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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

American Shakespeare Center opens the 2013 Spring Season

The American Shakespeare Center’s 2012/13 Tempt Me Further Tour has returned to Staunton to perform the three titles in the Blackfriars Playhouse 2013 Spring Season. Beginning April 10, the troupe performs William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, and Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost in rotating repertory. Twelfth Night, one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies, fills the Blackfriars Playhouse with music, laughter, […]

Photo Highlight: Spr-ummer?

Spring (or summer) has finally arrived, and the reptiles are out.  This garter snake was spotted sunning itself on New Street Monday afternoon, and no, they do not eat squirrels.

Lights Shine at MLK March

Olivia Samerdyke, Editor-in-Chief Thirteen years ago, a gentleman came to my second-grade class to talk to us about Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Beginning his lecture, he told us that we could all pick out a sticker, but that he had the wrong pair of glasses on, so to be patient with him.  If someone […]

Spencer Center’s Hunger Awareness Week Shows Hunger Reality

Katie Hurlock, Staff Writer Students at Mary Baldwin recently concluded a week long lesson in the realities of food insecurity, or the inability to obtain an adequate amount of nutritious food.  The events, called “Hunger Awareness Week,” featured different events and guest speakers almost every night, sponsored by the Spencer Center for Civic and Global […]

MBC Students Take Back the Night

Katie Hurlock, Staff Writer This past Thursday, many Mary Baldwin students attended the moving Take Back the Night event at Miller Chapel. The gathering, held annually, spreads awareness about domestic and sexual violence, and consists of presentations from students and the local New Directions Center, along with a silent march around campus to raise awareness. […]

Beverley Street Businesses Talk Shop

Beverly Street acts as Staunton’s walking mall with an assortment of different stores and restaurants with one thing in common: the majority are small businesses locally owned and operated. Brittany M. Sorrels A survey of several downtown businesses in Staunton reveals double the support for President Barack Obama over Republican candidate Mitt Romney, but three […]