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School of Music receives $1 million bequest to be used in music scholarships

Posted on April 22, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture, Features, Music

In a press release posted by the Office of Public Affairs on April 12, USM announced that the School of Music would be the beneficiary of a $1 million bequest from the estate of Anne Randolph Henry. But many music students are still stuck worried about the future of the music program. In the wake […]

Local Top 5: Places for one and two on campus

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Andrew Henry, and Sam Hill in Arts & Culture

1.) Abromson Center Do yourself a favor – drink a lot of water during the school day and visit the Abromson bathrooms on your way to the parking garage. We swear a top-notch custodian must clean these every ten minutes, because they’re always so clean. It might also be because students don’t often have class […]

Local Album Review: Burrow by Max Garcia Conover

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Sam Hill in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Guys with guitars are a dime a dozen. Who cares how good their “Wonderwall” covers are, you just don’t want to deal with them, right? Well, let’s just say if Maine-based songwriter Max Garcia Conover showed up at a party offering to play songs off of his full-length debut album Burrow, you wouldn’t tell him […]

National Album Review: Tell Where I Lie by Fossil Collective

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Sam Hill in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Fossil Collective’s debut album Tell Where I Lie is a great listen, but it’s not anything you haven’t heard before. The duo Jonny Hooker and David Fendick have been toeing the line of commercial success with this band for years now, gaining internet buzz and collecting a slew of followers on essentially every social media […]

Senior art students celebrate, open end of the year gallery

Posted on April 16, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture, Features

The Gorham Art Gallery was packed on Friday night as graduating studio art majors gathered for the art program’s annual BFA exhibition in a both a celebration and a culmination of their undergraduate careers The exhibition is part of a senior seminar class taught by Distinguished Professor of Art Rose Marasco, and represents the culminating […]

National Album Review: Wolf by Tyler, the Creator

Posted on April 08, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture, Music

Tyler, the Creator has outdone himself with Wolf, which sounds like his most engrossing work yet. The eccentric, foul-mouthed Odd Future ringleader is still rapping without a filter, but he seems to be more focused in his third release (as focused as he can be, at least). A collection of misanthropic confessions and, of course, […]

Music education faculty halved due to university budget cuts

Posted on April 08, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture, Features, Music

Music students stood outside Corthell Hall on Wednesday evening to attract the attention of those in Corthell and other students passing by on the Gorham campus. They sang songs, chanted and waved hand-made signs for nearly two hours and then held a candlelight vigil.

Budget cuts at the university have affected all departments, but the School of Music may have taken a heavier blow. At the end of the semester, lecturer of music education Steve Bizub’s position will be cut, leaving the program to one professor. On Wednesday night the entrance to Corthell Hall was flooded with boisterous USM […]

Student playwright Sarah Kennedy thrilled for debut

Posted on April 02, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture, Features, Theatre

For their spring performance, Student Performing Artists will be producing their first full-length student-written work in the group’s 16-year history, written by their very own sophomore theatre major Sarah Kennedy. SPA has been producing prominent plays at USM since 1977. From Shakespeare to Edward Albee, with Sam Shepard, David Ives and Christopher Durrang in between, […]

National Album Review: Cardboard Castles by Watsky

Posted on April 02, 2013 by Sam Hill in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

Cardboard Castles is a gem. Rapper George Watsky masterfully blends the wisdom from his spoken word poetry with a collection of colorful instrumentals, balancing his roles as poet and rapper and adding a unique brand of comedy to each track. The self-proclaimed “pale kid that raps fast” has often been pegged as more of a […]

The Poets and the Assassin: An untold story

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Sam Hill in Arts & Culture, Features

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we often highlight contributions made to the U.S. by renowned women in our society. We talk about about our writers, our scientists, our politicians and our activists who have made great strides for women everywhere. Here at USM, Coordinator for the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs Reza Jalali is […]