. According to theContinue reading “SMCHD Offering Booster Shot Pre-Registration”

Poet Luisa A. Igloria Featured in VOICES Reading Series

By Charlotte Mayer The VOICES Reading Series held its first reading of the school year on Thursday, Sept. 9. It took place in Daugherty-Palmer Commons at 8:15 p.m. and featured the accomplished writer, professor, and poet Luisa A. Igloria. Igloria is the author of “Maps for Migrants and Ghosts,” “The Buddha Wonders if She isContinue reading “Poet Luisa A. Igloria Featured in VOICES Reading Series”

“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Debuts To Critical Acclaim, Breaks Box Office Record

By Annilee Hampton “Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” Marvel’s first film with an Asian lead, was finally released on Sept. 3 after many delays, receiving positive reviews and an incredible box office turnout.  Leading up to its release date, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” already had an uphillContinue reading ““Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” Debuts To Critical Acclaim, Breaks Box Office Record”

Student Artist Spotlight: Maggie Malia

By Eleanor Pratt  Senior Maggia Malia has been creating art for her entire life. From a young age she was teaching herself to draw and paint using tutorials from the internet. One of her earliest memories is going to Barnes & Noble with her grandparents and getting a Harry Potter sketchbook to learn from. FromContinue reading “Student Artist Spotlight: Maggie Malia”

Kanye West’s Album, Donda, is Released

By: Lily Riesett On July 23, 2021, rapper Kanye West held a rather out of the ordinary event in honor of his tenth studio album, “Donda.” Named after his late mother who died of plastic surgery complications in 2007, this album has stirred up commotion not just in pop culture news, but across all newsContinue reading “Kanye West’s Album, Donda, is Released”