Some presidents led their country to victory during war. Some presidents inspire reforms to better the lives of millions. Some presidents even take a stand against big business to prevent economic corruption. But, only one president has famously choked on a pretzel while watching a football game. . . .
Senior art major Jesse Krimes has always had in interest in using art to show the restrictions placed on humans by the power structures within our society and within institutions. In his latest project, he uses fish. . . .
On Saturday, the 27 contestants from the Millersville Community of students and alumni took part in the second year of Ville Idol. The event was a competition judged on vocal abilities and performance on stage, with the contestants competing for a $1,000 first prize and a $250 second prize in each category. The theme for round one was 60’s and 70’s songs. The songs were a variety ranging from The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Beatles, Ray Charles to Kenny Rogers. Hosting this event was Lori Burkholder. . . .
Anne Enright’s The Gathering is about family, guilt, alcoholism, love and death. Enright follows the troubles of a large Irish family, specifically 39 year-old Victoria, as they deal with the death of their brother, Liam. Victoria tries to uncover the reasons behind her brother’s suicide, and in the process has to deal with hard truths about her family and childhood. . . .
Since fall break, Hollywood has released more than ten different films. Most of these films will probably entertain the intended audience, but I encourage growth and diversity as intellectual film viewers. Why pay nine bucks to sit through mindless dribble like Beverly Hills Chihuahua, when there is such an incredible variety! . . .
On Sunday, October 12, 2008, the Millersville University Music Department held their faculty recital called “Paris and the Prairie.” The crowded Lyte Auditorium was filled with audience members showing their support for Dr. Debra Lessen as well as other faculty members of Millersville University. . . .