“Home Away From Home,” a student art showcase

Ryan Derham
Co-Global Editor

The latest student art show, compiled by Sara Nuttle ‘14 and Ariella Rodban ‘14,

Sara Nuttle ‘14 and Ariella Rodban ‘14 at their show opening in Meyerhoff Art Gallery (Photo courtesy of Ariella Rodban)

Sara Nuttle ‘14 and Ariella Rodban ‘14 at their show opening in Meyerhoff Art Gallery (Photo courtesy of Ariella Rodban)

titled “Home Away From Home,” depicts their collaborative works representing their time abroad. At Goucher, many students go abroad and return with many memories and stories, but few have outlets to express those moments. Nuttle and Rodban both felt strongly about their time abroad and were happy to create a show solely on the places that they now call their second homes.
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Letters from Berlin: Stammtisch

Ruby Tucker
Staff Writer

It is 12:15 p.m. on this beautiful Friday morning and remains from last nights damage surround me. I’m sure that most of us have been there, where the ruins of the night before stare you right in the face the moment you wake up. The empty wine bottle, 197 matches on my tinder (yes world I have one, which is another article for another time), and of course the inevitable dirty dishes all around me. Not having class on Friday is a blessing and a curse. Here I have a lovely lengthy addition to my weekend, yet it is also an excuse to waste a perfectly beautiful day. Whenever Thursday rolls around it is a tradition at my school to go to an event called “Stammtisch” where everyone meets at a designated bar to get drinks and practice their German. However, inevitably not much Deutsch discussion goes down. This weekly event has become a staple in my Berliner life routine. It is really the only community time I have with my peers and it is just pure fun. I find it interesting that this is a time in some of our lives where it is somewhat acceptable to “waste time.” Now, this is not an article supporting hangovers, drinking, or the act of slacking off, but I think it is nice to simply acknowledge that college is a time in our lives, or at least in mine, where I am okay with the fact that I spend my Fridays alarm-less and utterly plan-less. I think I owe it to myself, and this time, to loosen up and not worry about “wasting time,” especially if that time is fun. I have my Fridays free to do whatever I want, and I know one day those will be a rare gift. So today, on this Friday, I have decided that sometimes waking up to “damage” isn’t all that bad. In fact, it is a nice reminder that sometimes a little craziness in life makes life worth living. It reminds me that I am young, and I have a lot more time in the future to be responsible. Besides, it is always a fun surprise when you wake up remembering the conversation last night about planning a date the next day.

Until next time, 

Ruby.

Goucher students perform the Vagina Monologues

Sarah Callendar
Staff Wrtier

As the pews of the chapel filled with people, one would notice that the audience

Cast of the Vagina Monologues performing on stage in the Haebler Chapel (Photo: Nora Morgan)

Cast of the Vagina Monologues performing on stage in the Haebler Chapel (Photo: Nora Morgan)

was not a typical group of church goers. The group was compromised of mostly women and some men dispersed throughout – presumed to be boyfriends. Before the performance started, conversations sprung up about how “thank god it’s Friday,” plans for the weekend, and often conversations about their Women Studies classes, or previous performances of The Vagina Monologues. And, of course, what to expect.
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Smart Art: Everywhere you looked there was art

Sara Torgerson
Arts Editor

How can we bring art culture to the American public? It seems as though museum

Photo: Google Images

Photo: Google Images

culture is reserved for a small class of people, normally seen as elitist, and that the general public only visits museums on special occasions, or not at all. This summer, art is being brought out of the museum and to the American public.
 The New York Times reported on Sunday, April 6 that five of America’s leading museums, The Whitney in New York, the National Gallery in D.C., Chicago Institute of Art, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art are working in collaboration with the Outdoor Advertising Association of America to exhibit reproductions of famous American works of art on billboards from coast to coast.
Museum directors and the OAAA created the project as a way to bring more people into galleries and museums as well as promote business for billboard advertising.
Each museum selected 20 iconic works from their collections to be voted on by the public at ArtEverywhereUS.org until May 7. The 50 selected pieces will be announced on June 20 and displayed in August. The option to vote helps make this project even more interactive. Not only is art moving outside the museum and reaching a general public, but it is actually chosen by the public. Americans will have curated the art we will see in the coming months. Thus, this project celebrates all that is American democracy, the right to partake in culture, and will honor the past artists who made American art great.

Post Punk with Patrick: Foreign Tongues comes to Bandcamp

Patrick Bransfield
Staff Writer

Massachusetts based indie-rockers Foreign Tongues released “Sweet Empathy

Photo: Google Images

Photo: Google Images

Leaving Me” on April 8.  The two song 7-inch, recorded and mixed by Boston’s Jay Maas, will also be available for streaming on Bandcamp. To promote “Sweet Empathy Leaving Me,” Foreign Tongues released a music video for the first of the two songs titled “Wishing Well.”
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Movie Review: “Divergent”

Jessica Gude
Staff Wrtier

Over winter break I read the “Divergent” series. I had heard good things and knew

Photo: Google Images

Photo: Google Images

that a movie was quickly approaching. I found a quiet corner and less than twenty-four hours later I was planning a trip to the bookstore for the sequel. The story line was good, the concept was interesting, and the characters were strong. I quickly devoured the second and third books over the next several days and after that I had nothing to do but wait for the movie to come out three months later.
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Why Justin Bieber needs to stop acting like a “Baby”

Andrea Phillippides
Contributor

A few weeks ago, TMZ released footage of 20-year-old Justin Bieber in a four and a

Justin Beiber mug shot (Photo: Google Images)

Justin Bieber mug shot (Photo: Google Images)

half hour deposition in Miami for a case, which involved a brawl one his bodyguards had with a paparazzi.
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