The Highlander

Special for Ski, Snowboard Fans

Jeremy Way, Reporter

February 12, 2013

Wicked winter weather is causing students to think about the ski and snowboard club. "Ski club was formed last year, also, it is a very successful club," Student Activities Coordinator Patrick McKamy said. "We focus on the Smuggler’s Notch trip in December, and then we try to do a separate trip in the spring, but it’s...

Cultural Events Attendance Up

Jeremy Way, Reporter

February 12, 2013

Student attendance at Multicultural Education events is growing The office has already held a luau welcome back party to introduce students to everything MU/ME has to offer in an effort to promote student attendance and interest in multicultural events. “I think it’s been pretty great, I know in semesters past we’ve...

MCN87 to Premiere New Shows

Courtney Garloff, Reporter

February 12, 2013

Staff and students will say goodbye to the monthly 30-minute television show Cougar Cast, which has aired for four years on campus station MNC87 and welcome all-new and more diverse programming. Cougar Cast was started by communication majors and staff with the goal to start a TV show that would get students used to producing...

Students Sing In Spring

Alexandria Smith, Copy Editor

February 12, 2013

Students are gearing up to begin rehearsals for the MU Players’ spring production of Working: The Musical. "Working: The Musical",is based on the novel by Studs Terkel and adapted by Stephen Schwartz, known for his work with Wicked and Godspell. The revamped production is making its debut on Broadway – and on the stage of ...

Knights In Need

Brittany Lovette, Reporter

February 12, 2013

The Noxen tutoring program Starry Knights is in need of student volunteers to assist young students with homework and serve as mentors. Starry Knights works to help students in Noxen, a town roughly 10 miles away from campus. The program is open to students grades 3-6 and some are handpicked by their school principals to...

Road to Freedom

Alexandria Smith, Copy Editor

February 4, 2013

Staff, students and members of the community chronicled the lives of individuals who strove to fight for civil rights – nearly 100 years before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s emergence as a reformative leader – through a live music and video multimedia event held on Jan. 24 in the Lemmond Theater. “Road to Freedom”...

Curator Brings Rockwell to Life

Alexandria Smith, Copy Editor

February 4, 2013

The work of "America's Favorite Illustrator" is drawing crowds to the Friedman Art Gallery. Norman Rockwell devoted nearly four decades of his life to capturing the blossoming life of the twentieth century through everyday moments and comical scenarios featured on 321 Saturday Evening Post covers. Thomas C. Daly, the cura...

Beyond Harmony: Ready To Pitch-Slap

Brittany Lovette, Reporter

January 29, 2013

The all-female a cappella group Beyond Harmony has its largest number of members ever. The group began in fall 2008 under the direction of Alumni Abby Heintzelman.  It's now under the direction of senior English major Grace Riker. A cappella is a type of singing performed without instruments, which is growing in popularity...

New Support Available For Those Who Stutter

Alexandria Smith, Content Manager

January 29, 2013

Students and faculty aim to extend support to those affected by stuttering through a campus support group. Support is often hard to find for those affected by a stutter-based fluency disorder. Only one percent of people within the U.S. or approximately three million people stutter, according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing...

Victorian Poet Allows Student Literary, Artistic Outlet

Alexandria Smith, Copy Manager

December 3, 2012

Literature, art, photography, poetry are topics that staff and students combine to create Instress, the university's literary arts magazine. The idea of  instress has existed for hundreds of years, according to advisor Thomas Simko, and was developed from two theories  by Victorian poet Gerard Manley Hopkins on what defines...

Almost Home

Devaughn Patterson, Reporter

December 3, 2012

Interior renovations are underway at the newly purchased 111 Lake Street house, which is planned to house students beginning Fall 2013. Director of Residence Life, A.J. Nudo said the university purchased the house as an administrative decision to grow residence life. “It’s easier to convert and make some quick beds...

A Great Dinner – or Two

Brittany Lovette, Reporter

December 3, 2012

Christmas cheer will spread further this year because high student interest in the annual Presidents' Christmas Dinner forced organizers to provide separate celebrations for students according to class year. The annual Christmas dinner will be split into two days, a process which started last year. The additional festivities...

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