Archive for March, 2012

Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Story written by Rachael Keshishian Photo by Lane Routzahn    This semester, the Cultural Studies minor has been hosting a free cinema series at the Cultural Center for Engagement. This on-campus activity is a way that students are getting involved, learning about societal problems and debating issues that are important both in the local and [...]


Cannot Sleep

By Will Canter It’s 2:25am. Correction, it is now 2:26am. At this moment I should be sleeping, but I’m not. I should be dreaming, but I’m not. Instead I am writing. It’s 2:27am. A whole 2 minutes have passed. I should have been asleep by now, but I’m not. Life has a funny way of [...]


Private Choices

Private Choices

By Cassandra Brown Cassandra, I’d be happy to meet with you, on the condition you not ask why I decided to leave. It’s a personal and private matter, and that’s how I prefer to keep it. I’d be pleased to discuss anything else. George This was the e-mail I received from Bridgewater College President George Cornelius [...]


Being “Consumed”

by Morgan Poston 4.75:1 might seem like a random number to most students on campus, but to art major Rebecca Downs, this ratio symbolizes months worth of research and work on her senior exhibit. If one looks closely at the sculpture, they can expect to see metal structures of these numbers with trash filling the [...]


El presidente anuncia su resignación

     Por Erin Pampe      Traducido por Marisol Escobar “No fue decisión de la Junta - fue la decisión del mismo George,” Nathan Miller, Presidente de la Junta de Sindical, dijo, “George se acercó y pidió a la Junta no renovar su contrato. Básicamente, había hecho otros planes. ” El 6 de marzo, el presidente de Bridgewater College George Cornelius, anunció que iba a ser la terminación de su contrato como presidente al final del año académico [...]


President announces resignation

President announces resignation

By Erin Pampe    “It wasn’t the Board’s decision– it was George’s decision,” Nathan Miller, Chair of the Board of Trustees, said. “George came to the board and asked the board to not renew his contract. Basically, he had made other plans.”    On March 6th, Bridgewater College President George Cornelius announced that he would [...]


Irish Mug Cake

Irish Mug Cake

By Katheryne Rivera Ingredients             1 Betty Crocker cake mix             1 Container Buttercream frosting (room temperature)             Non Stick spray Here is a recipe that really takes no time at all, but looks like you spent a decent amount of time slaving away in the kitchen.  We’ve all made cupcakes in a tin before, [...]


2012 Basketball intramural championships

2012 Basketball intramural championships

By Dustyn Miller “A” League Championship The number four seed “Just the tip see how it feels” made a surprising run through the A-league tournament by trouncing defending champion #2 seed “Snap Back Crew” in the A-league championship game 70-53.  There was a lot of buzz in the building for this game as the bleachers [...]


In memory of Doc Jopson

The Bridgewater community was deeply saddened by the loss of Dr. Harry G.M. “Doc” Jopson, last Friday, March 9. Doc Jopson came to Bridgewater in 1936 as a biology professor, re-built the college’s track program, and founded the cross country program. He was 100 years old when he passed and was a great contributor to [...]


The Bridgewater Scavenger Hunt

The Bridgewater Scavenger Hunt will be continued over the remaining 6 issues. Each week there will be a picture of a mystery object or building around campus accompanied by an historical hint. The objective for the participants is to identify the object and location of the object and email it to sdr002@eagles.bridgewater.edu. The first person [...]


Congratulations to A Dream Play

By Nicholas Davies And now for something completely different: the Kennedy Centre has bestowed three awards upon the Bridgewater College production of “A Dream Play”, which traveled to the Kennedy Centre American College Theatre Festival two months ago. Awards were given to Holly Labbe for Distinguished Costume Design and to Jessica Snellings for Distinguished Sound [...]


Prof. Hough exhibits ceramics in Charlottesville

Prof. Hough exhibits ceramics in Charlottesville

Michael Hough, associate professor of art, celebrates the opening of his solo show of ceramic work, “Play, in Clay, Once a Day: Clay Sculpture and Vessels,” in the gallery at City Clay on March 2. The show runs from March 1 – 31. The gallery is located at 301 West Main Street in Charlottesville, VA. [...]


It’s a mediocre night for Oscar

By Nicholas Davies    “So tonight, enjoy yourselves because nothing can take the sting out of the world’s economic problems like watching millionaires present each other with golden statues.” -Billy Crystal      Sometimes I don’t know why I subject myself to watching the Oscars every year; no matter how long I try to convince myself [...]


Transforming Relationships

Transforming Relationships

By Nicholas Davies    Silence (n): a natural occurrence where nothing can be heard or does not exist. The opposite of what one might find in a Michael Bay film.    To say Annie Baker’s “Circle Mirror Transformation” revels in its pauses and endless moments of quiet is an understatement. Yet, the most obvious aspect [...]


Beware of broken speech

By Corely Tweedy    Welcome back students, faculty and staff. I hope everyone is well rested and rejuvenated for these next few weeks. Before I begin, I must offer my disclaimer: this week’s topic is more lecture than instruction, but I feel this topic warrants discussion.    Anyone who has ever taken an Introduction to [...]


What Luck Has in Store

By Katie Matherlee There was an old woman Who lived in a village. She watched her son go off to war. Because of his absence, And through enemy’s pillage, She was left lonely and poor.   Tweet


Overheard on Campus

Professor: Don’t let the library win Professor: Have I inspired the troops? Student: Always Professor: Huzzah! Girl 1: Where are your pants? Girl 2: I don’t have any Professor: Robots are coming for us Guy: I’m going to make someone happy one day just not you Guy: I’m sure most of the girls in this [...]


Sunbeams through the fog

Sunbeams through the fog

By Bernardo Motta “At first, when any of them is liberated and compelled suddenly to stand up and turn his neck round and walk and look towards the light, he will suffer sharp pains; the glare will distress him, and he will be unable to see the realities of which in his former state he [...]


Recycling inconsistencies

Recycling inconsistencies

By Emily Leith    Whether on a campus level or nationally, issues dealing with sustainability and reducing waste are hot topics. One of the things that is talked about most readily is recycling. The Bridgewater campus has been trying to do its part in reducing waste and recycling more as well. One of the most [...]


“In God We Trust?”

By Chaplain Robbie Miller    As I was driving through Harrisonburg one day, I noticed a sign along the road that boldly declared In God We Trust.  By itself, that declaration of trust is not particularly remarkable since it appears on every coin and the one dollar bill I usually have in my wallet.     [...]


Spring Break is all about hammer time for Habitat volunteers

Spring Break is all about hammer time for Habitat volunteers

By JJ Krehbiel Spring break, according to most depictions of college culture, is all about poorly planned road trips, drunken escapades on the beach, and the ever notorious girls gone wild. Although the reality of spring break is rarely as eventful as these depictions make it out to be, it is supposed to be a [...]


Being “Consumed”

Being "Consumed"

By Morgan Poston    4.75:1 might seem like a random number to most students on campus, but to art major Rebecca Downs, this ratio symbolizes months worth of research and work on her senior exhibit. If one looks closely at the sculpture, they can expect to see metal structures of these numbers with trash filling [...]


Reforming General Education

By Carina Botterbusch    At Bridgewater, students must take a total of twenty-one courses (sixty credits, plus two to six additional credits of lab work) to fulfill their general education requirements, in addition to their major field of study, which consists of thirty to forty-eight credits. Adding a minor does not leave much room for [...]


Sleek, slimy, creepy crawlies

Sleek, slimy, creepy crawlies

By Danielle Norris During spring break, I visited Virginia Beach.  I had never been to the city.  I was most excited about visiting the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.  I love aquariums.  I find fish really calming and I was looking forward seeing new sea creatures.  My boyfriend Drew and I left our hotel [...]