Some have visited there to vacation. Some have heard about it in “National Geographic.” And some call it their home. The little island Nantucket, off the coast of Massachusetts, is home to nearly 12,000 people year round. “National Geographic” named it, “The best island in the world.” Continue reading “Behind the Looking Glass: Nantucket Island”
Melvin is a male, neutered, gray-and-white cat in search of a home. He is currently at the Central Aroostook Humane Society in cat room two. This 4-year-old boy weighs 14 pounds, is very handsome and has a lot of personality. Continue reading “Friendly and Furry”
“She has dreams to be an envy, so she’s starving. You know, ‘Covergirls eat nothing.’” Alessia Cara sings these words in her song “Scars to your beautiful.” These words ring true in the beauty industry. “Women will skip meals all week long to save money to get their hair done,” Gale Bradley informs her students at DelMarVa Beauty Academy. In small-town Salisbury, Md., Salisbury University students hoard financial aid and beer money to make a trip to the salon for that new color they saved to their Pinterest board. What drives these sensible women to take desperate measures to ensure an appointment at their salon? Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Hairstylist”
Comets are strange things. The classic definition is that they are icy snowballs traveling through space. As they get closer to the sun, they heat up and vent material into space and create a tail. Some of these tails are tens of millions of miles long. Continue reading “Possible Visible Comets This Year”
Being a leader involves making tough decisions and really having a broad knowledge of the people under your care. It also involves being willing and able to take suggestions and to welcome help from others. These are things that Dr. Ray Rice, provost, and now interim president, of UMPI takes very seriously. Continue reading “Being a Leader”
My strongest memories of holiday season are invariably ones of traditions or their interruptions. My brother and I looked forward to Christmas Eve service, held in a gigantic, Cathedral-like Congregationalist church built of brick and stone with a steeple more like a Gothic tower than a New England spire, as much for the fact that it signaled presents would soon be opened as it was the one time a year we could hold a lit candle and not get in trouble. Years later, when I would travel south with my own family to my parents’ home for the holidays, and returned to the Christmas Eve service for the first time in over a decade, I could remember the program almost item for item. It was almost as if I were returned to childhood, to my son’s age, only with a forward-looking memory leap-frogging through time, past high school and college and my first teaching jobs and marriage and a family of my own in which I now became my own parent, nervously allowing my own child to hold and light a candle against the darkness of that great, vaulted ceiling. Continue reading “Notes from a Mad English Professor: Holiday Postlude”
Rosie is a friendly calico cat looking for a home. She is a spayed 10-year-old female who weighs around nine pounds, and is currently at the Central Aroostook Humane Society. She is very loveable and really likes to be petted.
Continue reading “Looking for a Home in Time for the Holidays”
This point of the academic semester fills faculty, staff and students with fear and excitement. The fear comes from the fact that there is so much to get down before the end of the semester. The excitement comes from the fact that we will all get to have a well-deserved break.
Continue reading “The End of The Semester”
“I’ve reached out to a lot of people,” UMPI student Brandy Smith said. “These people were going to be involved with BEYOND LIMITS and lead us to others who want to be involved.”
Continue reading “Students Continue Work on Adventure”
Imagine watching a play where the actors don’t know their lines. They never practiced before the show and did not use props or build sets. At first, that type of show might sound like a disaster. But that’s why actors call those shows improv. On Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3, UMPI students attended “An Evening of Improv” at UMPI’s Wieden Auditorium. This was the first improv show from UMPI’s student drama club, the University Players.
Continue reading “An Evening of Laughs”