Art & Style

Veterans Day Display

Fallen soldier’s boots display on Campus Mall By: Emily Nowak Many Bridgewater students and community members took notice when a man in a camouflage jacket started to set up boots on the Campus Mall last Monday. Students who took a closer look at these boots found that each had a tag which displayed a name, [...]


The Top Social Media savvy schools

  Top 100 lists of US schools that best implement social media to connect with students By Kelsey Velandria   Society today has become almost completely absorbed in social media. Older generations may find this new phenomenon to be a waste of time and or detrimental to society, while younger generations believe social medias to [...]


Bridgewater College Film Festival

Bridgewater College to put on French film festival By: Emily Nowak November 13, 2013   The Bridgewater College convocation group and the foreign language department are teaming up to bring cultural diversity to the convocation line-up. The two groups plan to put on a French Film Festival from November 14th through the 23rd in Cole [...]


The Muddy Waters of Internships: Legal Actions within Internships

The Muddy Waters of Internships: Legal Actions within Internships

By: Morgan Elkins The Muddy Waters of Internships: Legal Actions within Internships An internship is every college student’s dream. They allow us a taste of the real world while still being protected and nurtured by supervisors in order to create a prominent learning exercise in one’s college career. However, the issue of paid and non-paid [...]


Symphonic Band Concert

Symphonic Concert Janelle Alexander The Symphonic Band will be holding a performance on November 17, at 3 p.m., in Cole Hall. This event is open to the public. This concert is in remembrance of composer Elliot Del Borgo, and is expected to last two hours. To honor composer Elliot Del Borgo, the Symphonic Band will [...]


A Recipe of Music: Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem”

A Recipe of Music: Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem”

By: Morgan Elkins Music is an expression that can reach into depths that words cannot at times. The Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem” concert being held in the Carter Center on November 10th will attempt to grasp its audience with its serene tones. Dr. McCarty, the assistant professor of music, is director for this staggering event. The [...]


Chocolate Pretzel Pizza

Chocolate Pretzel Pizza

By: Emily Nowak Photograph courtesy of http://www.sweetsecretschocolate.com The Chocolate Pretzel Pizza Everyone has heard of chocolate covered pretzels, and many chocolate eaters are fans of this sweet and salty combination, but have you heard of a chocolate pretzel pizza? This new sweet treat combines pretzels and chocolate in a round pizza shape. The chocolate pretzel [...]


Oasis Arts and Craft Preview

Oasis Arts and Craft Preview

Oasis Arts and Craft Preview Janelle Alexander Beautifully handcrafted material can be seen at Oasis Fine Art and Craft Center. A variety of designs are displayed all around the exhibit. The Oasis Fine Art and Craft is having a fundraiser entitled, “Art Bowls and Soup”. The artists at Oasis Fine Art and Craft are participating [...]


Sitar Covocation

Sitar Covocation

    Sitar Convocation Review Janelle Alexander & Kelsey Velandria Historically music dates back towards the beginning of time and occasionally an artist chooses a form of music that has been around for centuries. Ustad Shafaat Khan is a well renowned player of the sitar and tabla. His recent performance at Bridgewater College served as [...]


Fall Choir Concert

Fall Choir Concert -Kelsey Velandria   Being part of a group is almost always more enjoyable than being alone, especially when it comes to performances. Performing as a group gets rid of all the pressures that come with being on stage alone. The best part of performing as a group is the feeling of unity. [...]


Multicultural Conferences

Multicultural Conferences Melina Norman 10/28/13   The Multicultural Center on campus sponsors several conferences each year for students to take advantage of and expand their horizons. The conferences are free for students to attend and are a wonderful opportunity for social networking and getting ideas for future business goals. One of the conferences that has [...]


Stepping Back from the Complexity of Life

By: Morgan Elkins From working with Mother Teresa, wandering the problematic streets in Rwanda and the West Bank, and guiding peace missions among gunfire in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bridgewater College’s Fall Spiritual Focus Leader Shane Claiborne has challenged himself both physically and spiritually, spreading the word of God and peace around the globe. The internationally [...]


James Deutsch- Smithsonian Curator

James Deutsch- Smithsonian Curator

By: Emily Nowak October 30, 2013 James Deutsch, Smithsonian curator of programs for the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, has a lengthy resume. His education started at Williams College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in American Civilization. After having several jobs straight out of college, including working as a newspaper reporter and [...]


A Final Bow

A Final Bow

By: Morgan Elkins Steam rises from behind a mysterious inaccessible door while a clique of academics gather. As the group begins an undecipherable chant, the once locked door begins to open, releasing a blinding light flowing from an abyss. This is just one scene from “A Dream Play” that was performed at Cole Hall in [...]


Finding What’s Hidden

By: Morgan Elkins Rising above the ashes is one way people may refer to Michael Oher’s remarkable story. From a broken home filled with addiction and illegal activity, Michael Oher was able to rise above his parents’ example all the way to NFL stardom. The Making It Happen foundation is a foundation that spreads awareness [...]


Dystopian Authors Come to Harrisonburg

By: Emily Nowak From the assigned novels we read in high school classrooms, like George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, to the books we currently read for pure enjoyment, like Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series and Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series, dystopian literature is a growing genre in the world of novels. [...]


Terror Tour Preview

Terror Tour Preview

The Sideshow Circus performers have escaped and are roaming around the halls of Bowman. Bloody and disfigured performers hide in various places waiting for the right opportunity to scare all who walk through Bowman’s doors during Terror Tour on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. Every other year, the Eagle Productions staff members work [...]


First Friday in Harrisonburg

First Friday in Harrisonburg

Every first Friday of the month the Valley of the Arts Council of Harrisonburg hosts what is known as “First Friday” from 5pm-8pm; this is where certain businesses display art and other spectacular pieces that attract the crowd. The main reason for hosting First Friday, as stated by Valerie Smith, the owner of Larkin Arts, [...]


Fall Break or Fall Catch-Up?

Fall Break or Fall Catch-Up?

By: Morgan Elkins The term “break” in the context of school is usually a word that brings joy and eagerness for students as well as faculty. However, Bridgewater’s fall break, which comes just a week ahead of Homecoming, might not be such a “break” as it has been in years past. With the government shut [...]


James McBride Convo

By Mia Eichenberger This past Wednesday, James McBride visited Bridgewater College on his “The Good Lord Bird Tour.” The convocation told a story through McBride’s The Good Lord Bird and Gospel music. It starts off with a journey of a slave boy who lives in a town on the border of Missouri and Kansas in [...]


Through the Never

Through the Never

By: Rachel Meeks Metallica, a band that took the world of metal music by storm, being one of the “Big Four” bands that began the subgenre of thrash metal, and was even inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, has released an R-rated film called “Metallica: Through the Never.” The date of the release was September [...]


Campus Entrepreneurs: Village Manis

Campus Entrepreneurs: Village Manis

By: Emily Nowak Jackie Tremblay, a senior business and math major here at Bridgewater College, has a talent that not most of us can say we have. Jackie has a knack for nail art, and she has used her talent to create her “mini-business” called Village Manis, which is conveniently located in Stone Village. Ms. [...]


God of Carnage

God of Carnage

By:Mia Eichenberger In the words of the director, James Custer, “it is a visceral experience.” God of Carnage, done by the Pinion Players, ran last week from Thursday the 26th to Sunday the 29th. Originally written by Yasmina Reza in French, this play was a translated to English and performed on Broadway in 2009. The [...]


Jim Harris: Local Inspiration

Jim Harris: Local Inspiration

Emily Nowak   Jim Harris of Staunton will be October’s featured artist at Oasis Gallery, located at 103 S. Main Street. Mr. Harris will have his artwork on display while he gives a demo on Friday, Oct. 4th at 6:00 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. The artwork on display will feature beautiful local scenery and landmarks, [...]