A Dark November Day

Emy Martin Halpert, MBC alumna The damp chill startled me as I rushed out of my dorm.  It was the Friday before Thanksgiving recess in my junior year at Mary Baldwin College, and I had a lot of work to finish before going home.  The walkways were empty as I raced down the steep steps […]

Extreme Casting: Extreme History and Tragedy

Rogue Shakespeare, the 2013-14 MFA company of Mary Baldwin College’s Shakespeare and  Performance graduate program, in association with the American Shakespeare Center, is proud  to announce two productions that will run in repertory in the first week of December: Richard II  by William Shakespeare and The Insatiate Countess by John Marston, et al. These plays […]

BSA Lends Their Voice

Olivia Samerdyke, editor-in-chief Over Columbus Day weekend in Virginia, 77 children went missing.  Around the country as a whole, the numbers go up into the hundreds.  When a child goes missing, often some media coverage follows to find them.  However, children from minority groups often go without equitable attention, from the media or otherwise.  On […]

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MBC Theatre Opens Season with “Blithe Spirit”

Mary Baldwin College Theatre opens its 2013–14 season with a production of Blithe Spirit, Noël Coward’s classic farce, directed by Terry Southerington, MBC professor of theatre. Blithe Spirit is a comedy about a novelist with two wives — one alive and one dead — a delightfully eccentric psychic, and a séance gone awry. The London premier, which […]

Games at Grafton

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Traditional student life involves many trips to the library to do homework, research, or study.  Mary Baldwin’s Grafton Library is no exception, but also offers a non-traditional way of getting students through the door, after normal hours.  Twice a year, Game Night at Grafton offers students the chance to play board and […]

Open Mic Talent Night Begins

Aspiring talent from throughout the region will meet at WTA’s Gateway on Thursday, October 3, 2013 for the first round of the Open Mic Talent Competition. The winner will walk away with a cash prize and an invitation to return for the June Finale.  The winner of the June competition will receive a cash prize, a gig at […]

VA Absentee Voting Begins

RICHMOND, VA – Absentee voting has started for the November 5, 2013 general election in all of Virginia’s 133 localities.  The State Board of Elections (SBE) reports that all of Virginia’s localities have met the deadlines to send absentee ballots to overseas and military voters within 45 days of the general election.  Virginia’s election officials have now […]

Run with CASA

Join us for the 2nd Annual 5K and Family Fun Run — Superhero Costumes optional but create a lot of fun for everyone! October 26, 2013 Gypsy Hill Park – Certified Race Route 9:00 AM Register online at Support the Cause of Advocating for Abused and Neglected children in your community and help ensure […]

2013 Brings More Changes to Hunt

Laura Wise One of the biggest things students like to complain about when they’re stressed, hungry, tired, or homesick is the dining hall. Fair or not, it’s an easy target to pick on, because it’s just never going to be like food back home. But over the past year, Hunt Dining Hall has been making […]