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 […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

College Names New VWIL Commandent

Following a nationwide search, Mary Baldwin College has selected Brigadier General Teresa Djuric to serve as the new commandant of cadets for the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) and special assistant to the president, effective October 1. Djuric — who most recently served as deputy director in the Space Intelligence Office at the Pentagon […]

Roving Shakespeare to Launch First MFA Festival of Plays

Roving Shakespeare, Mary Baldwin College’s Master of Fine Arts theatre company, presents their capstone Festival of Plays beginning March 31 at the Blackfriars in Staunton.  The festival begins March 31 with Fletcher and Massinger’s The Sea Voyage at 7:30 p.m., continues with Shakespeare’s masterpieces The Tempest at 2 p.m. and King Lear at 7:30 p.m. on April 1, and concludes with two of […]

Say it with Color, Not Snow

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief The weekend of the 23rd saw a lot of Boldly Baldwin activity.  Prospective students and their families visited, and wellness walkers clocked in their mileage all around Staunton.  Students also decorated the school. Say it with Color, the free speech/free art event kicked off at 1 p.m. Saturday with flowers, “MBC” in […]

Paper to Host Free Speech Wall Event

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Drawing and writing on walls tends to be frowned on, whether the artist is a child with a crayon, or someone older with another tool. However, Physical Plant has granted permission for Mary Baldwin College students to scrawl on the wall behind Hunt Dining Hall. The Say it With Color event March […]

Photo Highlights: the International Festival

Cosmos International Club hosted its annual International Festival today in the SAC building from 1-4.  Students represented countries including, but not limited to India, the Philippines, Russia, Japan, Germany, China, and Korea.  The festival also included a performance by Baldwin Charm, who sang three Irish songs, as well as other musical acts performed by other students, […]