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‘Candide’ hopes to bring music outdoors

‘Candide’ hopes to bring music outdoors

Stephanie Jones, Staff Writer
May 9, 2013
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

While most of us probably want the weather to stay nice this weekend, seniors George Fergus ’13 and Katherine Lewiston ’13 are counting on sunny forecasts to fulfill a plan two years in the making. Fergus and Lewiston are co-directors of the 2013 spring lyric theater show “Candide,” which... Read More »

Take advantage of administrators’ availability

Take advantage of administrators’ availability

Stephanie Jones, Opinions Editor
May 7, 2013
Filed under Opinions

About 20 minutes into the April 30 episode of “Lunchtime Live,” I started feeling a little silly. It was not because of the goofy comments President David Anderson ’74 uttered in the most recent broadcast of his periodic, virtual, half-hour program, though I must share some comedic... Read More »

Global feminism

Global feminism

Stephanie Jones , Opinion's Editor
March 20, 2013
Filed under Opinions

In recent weeks, stories about feminism – whether that theme is an undercurrent or an explicit focus – have surfaced in the mainstream dialogue with increasing frequency. While even the most basic requests of the women’s rights movement continue to be met with befuddling vitriol, I am hopeful that... Read More »

Feminism comes into the mainstream

Stephanie Jones
March 20, 2013
Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

In recent weeks, stories about feminism – whether that theme is an undercurrent or an explicit focus – have surfaced in the mainstream dialogue with increasing frequency. While even the most basic requests of the women’s rights movement continue to be met with befuddling vitriol, I am hopeful that... Read More »

Playlists tailored to your finals mood swings

Playlists tailored to your finals mood swings

Stephanie Jones , Opinions Editor
December 1, 2012
Filed under Arts and Entertainment

In my seven semesters of college coursework, I have attempted to cure my dangerous blend of procrastination and perfectionism with a wide range of musical remedies. There’s no exact formula, but the right study music should energize you without stressing you out, relax you without sapping your work... Read More »

First debate humanizes Romney

Stephanie Jones , Opinions Editor
October 8, 2012
Filed under Opinions

Romney successfully used the debate on Wednesday, Oct. 3 to chip away at his image as a wealthy man ignorant of and indifferent to the struggles of the common citizen. Some of the first words out of Romney’s mouth made him seem surprisingly relatable and appealing – he made a genuinely funny,... Read More »

Romney builds worrisome record of foreign policy mishandlings

Stephanie Jones , Opinions Editor
September 23, 2012
Filed under Opinions

When an amateur movie with anti-Muslim messages provoked mobs to storm U.S. diplomatic outposts across the Middle East, presidential candidate Mitt Romney was quick to decry those at fault. But he split the blame 50/50: one sentence condemning the attackers, one sentence condemning President Barack Obama. “I’m... Read More »