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MBC Presents Musical “Chicago”

Mary Baldwin College Theatre presents the shamelessly sexy Chicago, America’s longest running Broadway musical. With music by John Kandar, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Ebb and Bob Fosse the show runs November 9-11, 14-18 Wednesday through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00 in Fletcher Collins Theatre, Deming Hall. For reservations call (540)887-7189 Mon-Fri […]

Mouse Invades House

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Living in a college dorm means that food is never really safe.  A sad fact of life.  However, finding the stash of Tootsie Rolls violated by something that gnaws with tiny little buck teeth should not. “It might have been an M-O-U-S-E,” fretted my lovely roommate, Thing 1. While we debated this […]

King Dorm Gets New Door After Crash

Laura Wise On Sunday, October 14, a student’s car crashed into the main door of King residence hall. The accident was the result of bad weather and a steep street. The part of King Road that passes the dorm and turns up the hill towards the parking lot was slick with rain. Luckily, no one […]

VWIL Assassins Strike Again

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief They crouch in the bushes and lurk outside doorways, waiting for their targets—but wait!  She’s holding a sock? At MBC, students in the VWIL program play the game “Assassins,” and a decorated sock does in fact serve as the weapon.  The name of each woman’s target lies hidden in her sock, which […]

Beans and Rice- Making the Connection

Jennifer Jin, Staff Writer The time was six o’clock, and the table of food being set. A steady trickle of students flowed into the room and contributed to the general level of friendly banter between the discussion-goers. By a quarter past, the parlor of Umoja House was filled to capacity, and someone shouted above the […]

Apples in the SAC

Moriah Coleman and Susan Allen engage in a battle armed with our newspaper weapons. Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Wearing a cape made out of newspaper in 90% humidity is not easy, but standing out in a strange costume has never bothered me—particularly not for a cause as noble as the newspaper’s booth at the Apple Day […]

He Talks to the Dead

Sarah Brescia “Uuuuunnngg” describes the sound most humans would hear if they happened to be near a zombie.  But not eleven-year-old Norman Babcock, the title character of “ParaNorman,” a special little boy (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee) with the ability to talk to the dead.  Despite his gift, he is cruelly bullied at school, and ignored […]

MBC Theatre Opens 2012-13 Season

The Mary Baldwin College Theatre opens its 2012-2013 season with Run for Your Wife, a classic British farce, written by master of the genre, Ray Cooney. John Smith, a simple London cab driver and family man, has everything… including two wives, two homes, and two policemen on his trail. When he suddenly finds his double […]

Class Warfare

Liza Saunders The days smell like sweat and tired athletes; it almost seems impossible to walk through the Physical Activities Center. A silver lining lingers, however— one night a year the transformation is hard to miss: Attack the PAC on Apple Eve! For upperclassmen, this is a chance at holding a title or earning redemption at the […]

A Jasmine By Any Other Spelling

Kathleen Hurlock, Staff Writer When you meet a new freshman, do you ever feel like you’re hearing the same introduction over and over again? That the faces may be changing, but something is just oddly repetitive? It isn’t just you. According to a Mary Baldwin Cupola Now news email released September 13, 2012, there are […]